Avguste Antonov, piano – oeuvres de compositeurs américains contemporains : Gregory Hutter, William Bolcolm, Carter Pann, Billy Joel

dimanche 01 Déc. 2019 - 17h00

Atelier Marcel Hastir (étage 2)


Au programme

Gregory Hutter—–« The Melancholy Rags »: The Farewell Rag & The Redline Shuffle

William Bolcom—-The Serpent’s Kiss
Carter Pann——— « The Bills »: Albright & Bolcom
Billy Joel——–Reverie (Villa D’Este); Fantasy (Film Noir); Air (Dublinesque); Root Beer Rag 

FANTASY-INVENTIONS, 3rd Movement « The Wheel » – Composed by Carter Pann(http://carterpann.com), the Fantasy-Inventions is a 3 movements work written for Barry Snyder who performed the world premiere in 2004.

TOCCATA by Robert Rollin, performed by Avguste Antonov

BIOGRAPHIE EN FRANCAIS

Pianiste Avguste Antonov est un interprète dévoué des compositeurs américains du XXe et du XXIe siècle et a donné des premières mondiales et américaines dans des salles à travers l’Amérique du Nord. Au fil des ans, il a travaillé avec les compositeurs Carter Pann, Raina Murnak, Matthew Lewis, Till Meyn, Matthew Saunders, Robert Rollin, William Vollinger et d’autres. 

Avguste Antonov a présenté des récitals à Bordeaux (France) et à travers les États-Unis, y compris dans les états du Colorado, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Floride, Pennsylvanie, Texas, Ohio, Caroline du Sud et Tennessee. Il a été soliste avec de nombreux ensembles, dont le San Jose Wind Symphony, l’University City Symphony, l’Alton Symphony Orchestra, le Tulsa Camerata et le Lakeland Community Orchestra

En plus de faire des concerts, Avguste Antonov est actif en tant que conférencier et juge. Il est membre de l’Académie internationale des arts de la scène et des sciences et juge le concours de piano et de musique de chambre ENKOR. Il a présenté des conférences et/ou a jugé pour la Carrollton Music Teachers Association, la Frisco Music Teachers Association, la Kansas Music Teachers Association, la Oklahoma Music Teachers Association et la Wisconsin Music Teachers Association

Parmi les temps forts des saisons précédentes, citons un récital chez l’Ambassadeur Bulgare à Washington, la performance de Carter Pann « Concerto Logic » avec le San Jose State University Wind Ensemble, une performance « live » pour la Radio Publique du Kansas, la première mondiale et américaine de Matthew Saunders « Piano Concerto » avec l’University City Symphony (University City, MO) et le Lakeland Community Orchestra (Kirtland, OH). 

La saison 2018-2019 verra Avguste Antonov se produire en Californie avec le San Jose Wind Symphony (Gershwin, « Rhapsody in Blue ») et dans le Kansas avec le South Kansas Symphony (Gershwin, Piano Concerto)

BIOGRAPHY IN ENGLISH

Pianist Avguste Antonov is a dedicated performer of 20th and 21st century American living composers, and has performed World and USA premieres at venues across North America. Over the years, he has worked with composers Carter Pann, Raina Murnak, Matthew Lewis, Till Meyn, Matthew Saunders, Robert Rollin, William Vollinger and others. 

Avguste Antonov has presented recitals in Bordeaux(France), Colorado, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and has been featured as soloist with many ensembles including the San Jose State University Wind Symphony, the San Jose Wind Symphony, the University City Symphony, the Alton Symphony Orchestra, the Tulsa Camerata and the Lakeland Community Orchestra

In addition to performing, Avguste Antonov is active as lecturer and adjudicator. He is a member of the International Academy of Performing Arts and Sciences and adjudicates the ENKOR Piano Competition. He has presented lectures and/or adjudicated for Carrollton Music Teachers Association, Frisco Music Teachers Association, Kansas Music Teachers Association, Oklahoma Music Teachers Association and Wisconsin Music Teachers Association

Previous seasons highlights include a recital at the Bulgarian Ambassador Residence in Washington, DC, the performance of Carter Pann « Concerto Logic » with the San Jose State University Wind Ensemble, a live performance for the Kansas Public Radio, the World and US Premiere of Matthew Saunders « Piano Concerto » with the University City Symphony (University City, MO) and the Lakeland Community Orchestra (Kirtland, OH). 

The 2018-2019 season will see Avguste Antonov performing in California with the San Jose Wind Symphony (Gershwin, « Rhapsody in Blue ») and in Kansas with the South Kansas Symphony (Gershwin, Piano Concerto)

Carter Pann, CU Boulder professor and composer, said it best when he referred to Avguste Antonov as fearless on the piano. He might have made it fearless and flamboyant because Antonov was both. Stepping onto the stage dressed in white sneakers and shirt, red trousers, and navy jacket covered in white stars, Antonov hardly needed to advise the crowd that he would be playing a program of American composers. The fact that it was living American composers gave it an interesting spin. It is likely that most of the audience had never heard of these composers, let alone heard their music. 

The first piece, “Blue Fantasy” by Robert Rollin, has elsewhere been referred to as “blues combined with a piquant contemporary flavor.” It struck me as a bit jarring and discordant, and I was not alone. The couple who sat next to me found the piece as disconcerting as I did. When we compared notes, we each admitted that when Antonov finished “Blue Fantasy,” we had been concerned that the entire performance would consist of similar pieces. But each piece thereafter delighted more than the one before it. 

The rag influence was obvious in many of the pieces, but the influence varied between blatant and subtle. No doubt, the Broomfield audience appreciated that Antonov played a bit of Carter Pann’s own music, and the short, chatty, personal introduction to it by Pann—less an introduction than an endorsement of Antonov—delighted the audience. And if the audience doubted just how fearless Antonov is, that doubt was swept away by his brief but electrifying detour from living American composers when he took a go at George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” during his encore. I have never heard a more robust playing of it. And it made me want more. 

Melanie Mulhall, Cultural Council Member, Broomfield-Colorado, USA

https://avgusteantonov.com/music : extraits videos et extraits mp3s

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