Many congratulations to LESLIE HOWARD, one of the Artistic Directors of the Keyboard Charitable Trust, and to VITALY PISARENKO on winning the Critics of Argentina’s Prizes for ‘Best Foreign Soloist’ (Howard) and ‘2018 Revelation Award First Prize’ (Pisarenko).
Both Howard and Pisarenko participated in the International Piano Festival ‘Chopiniana’, directed by Martha Noguera, in Buenos Aires between August and November 2018.
Leslie Howard performed ‘Liszt at the Opera’ on 24 October 2018 and included fantasies, transcriptions and paraphrases on Almira, Aida, Figaro/Don Giovanni, Huguenots, Romeo and Juliet and Norma.
Vitaly Pisarenko gave a recital on 31 October 2018 of works by Schubert, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov and Liszt
The reviews were as follows:
FROM LESLIE HOWARD
‘I was entirely unaware of the existence of this splendid award until it was announced, and it came to me as a delightful surprise. But what really needs to be hailed is that such a concert series exists in Buenos Aires, and for that we have to thank profoundly the indefatigable and kindly Martha Noguera, who is generosity personified. I’m sure that Vitaly Pisarenko’s experience will transpire to be exactly the same as mine!’