Sergei Prokofiev

1891 - 1953

Russian

Summary

Sergei Prokofiev received his first piano instruction from his mother, who also encouraged composing. After studies with Gliere, he passed the entrance examination at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. There he studied with Rimsky-Korsakov and Liadov.

He formed a lasting relationship with Sergei Diaghilev, who arranged his first performance outside Russia (Rome, 1915). The opera The Love of the Three Oranges and the Third Piano Concerto were premiered in Chicago in 1921. In Paris, where Prokofiev settled, Diaghilev produced his ballets during the years 1921-32.

After returning to Russia, he composed Peter and the Wolf, the opera War and Peace, and the ballets Romeo and Juliet and Cinderella.

He died in 1953.

News

Performances

2nd February 2021

PERFORMERS
Elèves du conservatoire
LOCATION
Conservatoire Montmorency, Montmorency, France

11th March 2021

PERFORMERS
National Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Gianandrea Noseda
LOCATION
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington, DC, United States of America

11th March 2021

SOLOISTS
James Kudelka, Choreographer
PERFORMERS
National Ballet of Canada
LOCATION
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, ON, Canada

12th March 2021

PERFORMERS
National Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Gianandrea Noseda
LOCATION
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington, DC, United States of America

12th March 2021

SOLOISTS
James Kudelka, Choreographer
PERFORMERS
National Ballet of Canada
LOCATION
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, ON, Canada

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