Concerts

Soloist Maxim Shchura

December 3, 2010 at 7 pm — Tallinn, Estonia Concert Hall

Beethoven
Piano Concerto No 4 in G major, Op. 58
Shostakovich
Symphony No 4 in C minor, Op. 43

Maxim Shchura (piano)
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Symphony Orchestra of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
Conductor PAUL MÄGI

The young pianist Maxim Shchura has taken the main prizes from several competitions, the most prestigious of which are Steinway-Klavierspiel-Wettbewerb (Hamburg, 2004) and the 7th competition of Estonian pianists (Tallinn, 2008). In the previous year he performed as a soloist with ERSO even twice, earning praise for Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto and Mozart’s Concerto for three pianos.

The traditional joint concert of ERSO and the Symphony Orchestra of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre will feature Dmitri Shostakovich’s Fourth Symphony.The orchestra is conducted by Paul Mägi, principal conductor of Uppsala Chamber Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. “During the last rehearsals of the Fourth Symphony, late in 1936, the then director of Leningrad Philharmonic summoned Shostakovich and said that if that piece were performed in public, he would be dismissed from the post of director. Thereupon the composer ordered to withdraw the symphony and it premiere took place as late as in 1961, a quarter of a century later. This piece is extraordinary among Shostakovich’s 15 symphonies. One might say that it is the quintessence of all of his following symphonies.” (Paul Mägi).

Concert is produced by ERSO, EMTA
Tickets: 180 EEK (11.50 €), 120 EEK (7.67 €) / 70 EEK (4.47 €)