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In the middle of the program, two of Fleisher’s prominent students, Alon Goldstein and Yury Shadrin, took the stage to play Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos in E-flat Major, K. 365. They played as if in conversation and in response to one another, echoing bright, short phrases and building to crescendo together with breaks for the orchestra that complemented, supported, and enlarged their harmonious and delightful playing.
— REVUE Magazine
Pianist Yury Shadrin is a prizewinner of several piano competitions but what he showed Manila audience Friday night was a distinct musicality that often eludes competition prize winners. He had approximately 20 minutes to make something of the concerto which often figured in school graduation recitals. But in this Philippine debut, Shadrin made something genuinely appealing as he breezed through the four movements of the concerto with aplomb. As it was, he had the touch — and the taste — to make something grand and ennobling about this forgotten piece. He didn’t use the first movement to show off virtuosity but rather he moved brilliantly through the keys strictly at the service of music. Here you find maturity at its most revealing moments. But to this listener, the best moment of the concerto was in the slow quasi adagio movement where the pianist managed to impart something soulful and magical. How he connected the notes from slow to fast and slow made you realize this is a true artist performing.
— Manila Standard
His playing on Tuesday spoke well, too. Shadrin clearly has the chops for this daunting score. He handled the most difficult passages with aplomb and, even at his most forceful, avoided tonal brittleness. A wide range of nuances kept the music sounding fresh and spontaneous as the pianist effectively limned the concerto’s drama, poetry and, ultimately, charm.
— The Baltimore Sun
Shadrin has a superb technique that allowed him to blaze through this difficult work, drawing a standing ovation from the audience...
— South Florida Classical Review

Yury Shadrin, pianist

Pianist Yury Shadrin, an internationally acclaimed soloist and recitalist, has appeared in major venues across four continents including the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. In recent seasons he has performed in concerts at Russia’s Mariinsky Theatre, China’s Central Conservatory of Music and Nanning EXPO Center, The Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, and Oberlin Conservatory.

As an orchestral soloist, Mr. Shadrin has performed with the Baltimore, Kalamazoo, Miami, and Salta (Argentina) Symphony Orchestras, Gilmore Festival Chamber Orchestra, Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica of Venezuela, the Caracas Municipal Symphony, Philippines Philharmonic, and the Vietnam National Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as the orchestras of Peabody and Oberlin Conservatories. He has firmly established his recital credentials as well, with recent performances with Washington Performing Arts, Russia’s Mariinsky Stars of the White Nights Festival on a program with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center organized by Maestro Valery Gergiev, and with other prestigious presenters in North America, South America, and Europe. His performances have been featured in radio and TV broadcasts in Vietnam, Venezuela, China, Japan, and the United States.

Highlights of the 2019-20 season include performances at the historic Staatskapelle Berlin, the Steinway Series at Silo Hill, the Russian Embassy, and residencies at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent and London’s Royal College of Music. Last season, Shadrin gave recitals throughout Europe, including Konzerthaus Berlin and other major halls in Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland, as part of Sir András Schiff’s Building Bridges Tour. In addition to his own performance career, Mr. Shadrin is a celebrated educator and serves as Artistic Director of the Baltimore International Piano Festival.

Mr. Shadrin gained international recognition as a first prize winner of the Rome International Piano Competition and Grand Prize winner at the Siberian Piano Competition. In recent years, he has taken top honors at the World Piano Competition, the Maracaibo International Piano Competition, and the Yale Gordon Competition.

A Moscow Conservatory graduate, Mr. Shadrin studied with world-renowned pianists Lev Naumov and Eliso Virsaladze. Upon moving to the United States, he studied at the Oberlin Conservatory with Monique Duphil, at Yale with Peter Frankl, and at Peabody Conservatory with the great American master Leon Fleisher.



 
 

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