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January 11, 2010
The School of the Arts presents a concert by Daria Korotkova, a young piano prodigy from St. Petersburg, Russia. Korotkova will display her technical and musical genius in compositions by Sergei Rachmaninov, Alexander Scriabin, and Frederic Chopin.
Colorado State University School of the Arts’ Prodigy and Protégé Series presents Daria Korotkova, a young Russian piano prodigy, on Saturday, Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m. in the Griffin Concert Hall at the University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington Street.
Daria “Dasha” Korotkova, a 14-year old pianist from St. Petersburg, has a dream to come to the U.S. to study piano and eventually become an artist on the international concert stage.
“Dasha’s incredible talent was brought to my attention in 2008 through DVDs of her performances at an International Music Festival in Germany,” said Janet Landreth, coordinator of keyboard studies at CSU. “I was stunned at the technical and musical genius of this young prodigy, who at the age of 12 was playing five or six Chopin Etudes, the Bach Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, and other works of extreme difficulty.”
Daria Korotkova, accompanied by her mother, will spend several weeks in the U.S. for a series of lessons and concerts; at her University Center for the Arts concert she performs Sergei Rachmaninov’s Six Moments Musicaux, Opus 16, Frédéric Chopin’s Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35, and Alexander Scriabin’s Five Etudes, Op. 8.
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Tickets are available at the new University Center for the Arts (UCA) Ticket Office in the UCA Griffin Lobby, by phone at (970) 491-2787, or online. Tickets for this concert will be available when the new UCA Ticket Office officially opens on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 3 p.m.
Daria was born in Novocherkassk, Russia on May 23, 1995. At the age of 5, she entered the Experimental Musical School for children attached to the regional Rostov School of Arts, where she studied with Marina Flekkel. In March of 2002, she won second place in The Art of the XXI Century Competition in Greece, and in December of 2002, she was awarded the First Degree Diploma at the Fifth Festival of Dedications to Alexander Skryabin in Moscow.
In St. Petersburg, Russia in March of 2003, she was awarded a Diploma in the M.Mazura Competition, The Tradition and the Present, and later received a Russian Culture Fund Grant, Young Talents, for the 2003-2004 school years. Since 2004, she has been a student of Vladimir Suslov at the special Secondary Musical School attached to the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg Conservatory.
Additionally, Daria participated in the Rheingau Music Festival and the Neigauz Music Festival in July of 2007 and has given concerts in Switzerland (Zurich, Bern and Geneva) and in Germany (Hamburg, Hanover). In St. Petersburg, she has performed at important stages, such as the Smolny Cathedral, the Small Philharmonic Hall, the Small Conservatory Hall, and the State Chapel.
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