Recommended to the Arts Council by the renowned pianist Leon Fleisher, the husband-wife duo Yury Shadrin and Tian Lu will perform a program of solo, duet, and two piano works at this upcoming concert.
This unique and fascinating program features compositions by Schubert, Albeniz, and Granados, and concludes with the virtuosic Suite for Two Pianos by Rachmaninoff–a piece that features the beautiful lyrical melodies as well as the driving rhythms and drama we expect from Rachmaninoff.
Yury Shadrin is an internationally acclaimed soloist and recitalist and has appeared in major venues across four continents, including the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. In recent seasons he has performed in concerts at China’s Central Conservatory of Music and Nanning EXPO Center, The Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, and Oberlin Conservatory.
A Moscow Conservatory graduate, Mr.Shadrin studied with world-renowned pianists Lev Naumov and Eliso Virsaladze. Upon moving to the United States, he studied at the Oberlin Conservatory with Monique Duphil, at Yale with Peter Frankl, and at the Peabody Institute with the great American master Leon Fleisher.
An accomplished international performer, Chinese pianist Tian Lu has appeared as a concerto soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician throughout Asia, the United States, Europe, and South America. Recent guest appearances include The Julliard School, Eastman School of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, Central Conservatory in Beijing as well as her debut recital at the Kennedy Center with Washington Performing Arts.
Ms. Lu was invited by the China Keyboard Society to play piano duo concerts and to give master classes in China. She has served as a Jury member of the Chopin Youth International Piano Competition. Currently, Ms. Lu serves as a Chairwoman of the IAC International Piano Competition.