7th EIVERE PIANO FESTIVAL 2rd – 4th of August 2019
2nd of August at 7 PM
Programme: J. S. Bach
is one of the most outstanding and worldwide acclaimed pianists of her generation. She started piano studies at the age of four with her mother and continued in Tallinn Georg Ots Music School (Prof. Mare Ots, 1991-1995) and Estonian Academy of Music and Theater (EAMT, piano: prof. Lilian Semper; harpsichord: prof. Maris Valk-Falk, 1995-2000), where she finished her master’s studies in 2003 (Prof. L. Semper). I. Zahharenkova continued her studies in EAMT’s doctorate level between 2003-2011. She defended her master’s degree at Helsinki Sibelius Academy in 2010 (Prof. Hui-Ying Liu Tawaststjerna).I. Zahharenkova has taken part of several world famous pianists’ master classes (S. Kovachevich, A. Hewitt, A. Schiff, V. Meržanov, H. Dreyfus, P. Hantaï, C. Stembridge, P. Vapavuori etc.) and won first prizes in such international competitions as M. Čiurlionis Competition (Lithuania, 2003), “Premio Jaén” Competition (Spain, 2004), hammer piano competition in Bruges at the “Van Vlaanderen” Festival (Belgium, 2004), competition in Épinal (France, 2004), harpsichord competition at “Prague Spring” Festival (Czech, 2005), G. Enescu Piano Competition (Rumania, 2005), Geneva Piano Competition (Switzerland, 2005), Alessandro Casagrande Competition (Italy, 2006), J. S. Bach Piano Competition in Leipzig (Germany, 2006), Villa-Lobos Competition (Brazil, 2006) and A. Rubinštein Piano Competition (Israel, 2008). I. Zahharenkova has performed at many reputed international festivals in Italy, France, Germany, Finland and Norway. At the reputed Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival as well as Eivere Piano Festival and Tallinn Chamber Music Festival she has continuously been at the top of the list of who’s invited. She has been a soloist in front of many orchestras including the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Helsinki City Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Orchestre National de Lorraine and she is continuously performing at chamber concerts either with piano or harpsichord solo pieces. Two CD-s have been released with her interpretations: J. S. Bach Goldberg variations BWV 988 (2010, Classical Recordings) and D. Scarlatt sonatas (2012, Classical Recordings) and a DVD “Keyboard Juggleress / Klahvpillivõlur” (2009, Estonian Records Production). Last recordings done in Japan and Zurich in the world’s leading recording studios in 2017 are soon to be released. I. Zahharenkova has an extensive repertory which comprises of pieces from baroque to contemporary music. At this time, she is a lecturer in Sibelius Academy, Finland and EAMT. For self-improving purposes, she has also studied the organ, chemistry, theology and Estonian-Finnish philology.