Faculty Recital: Natasha Kislenko, piano

Event Date: 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 8:00pm

Event Date Details: 

Event Location: 

  • Karl Geiringer Hall (UCSB)

Event Price: 

(reservation recommended)
UCSB AS Ticket Office: 
(805) 893-2064
UCEN Room 1535 (across from Corwin Pavilion)

Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
Natasha Kislenko
Natasha Kislenko (courtesy photo)
The UCSB Department of Music will present a recital featuring faculty member and pianist Natasha Kislenko on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 8 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UCSB campus. In the first of a series of three recitals commemorating a centennial of Rachmaninoff’s immigration to the United States (November 1918), Dr. Kislenko will present Rachmaninoff’s piano compositions written/revised exclusively in his years away from Russia. The opening concert will feature Rachmaninoff's Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 36 (1931 version) and several piano transcriptions. Dr. Kislenko will be joined by her violin partner Chavdar Parashkevov in works by Leonid Nikolayev, Gustav Mahler, and George Gershwin.
The acclaimed duo Parashkevov-Kislenko was established in 2009. “Parashkevov inhabits every corner of the virtuosi romancing…; Kislenko matches his endeavors with limpid and beautiful pianism,” (The Strad). They have toured extensively with concerts in Germany, Russia, Bulgaria, Turkey, and the USA, in addition to live radio broadcasts (Sofia, Bulgaria and Houston, TX) as well as a televised recital (Sofia). In 2011 the duo recorded their debut CD, Russian Sonatas, and in 2018 their new CD, Beethoven. Brahms. Mahler., was released. Gramophone magazines calls Parashkevov and Kislenko “bold champions of all of the disc’s fare," "their conversations are balanced, intense and seamless."
Natasha Kislenko