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Piano Duet MARINA PORCHKHIDZE & VLADIMIR SHINOV from New York: Bio

Marina Porchkhidze & Vladimir Shinov - Piano Duet from New York

PIANO DUET MARINA PORCHKHIDZE & VLADIMIR SHINOV   

 Family team/musicians- multi-faceted artists, M.Porchkhidze & V.Shinov worked as soloists and as piano duet in Republic of Karelia /Russia/.They were awarded by prestigious diplomas of State Board of Culture of Karelian Republic,Russia and by the Diplomas of the COMPOSER'S UNION and "MELODIA AWARD"/leading Russian recording company/ for the best performance and composition. Their recitals have been broadcasted on Karelian/Russian TV and Radio.Musicians have appeared at many prestigious venues in Russia ,Europe,USA. Since 1993,Marina & Vladimir have lived in USA,New York;continiued their performing at Riverside Church Theater,Nicholas Roerich Museum,Florence Gould Hall at French Institute Alliance France, Hilton Hotel /all in New York City.The Piano Duet made their CARNEGIE HALL  debut in February 2004. Since then they have appeared each season at Carnegie Hall/Weill Recital Hall.  Piano Duet has recorded 7 CD's: "Landscapes of the Soul"/2000- music by V.Shinov; "Masterpieces of French Music"/2001-music by Debussy,Poulenc,Satie.; "Heart of Wayfaring"/2003-music by V.Shinov; "Reflections of Romanicism"/2003-music by Donizetti, Schumann,Satie;  "New Ballets from New York City"/  2006 -   music by M.Porchkhidze and V.Shinov; "Pearls of Russian music"/2006-  music by Tchaikovsky,Mussorgsky,A.Rubinstein,Rachmaninov,Prokofiev;   " Music of American composers-little anthology"/2008-  music by Gottchalk,Townsend,Lazarus,O.A.Adams,    D.Burge,S.Barber,G.Gershwin,S.Joplin,M.Porchkhidze & V.Shinov. In 2004,USA's prominent specialist in classical music,KARL HAAS,the creator of the longest running radio show "Adventures in good music" ,has reffered the CD's of the Piano Duet to the listeners.          

MARINA PORCHKHIDZE IS A CONCERT PIANIST /RECORDING ARTIST; COMPOSER. MARINA PORCHKHIDZE STUDIED AT THE PETROZAVODSK BRANCH OF LENINGRAD STATE CONSERVATORY,RUSSIA, WHERE SHE MAJORED IN PIANO PERFORMANCE AND PEDAGOGY, AND ALSO STUDIED PRIVATELY WITH WORLD-FAMOUS PIANO TEACHERS AND CONCERT PIANISTS ,SUCH AS NATHAN PERELMAN AND OLEG MALOV IN LENINGRAD/ NOW SANCT-PETERSBURG/. MARINA IS AN OWNER AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND PIANO TEACHER OF MARINA'S PIANO STUDIO IN NEW YORK CITY-LOCATED IN MIDTOWN MANHATTAN ; MEMBERSHIP:MEMBER OF MUSIC TEACHER NATIONAL ASSOCIATION and STEINWAY & SON'S EDUCATIONAL PARTNER;MEMBER OF NEW YORK WOMEN COMPOSERS INC.; MEMBER OF BROADCASTING MUSIC INC; MARINA IS A METHODOLOGIST /COMPOSER OF A PIANO BOOK for CHILDREN; SOLO PIANO PIECES ; MUSIC FOR BALLET" ONE" FOR PIANO DUET -HAS GOTTEN ITS WORLD PREMIERE IN JULY 2010/NEW YORK CITY, CHOREOGRAPHED BY THE SCHOOL OF AMERICAN BALLET FACULTY MEMBER LISA DE RIBERE with the Piano duet M.Porchkhidze &V.Shinov played 4-hands.  MARINA PORCHKHIDZE IS ALSO MUSIC EDITOR.

