INT’L CONCERT PIANIST SOFYA GULYAK RETURNS TO MANILA FOR A ONE-NIGHT CONCERT AT THE CCP


 

ms. sofya gulyak
sofya at the piano.

INTERNATIONAL concert pianist and 2009 Leeds Winner Sofya Gulyak
returns to Manila for a one-night only concert on May 8, 2012, 7:30
PM, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Tanghalang Aurelio
Tolentino.

The only woman to win the prestigious Leeds International Piano
Competition, Gulyak was awarded the 1st prize and the Princess Mary
Gold Medal at the Sixteenth Leeds International Piano Competition in
September 2009. The Leeds, as the competition is informally and
affectionately called, is acknowledged to be among the world’s top ten
piano competitions including the Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Rubinstein and
America’s Van Cliburn.

Gulyak has won many prestigious piano competitions such as the
William Kapell International Piano Competition in USA (1st prize); Maj
Lind Helsinki International Piano Competition; Tivoli Piano
Competition in Copenhagen;  Gyeongnam International Piano Competition
in South Korea; San Marino Piano Competition; Busoni Piano Competition
in Italy (2nd prize); and Marguerite Long Piano Competition in Paris
(3rd prize). She also served as a jury member at the international
piano competitions in Italy, Serbia and Greece.

Gulyak is a native of Kazan (Russia) where she studied in a Special
Music College, and then in Kazan State Conservatoire under professor
Elfiya Burnasheva. She graduated from “Ecole Normale de Musique de
Paris Alfred Cortot” with the highest distinction.  She later studied
at the Piano Academy “Incontri col Maestri” in Imola, Italy, with
Boris Petrushansky and in Royal College of Music with Vanessa
Latarche.

Gulyak last performed in Manila in October 2010 at the Philamlife
Theater. For her forthcoming engagement at the CCP, she will perform
Rachmaninov’s 3 Pieces for Op. 3—No. 1 Elegie, No. 2 Prelude and No. 3
Polichinelle. Etude Tableaux, Op. 39 No. 5 and Variations on a Theme
of Corelli, Op. 42; Scriabin’s 2 Poems, Op. 32; Shostakovich’s Prelude
and Fugue in D flat, Op. 88, No. 15 and Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 6.

Ticket prices are set at P800.00 and P600.00.  For inquiries, call
CCP Box Office at 832-3704 or Ticketworld at 891-9999.


Cultural Center of the Philippines
Corporate Communications Division
T: 832-1125 loc. 1115-1117
F: 832-1125 loc. 1129
E: ccp.publicrelations@gmail.com

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