Julia Zilberquit

  • Piano
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Shostakovich created A-minor Concertino as a duet for two pianos (1953). Julia Zilberquit transcribed it for piano and chamber orchestra and composed her own cadenza. Ms. Zilberquit has performed the Concertino as a soloist throughout Europe, Middle East, and North America, including an appearance at Carnegie Hall in New York, praised by The New York Times and other press. Her recording of the piece can be heard on Hommage a Shostakovich, a CD featuring the Moscow Virtuosi conducted by Vladimir Spivakov. Ms. Zilberquit recalls meeting Maxim Shostakovich, the composer's son, a pianist, conductor and the work’s dedicatee, who liked the arrangement a lot, adding that Dmitry Shostakovich at first considered the work as a new piano concerto but changed his mind. Ms. ZIlberquit was very happy to hear that her idea went along with the composer’s original plan.