                                                                                                                                                               VLADIMIR SHINOV, COMPOSER/MEMBER OF BROADCASTING MUSIC INC /USA/ and MEMBER OF COMPOSER'S UNION OF KARELIA REPUBLIC-RUSSIA ; CONCERT PIANIST/RECORDING ARTIST, TEACHER /METHODOLOGIST OF THEORY,COMPOSITION AND IMPROVISATION/AUTHOR OF PUBLISHED TEXTBOOKS AND ARTICLES/. HE IS A RECIPIENT OF MELODIYA AWARD, CREATIVE YOUTH AWARD ,A WINNER OF RUSSIAN COMPOSER'S COMPETITION, DEDICATED TO 150-ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1-ST EDITION Of THE "KALEVALA". VLADIMIR SHINOV STUDIED AT PETROZAVODSK BRANCH OF LENINGRAD STATE CONSERVATORY/RUSSIA/,WHERE HE MAJORED IN COMPOSITION , MUSIC THEORY AND PEDAGOGY. VLADIMIR IS ALSO A ARTISTIC & MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE MARINA'S PIANO STUDIO IN NEW YORK CITY; MEMBER OF MUSIC TEACHER NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF USA and STEINWAY & SON 'S EDUCATIONAL PARTNER; TEACHER OF PIANO, THEORY, COMPOSITION AND   IMPROVISATION. Music by Vladimir,from the CD "Landscapes of the soul/ has been used for ballet "SKETCHES", and successfully performed at Florida Dance Festival in Miami/2002/ by choreographer Elizabeth Higgins, professor of dance from Marimount College,NY.   In 2005, M.Porchkhidze and V.Shinov performed music by V.Shinov for ballet "Mother Goose" at the Florence Gould Hall in New York City, The score of the ballet was commissioned to V.Shinov by New York Theater Ballet.

- PIANO DUET-REPERTUARE

REPERTUARE

Recital Programs
PIANO DUET FOUR-HANDS

1."PEARLS OF RUSSIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC"
{ A.Rubinstein, P.Tchaikovsky,M.Musorgsky,
S.Rachmaninov,S.Prokofiev,V.Gavrilin } ;

2. "REFLECTIONS OF ROMANTICISM"
{ G.Donizetti, F.Schubert, R.Schumann,
I.Brahms, E.Grieg} ;

3."MASTERPIECES OF FRENCH MUSIC"
{ C.Debussy, F.Poulenc,E.Satie} ;

4. COMPOSER & HIS MUSIC
{V.Shinov }

5.ANTHOLOGY OF AMERICAN PIANO MUSIC
FOR PIANO DUET
{ L.Gottschalk, Douglas Townsend, Bruce Lazarus, Olive Arnold Adams, David Burge, S.Barber,G.Gerschwin,S.Joplin, Marina Porchkhidze and Vladimir Shinov }

VLADIMIR SHINOV. Compositions

VLADIMIR SHINOV. COMPOSITIONS



STAGE WORKS

--------------------OPERA-----------------------------:

“FEAST AT A PLAGUE TIME” ,opera, 1987,Ivanovo,Russia [40 min]
opera-oratoria in 1 act, libretto by composer,based on the “Little tragedy “ of A. Pushkin.
For soloists, mixed chorus, chamber orchestra. Petrozavodsk,Karelia.


------------------------BALLETS-------------------------:

“NASTO,THE BEAUTY”, ballet -fairy tale, 1993,Pitkyaranta,Karelia [45min]
on Karelian folk tale themes,
for chamber orchestra . Piano reduction /4-hands/ was made in 1994.
1st performance: Petrozavodsk,1993 Carnegie Hall, USA /in piano reduction/,February,2004
Piano duet: M.Porchkhidze, V.Shinov

“SKETCHES” , ballet, Pitkyaranta,Karelia and NY, USA,2002 [35 min],ballet ,written for Elizabeth Higgins Dance Theatre for piano solo and piano 4 –hands .M.Porchkhidze/ solo /; M.Porchkhidze, V.Shinov/piano duet/
1- st performance: Miami, Florida Dance Festival,/June 2002/;
New York,/Hatch-the Saturday presenting series at the works/ [ piano compositions are published at Publishing house “Kompositor”Sanct-Petersburg 2003- in piano album “Heart of wayfaring”;Available at : Juilliard Book Store, Lincoln Center,NY
Published CD: at Disc Maker’s Lable NY,USA 2000,[Landscape of the soul]

“CHAPLINIANE”,pantomime, New York,USA 2002 [3 min ] Mini-ballet-pantomime in 6 bagatelles for a dancer, with piano 4-hand. First performance: Carnegie Hall,February,2004
Piano duet: M.Porchkhidze & V.Shinov
Published score at Publishing
house “Kompozitor”/Sanct-Petersburg,2003/:In piano album”Heart of wayfaring”,available at:Juilliard Book Store.
Published CD: at Disc Maker’s Lable NY,USA,2003[ “Heart of Wayfaring”]

