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Evgenia StartsevaEvgenia Startseva,  born in Kazakhstan, is a pianist with an international concert career both as a soloist and as a chamber music player. She is regarded as a musician with an accomplished technique and a wide-ranging command of the tonal resources of the piano, giving vivid interpretations true to the composer’s style. 

She studied in Moscow with Irina Savina, and then graduated from The Russian Gnesins’ Academy of Music, where her professors were Theodore Gutman and Ekaterina Derzhavina. During this time she regularly gave concerts in Russia and Kazakhstan, also taking part in the 1993 Igumnov Piano Festival in Lipetsk. As a postgraduate, she studied first at the Moscow State Conservatoire with Professor Mikhail Nikeshichev, then at the Musikhochschule in Saarbrucken with Professor Robert Leonardy. She has also received lessons from Vassily Lobanov in Cologne and Roger Vignoles in London.

Evgenia Startseva’s busy concert schedule has subsequently taken her across the globe to the former USSR,Germany, Italy, Ireland, Greece, Mexico, South Africa, the United States and the UK, where she now lives. She has also featured in numerous broadcasts for ITV (UK), S?westrundfunk (Baden-Baden), ORF2 (Vienna), Westdeurscher Rundfunk (Cologne), RTE (Ireland), Saarl?discher Rundfunk and Eastern Kazakhstan Television.

In the year 2000, she made a recording with violinist Nadezhda Korshakova of works by Mozart, Prokofiev and Schedrin , released by DMK Classics
and she has just released a CD of Shostakovich's Preludes and Prokofiev's Visions Fugitives for the Prometheus Editions Label.


 

Maxim Vengerov and Evgenia Startseva 

More recently Evgenia Startseva has been partnering the renowned violinist Maxim Vengerov. They appeared together at the televised Classical Brit Awards in London May 2003 and gave an extensive and highly acclaimed recital tour across Europe and the USA in programmes which included Brahms’ three violin sonatas. She was described by reviewers as outstanding, super-sensitive, remarkably powerful, having a magnetic empathy and sensitive to nuance and the music’s songlike qualities.

Evgenia Startseva

 

As a soloist she most recently appeared in a performance of Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto with the East Kazakhstan Akim Symphony Orchestra.


 

CONCERTS


2014


 

27th January

London, Blackheath Halls, lunch-time solo recital:
Beethoven,Prokofiev, Chopin

7th February

London, St.George's Beckenham, lunch-time solo recital:
Beethoven Sonata Op.7

18th  February

London, Caledonian Club, solo recital. Works by Beethoven, Prokofiev, Chopin
Info: www.caledonianclub.com

 

16th March

Woodford music society,
Recital with Chihiro Ono(violin). Works by Beethoven, Brahms, Enescu.
Info and tickets: http://www.woodfordconcertsociety.co.uk/201213-season.html

 

20th May 

Brighton, Chapel Royal, Schubert, Trout Quintet with Moricosta String trio and Josie Ellis(double bass)

 

 


2013


 

21st  February

London, St. Olave's in  Hart street, 1:00pm. Joint piano recital with Yuri -Paterson Olenich (Handel, Chopin)

2nd March,
Darlington, joint evening recital with Yuri Paterson-Olenich for Darlington Piano Society: http://www.communigate.co.uk/ne/darlingtonpiano/
Handel, Barber, Brahms, Chopin, Stephanie Cant

14th April
Cardiff, Reardon Smith Theatre, recital with Gabrielle Painter( violin), 11.30am
http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/whatson/?event_id=5467
Brahms, Enescu

19th  May

London, St. James's theatre, studio, 4:00 pm.
Solo recital. Works by Beethoven,
Medtner, Schumann, Prokofiev, Blake and Chopin
Info and tickets: http://www.stjamestheatre.co.uk/events/evgenia-startseva/

30th  June

Bognor Regis, Regis school of music. Beethoven Festival.
Joint recital with Yuri Paterson-Olenich. Beethoven 4th piano concerto with piano accompaniment, Sonata in E flat major Op.7.

 

14th July

Brighton, Friends Meeting House: 

Chamber music workshop for adults with Regency Ensemble.


