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

29th March 2020

PERFORMERS
Santa Cruz Symphony
CONDUCTOR
Daniel Stewart
LOCATION
Henry J. Mello Center for the Performing Arts, Watsonville, CA

29th March 2020

PERFORMERS
Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore
LOCATION
Arts Barn at Kentlands / Gaithersburg, MD / United States

31st March 2020

PERFORMERS
Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire
CONDUCTOR
Pascal Rophé
LOCATION
Centre des Congrès / Angers / France

1st April 2020

PERFORMERS
Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire
CONDUCTOR
Pascal Rophé
LOCATION
Cité des Congrès / Nantes / France

3rd April 2020

PERFORMERS
First State Ballet Theatre
LOCATION
The Baby Grand Theater, Wilmington, DE

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