Pianist Vadim Monastyrski

Event Details
  Pianist Vadim Monastyrski recital
  October 17, 2013 8:00 PM
  October 17, 2013
  Leshowitz Recital Hall, Cali School of Music
Pianist Vadim Monastyrski will play piano recital on Thursday, October 17, 2013, at 8:00pm. Piano music of Brahms, Prokofiev, and Shostakovichhttp://alumniconnections.com/olc/filelib/MNT/email/Library/CART/cartmusic.jpg.

The Cali School of Music and the Global Education Center of Montclair State University have the honor of presenting Pianist Vadim Monastyrski in a solo piano recital on Thursday, October 17, 2013, at 8:00pm. His program includes works of Brahms, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich. This recital will take place in Leshowitz Recital Hall in the Cali School of Music at Montclair State University.

Admission is free – no reservations necessary. For further information, contact Dr. David Witten at wittend@mail.montclair.edu or 973-652-4217.

Professor Monastyrski is in residence at the Cali School of Music for the Fall Semester as a Visiting Artist Scholar of the Global Education Center. He is teaching Piano Master Classes, Piano Accompanying Classes, and coaching chamber music groups during his time here.

“Vadim Monastyrski is one of those rarely encountered pianists who, though gifted with truly outstanding virtuosity, uses his technical brilliance entirely in the service of the work he performs.” -Cape Town Herald, Capetown, South Africa.

“His performance of the Sonata in B Minor by Liszt left us astounded. We were as though hypnotized. This masterpiece is the top of Liszt’s creative work. The canvas of music woven by the pianist seemed to consist of many intermittent picturesque images. His perfect technical skills allowed him to
fulfill all his intentions.” -Jerusalem Post, Jerusalem, Israel.

Pianist Vadim Monastyrski received his musical education from the Moscow
Gnessin Institute under the guidance of Theodor Gutman ( pupil of the legendary Henrich Neihaus). Monastyrski was a Bronze Medalist of Liszt - Bartok International Piano Competition in Budapest, Hungary in 1976, and a winner of a Gold medal at the Haendel International Festival in Halle, Germany in 1979.

The extraordinary acclaim for Vadim Monastyrski’s recording of Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsodies and Transcriptions won him the “Grand Prix du Disque” in 1980 at the International Competition of Recordings in Hungary. He has made numerous radio recordings for Lugano Radio Station (Italy) and Jerusalem Music Radio Station.

A former professor at the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia, Vadim Monastyrski is an Honoured Artist of Russian Federation. He served as a member of many juries of national and international competitions, including the Russian National Piano Competition, Lisbon International Piano Competition, Hong Kong Piano International Competition, and Ufa International Piano Competition. Since 1991, Vadim Monastyrski has been a professor at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Israel, and his students are consistently winners of numerous international competitions. Since 2009, Professor Monastyrski has been Head of the Piano Department of the Jerusalem Academy of Music.

Monastyrski’s engagements with orchestras include performances with such symphony orchestras as Budapest Philharmonic, Moscow Philharmonic, Leningrad Symphony, Lugano Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Jerusalem Symphony, Tel-Aviv Philharmonic, Johannesburg National Symphony, and Cape Town Symphony Orchestra.

He has performed under the baton of such renowned conductors as Jan Ferencik, Veronika Dudarova, Sergei Provatorov, Dmitri Serov, Dudu Shalon, Jose Serebrier, and Isaac Karabtchevsky.

Vadim Monastyrski is highly sought after as a piano teacher; he receives numerous invitations from international music festivals throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, and North America, including Burgos Music Festival (Spain); Les Musi Cimes (France), Summit Music Festival (NY, USA); Masters of Pont Levoy (France); Summer Academy of Music (St. Petersburg, Russia).