Russian pianist Andrey Pisarev Takes the Stage at RIT Nov. 5

Professor and competition laureate will perform selections from composers Schubert and Liszt

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Andrey Pisarev

The second installment of Rochester Institute of Technology’s Performing Artist’s Concert Series features a performance by Russian pianist Andrey Pisarev, who returns to the RIT stage for the third time. He performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 5 in Ingle Auditorium, Student Alumni Union.

Pisarev, a well-known Moscow pianist, international competition laureate and professor at the Moscow Conservatory, is known throughout the world for his individuality and high level of mastership. His accolades include first place in the Rachmaninoff Competition in Moscow (1983) and first place at the Mozart International Competition in Austria (1991).

He regularly performs around the world and has played with leading orchestras such as the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Bazel Symphony Orchestra and the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra. He leads master classes in Japan, Yugoslavia, United States and Korea, and he is a jury-member of the International Young Pianists Competition in Russia. Pisarev recently served in a similar capacity at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y.

Composer Andrey Eshpay notes that “Pisarev’s style of performance most of all resembles the playing of Rachmaninoff, exemplified by the noble manner of execution and deep melodious sound that reveals the dramatic essence of the composition.”

Tickets for the RIT performance are $5 for students, $15 for faculty/staff/alumni and $20 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at Bytes on the Run (Student Alumni Union), Gordon Field House box office or at the door on performance night. Visa and Mastercard orders are accepted at 585-475-4121 or 585-475-5210.

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