Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Eelswamp Calendar 2019



Calendar 2019

Dates for the first three months:

January: Sergey Sobolev, piano 

Friday 25th: Haydn, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin Liszt

Sunday 27th: All Russian - Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Medtner, Prokofiev


February - Ilya Kondratiev, piano,  Erzhan Kulabaev, violin

Friday 15th - Paganini 24 Caprices for solo violin

Saturday 16th - Liszt, Années de pèlerinage, Book 2 complete and Schubert Impromptus op.90

Sunday 17th: Both Prokofiev Violin Sonatas and 2 Mozart Violin Sonatas K378 and K403

March - Andrey Gugnin, piano

Friday 8th: Bach and Beethoven

Sunday 10th: Russian-Polish: Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Chopin and Prokofiev.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Sobolev 2019




Sergey Sobolev


Friday, January 25th and Sunday, 27th


Winner of Berliner International Music Competition, 2017




and prizewinner of the Tchaikovsky and Queen Elizabeth Competitions, among others

Friday 25th January, 6pm

Haydn: Sonata in E flat major Hob. XVI/52 - the last of Haydn's ebullient piano sonatas, written in 1794. "This famous piano sonata composed by Haydn makes me feel with joy and cry out "Happiness!!"" Johnson Zhang 

Schubert: Sonata no 19 in C minor D 958 - one of Schubert's last three sonatas, written during the last few months of the composer's life, in 1828. 

Schumann: Humoreske in B flat major op. 20 - a suite of seven contrasting movements, dedicated to (probably) another of Schumann's curly-locked heart-throbs; elegant romanticism at its apotheosis.

Chopin: Nocturne in C minor op. 48 no.1 - a titanic work with ferociously difficult double octaves; one of Chopin's most passionate works.

Liszt: Transcendental Etude no. 10 in F minor - dubbed, "Appassionata", this etude is, according to Wikipedia, "a study in pushing melodic lines to the razor's edge with passion and dramaticism while maintaining the melody."

Sunday 27th January, 5pm


All Russian


Rachmaninov: Two Etudes-tableaux op. 39 (no 1 or 2 and 5) - short virtuoso works

Scriabin: Sonata no. 3 in F-sharp minor op. 23 - an early work in ultra-romantic style

Scriabin: Poeme "Vers la flamme" op. 72 - a short late work and a favourite of Horowitz who described it as, "completely special music".

Medtner: Maerchen Sonata in C minor op. 25 no 1 - a delightful, lyrical work in three short movements full of Medtner's sumptuous idiom.

Prokofiev: Sonata no 6 in A major op. 82 - written in 1940, the first of his 'War Sonata' trilogy comprising the 6th, 7th and 8th. The sixth is 'epic and dramatic' according to Robert Cummings. It is a well balanced work, with four movements culminating in a whirlwind finale.




Sergey Sobolev is a Russian pianist. He graduated from Moscow Conservatory and the Royal College London. Sergey has visited Eelswamp on four previous occasions. He has a brilliant technical level, great musical taste and an encyclopedic knowledge of music.  According to at least two members of the audience Sergey's Scriabin was the best they had ever heard. Not surprising as Sergey is a student of one of the great Russian pianists and pedagogues, Mikhail Voskresensky, who won a prize at the first Van Cliburn Competition in 1962 and is head of the piano department at Moscow Conservatory.

In 2017 Sergey won first prize in the piano section of the Berliner International Music Competition. He performed his winning recital in the Berlin Philharmonic Hall. He is also a prizewinner of two of the world's most prestigious piano competitions: the Tchaikovsky Competition, Moscow and The Queen Elizabeth Competition, Belgium. Sergey has also won prizes in The Liszt Weimar Competition, Nikolai Rubinstein Competition, Scriabin International Competition Moscow and the Santander Competition.


Sergey puts a lot of thought into his programs, making them interesting and thematic and always considering the enjoyment of the audience. Please join me for these two wonderful programs.


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


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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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