The concert commemorates the 65th Anniversary of the Victory Day

The Embassy of Kazakhstan in London invites to a concert of Amir Tebenikhin, a distinguished Kazakh pianist on 9 May, 2010 at Jesus College Chapel, Cambridge.

Amir Tebenikhin, who recently has been awarded an honour to participate in the most prestigious music festival in Europe, Ruhr Festival 2010 will present the same programme, including musical compositions by R. Schumann and F. Chopin, whose 200th anniversary we celebrate this year.n74

The event is organized by Equipes de Sogdiana, Cambridge Central Asia Forum, Cambridge Kazakh Society, British-Kazakh Society and widely supported by the Embassy of Kazakhstan to the UK.

Time – Sunday, the 9th of May, 2010 at 14:30 pm

Place – Jesus College Chapel, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BL

Admission is free.

The program:

J. S. Bach :

Französische Suite Nr. 5 G-Dur BWV 816

R. Schumann:

Sonate Nr. 3 f-moll op. 14

F. Chopin:

4 Scherzi : Nr. 1 h-moll op.20

Nr. 2 b-moll op. 31

Nr. 3 cis-moll op. 39

Nr. 4 E-Dur op. 54

Amir Tebenikhin, the winner of the 1st Prize at Anton Rubinstein International Piano Competition 2007 in Dresden, Germany, laureate of many prestigious awards, among which are the 1st Prize at the George Enescu International Piano Competition 2009, the 1st Prize at XIII Vianna da Motta International Music Competition, special Prize at the 56th Geneva International Piano Competition, 2nd Prize of the C. Bechstein International Piano Competition in Essen, Germany, laureate of the Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition in Brussels 2003. He studied at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire with Mikhail Voskressensky. Since 2004 A. Tebenikhin moved to Musikhochschule, Hannover, and continued his studies with Karl-Heinz Kammerling. A. Tebenikhin was born in Moscow in 1977. He began his studies with his father, Vladimir Tebenikhin, and continued later with Jania Aubakirova, Aida Isakova and Michail Balabitchev at Baiseitova Music College in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The pianist has played in major halls of the world such as Carnegie Hall (New York), Wigmore Hall (London) and Salle-Pleyel and Salle-Cortot (Paris). He has frequent appearances in music Festivals as well as performances with orchestras, including European Union Youth Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy. A. Tebenikhin has been invited to perform in the Ruhr Festival this May as well as Enescu Festival in September 2011. A. Tebenikhin has recorded for Naxos, Classical Records (Russia) and K&K Independent Label (Germany).