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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. 3 in G, Op. 45
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Op. 94

The second release in the series of complete works for piano and orchestra by Rubinstein featuring Neeme Järvi and Anna Shelest with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

 
 

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, praised by Gramophone Magazine for “…power and agility… effortless effect… nuanced and incisive all round.” 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

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Anton Rubinstein

Piano Concerto No. 3 in G, Op. 45
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Op. 94

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Järvi, conductor
Anna Shelest, piano


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

review in The Whole Note Magazine here


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

review in The Whole Note Magazine


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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Wednesday May 22, 6:30PM
UKRAINIAN RHAPSODY: AN EVENING TO BENEFIT THE CO-PILOT PROJECT
Shelest Piano Duo
Works by Lysenko, Revutsky, Bortkevych, Sylvestrov, and Skoryk
details

 

Sunday, May 19th 1:30PM
WEILL RECITAL HALL AT CARNEGIE HALL
Voice and Piano Recital with the Winners of
Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition
Oksana Lepska, Kara Mulder and Yunji Shim
details

 

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 6:30PM
UNION CLUB OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
Mozart: Fantasia in c
Beethoven: Variations in F
Schubert: Piano Sonata in a
Brahms: Intermezzo in c#
Liszt: Vallée d’Obermann

 

Friday, May 8, 2020, 7:00PM
ESTONIAN NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Neeme Järvi, conductor
Anton Rubinstein Piano Concerto No. 2 in F, op. 35
details here

 

Thursday-Friday, May 14-15, 2020, 7:30PM
BUDAPEST CONCERTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Neeme Järvi, conductor
Anton Rubinstein Piano Concerto No. 2 in F, op. 35
details here


 
 

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