An intimate evening of world-class classical piano, drinks, and dessert
You are invited to a private recital by the celebrated and award-winning pianist Anthony Ratinov in our home in New York City.
He is the recent winner of the 2nd Prize at the prestigious 64th Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition, where his performance of Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto was lauded for “sporting a pianism at the highest level… with admirable dexterity and with stainless precision.”
Saturday, December 9 — doors open at 7pm — recital starts 7:30pm — optional drinks and dessert reception with the pianist afterwards until about 10:00pm. For photos/videos of previous Lilacs events, see here.
To RSVP, go to the Eventbrite page here. As always, 100% of the proceeds will go to the pianist.
Anthony began studying piano at the age of four with his grandmother, Edit Ratinova, who taught at the renowned Gnessin Music School in Moscow for 45 years and who was herself a student of the school’s founder, Elena Fabianovna Gnesina.
Anthony has been awarded top prizes at many international competitions – including the 1st Prize at the 2023 Ricard Viñes International Piano Competition, the 2nd Prize and Audience Favorite Prize at the 2023 València Iturbi International Piano Competition, and the 2nd Prize at the 2022 Olga Kern International Piano Competition. His performances of Spanish works have also been recognized by special prizes at competitions across Spain – including awards at both the València Iturbi Competition and the Maria Canals Competition for the best performance of Spanish music.
Anthony is currently pursuing the Artist Diploma program at The Juilliard School, and recently joined the studio of Robert McDonald. He completed his graduate studies at the Yale School of Music studying with Boris Berman and Boris Slutsky, and previously studied at Yale University, where he majored in chemical engineering and graduated with honors, in addition to studying piano with Wei-Yi Yang.
Anthony’s debut CD will be released next year with KNS Classical, featuring works by Albéniz, Scriabin, Chopin, and Bach.
Albéniz – Iberia, Book 4: X. Málaga
Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90
Scriabin – Piano Sonata No. 5, Op. 53
Benzecry – Toccata Néwen
Bach-Busoni – Chorale Preludes, No. 4 in G Major, No. 5 in F minor
Schubert – “Wanderer” Fantasy in C Major, D. 760