Andrey Yaroshinsky (First Prize, 2011 Gabala International Piano Competition, Azerbaijan)
Tchaikovsky wrote music for the piano throughout his life. The flamboyant and witty Scherzo a la russe is dedicated to the virtuoso pianist Nikolay Rubinstein, but more often his piano pieces evoke a sense of nostalgia and longing, with even the dances of the Trois morceaux rich in minor key sensitivities. The remarkably varied and resourceful Six Pieces Op 21 were dedicated to his former teacher Anton Rubinstein. Laureate of numerous awards, Andrey Yaroshinsky was also 1st prize winner at the 2011 Gabala International Competition. As winner of other international competitions, including the 2007 Sommerakademie Mozarteum Salzburg and the 2008 Paloma O'Shea Santander International Piano Competition, we can expect great things from this artist, and for this Naxos solo release to deliver its own rewards.
Tchaikovsky Impromptu-Caprice in G major, Impromptu in A-flat major, Impromptu 'Momento lirico' (completed by Taneyev), Two Pieces Op 1, Trois morceaux Op 9, Six morceaux composes sur un seul theme Op 21
Running Time: 59 min