Concert Timing: tbc
Capriccio has been overwhelmed with requests for a repeat performance of Anna Kiskachi’s thrilling “Jupiter” program. And, we’ve listened – Anna will be back! Don’t miss this wildly theatrical, virtuosic performance. You’ll quake in moments of musical darkness, laugh out loud with pleasure, and enjoy a simply wonderful evening with this brilliant performer.
JUPITER – GOD OF SKY AND THUNDER
PART I: THE APPALLING MYSTERY
~ Celestial Might ~
N – P. Royer (1705 – 1755)
F. M. Lopez (1742 – 1821)
~ Magnificence ~
J. S. Bach (1685 – 1750)
Prelude from Cello Suite Nr. 2, d-moll [Transcription for harpsichord by A. Kiskachi]
Chromatic Fantasia and fugue, d-moll
~ Ghastly Fearfulness ~
G. Ligeti (1923 – 2006)
J – B. Forqueray (1672 – 1745)
Jupiter [Transcription for harpsichord by J-B. Forqueray]
PART II: THE INTRIGUING MYSTERY
~ Spiritual Enchantment ~
D. Scarlatti (1685 – 1757)
Sonata A-dur, K.208
F. Couperin (1668 – 1733)
Les Fastes de la grande et ancienne Mxnxstrxndxsx /“The Annals of the Great & Venerable Guild of ‘Minstrelsy”
First Act: The notables and the Minstrel jury
Second Act: The hurdy-gurdy players and the beggars
Third Act: Jugglers, tumblers, and tight-rope dancers, with bears & monkeys
Fourth Act: Invalids, or those crippled in the service of the Great Minstrelsy
Fifth Act: Confusion and rout of the whole troupe caused by the drunkards, the monkeys & the bears
~ Transcendence ~
J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750)
Prelude from Lute Suite c-moll
P. Wajsar (1978 -)
Harpsichord, piano, hammer-clavier, historical piano and continuo player.
Prize-winner at the Prague Spring Harpsichord Competition (Czech Republic), a leading music competition represented by the World Federation of Music Competitions.
Winner of the Bohuslav Martinu Foundation Prize for best performance of the Concerto for Harpsichord and Small Orchestra (composer: Bohuslav Martinu).
Winner of the Wanda Landowska Harpsichord Competition (Italy).
Senior Lecturer for harpsichord and accompaniment at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz (Austria).
“[.. Anna Kiskachi completely steals the show with her virtuosic performance …moving from the small Italian to larger two-manual French harpsichord for the occasion. This really was a show-stopping performance, full of dramatic and well-timed pauses.” Andrew Benson-Wilson, Early Music Review.
Anna Kiskachi recently celebrated her debuts at:
Great Hall of Brivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht
Moscow International House of Music
Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory
Moscow Philarmonic Hall
& many others…
Anna Kiskachi recently participated in prestigious festivals including:
Utrecht Early Music Fabulous Fringe Festival (Holland)
Musica Antiqua Brugge (Belgium)
Resonanzen – Festival (Austria)
Styriarte – die steirischen Festpiele (Austria)
Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik (Austria)
Yamanashi Early Music Festival (Japan)
New Virtuosi (Great Britain)
Bach Festival (Poland)
AMIA – amis de la musique sur instruments ancienc (France)
Clavecin en France (France)
Neuburger Barockkonzerte (Germany)
& many others…
With her numerous concerts as a soloist, as part of the A&A Cembalo Duo, and as a continuo player Anna is widely appreciated and lauded across Europe and internationally. She has performed in Russia, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovenia, Finland, Great Britain, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, and Japan.
Anna has performed with highly regarded orchestras including the Orchestra of Salzburg Philharmonie (Austria); Les Orpheistes (Vienna); the Haydn Orchestra (Bolzano); Collegium 1704, Filharmonie Bohuslava, Martinu Zlin, etc. Anna has also collaborated with many renowned musicians including Julia Lezhneva, Michi Gaigg, soloists of the Moscow Baroque ensemble Pratum Integrum, and with ensemble NEObarock (winner of the prestigious music award ECHO). Anna has also collaborated in programs with the Moscow Philarmonic, Salzburg Philarmonic and the Haydn Fondazione (Bolzano, Italy).
In 2011 Anna Kiskachi and Anastasia Antonova founded A&A Cembalo Duo. This is the only harpsichord duo in Russia and its unique and extravagant performances have been enthusiastically endorsed by audiences in cities across Europe and in Japan.
Since 2012 Anna has been an Invited Artist at the Accademia Villa Bossi in Italy.
In 2019 Anna was appointed a Senior Lecturer for harpsichord and accompaniment at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria.
REVIEWS OF ANNA KISKACHI’S PERFORMANCES
“We didn’t expect that the harpsichord could render such emotive and hot-blooded music”
“Her distinctive and recognizable style, torrid emotionality, profound sound,and intriguing and unexpected musical conceptions are what makes her harpsichord speak and her concerts a fascinating tour de force.”
“…la charismatique claveciniste…“ Ouest France, French Newspaper
“… Anna Kiskachi completely steals the show with her virtuosic performance … moving from the small Italian to a larger two-manual French harpsichord for the occasion. This really was a show-stopping performance, full of dramatic and well-timed pauses.” Andrew Benson-Wilson, Early Music Reviews
“Just grandiose…” Augsburger allgemeine, German newspaper
“I have not experienced such a fascinating concert for a long time“ Westphalian News, German Newspaper
“A. Kiskachi managed (in Royers “Vertigo“) to get furious and rich sounds out of her instrument … before returning seconds later to finer sounds” Augsburger Allgemeine, German newspaper
date to be announced