2012


 

10th Feb 
St.George's (Beckenham) solo recital (12.30 pm) 

Medtner Sonata-Romantica

27th Feb
London, St. Lawrence Jewry (1 pm) 

Scarlatti, Cant, Medtner

29th Feb
City of London, St.Olave's (1 pm) 

Scarlatti, Prokofiev, Medtner

 

3rd  May

Thursday, London, Schott Music Shop (Great Marlborough Street), 6.30pm-
joined recital with Yuri Paterson-Olenich (Mednter Sonata-Romantica; Rachmaninov, 1st Sonata)

13th  May, Sunday, 

Bognor Regis, Bognor Regis Music School, Concert Hall, 3pm, solo recital
, Scarlatti, Cant, de Falla, Medtner


28th December

London, St. George's in Beckenham, 12:30
Piano 4 hands lunch-time recital with Yuri Paterson-Olenich (Barber, Brahms)

 


2011


 

2nd March

London, St. Olave's in Hart Street,
Solo lunch-time recital.
Programme tbc

7th May

Edenbridge, Kent,
Beethoven, the 4th piano Concerto (Cadenzas by N.Medtner) with City of London Chamber Ensemble
Conductor: Michael Gammie

8th May

Newcastle, The Sage, 
Beethoven, the 4th piano Concerto (Cadenzas by N.Medtner) with Cobweb Orchestra
Conductor: Stephanie Cant

 

24th May

London, Camden, The Round House.
PPL's Music Week Awards. Performance with Maxim Vengerov (violin)
Beethoven Romance in F major,
Brahms Hungarian Dances No.1 and No.5
 
5th July

Brighton, Friends' House, 7:30
Concert with Regency Ensemble
Programme will include Beethoven's piano quartet Op.16
 
10th-11th September, 

Brighton, Friend's House,
Piano and chamber music masterclasses for adults in collaboration with Regency Ensemble

 


2010


 

 

11th of March,
London, St.Olave's Church,
Oskemen Duo recital (Yuri Paterson-Olenich and Evgenia Startseva, piano solo and 4 hands) 
Programme: Handel, Chopin, Brahms, Shostakovich

16th March,

Colchester,

Recital with Yuri Paterson-Olenich(piano)

Programme: tbc

 

26th March  
Matlock,
Oskemen Duo recital with Yuri Paterson-Olenich
Programme tbc
www.matlockmusic.org.uk

 

29th March
Bologna,
recital with Alisa Weilerstein (cello)
Programme tbc

 

11th June,

Bishop Aukland,

Recital with Yuri Paterson-Olenich(piano)

Programme: tbc

http://www.communigate.co.uk/ne/bams/index.phtml

 

12th June,
Darlington, workshop with Cobweb Orchestra on the Beethoven's 4th piano Concerto

 

1st September

Brighton, The friends meeting house, Ship Street, BN1 1AF. 
Concert with Gabrielle Painter, violin, Rachel Dyker, viola and Sarah Suckling, cello.
Mozart, Piano Quartet in E flat major
Brahms, Violin Sonata No.2, in A major, Op.100

11th September,

Steyning Music Society,

concert together with Ozcan Ulucan (violin) and Edinburgh String Quartet

Programme: works by Haydn, Frank, Chausson.

 

18th September,

Bognor Regis,
Joint recital with Yuri Paterson-Olenich.
Programme: works by Schubert, Brahms, Debussy, Medtner, Tchaikovsky for piano solo and 4 hands.

 

20th November 

Guildford,
Beethoven: Concerto No.4, in G major (Cadenzas by N.Medtner) with Mozart Players Surrey.
Conductor: Stephanie Cant.

 



2009


Latest CD - Launch Concert on Saturday 3rd January 2009 at 7.30pm

Shostakovich: 24 Preludes Op.34 / Prokofiev: Visions Fugitives Op.22   Evgenia Startseva

Rachmaninov: Sonata No.1 Op.28 / Etudes-Tableaux Op.39   Yuri Paterson-Olenich

This will take place at St Luke's Church, corner of Queens Park Road and Queen's Park Terrace, Brighton BN2 9YA

A recital will take place of a selection of works from each cd, plus Schubert's F minor Fantasy for 4 hands.

Tickets ?6 (?5 concessions) available on the door. (Ticket price redeemable on purchase of a CD)

Free glass of wine too!

