Friday, November 8, 2019


Ekaterina Derzhavina

plays Bach, Haydn and Beethoven

November 8th and 10th

First Prize, International Piano Competition “JS Bach” Würzburg

" ... a complete revelation, beautifully performed."

"The pure musicality which Derzhavina displays in these recordings is enough to transport one almost magically to a transcendental state."

"... her touch, musicality, and flawless technique impress mightily."

"Prepare to have your life enhanced. You could strain the vocabulary of delight simply trying to describe Haydn's piano sonatas being played by anyone, anywhere."

"... a rare example of pianistic excellence." -- MusicWeb International

Friday, November 8th, 6pm

Bach: Goldberg Variations

Bach's iconic set of thirty variations based on an aria has been described as 'a monument of Western music'. This is one of the composer's greatest hits, recorded at least 180 times (counting the list on Wiki) the most celebrated of which are the two sets by Glenn Gould.

Sunday, November 10th, 5pm

 'Il Maestro e lo Scolare' - works of the master, Haydn and his disciple, Beethoven

Variations F-Minor Hob.XVII:6
Capriccio G-Major Hob.XVII:1
Sonata D-Major Hob.XVI:37
Sonata B-Minor Hob.XVI:32
Sonata E-flat-Major Hob.XVI:49

Beethoven: Seven Bagatelles op.33
Andante grazioso quasi allegretto (E♭ major)
Scherzo - Allegro (C major)
Allegretto (F major)
Andante (A major)
Allegro ma non troppo (C major)
Allegretto quasi andante (D major)
Presto (A♭ major)

Ekaterina Derzhavina is a Moscow-born pianist. She studied at Gnessin Russian Music Academy. Her professors included Vladimir Tropp. In 1992 she won First Prize in the JS Bach Competition, Würzburg. She has performed around the world and has recorded numerous CDs, including an award-winning complete piano sonatas of Haydn and the Goldberg variations. Both of these recordings received rave reviews on Amazon. Links to the reviews, below.

Reach the Bach reviews

Read the Haydn reviews

Reservations: 1,200 baht for one concert. 2,000 baht for two in the same series. 

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Etiquette: No photos allowed during the main performance. But photos may be taken during encore. Please do not upload videos to Youtube.

Children: Children aged six years and older may attend the concert except where otherwise advised. Smaller children may be left with the nanny on the premises. 

Cancellations and credits: Credit will be allowed for future concerts in the event of cancellation provided that the concert for which the original booking was made breaks even.

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