Dmitry Rachmanov is a Russian-born concert pianist and is on the music faculty of California State University Northridge. Mr. Rachmanov gave a piano recital at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York this year, performing the works of Alexander Scriabin. I
had the privilege of filming this magnificent concert, as well as being involved in his current project filming the complete piano works of Scriabin, scheduled for 2016. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the composer's death.
Mr. Rachmanov's long and comprehensive relationship with the piano music of Scriabin makes him one of the world's
experts on this subject. His interpretation clearly shows in his playing - he is a very delicate player and creates beautiful tones of color out of the instrument. I was able to capture the special moments of Mr. Rachmanov's performance by using a multi-camera setup with a very strong emphasis on the pianist's finger work, as well as properly capturing the mood of each piece.
Joseph Patrych, who works with me on complex audio recording projects, helped me achieve excellent sound reproduction which was synchronized with the final product.
For more information regarding Dmitry Rachmanov including upcoming events and concerts, please visit his official website at www.dmitryrachmanov.com.
I recently filmed the Olympus Piano Trio at Merkin Concert Hall on November 5th, 2015. Heralded as "astounding... unbelievable magnitude of talent and maturity... unique in every sense" (Athens Estia), and praised for their "unanimity of phrasing", "incredibly velvety tone", and "a passionate commitment to every note they play" (New York Concert Review), the Olympus Piano Trio combines the forces of three exciting young soloists: violinist Regi Papa, cellist Benjamin Capps, and pianist Konstantine Valianatos.
Formed at The Juilliard School in New York in 2010 to celebrate a common Hellenic heritage, the Olympus Piano Trio performs a wide repertoire of classical masterpieces and champions the music of native Greek and Diaspora composers.In addition to trios of Rachmaninoff, Ravel and Mendelssohn, the program at Merkin Concert Hall included the New York premiere of Greek Canadian composer Christos Hatzis' Odd World (from Constantinople).
The event was jointly sponsored by the Onassis Foundation (USA) and the Hellenic-American Cultural Foundation. Named in honor of its founder, Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, the Onassis Foundation Foundation (USA) is committed to the promotion of Hellenic culture and cultural relations between Greece and the Americas.
The Hellenic-American Cultural Foundation was established in 2011 to organize and promote high quality and relevant educational and cultural programs and events which engage the community in exploring and discovering Greek contributions to civilization.
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