 

Italian Tour

 

16th February,

Genoa, Teatro Carlo Felice

Recital with Alisa Weilerstein(cello)

Programme: Beethoven, Golijov, Kodaly, Chopin

http://www.gog.it

 

23rd February,

Palermo, Teatro Politeama Garibaldi

Recital with Alisa Weilerstein(cello)

Programme: Janacek, Brahms, Golijov, Chopin

 

25th February,

Rovereto, Sala Filarmonica

Recital with Alisa Weilerstein(cello)

Programme: Beethoven, Schumann, Prokofiev, Chopin

 

26th February,

Ancona, Il Teatro Sperimentale

Recital with Alisa Weilerstein(cello)

Programme: Beethoven, Schumann, Prokofiev, Chopin

 

March 11th

London, St.Olave's Church

lunch-time recital, Programme: works by Beethoven, Medtner, Shostakovich, Prokofiev

 

March 14th 

Edenbridge, Kent,  

Solo recital, (programme tbc)

 

24th June,

Lower Machen Festival, Wales

Concert with Ozcan Ulucan(violin) and Edinburgh String Quartet

Programme: Haydn, Frank, Chausson

http://www.lowermachenfestival.org.uk/

 

August  26th
London St.Laurence Jewry,Next Guildhall EC2, Moorgate, St Paul's, Bank
Chamber Music Festival
Lunch time recital with Tami Tal (soprano), Karen Fodor (Mezzo) and Simon Haynes (tenor)
Programme: Shostakovich 'From Jewish Poetry', Medtner Fairy Tales

 

12th September,

St.George's,High Street, Beckenham, Kent. BR3 1AX

Recital with Tami Tal(soprano), Karen Fodor(Mezzo) and Simon Haynes(tenor)

Programme: Shostakovich 'From Jewish Poetry', Medtner Fairy Tales

 

October 16th, 12.30pm 
St.George's,High Street, Beckenham, Kent. BR3 1AX,
solo recital
Programme: Beethoven, Shostakovich, Medtner
www.stgb.net/ArtsMusicHeading/ArtsAndMusic:

 

18th October 
London, St. George's-in-the-East (Shadwell/Tower Hill stations),
Cannon Street Road, E1 0BH
Solo recital (Haydn, Cant, Beethoven, Shostakovich, Medtner)

October 24th 

Darlington piano society. Programme includes Haydn, Cant, Beethoven, Shostakovich, Medtner

http://www.communigate.co.uk/ne/darlingtonpiano/

 

14th December:
London, St.Laurence Jewry,Next Guildhall EC2,( Moorgate, St Paul's, Bank)
Oskemen Duo recital (Yuir Paterson-Olenich and Evgenia Startseva, piano solo and 4 hands)
Programme: Handel, Chopin, Brahms, Shostakovich

 


2008


 

May 1st

London. St.Olave's Church Lunchtime recital. Scarlatti, Prokofiev, Cant, Schumann

 

June 22nd  - 3pm

Brighton - MIDSUMMER CHARITY RECITAL with  Josie Ellis, doublebass

All proceeds to the Corin Long Memorial Trust for young musicians

Solos & Duos by Schumann, Prokofiev, Misek, Hauto-aho

Friends' Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton

Information 01273558217

 

June 28th

Lower Machen Festival. Recital with Yuri Paterson-Olenich (works for solo piano and 4 hands by Prokofiev, Schumann, Plowman, Rachmaninov)

http://www.lowermachenfestival.co.uk/

 

October 21st

London. Caledonian Club. Recital with Rebecca Afonwy-Jones (mezzo-soprano) (songs and Arias and Beethoven's Sonata Op.111)

 

November 6th

Bologna. Recital with Alisa Weilerstein (cello) (programme tbc)

 

November 18th 

Colchester. Recital with Yuri Paterson-Olenich. Works for solo piano and 4 hands. Schumann, Beethoven, Cant.

 


2007


June 14th, 15th
Preston.
Joint recitals with Yuri Paterson-Olenich. Piano solo and 4 hands (Schubert, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Grieg)

June 20th 
Criccieth Festival (Wales).
Joint recital with Yuri Paterson-Olenich. Piano solo and 4 hands (Mussorgsky, Debussy, Schubert, Grieg)

June 30th

Lower Machen Festival: lunch-time recital (with Yuri Paterson-Olenich) solo and 4 hands:

Shostakovich, Schubert, Mussorgsky

 

August 1st & 3rd

 2 lunch-time concerts in Welsh Millennium Centre (with Yuri Paterson-Olenich), solo and 4 hands:

Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Schubert, Grieg

September 25th
Caledonian Club, London
Recital with Rebecca Afonwy-Jones (mezzo-soprano) and solo piano (Schumann, Liadov, Scriabin,  Medtner, Tchaikovsky)

November 12th

Milano, recital with Alisa Weilerstein (cello):

Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Prokofiev

November 22nd
Bergamo (Italy)
Recital with Alisa Weilerstein (cello) (Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Prokofiev)

December 1st

Guildford, recital (with Yuri Paterson-Olenich), solo and 4 hands:

Haydn, Cant, Prokofiev, Liadov, Skriabin, Medtner, Schubert.

