The Cal Poly Pomona Music Department has invited internationally acclaimed solo artist, Mykola Suk, to give a free master class May 3, from 1 p.m. until – 3p.m. followed by a concert on Friday, May 4, 8 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall.
The program will include Bach's Sonata in G Minor, Mendelssohn's Fantasy on The Last Rose of Summer, and Liszt's Fantasia quasi Sonata and Hungarian Rhapsodies Nos. 8 and 12.
Born in the Ukraine and educated at the Kiev Special Music School and at the prestigious Moscow Conservatory with renowned Lev Vlasenko, Suk has concertized his solo recitals, performed as a soloist with major orchestras, and has drawn comparisons to some of the greats such as Sviatoslav Richter.
Suk gained international recognition as the winner of the First Prize and Gold Medal in 1971 at the International Liszt-Bartok Competition in Budapest. He has performed at chamber music festivals throughout the Middle East, Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia and most recently with the Russian National Symphony under Mikhail Pletnev.
Suk's recordings are of piano solos for Meldac and Cambria Records. A recording of all ten Beethoven Sonatas for Piano and Violin with violinist Oleh Krysa and a recording of the Beethoven Violin Concerto arranged for piano by Beethoven himself was paired with a recording of the Violin Concerto performed by Oleh Krysa.
General admission tickets are $7 students and $12 for non students. They may be purchased at www.ZapTix.com or at the Music Publicity Office, Building 24, Room 142.