Jeunes Etoiles VII
Illia Ovcharenko, Piano
Prize Laureate 2022 Honens International Piano Competition (Calgary, Canada)
Jean-Sébastien Bach (1685-1750) / Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924)
“Nun komm der Heiden Heiland”, choral prelude, BWV 659
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Polonaise in A-flat Major, Op. 53 “Héroïque”
Nocturne in E Minor, Op. posth. 72 No. 1
Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 31
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
“Kreisleriana”, 8 Fantasies, Op. 16
This concert will be recorded live on 26 August in the Gstaad Chapel and broadcast on 28 August, 7.30 pm.
The list of awards the 21-year-old Ukrainian pianist has received is truly impressive … and Illia Ovcharenko has not yet left the benches of the Hochschule in Hanover, where he is currently perfecting his skills with Arie Vardi, former teacher of Yefim Bronfman, and Francesco Piemontesi! In the wake of his generously endowed victory at the Honens Competition in Calgary, Canada, which provided him with three years of high-level support for the start of his career, he is now touring the stages of the world, and his summer route takes him to Gstaad. For his first concert at Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy, Ovcharenko has conceived a Bach/Busoni-Chopin-Schumann recital programme through which he can unfold all facets of his great talent.