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The Music You Love!
Romantic Masterpieces, Including a World Premiere
Sofiya Uryvayeva Martin

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Experience true love and passion for music! Numerous press reviews have described Sofiya's performances as "Brilliant Technique with Soul," "A Festival for All Senses, for the Soul and for Life," and noted that her rapport with the audience is truly remarkable. The two major pieces on the program are two of the most popular piano concerti of all time, composed by Richard Addinsell and Edvard Grieg. The Warsaw concerto by Richard Addinsell was originally written for piano and orchestra for the 1941 British film, Dangerous Moonlight, which depicts a World War II love story. The concerto is written in imitation of the style of Sergei Rachmaninoff. It was such a hit that it made the then-unusual journey from movie screen to concert hall. This very emotional music remains among the most popular of audiences’ favorites. Being just under five feet tall, Norwegian composer Edward Grieg was able to overcome his inferiority complex, and with his music reached universal heights. His music captured the grandeur of nature and life itself. The only piano concerto written by this physically diminutive man, is, ironically, a monumental work, and is perhaps the most played and performed piano concerto in the world. This concerto was originally written for piano and orchestra. However, Sofiya wrote an arrangement of the concerto for solo piano alone. Both the orchestral part and the piano part are both contained in this new arrangement. The performance of this solo version is a world premiere.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Pianist, Dr. Sofiya Uryvayeva Martin has performed with great success throughout the world, including in the United States, Mexico, Switzerland, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Italy, and Austria. She was born in Siberia into a musical family. She graduated from the Odessa Stolyarsky Music School for highly talented children. While in Germany, she earned both master's and doctorate degrees in music performance. Her electrifying virtuosity and exquisite musicality brought her numerous prizes in international competitions. In 2014, due to her superlative achievements in the music field, the State Department of the US government granted her American citizenship, a rare privilege reserved for individuals of extraordinary ability, recognizing these honorees as "the best of the best" in their field of endeavor. Sofiya's YouTube channel has become very popular in promoting classical music around the world, with many videos of her live performances. Modern composers from all over the world have dedicated their music to her, and she has performed at numerous world premieres. Sofiya's concerts have been described by critics as "a festival of all the senses," "a magic ride on the witch's broom," and "brilliant technique with soul." 

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: Member - $30 per event
$75 for any combination of three events, members only
$150 for any combination of eight events, members only

No Refunds Will be Given for One-Time Events Purchased Within a Discounted Bundle
Non-member - $35
Cash will no longer be accepted as payment for lectures.

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