Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series

Prize-winning pianist Ilya Itin

Wednesday, February 16, 7:30 pm, Hudson Hall

Born in Ekatarinburg, Russia, Ilya Itin was awarded top honors in the William Kapell Competition, First Prize in the Casadeus Competition and in 1996, the Gold Medal and all top prizes at the Leeds International Piano Competition.

Conductors he has collaborated with include Sir Simon Rattle, Jarvi, Dohnanyi, Kreizberg, Sinaisky, Polyansky, Pletnev and Noll with orchestras including the Cleveland Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony, National Symphony and London Philharmonic, China National Symphony, Bilkent Symphony in Ankarra, Symphony Orchestra of India, and  the Mexico City Philharmonic.

Itin has been a much lauded soloist on tours throughout the capitals of Europe, Asia, South America, and the United States.  He will open the 2010 Masters Series of the Miami International Piano Festival with an historic set of two solo recitals of Russian piano music featuring an all-Prokofiev program in the afternoon and the 24 Preludes of Rachmaninov on the same evening. The recitals will be distributed on the VAI label as a live DVD recording later this year.

"Itin's is a rare and exciting artistry indeed... Poised, pure and ravishing in its range of colour, Itin's playing is a prime example of a superb technique put at the service of an inquiring and imaginative mind." Daily Telegraph, London


For further information on Ilya Itin, visit his website at www.ilyaitin.com

To order tickets go to www.absolutelytix.com.

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Pianist Ilya Itin

Master Classes & Lectures

Tuesday, February 15, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Ilya Itin: Presentation on Beethoven's Sonata, Op. 111
  • Hudson Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, February 15, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

  • Ilya Itin: Master Class for Pianists
  • Hudson Hall. Admission: $10 Adults; $5 Students.  Tickets will be sold at the door only. Free to Willamette U. Faculty, Staff and Students.