Antonii Baryshevskyi studied at the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine, completing his Master’s degree with Professor Valeriy Kozlov. He has also graduated from the École Normale de Musique de Paris ‘Alfred Cortot’, studying with Professor Marian Rybicki.
Antonii regularly gives recitals at home in Ukraine and performs internationally with such orchestras as the National Philharmonic of Ukraine, St Petersburg State Governor’s Symphony, Israel Philharmonic and Heidelberg Philharmonic. He has performed in London’s Wigmore Hall, the Berlin Philharmoniker, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, and the Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall in St Petersburg. He has appeared in international music festivals that include Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano, Switzerland, Chautauqua Festival in the USA, Copenhagen Summer Festival in Denmark and the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Festival in Bolzano, Italy.
He has participated in masterclasses given by Daniel Pollack, Lily Dorfman, Alfred Brendel and Richard Goode and has himself given masterclasses at the International Summer Academy of Music in Ochsenhausen, Germany.
SEMI FINAL PROGRAM THEME
The theme of my semi-final is “Imagination”.
I reveal this topic from different angles – there are masks of Schumann here, impressionistic pictures by Ravel, and metaphysical, ecstatic visions by Messiaen.
I think that imagination is something that lies at the basis of our listening experience. However, there are many examples of so-called “pure art”. Anyway, even if there is some definite program, the deepness of the real masterpiece could go far from the title.
Ravel`s piece is so much far from just sounds of waterfalls – there is a pagan god, that enjoys a river, darkness and brightness of the feelings.
Carnaval is not only about the festive mood, it is also about love and friendship, globally – about the real truth in the Art, the fight against babbitry.
Messiaen’s music is full of colours but it is not only a game of it – there theme of God, indian rhythms combined with Gregorian chant, there are West and East together, in the hands of Creator.
2021 Competition Performances
2021 Competition Repertoire
[Promenade I] Allegro giusto, nel modo russico; senza allegrezza, ma poco sostenuto
I. The Gnome
[Promenade II]. Moderato commodo assai e con delicatezza
II. The Old Castle
[Promenade III]. Moderato non tanto, pesamente
[Promenade IV]. Tranquillo
V. The Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks in their Shells
VI. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuÿle
[Promenade V] Allegro giusto, nel modo russico; poco sostenuto
VII. The Market at Limoges (The Great News)
VIII. Catacombs – With the Dead in a Dead Language
IX. The Hut on Hens’ Legs
X. The Great Gate of Kiev
II. Leggiero e legato
Semi Final Round
Semi Final Round
X. Regard de l’Esprit de Joie
Prelude and Fugue in D major BWV 850
I. Vivace ma non troppo, sempre legato – Adagio espressivo
III. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung. Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo
IV. Presto con fuoco
I. Russian Dance
II. Petrushka’s Cell
III. The Shrovetide Fair