ENTERTAINMENT

Guest Artist recital with Asiya Korepanova

Special to The Log
Asiya Korepanova

Pianist Asiya Korepanova, formerly of Russia, will present a Guest Artist recital at 7:30 p.m. June 28 in the Tyler Recital Hall at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville to benefit the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra.

Born in Izhevsk, Udmurtia, in a family of professional musicians, Korepanova started playing piano at the age of four. She has been a prizewinner of numerous international piano competitions, most recently the Wideman International Piano Competition in Shreveport, La., where she won the First Prize and the Gold Medal in 2012.

She has appeared as an orchestral soloist with the State Academic Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra of Russia under Mark Gorenstein, “The Moscow Virtuoses” chamber orchestra and National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia under Vladimir Spivakov, Hans Graf, Enrique Mazzola and Ion Marin, Ural Philharmonic Orchestra under Dmitri Liss, St. Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra, and many others. She has made numerous appearances on television and radio.

She also performed in solo recitals and with various symphony orchestras in major concert halls in Russian Federation, Germany, Austria, Greece, Spain, France, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Israel, Kuwait, Syria, India, United States, Great Britain and Australia. She has been invited to international music festivals including the Sarasota Music Festival, Oxford Philomusica Piano Festival (Great Britain), Vladimir Spivakov’s International Music Festivals in Colmar (France), in the Theatre Chatelet (Paris) and Tchaikovsky International Festival at the Tchaikovsky birthplace in Udmurtia.

Korepanova performed with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra in September 2013, receiving a resounding standing ovation from the awestruck audience. Her extensive repertoire  includes more than 50 concertos with orchestra, including complete concertos of Prokofiev, Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Brahms, Liszt, Chopin and Ravel.

Currently she is in a DMA program in the Frost School of Music, University of Miami, studying with Professor Santiago Rodriguez. She has also taken part in master classes with such great musicians as Roselyn Tureck, Menahem Pressler, Robert Levin and Claude Frank. Other international prizes won have been at the Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Paris and the Classical Heritage and Young Artists Skriabin Competitions in Moscow.

Tickets are $25 each and are available at 850-729-6000 or at www.MattieKellyArtsCenter.org.