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

31st May 2020

PERFORMERS
Performing Arts of Maitland
CONDUCTOR
Alvaro Gomez
LOCATION
Maitland Presbyterian Church / Maitland, FL / United States

4th June 2020

SOLOISTS
Performing the Balcony Scene Only
PERFORMERS
Houston Ballet Foundation
CONDUCTOR
Ermanno Florio
LOCATION
Wortham Theater Center, Houston, TX

6th June 2020

SOLOISTS
Performing the Balcony Scene Only
PERFORMERS
Houston Ballet Foundation
CONDUCTOR
Ermanno Florio
LOCATION
Wortham Theater Center, Houston, TX

7th June 2020

SOLOISTS
Performing the Balcony Scene Only
PERFORMERS
Houston Ballet Foundation
CONDUCTOR
Ermanno Florio
LOCATION
Wortham Theater Center, Houston, TX

12th June 2020

SOLOISTS
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin
PERFORMERS
The Met Orchestra
CONDUCTOR
Yannick Nezet-Seguin
LOCATION
Carnegie Hall

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