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Virtuoso Asiya Korepanova to perform at MostArts

 This year’s MostArts Festival will feature the extraordinary pianist Asiya Korepanova in the concluding concert of the festival at 7:30 pm Saturday, July 29, in Miller Theater on the Alfred University campus.

 Korepanova is a virtuoso classical pianist who also is recognized as a composer, visual artist, and poet. She is the only pianist currently performing Franz Liszt's 24 Etudes as a single program, and she is one of only a few classical pianists to possess a concerto repertoire of over 60 works.  She has been described as “a pianistic powerhouse.”

 Korepanova will perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the MostArts Festival Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Yuval Zaliouk.

Born to a musical family in Russia, Korepanova made her orchestral debut at the age of nine with Mozart’s Concerto No. 8, having composed her own cadenza for the occasion. Her early musical awards include the Russian Federation’s President Award for “Exceptional Achievement in the Arts,” and a Gold Medal at the 2012 Nina Wideman International Piano Competition.

Since immigrating to the U.S. in 2012, Korepanova has garnered national attention with performances at the Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, the Phillips Collection, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Series, and many others. Her recitals have been broadcast on CNN and NPR affiliate stations. Currently, she is a featured artist at the prestigious Friends of Chamber Music of Miami, performing the complete Rachmaninoff solo piano music in six recitals in celebration of the composer’s birth 150 years ago.

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