Beethoven`s Four piano sonatas
This program is entirely dedicated to Ludwig van Beethoven and his piano sonatas from different periods of life, including his first and last sonatas.
Sonata no.1 (f minor, op.2 no.1)
Sonata no.18 (E-flat major, op. 31 no. 3)
Sonata no.17 (D minor op. 31, no. 2 "The Tempest")
Sonata no.32 (c minor, op.111)
This concert includes a short presentation about each piece and sometimes a small interaction with some listeners.
This program is built on the contrast of two eras, two philosophies,
but united by the scale of deep musical thought, opening up a space of harmonies, contradictions and discoveries
From the early age Sofia was very much into discovering how the context may affect the perception of a musical work.
In particular, playing with contrasts of styles and moods during a concert, it can quite significantly change the impression of a particular musical piece. Bach, sounding at the beginning of the concert, will be perceived eight differently than Bach, sounding after a whole bunch of dissonances by Prokofiev and passionate Scriabin.
J.S. Bach, Partita in D major, BWV 828S.
Prokofiev, Sarcasms, op.17
A.Scriabin, Preludes op.11
Dedicated to Frédéric Chopin
This program is entirely dedicated to one of Sofia's favorite composers and one of music’s greatest tone poets.
This recital includes all four Ballades, (one of many genres of piano music created by Chopin, which have been described as "tone poems for the piano") and selection of his Nocturnes in between.
This concert includes a short presentation about the genre of ballad and nocturne and its "transformation" in Chopin's oeuvre.
Music of Brahms, Schumann and Schubert
This program is dedicated to German romantic music and includes selection of J. Brahms Intermezzos from opuses 118 and 119,
as well as "Symphonic Etudes" by Robert Schumann
and selected song transcriptions of Schubert and Schumann made by F. Liszt.
This concert includes a short presentation on selected pieces
and lasts from 60 minutes to 90 minutes.
This recital consists of two parts, each lasts approximately 45 min.
The first part includes 12 Selected Preludes and Etude-tableaux , built up in a chromatic sequence.
The second part includes last piano opuses of Sergey Rachmaninov, "Variations on a theme of Corelli op.42" and a Lullaby, Paraphrase of Tchaikovsky, op.45.
This concert includes a short presentation, introducing the history of some compositions in the program as well as talking about the personality of Rachmaninov.
Russian ballet in piano music
This is one hour piano recital consisted of different arrangements of Russian ballet music including the famous "Nutcracker" of Tchaikovsky, "Romeo and Julliet" of Prokofiev and other beautiful transcriptions.
This concert includes a short presentation about each piece
and sometimes a small interaction with some listeners.
Young public (5+) is very welcome
SELECTED MUSIC OF CLAUDE DEBUSSY and other french authors
This program is full of french tenderness and charm, it brings a listener to the endless universe of colors in Claude's Debussy music, including famous Clair de Lune; and Reverie ;
but there is also some music to discover, like less famous piano pieces of Fancis Poulenc and magical works of Maurice Ravel.