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.

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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 }