Unlike most serious musicians, award-winning pianist Arsentiy Kharitonov started playing
piano at the unusually late age of sixteen. His playing began at the Rimsky-Korsakov
College of Music and the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia. Soon he was giving solo
recitals that featured his own compositions and improvisations.
Kharitonov learned a variety of musical styles as well as the standard piano repertoire. His
first orchestral appearances included solo performances at the Mariinsky Theatre and the
St. Petersburg Philharmonic. In addition, Kharitonov has written multiple scores for
various art films and other media in Russia and America.
After a triumphant debut in Carnegie Hall, the New York Observer noted, “Arsentiy
Kharitonov has been placed in the top ranks of keyboard players today.” Fanfare Magazine
described him as “a pianist of sumptuous tone, technical mastery, and elegant phrasing.”
We are proud to be hosting another U.S. tour by Arsentiy Kharitonov. He will be playing
works by such favorites as Bach, Schubert, Scriabin, and Rachmaninoff.
Kharitonov has toured and performed in Russia, Europe, Asia, Canada, and the United
States. He is a prize winner of national and international competitions and is easily able to
pick up his numerous awards, some of which are the Slavic Music Competition, the
Beethoven Piano Sonata Competition, and the Los Angeles Franz Liszt International
Competition. Kharitonov has recorded multiple CDs on the Toccata Classics label.
Schubert, Klavierstűcke No. 1 D.946
Grűnfelt/Strauss, “Soirἒe de Vienne”
Bach-Siloti, Organ Prelude in G Minor
Scriabin, Selected Preludes
Rachmaninoff, Etudes-Tableaux, Op. 39
Normally our venue is the outstanding acoustical environment of West Shore Unitarian
Universalist Church. Due to difficulties related to COVID and delta variant, the second concert
of the season will be held again at the lovely Lakewood Congregational Church in Lakewood,
1375 West Clifton Boulevard. MASKS ARE REQUIRED REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS. We hope to be “back home” at West Shore Church by early 2022. A note about parking: The usual parking lot is not available, however, the Beck Center lot is 2 short blocks up Detroit. We are so sorry for the inconvenience. As always, the Rocky River Chamber Music Society has no admission charge.
In this its 63rd season, the Rocky River Chamber Music Society remains firmly committed to the presentation of concerts for Northeast Ohio audiences, whether virtual or in person. Donations are always welcome. For further information email us at email@example.com, or follow RRCMS on Facebook and Twitter.