Friday, March 9, 2018

Andrey Gugnin: Winner of the Syndey International Competition

Friday March 9th and Sunday 11th

Andrey Gugnin, piano

Winner of 2015 Gina Bachauer Competition
Winner of 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition

"Gugnin's nervy, energised and involved playing... made him the clear winner." - Peter McCallum, Sydney Morning Herald 24 July 2016

"A thoroughly compelling performance." Dominic Lowe, Bachtrack, commenting on Gugnin's appearance with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, January 2018 

"What really impressed was Gugnin’s assurance – his absorbed, crystalline playing – so by the cadenza ... you were beguiled by a flawless technique." David Truslove,, commenting on the LPO perofrmance, January 2018

Friday 9th March, 6pm

Gugnin Solo performance

Shostakovich Piano Sonata no. 1
Shostakovich 24 Preludes, op 34
Stravinsky Three Movements from Petrushka
Chopin Sonata no. 3 in B minor op. 58

Sunday 11th March, 5pm

'B, B, B and B' Gugnin with Tasana Nagavajara, violin

Violin and piano

Brahms Violin Sonata in D ​minor
Brahms Scherzo from Sonata FAE

Piano Solo
Beethoven Sonata no. 28 op. 101
Bach-Busoni Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532.

Andrey Gugnin is the first overseas musican that I invited to Eelswamp. I saw him perform at the Beethoven Competion in Vienna 2013, where he won second prize. Recognizing a great talent, I tracked him down and invited him to perform for us. In the past four years his rise has been meteoric, winning two major international competitions: the Gina Bachauer in 2015 and the Sydney International Competition, 2016. His concert calendar has increased exponentially, with performances in Carnegie Hall, The Royal Festival Hall in London with the London Philharmonic, in St Petersburg with Russia's top conductor, Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra and at the Sydney Opera House.

Despite his rapid rise, Andrey has not forgotten us at Eelswamp, and returns to one of his favourite venues, to perform two brilliant programs. This will be Gugnin's fifth orbit through planet Eelswamp. Don't miss it!

Tasana Nagavajra, violin, director of the Pro Musica Orchestra, is one of the leading musical figures in Thailand as well as one of the finest violinists in the Kindgom. He has co-sponsored four of Andrey Gugnin's visits, inspired by the joy of working with such a fine chamber musician. Andrey and Tasana have played together in Brahms's Piano Quintet, Beethoven's Kreuzter Sonata, Franck's Violin Sonata and Rachmaninov's Trio Elegy no 2. 

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

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Tickets: No tickets will be issued for concerts. Admission to the music room on the day of the concert will be in accordance with the sequence of receipt of payment (ie, who pays first goes in first and can select their desired seat).

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. 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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