Fryderyk Chopin statue in Warsaw
Chopin Concert 2018
Featuring: Alexei Tartakovsky biographical information below
Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 2:00 pmA light reception follows performance.
Location: Holy Family University
Sister Francesca Onley Education Center
(formerly the Holy Family University Education & Technology Center);
at the intersection of Frankford and Grant Avenues
in Northeast Philadelphia (same venue as last year).
Entering the campus from Frankford Ave. turn into Stevenson Lane.
Ample parking will be immediately to your right.
Tickets: $30 per person; $20 for students
No tickets will be mailed; no refunds issued.
Reservations may be made via the Concert Chairperson: Debbie Majka
tel: 215-627-1391 or e-mail: email@example.com
Or through the regular mail ---
Checks payable to: "Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia"
may be mailed to:
Debbie Majka; 812 Lombard Street #12; Philadelphia, PA, 19147
GOLDEN PATRON $100 SUPPORTING PATRON $50
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All sponsors and patrons are listed in the concert program.
Called "a thoughtful and serious musician" by the New York Concert Review, Russian-American pianist Alexei Tartakovsky is one of the most promising young virtuoso talents of his generation. His beautiful sound, profound musicianship, superb technique and exciting artistic approach have thrilled audiences worldwide.
He first brought attention to his artistry by winning three top prizes in a one year span (2006-2007) at the Rolf and Brigitte Gardey International Competition in Daytona Beach, Florida, The New York Piano Competition, and the American Fine Arts Festival (AFAF) in New York, which resulted in his performing at Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall).
Immediately after, he became a laureate of the James Mottram International Competition in Manchester (UK) and received 1st prize at the Heida Hermanns International Competition in Westport, Connecticut, which he won with unanimous decision by the judges, who called him a "phenomenal, first rate pianist" and "a monumental talent" in the media. Additional prizes include 1st prize at the New York Concert Artists International Competition in 2011 and 1st, Audience Prize, and prize for the best performance of a Russian work at the San Jose International Competition in 2012.
Since then, he has given concerts both solo and with orchestra in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Europe, China, and Japan at halls that include the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Warsaw Philharmonic, Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall, and Carnegie Hall. His playing has been broadcast on Dutch Radio 4, Polish Radio 2, and New York's WQXR. Among the orchestras Tartakovsky has performed with are the Jacksonville Symphony and the North Czech Philharmonic, and with conductors including Fabio Mechetti, Nurhan Arman, Maurice Peress, and Clark Rundell. A highlight of his career was his outstanding performance at the 2015 Chopin International Competition in Warsaw, where he was a semifinalist. He received high praise from members of the jury, including Martha Argerich, Adam Harasiewicz, and Akiko Ebi, who called him a "fantastic musician and pianist". In 2016, Tartakovsky was awarded the French Prize at the Cleveland International Piano Competition.
Among the musicians Tartakovsky has studied with are Matti Raekallio, Nina Lelchuk, Boris Slutsky, Boris Berman, and Horacio Gutierrez. Alexei did his undergraduate studies at Juilliard and CUNY Queens College, received his Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory, and an Artist Diploma from Yale School of Music. He is currently pursuing his doctorate with Richard Goode at CUNY Graduate Center, where he was awarded the coveted Graduate Center Fellowship.