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.

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Performances

18th November 2020

PERFORMERS
NEC Prep School students
CONDUCTOR
Steven Karidoyanes
LOCATION
Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA

28th November 2020

PERFORMERS
Orchestre du Dauphiné
LOCATION
Salle Olivier Messiaen, Grenoble, France

5th December 2020

PERFORMERS
Orchestre National de Lyon
CONDUCTOR
Chloe van Soeterstede
LOCATION
Educatif Maison de la Danse, Lyon, France

5th December 2020

PERFORMERS
Orchestre du Dauphiné
LOCATION
L'Oriel, Varces, France

6th December 2020

PERFORMERS
Orchestre National de Lyon
CONDUCTOR
Chloe van Soeterstede
LOCATION
Educatif Maison de la Danse, Lyon, France

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