Piano Cleveland presents Arseniy Gusev

Arseniy Gusev sitting at piano
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Please note: this concert was previously scheduled for February 3, 2022.

This evening's program will feature Arseniy Gusev and the following program.

O. Gibbons

Lord Salisbury His Pavin

J.J. Froberger
Aria in D Minor 

C. Franck
Prélude, chorale et fugue 

A. Scriabin
Sonata No.7 

O. Messiaen
Vingt regards sur l'enfant Jésus, XV and X 

V. Silvestrov
Bagatelle No. 2, Op.1


A note from the artist:

This program is dedicated to the heroic spirit of the Ukranian people and to the future victory over the regime in Russia, which I hope will bring peace to our world. The closing piece is written by one of my favorite living composers, Valentyn Silvestrov, who reflects the soul of Ukrainian music as no one else does. My heart, hopes and tears are with Ukraine.

Arseniy Gusev, a young pianist and composer, was born in St. Petersburg in 1998 and have been studying music since the age of five. In 2017 he graduated with honors from the Specialized Music School of the St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory (studied piano with O.A. Kurnavina and composition with E.A. Rushansky); in 2015 he studied at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute as a pianist (Boaz Sharon’s studio). In 2017-2018 he studied at the St. Petersburg Conservatory with Professor A.M. Sandler as a pianist and with S.V. Nesterova as a composer. Since 2018 he is a student at the Cleveland Institute of Music (class of Sergei Babayan (piano) and Keith Fitch (composition). 

He actively performs in Russia and abroad, has given solo concerts in Austria, Belgium, Italy, Slovakia, USA and Germany. His compositions are performed in Mariinsky Theater, Carnegie Hall, Konzerthaus Dortmund, St. Petersburg Philharmonic and other major venues. He collaborated with such conductors as Arkady Steinluht, Dmitry Vasiliev, Alexander Titov, Ilya Derbilov, Mikhail Golikov, Mikhail Mosenkov. Arseniy participated in master classes of Garrick Ohlsson, Samuel Adler, Andrew Norman, Dmitry Bashkirov, Grigory Gruzman, Jerome Rose, Alexander Mndoyants, Nina Lelchuk, and others. 

Arseniy is a laureate of many prestigious competitions, such as the Dorothy McKenzie Artist Award, Piano Cleveland's Virtu(al)oso Competition, Singapore International Piano Competition, Three Arts Piano Competition, Cleveland Composers Guild Contest, “Another Space” Composition Competition, International Gavrilin Competition, International Competition "Performer-Composer", and others.

"Newburyport Current": "His performances have been described as a blend of superb. technical proficiency and lyrical romanticism seldom found in equal measure, especially in one so young." 

"Petersburg Gazette" outlined Arseniy's music as "melodic and cantabile", "continuing the traditions of Russian school". 

Arseniy has an exclusive contract with “Kompozitor” publisher house. Among recently published works are 24 Postludes (2018) and 3 Toccatas (2020).

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