Prokofiev The Piano Sonatas Vol.2

Russian pianist, ILYA YAKUSHEV, with many awards and honors to his credit, continues to astound and mesmerize audiences at major venues on three continents. His three-concert series at the San Francisco Symphony’s Prokofiev Festival under Michael Tilson-Thomas was named one of the “Top 10 Classical Music Events of 2007” by the San Francisco Chronicle. Mr. Yakushev attended the Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music in his native St. Petersburg, Russia, and subsequently came to New York City to attend Mannes College of Music where he studied with Dr. Arkady Aronov and later with legendary pianist Vladimir Feltsman. In addition to his performing career, Mr. Yakushev is presently serving as Executive Director of the International Keyboard Institute & Festival at Mannes, a position he has held since 2002.
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Review "All in all, then, a major surprise and a great representation of these sonatas. For once, they made sense to me as music rather than just flying past one’s ears as a series of notes. Highly recommended!" Art Music Lounge
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