04/Jan/2018 at 7:00 pm
Location: Mazda Hall
In a programme of Karol Szymanowski : 2 Mazurkas from Op. 50 (No. 2 and No. 4); Franz Schubert : Impromptu No. Op. 90 No. 3, Impromptu Op. 90 No. 2; Fryderyk Chopin : Scherzo No. 3 Op. 39, Scherzo No. 2 Op. 31; Manuel de Falla : Two Dances from the ballet La Vida Breve and George Gershwin : Rhapsody in Blue
Polish artist, Raphael Alexandre Lustchevsky commenced his international career at the age of 16 with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. Since his debut he has performed throughout the world, his talents taking him to North and South America, Australia, Asia, the Middle East, South Africa and most countries in Europe. Since 2001 listed as a Steinway Artist on the “Steinway & Sons Artists’ Roster” in New York featuring the world’s finest pianists. For his artistry, Raphael Alexandre Lustchevsky has captured the highest awards in several international competitions. His artistic endeavours have also been rewarded with many other distinctions and scholarships. He has appeared at numerous international music festivals. Throughout his career, he has been performing at some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls such as the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Palais des Nations in Geneva, Warsaw National Philharmonic, Palau da Musica in Barcelona, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore, Sala Cecilia Meirelles in Rio de Janeiro, Salon Dorado in Buenos Aires, Teatro Solis in Montevideo, Verbrugghen Hall in Sydney, etc.
As an active recording artist, Maestro Lustchevsky has made numerous music recordings. He has a diverse repertoire of more than 30 concertos for piano and orchestra. He also performs concertos by Polish composers, such as Paderewski, Szymanowski, Szpilman and the one dedicated to him by Debski (1997).
Hailed as one of the most acclaimed pianists of his generation, maestro Lustchevsky is an accomplished pedagogue. In 2003, he has been appointed Honorary Professor to the National University of Costa Rica. He has lectured as a guest professor at New Zealand School of Music at Victoria University Wellington, Sydney University Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University Conservatorium in Brisbane, Xinghai Conservatorium in Guangzhou, National University in Brasilia, music conservatoriums in Buenos Aires, Lima and Montevideo, National Music Institutes in Algiers and PanamaCity and others.
Considered an expert interpreter of Fryderyk Chopin’s works, in 2011, he inspired and co-founded the International “F.Chopin” Piano Competition for South America in Lima, Peru becoming its President and jury member. In 2014, he also shaped the National Chopin Piano Competition in Ecuador becoming its Artistic Director.