Following the critical praise and popularity enjoyed by her 2-CD set of the piano music of Galina Ustvolskaya, Russian pianist Natalia Andreeva is joining forces with the exceptionally talented violinist Evgeny Sorkin, to record Ustvolskaya’s two major works for violin and piano, which they performed in concert to great acclaim in March.
Natalia started her ‘Ustvolskaya project’ in 2006 in Chicago, where she was a Fulbright scholar. Since then she has regularly included Ustvolskaya’s solo piano and chamber works in her recitals and remains in touch with Ustvolskaya’s widower, Mr Konstantin Bagrenin, who is a great help and encouragement for her works. Natalia currently holds the position of the Lecturer in Piano at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Australia, where she completed her PhD in Piano Performance.
Evgeny Sorkin attended the Moscow State Conservatorium and went on to study at the Australian National Academy of Music and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he is currently a staff member while he balances his teaching with a busy recital schedule. Most notable is Evgeny’s performance of the complete Beethoven sonata cycle with the renowned Dutch-Australian pianist Gerard Willems.
The recording is to be made at the ABC Studios in Sydney, Australia in September, and will be scheduled for release in the spring of 2019.