 

December 2nd

Bognor Regis,

Recital with Nadezhda Korshakova (violin). Mozart,Brahms & Kreisler

 

 


2006 


January  22nd
Concert with Maxim Vengerov in the Jewish museum, London
On the Programme: Mozart, Beethoven, Kreisler, Paganini

January  31st
Concert with Maxim Vengerov in the Middle Temple Hall, London
On the Programme: Mozart, Beethoven, Kreisler, Paganini

March 21st
Concert in Colchester (with Yuri Paterson-Olenich)
On the Programme: Haydn; Russian Miniatures: Liadov, Thaikovsky, Medtner, 
Prokofiev. 

May 13th Recital with the cellist Alisa Weilerstein (Luebeck, Germany)
Rachmaninov Sonata.

June 19-21
Little Tour in Wales with mezzo-soprano Rebecca Afonwy-Jones,
including:
Recital in the Criccieth Festival on the 21st
Programme to include Brahms and Schumann

June 22nd
Lower Machen Festival, Wales
Shostakovich ,Piano-Quintet with Bingham Quartet.

June 26th
Saarbruecken, Chausson

August 22nd 
Cardiff Millennium Centre - Lunchtime recital (With Yuri Paterson-Olenich)
Medtner, Debussy 

www.wmc.org.uk/index.cfm?alias=getting

August 26th 
Steyning Music society (With Yuri Paterson-Olenich)
Haydn, Medtner, Debussy 

August 30th
London, St. Laurence Jewry, next to Guildhall
Music Festival
Lunch time recital with Rebecca Afonwy-Jones (mezzo-soprano) (Brahms, Elgar, 
Mozart etc.)

October 8th
Framlingham
Recital with Jeanine Thorpe (violin)
Brahms, Beethoven, Kreisler, Shostakovich

October 26th
St.Olav's
Lunch Time Recital
Haydn, Prokofiev, Shostakovich etc.

November 3rd 
Matlock music society
Haydn, Shostakovich , Prokofiev,  Medtner, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky


 

CD's

 


 

SHOSTAKOVICH   Preludes Op. 34

PROKOFIEV  Visions Fugitives Op. 22

The 26 year-old] Shostakovich had already found his unique voice when he wrote these twenty-four miniatures . . . This cycle is one of the exceptional works of the young Prokofiev, where that unencouraged lyricism finds its wonderful space together with brave harmonic and textural experiments . . . I find pairing these two particular cycles, where each miniature has been allowed the freedom to find its own shape and language, reveals essentially how very different these contemporaries are.

 

 


REVIEWS


Evgenia Startseva, internationally renowned as Maxim Vengerov’s Duo partner, opened her treasure chest of multifaceted sentiments promptly with the contemplative notes of Nikolai Medtner’s Sonata Reminiscenza from “Forgotten Melodies” (Op.38, No.1), transforming these emotions into sound with her subtle nuance of touch. Startseva’s lyrical talent bloomed even more in Shostakovich’s Preludes Op.34. These most leanly arranged and focussed short pieces demand plausible characterisations, in which Startseva succeeded eminently, on the one hand with a tender tone, supple fluidity, a flexible differentiation of the individual voices, but also with wit, tongue-in-cheek piquancy and dance-like verve on the other hand…A superior and singular achievement”   Saarbr?ker Zeitung 15.01.2005

"With Evgenia Startseva at the piano one penetrates into the rich thematic world of the musician of Hamburg (Brahms), of whom she draws a musical portrait with great expressive efficacy."  L'Unione Sarda

"....Sensitive to nuance and the music's songlike qualities"  The Independent


REPERTOIRE


 

 

SOLO

 

 

J.S. Bach

Partita No.4 in D major BWV 828

 

Selected Preludes and Fugues from The Well-Tempered Clavier

 

 

L. van Beethoven

Sonatas:  No.2 in A Op.2  //  No.4 in E flat Op.7  //  No.32 in C minor Op.111

 

Rondo a capriccio in G major Op.129

 

 

J. Brahms

Ballades Op.10

 

 

F. Chopin

Scherzo in B minor Op.20

 

Ballade No.4 in F minor Op.52

 

Barcarolle Op.60

 

Polonaise-Fantasie in A flat Op.61

 

Selected Etudes

 

 

M. de Falla

Andaluza and Cubana from Pi?es Espagnoles

 

 

L. Hamidi

Bal Hadishá ¼/span>

 

 

J. Haydn

Sonata in C sharp minor (1780)

 

Variations in F minor Hob.XVII:6

 

 

P. Hindemith

Sonata No.2 in G

 

