Surprise concert opener by Ted Hearne
Concerto with Midwest International Piano Competition winner
Orchestral classic chosen by our audience
An experiment in concertgoing, this thrilling collection of music will only be revealed at the performance. We have a few hints, though: a surprise (and surprising) opener by up-and-comer Ted Hearne, a favorite piano concerto with Margaryta Golovko (winner of UNI’s Midwest International Piano Competition), and an orchestral classic chosen by our April 2014 audience based on teasers from Tchaikovsky 6, Firebird, Shostakovich 10 and Sheherazade. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!
There are no program notes for this concert due to the fact that all three works will be revealed from the stage at the concert. We hope you enjoy the surprise!
Margaryta Golovko is the winner of the 2014 Midwest International Piano Competition in Cedar Falls (* more information below). Her performance with wcfsymphony on November 1 is presented in conjunction with the MIPC.
Margaryta was born in Kamenez-Podolsky, Ukraine, and started her piano studies there at the age of five. In 1997 she entered to the Kiev Special Music School and continued her studies with Boris Fedorov at the National Music Academy of Ukraine P. I. Tchaikovsky. Starting in 2011 she pursued additional studies at the International Piano Academy 'Incontri col Maestri' in Imola, Italy with Piero Rattalino.
Margaryta has enjoyed outstanding success in international piano competitions: In 2006 she won third prize at 'Citta di Marsala' in Marsala, Italy; at the 2012 International Smetana Piano Competition in Pilsen in Czech Republic she was awarded first prize and the EMCY Prize; the same year Margaryta received the third prize and the Bacau Orchestra prize at 'Citta di Acquaviva delle Fonti' in Italy; and in June 2014 she won first prize at the Midwest International Piano Competition in Cedar Falls.
She has performed as both soloist and ensemble player in concert halls in Ukraine and abroad in France, Germany, Italy and Russia. Earlier this year Margaryta gave a solo recital at Mozart Hall at the Philharmonic Academy of Bologna (Italy), and in September 2014 she took part in the 8th MITO Settembre Musica in Milan and Turin, Italy where performed recitals featuring the piano music of Brahms.
Margaryta has performed concerts with the Kiev State Symphony Orchestra, the Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra, Pilsen Philharmonic and Helycon Symphony Orchestra. Margaryta’s November 1 performance with wcfsymphony marks her US orchestra debut.
*The University of Northern Iowa School of Music recently hosted the first annual Midwest International Piano Competition. This biennial, global piano competition and festival located in the heartland of the United States featured outstanding youth and professional performing pianists and all rounds were open to public audiences.
Read more at midwestpianocompetition.com.