Monday 1 August | 7.30pm

We are delighted to welcome back Oleg Marshev to Expressions Whirinaki. Born in the Azerbaijani capital city of Baku, Oleg studied at the Moscow Conservatory, graduating in 1988 and winning the Pilar Bayona international Piano Competition in Zaragoza. Two years later he won the gold medal at the AMSA Piano Competition in Cincinnati. Now settled in Italy, he maintains a busy international career as a recitalist and concerto soloist as well as being a prolific recording artist under the Danacord label. He is in great demand as a jury member for international piano competitions and also gives master classes throughout the world. Oleg's programme is a substantial one, featuring three major works by two composers - Brahms and Ravel. With the daunting Gaspard de la nuit, a set of three pieces that together constitute one of the most challenging and virtuosic compositions ever written. This is a wonderful programme of passionate pieces performed by a virtuoso.

Brahms: Sonata No 3 Op. 5.
Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales
Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit

Pre-theatre dining is available at Limelight Cafe. Check out their menu. Bookings are essential on 527 9436.

Gillies Group Theatre

Tickets: $45 Adult | $40 Concession (Friends/Piano Club/Upper Hutt Music Society Members) | $20 Student | $200 Five Concert Subscription