Daniel Shafran is generally considered to be a romantic artist. Indeed, the 19th century music — Schubert, Schumann & Brahms — is projected by him with great inspiration. However, this feature of his reveals itself no less vividly in his interpretations of contemporary music. Whatever D. Shafran plays we always feel an amazing "liberation of human spirit", "real freedom" which F. Schelling thought to be the foundation of romantic perception of the world.
Pavel Egorov is a Russian pianist and scholar. He won the VI Robert Schumann Competition before graduating in 1975 from the Moscow Conservatory. He has performed widely at an international level since (ca. 3000 performances). He is a professor and the Head of the Piano Department at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, where he has taught since 1980. Pavel Egorov was named a Meritorious Artist of the Russian Federation, and is a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences's Saint Petersburg branch, and an Honorary Member at the Robert Schumann Society in Düsseldorf and the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Society. The scientific editor of the first Russian edition of Robert Schumann's complete piano works (Muzyka, 1986), he was awarded the Düsseldorf Schumann Prize in 1989.From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
François Chaplin performs the complete set of Chopin's nocturnes on a Grand piano de concert Yamaha
François Chaplin was noticed by the critics and the audience with a complete recording of Debussy's piano pieces released by Arion between 2000 & 2005 "With what is needed of distance, distinction and of calm ecstasy for the essentially aristocratic art of Claude de France… a complete recording which will mark the recent debussy discography." Gilles Macassar Télérama 2005.
Boris Zobin was born in 1976 in Leningrad (Saint Petersburg), Russia…
In 1997, Boris immigrated to Israel…
Nowdays Boris is teaching in Rehovot Municipal Conservatory.From the Disk cover
T. Shebanova is a laureate of four international piano competitions: "Concertino-Prague" (1969, 1st prize), in Geneva (1976, Grand Prix and two special prizes — "American" and Ernest Shelling), F. Chopin in Warsaw (1980, 2nd prize and two special prizes for the best performing of polonaise and concert), "Bosendorfer-Empire" in Brussels (1990, Grand Prix and three special prizes). The pianist has a busy schedule of appearances in the Soviet Union, in almost all European countries and in Philippines and Taiwan. During her six guest tours on Japan she gave more than 100 concerts. T. Shebanova has a vast repertoire, recorded more than 30 LPs and CDs for "Melodiya" company (USSR), "Victor", "CBS-Sony", "Pony-Canyon" (Japan). "Muza" (Poland), "Pan-ton" (Czechoslovakia), "Empire" (Belgium).
L. Timofeyeva is a laureate of International competitions in Montreal and M. Long in Paris. Only a very mature musician can play F. Chopin’s Etudes, especially in a circle. Here L. Timofeyeva has brought out Chopin’s harmonious outlook and the wealth of light colors. Even rueful, tragic works have found their place in the gamut of feelings. Gentle lyricism – this is the main feature of L. Timofeyeva readings. Soft, winsome sound, heartfelt emotion, love of romantic, expressive melody – these features of the pianist’s gift have determined the interpretations of these works.