We are proud to welcome back to The Princess Alexandra Auditorium the exciting young Ukrainian pianist, Olga Zado.
Olga performed for us in June 2018 and her performance was extremely well received. Some of the comments received were as follows: A very touching and emotional performance – tears were shed in the audience. It was so beautiful and heartfelt. Olga performs on a totally different level to anyone that I have ever seen. Just got back from seeing Olga Zado perform at the Princess Alexandra Auditorium, she was absolutely incredible.
Since then Olga has performed in Italy, Poland, Spain and Germany to name but a few. Olga was born in Odessa in 1990 and received her musical education in Bern, Switzerland. From the age of seven she has been giving solo recitals and has performed with many national orchestras all over Europe. She received her musical education at the renowned Stolyarsky Special Music School for young prodigies in the piano tradition of Heinrich Neuhaus.
She has been described as a “master of the magical art of rubato” by the Hamburger Abendblatt and is often referred to as “a magician on the piano.” She touches audiences around the world with her deep poetic musicianship and sparkling electrifying technique.
Olga Zado is also passionately dedicated to chamber music and works with partners such as Antonio Meneses, Sergei Nakariakov, Alena Baeva, Alissa Margulis, Robert Kowalski, Jelena Ocic, Friedemann Eichhorn and others. She is a laureate of the “Vladimir Horowitz” and “Sergei Prokofiev” international piano competitions, as well as a winner of the Therese-Dussault-Special-Prize at the “Vladimir Kraynew” competition. She held scholarships of the “Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation”, the “Apogey International Fund”, the “Music Association Legato Bern” and the Swiss “Lyra Foundation.”
Olga Zado is a Steinway Artist.
Franz Schubert 4 Impromptus opus 142: 2.1 No. 1 in F minor 2.2 No. 2 in A-flat major 2.3 No. 3 in B-flat major 2.4 No. 4 in F minor
Frederic Chopin: Ballade Nr 3
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Piano Sonata Opus 111.
The Schubert Impromptus are the follow ups to the 4 that she enchanted us with last year. These are less well known but are beautiful in their own right. The Chopin is typical of his work and will be shown off to its greatest extent by Olga's magical playing The Beethoven is very topical as it is the 250th anniversary of his birth in 2020. It was his last sonata and he wrote it being deaf. Its a gorgeous piece of music.