Maria Kharsel

Maria Kharsel was born into a family of musicians in 1984 in Donetsk, Ukraine. She began studying piano at an early age and, at 11, debuted solo at the Donetsk S. Prokofiev State Conservatory.

Her professors say she possesses bright pianistic individuality, virtuosity and a deep understanding of musical works.

In Ukraine, she studied under Tatiana N. Polievitch and Professor Aleksander Vitovsky. After moving to Russia, she continued under Olga I. Ousenko at the Omsk School of Arts and Aleksey A. Nasedkin at the Central Music School. She studied with Nasedkin and Natalia Troull at the conservatory. She took post-graduate studies at the St. Petersburg Conservatory with Professor Pavel G. Egorov.

Kharsel performs as a soloist and collaborates with orchestras in Russia and Europe. She is a prize winner in international piano competitions, including second place in the 2012 V. Lotard-Schevchenko International Piano Competition in Ekaterinburg.

Program

RECITAL ROUND (video)  
Johann Sebastian Bach(1685–1750)

Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV 825

Maurice Ravel(1875–1937)

Gaspard de la nuit
I. Ondine
II. Gibet
III. Scarbo

Sergei Prokofiev(1891–1953)

Sonata No. 8 in B-flat Major, Op. 84
I. Andante dolce
II. Andante sognando
III. Vivace

SCHUBERT ROUND  
Franz Schubert(1797–1828)

Sonata in D Major, D. 850
I. Allegro
II. Andante con moto
III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace - Trio
IV. Rondo: Allegro moderato

CHAMBER MUSIC ROUND  
Domenico Scarlatti(1685–1757)

Sonata in E Major, K. 20
Sonata in B Minor, K. 87
Sonata in D Minor K. 141

Johann Sebastian Bach/Feruccio Busoni 

Chaconne in D Minor

Johannes Brahms(1833–1897)

Sonata in F Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 99
I. Allegro vivace
II. Adagio affettuoso
III. Allegro passionato
IV. Allegro molto

CONCERTO  
Frederic Chopin(1810–1849)

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Romanze - Larghetto
III. Rondo – Vivace

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