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Price: $200.00

FINE CONDITION

GRIGORY SOKOLOV - PIANIST

Phone: 212-860-5541 

 

Large autographed 8.25” x 12” photograph of the great Russian pianist performing with orchestra prior to 2005.  Some consider him to be the greatest living pianist.

Sokolov stopped performing with orchestra in 2005.

Sokolov, (1950-     ) a pupil of Leah Zelikhman and Moisey Khalfin at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, also studied ad hoc with Emil Gilels.  He made his debut in 1962, won the Tchaikovsky Competition in 1966 and made his American debut at the age of 19 in 1969.   He plays relatively few concerts each year, with 17 scheduled in calendar year 2021, his only North American concerts this year are two in New Orleans this month.

Sokolov is extremely disciplined, he only plays solo recitals, he only records live performances, he uses the pedal sparingly and emphasizes his fingering technique.  While some call his repertory limited, it is far more expansive than Michelangeli.  Sokolov no longer gives interviews and a Russian documentary about him entitled “A Conversation That Never Was” was the result of one Russian documentarians efforts whose interview requests went unanswered.  Sokolov has also left Russia and now lives in Italy.

Superb live image!