“ MOTHER GOOSE!”, ballet, New York, USA,2005 [ 60 min ]; ballet was commissioned by New York Theatre Ballet in 2004 [ with choreography by Juilliard school faculty member – Keith Michael]
for piano 4-hands. [ M.Porchkhidze & V.Shinov-piano duet ] World Premiere: Florence Gould Hall, French Institute Alliance Francaise , NewYork , March,4 -6 2005
Performances in USA: in Albany- at the “EGG” theater ; in California
Published CD: at Disc Maker’s Lable,NY, USA,2006

“ONE”, CHOREOGRAPHIC NOVELETS,/after reading the Richard Bach’s novel New York,USA,2006 /20 min /
music by Marina Porchkhidze & Vladimir Shinov. For piano 4-hands
World premiere: Weill Recital hall at Carnegie Hall- 2006,December 3rd,
Sunday, 5:30 pm Performers: piano duet M.Porchkhidze & V.Shinov
Published CD: Disc Makers,2006



....MUSIC FOR DOLL'S MATINEES....

"THE LITTLE CHICKEN", fairy-tale;
1979,Petrozavodsk,Karelia; [10 min ]
for narrator, flute piccolo,clarinet and
piano; text by Korney Tchukovsky; 1st
performance: Petrozavodsk Branch of
Leningrad State Conservatory, May 1980,
Concert Hall of the Conservatory


"LITTLE MASHA AND THE BEAR",fairy-tale,
1980,Odessa,Ukraine; [ 25 min ],
for ensemble of russian folk instruments.
1st performance: Odessa, Theater of marionettes,1980





-------------------ORCHESTRAL WORKS--------------:


CONCERT-RAPSODY, Konchezero, Karelia ,and Odessa ,Ukraine,1979 [ 15 min ]
For symphony orchestra, In 3 parts

"SONATA VARIATIONS" Petrozavodsk,Karelia,1981 [ 6 min ]
For string orchestra

SYMPHONY / for big symphony orchestra/Pitkyaranta,Karelia,1985 [20 min ]
In 4 parts
1st performance: Big Hall of Finnish National Theater , Karelia republic, Petrozavodsk:/Russia/
Symphony Orchestra –Karelian State Philarmony,Conductor- Igor Logutov / December 7, 1987 /.Karelian State Radio and TV broadcasted this performance[1987]





------WORKS FOR VOICE AND ORCHESTRA------:

“AHAVO RABO”/ “Everlasting Love”/ , Odessa, Ukraine,1980 [ 7 min ]
Vocalize for tenore, string orch., organ and drums

“PAM'YAT” / "MEMENTO MORI"/, Petrozavodsk,Karelia,1983 [ 26 min ]
vocal-symphonic cycle ,dedicated to the people, fallen in the 2nd world war
For baritone & big symphony orchestra., in 5 parts. 1-st performance: National Karelian Hall of Arts and Culture, May 23, 1983. Eduard Bugakov –/baritone/ and symphony orchestra of Petrozavodsk Branch of Leningrad State Conservatory ,conductor Igor Logutov



-------------------------FOR ORGAN-------------------

" T'FILAH " / "PRAYER" /
"in memory of my father Yakov Vaysman"
New York,USA, April ,4, 2007




-------CHAMBER-INSTRUMENTAL WORKS-------:

"ROMANCE", Odessa ,Ukraine,1975 [ 5 min ]
for cello & piano

“SONATA”, Odessa,Ukraine, 1977 [ 18 min ]
for violin & piano, in 3 parts

“SUITE” Petrozavodsk,Karelia 1977 [ 12 min ]
for clarinet & piano in 5 parts
1st performance: Concert hall of the Petrozavodsk Branch of Leningrad State conservatory, April 1978
Performers: professors of the conservatory- V.Kurinetz /clarinet/and L. Spivak /piano/

"FUGUE-SONATA"
Petrozavodsk,Karelia. 1982 [ 4 min ]
for quartet of wooden wind instruments

"QUINTET“, for two violins, viola,cello & double bass Petrozavodsk,Karelia, 1982 [ 18 min ]
1st performance: Petrozavodsk ,College of arts December,1982, Performers: Students and professors
of LS Conservatory.[ Radio broadcast ]

"THREE PIECES " for french horn & piano
/Pitkyaranta, Karelia, 1992/- [ 8 min ]
1st performance: Pitkyaranta:
Leonid Afanasieff { french horn } and M.Porchkhidze { piano }







---------------- FOR BRASS BAND----------------:

"SOLEMN MARCH" Pitkyaranta, Karelia 1987 [5 min ] for brass ensemble, 1st performance-1987,November,






-------------------MUSIC for PIANO-----------------:

Piano suites: “FLOWERS OF LITTLE IDA"”, Odessa,Ukraine, 1975 [ 5 min ]
This suite was used for little ballet, choreographed by Janet Springer ,at New York School of Classical Dance,August 1994[summerworkshop ]

