Spring Concert

Concert Information

Stern Auditorium
June 1, 2003

Queens Concert

May 18, 2003

Spring Concert

Paul Haas, music director
Vassily Primakov, piano

Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser
Herrington: If I Forget Thee (world premiere)
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra


Guest Artist

Vassily Primakov, piano

Vassily Primakov was born in Moscow in 1979.  His first piano studies were with his mother, Marina Primakova. He entered Moscow's Central Special Music School at the age of eleven as a pupil of Vera Gornostaeva, and at 17 came to New York to pursue studies at the Juilliard School with the noted pianist, Jerome Lowenthal. At Juilliard Mr. Primakov won the William Petschek Piano Recital Award, which presented his debut recital at Alice Tully Hall, and while at Juilliard, aided by a Susan W. Rose Career Grant, he won both the Silver Medal and the Audience Prize in the 2002 Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition. Later that year Primakov won First Prize in the 2002 Young Concert Artists (YCA) International Auditions.  


Mr. Primakov performed at Carnegie Hall with the New York Youth Symphony on May 18, 2003.

First Music Commission