Scottsdale Center for the Arts Presents husband and Wife Pianists Kirill and Anna Gliadkovsky in the Virginia G. Piper Steinway Concert Series

Press Release -- Tuesday, October 5th 2004

(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) – The Scottsdale Center for the Arts will present pianists Kirill and Anna Gliadkovsky in the 2004-05 Virginia G. Piper Steinway Concert Series presented by The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust on Sunday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling the box office at 480-994-ARTS (2787), or by going online to  The performance will take place in the Virginia G. Piper Theater at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts, located at 7380 East Second Street at the corner of Drinkwater Boulevard.

Anna and Kirill Gliadkovsky (piano solo and duo) studied at the most prestigious musical institutions in Russia - the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the Gnessins Russian Music Academy in Moscow.  Anna also studied at the Special Music School for gifted children in Kiev.

Before marrying, each artist pursued a very successful career as a soloist and performed in major concert halls in Russia, such as Philharmonic halls in St. Petersburg, Kiev and Bolshoi, and Rachmaninoff Hall in Moscow.  They also performed in Germany, Italy, Poland, Mongolia, United Kingdom, Canada, Czechoslovakia and the United States.  The Gliadkovskys have worked with renowned conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Mehli Mehta, Alexander Treger, Sergei Skripka, Peter Vronsky, Gordon Johnson, Steven Kerstein and Patrick Flynn. Both Kirill and Anna are winners of numerous piano competitions in Europe and the United States. They have performed at various music festivals, including Aspen Festival in Colorado and Rachmaninoff Festival in Tambov, Russia.

Anna holds the highest degree in piano performance in Russia, a postgraduate diploma. Kirill earned both his master’s and doctorate degrees in piano, having studied for seven years at the University of Southern California with Daniel Pollack.  They received many scholarships, awards and honors during their studies, both in Russia and the United States.

Kirill is also a concert organist, choir director, and orchestra conductor who has frequently appeared on television and radio.  His concerts have received glowing reviews, including numerous articles in The Los Angeles Times.  He is currently on the piano faculty at the University of Southern California and Santa Monica College.  Anna is not only a performer, but also is a published music scholar and a composer.

Anna and Kirill now perform as a duo piano team, in addition to their solo work.  The artists have recorded several CDs for Alexei Records, CMK Classics and Supraphon labels.

The Scottsdale Center for the Arts presents more than 1,000 events and education programs each year, including performances in dance, world music, jazz, classical music and theater.  Performances take place in the 838-seat Virginia G. Piper Theater and the 137-seat Stage 2 Theater in the Scottsdale Center for the Arts building, and the 326-seat Theater 4301 in the Galleria Corporate Centre.  The Scottsdale Cultural Council, a private, non-profit 501 (c) (3) management organization, administers the arts and cultural affairs of the City of Scottsdale, Arizona, and manages the Scottsdale Center for the Arts, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Scottsdale Public Art Program.  The programs of the Scottsdale Cultural Council are made possible, in part, by grants received from the Arizona Commission on the Arts through appropriations from the Arizona State Legislature and our Members and Donors.



Chaconne in D Minor
Concert Transcription for Piano by F. Busoni (1866-1924)
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
performed by Kirill Gliadkovsky (solo piano)

Carnival of the Animals for Two Pianos – Grand Zoological Fantasy
C. Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
performed by Anna and Kirill Gliadkovsky (duo piano)



“Joy of Love” – Concert Transcription of the waltz by F. Kreisler
S. Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
performed by Anna Gliadkovsky (solo piano)

Two preludes: in C Sharp Minor and B Flat Major
(arr. By K. Gliadkovsky for 1 piano/4 hands)
G.Gershwin (1898-1937)
performed by Anna and Kirill Gliadkovsky (piano duet)

Second Suite for Two Pianos Op.17 in C Minor
S. Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
1. Introduction
2. Waltz
3. Romance
4. Tarantelle
performed by Anna and Kirill Gliadkovsky (duo piano)

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