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“…fiery sensibility and warm touch”

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“…power and agility… effortless effect… nuanced and incisive all round.”

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New Relase

Anton Rubinstein Piano Concerto No. 4 in D minor, Caprice Russe

Live at Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York.

The first release in the series of complete works for piano and orchestra by Rubinstein featuring Neeme Järvi and Anna Shelest.

 
 

Ukrainian Rhapsody reviewed by Stage & Cinema…

Hailed by The New York Times as a pianist of “a fiery sensibility and warm touch”, Anna Shelest is an international award-winning pianist who has thrilled the audiences throughout the world.

Champion of esoteric repertoire, Anna is collaborating with the legendary conductor Neeme Järvi on a project of recording complete works for piano and orchestra by Anton Rubinstein. The first CD in the set featuring Rubinstein Concerto no. 4 and Caprice Russe recorded live at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater in New York City has been released in 2018 to great critical acclaim. The next release featuring Rubinstein Piano Concertos No. 3 & 5 with Estonian National Symphony Orchestra is set for release in early 2019. 

Her solo release in 2019 surveys the music by women composers from the last three centuries. 

Together with her husband Dmitri Shelest, Anna recorded Ukrainian Rhapsody, which explores works for solo and four hands piano by the composers of their homeland. A number of radio stations across the US has chosen "Ukrainian Rhapsody" as their Album of the Week.

Anna records exclusively with Sorel Classics.

An “effective collaborator” (The New York Times), Anna made her orchestral debut at the age of twelve with the Kharkiv Symphony Orchestra, playing Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 1. Since then she has been a soloist with some of the world-class orchestras such as Montreal Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony under Paavo Järvi, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and Estonian National Symphony, among others. 

As a soloist she has appeared at Alice Tully Hall and Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall in New York City, The Kennedy Center in Washington DC,  Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna, and Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. 

Born in Ukraine, Anna received her early music education at Kharkiv Special Music School. Since graduating The Juilliard School with a Masters Degree in the class of Jerome Lowenthal, Anna makes her home in New York City with her husband and two sons.  

Shelest Piano Duo

“Be warned- it will knock you right off your seat!” -the Whole Note

“…refreshing delight… boisterous dexterity” -Stage & Cinema

 Praised for their “stirring performances of rare repertory” (Fanfare Magazine), Shelest Piano Duo is a husband and wife team of Anna and Dmitri Shelest that takes their roots to the music school in Ukraine. At their official Carnegie Hall debut in February 2018, their CD Release of  Ukrainian Rhaosody  brought the renewed attention to the music of their homeland. Since then, the CD has been featured as the Album of the Week on a number of radio stations nationwide (KUSC Los Angeles, WCRB Boston, etc.) Having been classmates since middle school, the Duo began performing together after their marriage in the US. Their inventive programs brought them to a broad array of venues from concert stages to state functions, and, in words of Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon “realized diplomacy through music.”

Praised for their “stirring performances of rare repertory” (Fanfare Magazine), Shelest Piano Duo is a husband and wife team of Anna and Dmitri Shelest that takes their roots to the music school in Ukraine. At their official Carnegie Hall debut in February 2018, their CD Release of Ukrainian Rhapsody brought the renewed attention to the music of their homeland. Since then, the CD has been featured as the Album of the Week on a number of radio stations nationwide (KUSC Los Angeles, WCRB Boston, etc.) Having been classmates since middle school, the Duo began performing together after their marriage in the US. Their inventive programs brought them to a broad array of venues from concert stages to state functions, and, in words of Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon “realized diplomacy through music.”

 

REcordings


Anton Rubinstein

Piano Concerto No.4 Op. 70 in D minor; Caprice Russe Op. 102 in C minor

Live at Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York.

Neeme Järvi, conductor

The Orchestra Now

Anna Shelest, piano


Ukrainian Rhapsody

Anna and Dmitri Shelest, piano

Mykola Lysenko Suite on Ukrainian Themes, Op. 2

M. Lysenko Overture to the Opera “Taras Bulba”, arr. for piano four hands by Levko Revutsky

L. Revutsky Preludes, Op. 4 & Op. 7, Waltz

Alexander Zhuk Ukrainian Rhapsody

Myroslav Skoryk Three Extravagant Dances for piano four hands


Sergei Prokofiev

Piano Concertos No. 1, Op. 10 in D-flat and No. 2 Op. 16 in G minor

Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra

Niels Muus, conductor

Anna Shelest, piano


TUTTI

Orchestral arrangements for piano four hands

Shelest Piano Duo

Bedřich Smetana Moldau

Franz Liszt Les Préludes

Peter Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, "Pathetique": III. Allegro molto vivace

Maurice Ravel La Valse, arr. for piano four hands by Lucien Garban

George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue, arr. for piano four hands by Henry Levine


Spirit & Romance

Bach-Busoni Chaconne

Franz Liszt Sonetto 104 del Petrarca

Schubert-Liszt Gretchen am Spinnrade

Wagner-Liszt Isoldes Liebestod

Schumann Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 11


Pictures at an Exhibition

Ginka-Balakirev “The Lark”

Tchaikovsky Romance Op.5; Valse Op.40 No.8; Romance Op.51 No.5; Valse Op.40 No.9; Nocturne Op.10

Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition


 

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