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

23rd September 2020

PERFORMERS
Orchestre de Paris
CONDUCTOR
Tugan Sokhiev
LOCATION
Philharmonie Paris / France

24th September 2020

PERFORMERS
Orchestre de Paris
CONDUCTOR
Tugan Sokhiev
LOCATION
Philharmonie Paris / Paris / France

27th September 2020

PERFORMERS
Elèves du conservatoire
CONDUCTOR
Alejandro Sandler
LOCATION
Bagneux, France

12th October 2020

PERFORMERS
Orquestra do Theatro São Pedro
CONDUCTOR
Beatriz Zaghi
LOCATION
Teatro San Pedro, San Pedro, Brazil

18th November 2020

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

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