 

F. Liszt

Selected Etudes

 

 

A. Liadov

Prelude in B minor Op.11, No.1

 

Prelude in D flat Op.57, No.1

 

 

W.A. Mozart

Rondo in A minor K.511

 

Sonatas in C K.330 and B flat K.281

 

 

N.Medtner

3 Fairy Tales Op.26, Nos.1, 2 &3

 

Mood-picture Op.1, No.8

 

Sonata-Reminiscenza Op.38, No.1 

 

From ‘Forgotten Melodies’, 1st Cycle

 

 

F. Mendelssohn

Variations Serieuses in D minor Op.54

 

 

S. Rachmaninov

Preludes in G sharp minor Op.32, No.12 and in B flat Op.23 , No.2

 

Etudes-Tableaux Op.33 No.6 in E flat minor and No.8 in G minor

 

Op.39 No.4 in B minor and No.8 in D minor

 

 

M. Ravel

Valses Nobles et S?timentales

 

 

D. Scarlatti

Sonata in C K513

 

 

D. Shostakovich

Three Fantastic Dances Op.5

 

24 Preludes Op.34

 

Preludes and Fugues in B flat and in F sharp minor from Op.87

 

 

A. Scriabin

Sonata No.3 in F sharp minor Op.23

 

Etudes Op.8, No.1 in C sharp and No.2 in F sharp minor

 

Mazurka Op.3, No.6 in C sharp minor

 

 

F. Schubert

Sonata in A minor Op.42 D.845

 

Sonata in A Op. posth D.959

 

3 Klavierst?ke D.946

 

Walzes Op.33

 

Schubert-Liszt Der M?ler und der Bach

 

 

R. Schumann

Novellette in F sharp Op.21

 

Sonata No.1 in F sharp Op.11

 

 

P.Tchaikovsky

Chinese Dance from the Concert Suite
from the ballet ‘Nutcracker’ arranged by M. Pletnev 

 

Lullaby in A flat minor (arranged by composer)

 

Nocturne Op.10, No.1 in F

 

Theme and Variations Op.19 No.6 in F

 

 

G. Zhubanova

Three Preludes

 

CONCERTI

 

 

L. van Beethoven

No.4 in G Op.58

 

 

C. Frank

Variations Symphoniques

 

 

F. Mendelssohn 

Capriccio Brillante op.22

 

 

W.A. Mozart

No.23 in A K.488

 

 

S. Rachmaninoff

No.2 in C minor Op.18

 

 

D. Shostakovich

No.2 in F Op.102

 

 

R. Schumann

A minor Op.54

 

CHAMBER MUSIC

 

 

WORKS FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO

 

 

L. van Beethoven     

Sonatas:

 

No.4 in A minor Op.23 

 

No.5 in F Op.24

 

No.8 in G Op.30 No.3

 

No. 9 in A,"Kreuzer" Op.47

 

 

J.Brahms 

Sonatas:

 

No.1 in G Op.78

 

No.2 in A Op.100

 

No.3 in D minor Op.108

 

Scherzo in C minor WoO2

 

 

C. Debussy

 Sonata in G minor 

 

 

G. Enesco 

Sonata No.2 in F minor Op.6

 

 

W.A.Mozart

Sonatas

 

in B K.454

 

in F K.376

 

 

N. Medtner

Canzona & Danza in B minor Op.43 II

 

 

S. Prokofiev

Sonata in D Op.94

 

5 Melodies Op.35 bis

 

 

M. Ravel

Tzigane

 

 

F. Schubert

Fantasie in C Op. posth.159 D.934

 

Duo in A Op. posth.162 D.574

 

Sonatina in A minor No.2 D.385

 

WORKS FOR VIOLA AND PIANO

 

 

 

 

R. Clarke 

Sonata in E

 

 

M. Glinka

Sonata in D minor

 

WORKS FOR CELLO AND PIANO

 

 

L. van Beethoven

7 Variations "Bei M?nern, welche Liebe f?len"

 

 

S. Prokofiev

Sonata in C

 

 

F. Schubert

Sonata "Arpeggione" D.821

 

WORKS FOR CLARINET AND PIANO

 

 

J. Brahms

Sonatas

 

F minor Op.120 No.1

 

E flat major Op.120 No.2

 

 

F. Poulenc

Sonata in C

 

 

R. Schumann

Phantasie-St?ke Op.73

 

TRIO

 

 

T. Bowers 

Trio for violin, cello and piano (1998)

 

 

J. Brahms

Trio in A minor Op.114 for clarinet, cello and piano