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TITLE
Piano Pieces
FORMAT
CD

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NEOS 10901CD NEOS 10901CD
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RELEASE DATE
11/13/2015

The pianist and composer Irina (Alexandrovna) Emeliantseva was born in 1973 in Seltso, Bryansk Oblast, Russia, where she completed her preliminary studies in piano at the local music school (1988-1992) and won a prize for the best performance of Prokofiev. From 1992 to 1997 she studied piano with N. Eismont and composition with Sergei Slonimsky at the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory in Saint Petersburg, after which she became an assistant in Professor Slonimsky's composition class. She has given many world premieres and first Russian performances of works by Dittrich, Messiaen, Roslavets, Humel, and Lutosławski, as well as her own music. Emeliantseva ranks as one of the best young Russian pianists setting priorities on contemporary music. Here, she performs several of her own works, composed between 1991 and 2009.