“FROM GROSSHOPPER'sLIFE”, Petrozavodsk,Karelia,1977 [ 7 min ]

“IN CIRCUS” /1980/

“SUITE IN OLD STYLE” , Odessa, Ukraine,1980 [ 10 min ]

" COUNTRYSIDE SKETCHES" Odessa,Ukraine, 1980 [ 12 min]
1st performance: Karelia,1980, Big Hall of conservatory.M.Porchkhidze Published: in the piano album “Heart of Wayfaring” and CD: “Landscape of the soul”
Available at Juilliard Book Store

“VALAAM ISLAND",Pitkyaranta,Karelia,1985 [ 4 min ],a poem-legend; Revised edition:2002,NY
First performance: NY, 2002, Marina Porchkhidze
Published: in the piano album “ Heart of wayfaring”; CD: “Landscape of the soul”
Available at Juilliard Book Store

WE ARE BEGINNING TO SING THE RUNES....” Pitkyaranta, Karelia,1986 ,[15 min] ;as musical ABC , the study-pedagogical cycle for beginner pianists. This cycle, consists of 30 tiny pieces is to introduce to the musical and poetic world of the people who inhabit Russian North and Karelia: the Karelians, Vepsians, Ingrians Finns, Pomors ,Russians..
1 st performance : Karelian state Radio,1987,numerous radio broadcastings in Russia. Pianist : MarinaPorchkhidze. Published: in the book “ Heart of wayfaring”, Available at: Juilliard book store- in the piano album “Heart of wayfaring”

"FIVE MEDITATIONS" New York,USA,1999, [ 7 min ]
1st performance: New York, ,St. Grace Church, May 2000
Piano: Marina Porchkhidze Published ; in the book “ Heart of wayfaring” and in the CD: “Heart of wayfaring”;Available at Juilliard book store in the piano album “ Heart of wayfaring”

“EIGHT ELEGIAC PIECES”, New York [10min ] 1 st performance: Marina Porchkhidze: [ Carnegie hall,February 2004]
Published :in the piano album “Heart of Wayfaring”and CD:”Heart of Wayfaring” ,
Available : at Juilliard Book Store in the piano album “Heart of wayfaring”

“ FOUR SKETCHES: HOMAGES TO RUSSIAN PAINTERS” NY,2001 [ 3 min ] /To K.Petrov-Vodkin; To A. Benois; To C.Somov; ToV.Borisov-Musatov/-all – from the “ World of Art Circle”1 st performance; Marina Porchkhidze [ Carnegie Hall, February2004]
Published: in the piano album “ Heart of wayfaring” and CD: “ Heart of wayfaring”





----------MUSIC FOR PIANO 4 -HANDS------------- :

"THE THINKER" -Odessa,Ukraine,1980 [ 5 min]-a dramatic piece – fresco ; set to A.Rodin’s sculpture – two versions: for 2 pianos,[1980] and for 1 piano 4 hands [1995]. 1st performance- The Russion Composer’s Union, Petrozavodsk/karelian division/. March 1989. Radio broadcasting. 1stprize; “NewNames”/Russia/ Performers: Marina Porchkhidze & Vladimir Shinov. Performed at Carnegie Hall: February, 2004
Published: in the piano album “Heart of wayfaring” and CD: “ Landscape of the soul”

“NASTO,THE BEAUTY”, NewYork,USA,1993 [ 8 min ]Five excerpts from the ballet, karelian fairy-tale.
Revised edition:1998 .1st performance: N.Roerich Museum, NY, December 1995
Performers: M.Porchkhidze , V. Shinov
Published: in the piano album “ Heart of wayfaring’ and CD “ Landscape of the Soul"

“ LITTLE
CHAPLINIANE”, New York,USA,2002 [ 3 min ]
mini-ballet-pantomime in 6 bagatelles: 1st performance: Carnegie Hall,February,2004
Performers: Marina Porchkhidze & Vladimir Shinov
Published: piano album “ Heart of wayfaring” and CD: “ Heart of wayfaring”

“HEART OF WAYFARING”, New York, USA, 2002 [ 10 min ] 13 aphorisms on Haiku poems by Matsuo Basho & Kobayashi Issa .
1st performance:Carnegie
hall,February,2004.- M. Porchkhidze, V. Shinov.Published: piano album” Heart of wayfaring” and CD: “ Heart of Wayfaring”

“MOTHER GOOSE” ballet suite New York,2006 [30 min ] 1st performance: Carnegie Hall,December 3, 2006
Piano duet M.Porchkhidze, V.Shinov

"ONE",choreographic novelets, New York,2006;/20 min/;music composed by MARINA PORCHKHIDZE & VLADIMIR SHINOV.
-after RICHARD BACH'S novel.
1st performance: Carnegie Hall,December 3,2006 Piano Duet M.Porchkhidze & V.Shinov. Published CD-2006.









