Vassily Primakov, piano (0 Albums, 1 Tracks)
The young Moscow-born pianist Vassily Primakov has enriched the current concert scene with blazing and deeply personal playing, excelling in repertoire that often lies far afield of the traditional Russian norm. Born in Moscow in 1979, Primakov entered Moscow's legendary Central Special Music School at the age of eleven as a pupil of Vera Gornostaeva. At seventeen, he came to New York to pursue studies at the Juilliard School with the noted pianist Jerome Lowenthal. While at Juilliard, Mr. Primakov won the prestigious William Petschek Piano Recital Award, which presented his debut recital at Alice Tully Hall, and won second prize in the 1999 Cleveland International Piano Competition. Also while at Juilliard, Primakov placed among the top two laureates of the Cleveland International Piano Competition in 1999.
Vassily Primakov began his American career after winning First Prize in the 2002 Young Concert Artists (YCA) International Auditions. A brilliant recitalist and orchestral guest soloist, Mr. Primakov has performed throughout the U.S., and has made guest soloist appearances with the San Diego Symphony, Maryland Symphony, Utah Symphony, Westchester Philharmonic, Toledo Symphony, and Yakima Symphony, among others.