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

14th October 2021

SOLOISTS
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
PERFORMERS
Cleveland Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Franz Welser-Möst
LOCATION
Severance Hall, Cleveland, OH, United States of America

17th October 2021

SOLOISTS
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
PERFORMERS
Cleveland Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Franz Welser-Möst
LOCATION
Severance Hall, Cleveland, OH, United States of America

28th April 2022

PERFORMERS
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Leonidas Kavakos
LOCATION
Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX, United States of America

30th April 2022

PERFORMERS
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Leonidas Kavakos
LOCATION
Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX, United States of America

1st May 2022

PERFORMERS
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Leonidas Kavakos
LOCATION
Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX, United States of America

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