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Olga Papikian, Pianist

Russian pianist Olga Papikian Olga Papikian, born in 1977, began her piano studies in 1986 at Gnessin Special Music School in Moscow, as a pupil of N.Nasarova. Olga began her concert activities the following year, and has appeared regularly with Jaroslavl and Ulianovsk Philharmonic orchestras. She has also performed solo concerts and recitals in Moscow and Odessa.

In 1991 Olga took part in the concerts at the Europe Association of Piano Teachers congress in Gratz, Austria.

In 1992 she won a place at the Tchaikovsky conservatory Music college studying under Professor Tigran Alikhanov and graduated with honours in 1996. Olga has given many recitals in Moscow and other Russian cities, including such famous concert halls as the Great, Small and Rachmaninovsky Halls of the Moscow Tchaikovsky conservatory. Since 1992 she has performed regularly in the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic Society.

In 1995 Olga toured in San-Paulo and other cities of Brazil as a solo pianist and as a member of a chamber ensemble.

In 1996 she won a place at the Moscow Tchaikovsky conservatory where she studied under Professor Nikolai Petrov, graduated with honours in 2001 and since 2002 she has been studying there as a Postgraduate student under Professor Igor Kotlyarevsky.

In 1997 she won the Second Prize at the Newport International Piano competition for young pianists.

In 2001 Olga has taken part in the Music Festival “Russian winter”, held at the Great Hall of the Moscow Tchaikovsky conservatory and in other cities of Russia, where she performed concertos for two pianos and orchestra by Mendelssohn, and in the Festival “Musical Kremlin” (recital).

She has toured in Switzerland several times and participated in master courses held by Professor of the Musik Hochschule Zurich Hans Schicker.

In 2001 she has won Diplomas at the International J.Brahms competition (Portschach, Austria) in two categories: piano solo and chamber music.
In 2002 Olga participated in the International Music Festival named after J.S.Bach held in Tver, Russia having performed the concerto for four pianos and orchestra by J.S.Bach, the first performance of which in Russia after a twenty-year-break took place at the Great Hall of the Moscow Tchaikovsky conservatory the following year.

In 2001-2004 she worked as a teacher of solo piano and chamber music at the Moscow Tchaikovsky conservatoire Music college.

Since 2004 Olga has been living in Germany (Munich) and has been working as a teacher for piano and singing. She gives concerts both as a solo pianist and as a member of chamber ensembles in West Europe and Russia. She also makes recordings under different labels.



REcORDINGS

1995 – Recital, Brazil TV (San Paulo)
1997 – Liszt: concerto No.1, radio recording, Great Britain
2001 – Brahms: Paganini-variations op.35, two books; Fantasies op.116, TV “Kultura”, Russia
2002 – Sheremetyev Ensemble: Mitchell in Moscow, CD, ABM Enterprises
2003 – John Mitchell: Seven colour Pieces, CD, ABM Enterprises
2004 – Olga Papikian spielt Schumann, chopin & Berg, CD, Pianissimo
2005 – The Sheremetyev Ensemble Plays Brahms and Schumann, CD, Pianissimo
2006 – Franz Liszt - Olga Papikian, Klavier, CD, Artservice



REPERTOIRE

RUSSIAN cOMPOSERS

M.Mussorgsky. “Pictures at an exhibition”.
P.Tchaikovsky.
      1. The Seasons
      2. Stucke op.72
S.Rachmaninov.
      1. Etude-tableaux in c minor op.39 No.1
      2. Etude-tableaux in E flat minor op.33
      3. Preludies
A.Scriabin.
      1. Etude in G sharp minor op.8 No.9
      2. Poema op.32 No.1
S.Prokofiev.
      1. ”Old granny’s falles” op.31
      2. Sonata No.3 in A minor
      3. Sonata No.7 in B flat major
D.Shostakovich. Prelude and Fugue in D flat major
G.Sviridov. Partita in E minor


cONcERTOS

J.S.Bach.
      concerto for four pianos and orchestra
      concerto for piano and orchestra in F minor
W.A.Mozart. K.450 in B flat major
L.van Beethoven. No.3 in c minor
F.chopin. No.2 in F minor
F.Listz. No.1 in E flat major
S.Rachmaninov. Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini op.43
S.Prokofiev. concerto No.3 in c major


WESTERN MUSIC

J.S.Bach.
      WTc, two books
      Toccata in D minor
      “chromatische fantasie und fuga” in D minor
      Italian concerto
      capriccio on a departure of the beloved brother
      French suites (3)
      Partita in B flat major
J.Haydn. Sonata No.52 in E flat major
W.A.Mozart.
      Sonata in A minor K.310
      Fantasy and sonata in c minor K.475
      Fantasy in D minor
L.van Beethoven.
      Sonatas: op.2 No.1,2,3; op.10 No.1;
      op.31 No.3; op.53; op.81a; op.110;
      15 variations with fugue in E flat major
F.Schubert.
      Sonatas: op.120 A major; op.53 D major;
      op.147 B major; Four Impromptus
R.Schumann.
      Noveletta No.8; Kinderszenen op.15;
      op.28 (B flat minor, F sharp major);
      Six Intermezzos; Symfonische Etuden;
      Phantasiestucke op.12
F.chopin.
      Ballade G minor
      Four Scherzos
      Sonata op.35
      Etudes: op.10, op.25 (A flat major,
      F minor, G flat major, B minor,
      A minor, c minor)
      Impromptus (A flat major, F sharp major, G flat major)
      Polonaise A flat major op.53
      Nocturne E flat major, F sharp major
      Preludes (E minor, A major, F sharp minor, E major, c sharp minor,
      B major, G sharp minor, E flat minor, D flat major)
      Valses (A flat major, A minor)
F.Liszt.
      Rhapsody No.9 Pesther Karneval
      Etudes: Transcendental B flat major No.5
      “Feux Follets”, Paganini No.6 A minor,
      La lugubre gondola J.Brahms.
      Sonata op.1 c major
      2 Rhapsodien op.79
      Phantasien op.116
      Paganini-variations op.35, 2 books;
      Haendel-variations
c.Debussy. L’isle joyeuse
M.Ravel. Jeux d’eau; Gaspard de la nuit

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