----------CHORAL WORKS, / choruses /---------:

“TWO KARELIAN FOLK SONGS” Petrozavodsk,Karelia, 1978 [5 min ]
for woman’s chorus and kantele orchestra 1st performance: Petrozavodsk Branch of Leningrad Conservatory/1978./


"TRIPTYCH ",verses by Nicolai Rubtsov Odessa,Ukraine, 1979 [7 min]
three choruses /for mixed chorus a’capella/ 1st performance: Big Hall of Conservatory, Petrozavodsk, Mixed chorus of Petrozavodsk Conservatory,
Conductor: professor U GEN IR March 1982

"AVE MARIA"- Odessa,Ukraine [1979]-3min.
for mixed chorus a’capella


“AMERICAN & SCOTTISH COUNTING SONGS for children chorus a’capella:
Odessa,1980 [ 10 min ]


“MARCH” Petrozavodsk,Karelia,[ 1982]- Petrozavodsk,1982 [ 5 min ] for folk chorus and orchestra of Russian folk instruments {bayans,domras, balalaikas} 1st performance: Finnish State Drama theater-[December 1982]Petrozavodsk [Karelia]. Chorus & Orchestra of the College of Arts.

"THE BIRTH OF KANTELE" Pitkyaranta,Karelia, [ 1983 ] -9 min
poem-cantata, celebrating the 150-anniversary of the First edition of the “KALEVALA” –Finnish-Karelian epic ./ for mixed chorus a’capella/
1st performance: Big Hall of College of Music, Petrozavodsk, December, 1984. AC of University /under G.Teratsuyants
This cantata was awarded 1 prize in the Russian Composer’s Competition /1984/ and was published in Leningrad /Sanct -Petersburg/ Publishing House” Soviet Composer”


“THE KANTELETAR” Pitkyaranta, Karelia, 1986 [3 min ], two pieces for children/ woman/ chorus a’capella.The verses from karelian ancient folk poetry.

“KARELIAN NOTEBOOK” Pitkyaranta, Karelia, 1988 [6 min ], four miniatures for women’s chorus a’capella:
all verses: A.Avdishev


"PIMPULA-PAMPULA" arrangement of ingermanland song for
children chorus & piano/1992/





-----------------------CHAMBER-VOCAL MUSIC--------- :


"KARELIA"-A.Prokofiev’s verses} Vocal cycle Odessa, Ukraine, 1977 [ 10 min ]
1st performance: Larisa Buinova and author,V.Shinov Pitkyaranta,1988

“FROM PUSHKIN'S LIRIC POETRY”,vocal cycle Petrozavodsk,Karelia,1978 [ 8 min ]
for baritone & piano.1st
performance:1978,Petrozavodsk,Conservatory



“THE SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS” Odessa,Ukraine- 1980- [ 15 min ]
Petrozavodsk, Karelia -----1980 / sonnets 54, 27, 7, 39 – for baritone & piano
1st performance: Eduard Bugakov / baritone/ and Marina Porchkhidze /piano/
Big Hall of Finnish Theatre. 1982. / concert, dedicated to 15 years of LSC
[ Leningrad state Conservatory- Petrozavodsk Branch]. Radio Broadcasting

“THREE ROMANCES” Odessa,1980 [9 min ] [ lyrics by A. Blok’s, F. Tyutchev’s, A. Apuchtin’s]


“TWO JEWISH FOLK SONGS” Odessa,1978 [ 4 min ],for mezzo-soprano, viola and piano. 1st performance: 1978/ students of conservatory/

Numerous other songs: many of them for children



ARRANGEMENTS-----------------:
Piano 4-hands arrangement of David Abel’s Three Hebraic Songs”[ 1995 NY ]
1st performance: N.Roerich Museum, December 1995 Performers: Piano duet: M.Porchkhidze, V,Shinov


Piano reduction of the Paul Schoenfield’s “Café Music” -for the Juilliard
Dance Division performance. [ 2004 ,NY ]

Two paraphrases for the Olive Arnold Adams'
- operetta " Santa Claus & Unicorn"
- for piano duet 4 -hands [ 2007,NY ]
1st performance: Carnegie Hall, 4/13/2008
piano duet: M.Porchkhidze & V.Shinov