Beethoven and Schumann
Naples Philharmonic Chamber Music
Artis—Naples Sypert Salon Series
Lilya Zilberstein, piano
Beethoven — Wind Quintet in E-flat Major
Schumann — Piano Quintet in E-flat Major
Sponsored by a generous gift from Drs. George Sypert & Joy Arpin.
Since winning First Prize in the 1987 Busoni International Piano Competition, Lilya Zilberstein has established herself as one of the finest pianists in the world. Artist-in-residence of the Stuttgart Philharmonic in 2012-13, has recently appeared with the Beethoven Orchester/Bonn, Pilsen Philharmonic/Czech Republic, Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra/Ljubljana as well as with the Stuttgart Philharmonic in Milan and Stuttgart.
In North America, Zilberstein has appeared with the symphonies of Chicago (at Ravinia), Colorado, Columbus, Dallas, Flint, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kalamazoo, Milwaukee, Montreal, Omaha, Quebec, Oregon and St. Louis as well as the Florida Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic and the Pacific Symphony, among others. Her worldwide engagements have included the Belgrade Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Dortmund Symphony, Dresden Staatskapelle, Düsseldorf Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, Konzerthausorchester/Berlin, Krakow Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus, London Symphony, Mediterranean Orchestra/Palermo, Miskolc Symphony/ Hungary, Moscow Philharmonic, Naples Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra of Peru, NHK Symphony/Tokyo, Orchestra Regionale Toscana/Florence, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México, Orquesta Sinfónica de Mineria/Mexico, Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais/Brazil, Qatar Philharmonic, RAI Symphony/Torino and Royal Philharmonic, to name a few.
Zilberstein has presented numerous recitals with Martha Argerich. In addition to show-stopping performances in Norway, France, Italy and Germany, a CD of the Brahms Sonata for Two Pianos played by Zilberstein and Argerich was released in 2003. Highlights of recent collaborations with Argerich include performances in Hamburg and Bremen.
Zilberstein has also collaborated on extensive tours in the US, Canada and Europe with Russian violinist Maxim Vengerov. Featured on the EMI recording Martha Argerich and Friends: Live from the Lugano Festival, Vengerov and Zilberstein’s performance of the Brahms Sonata No. 3 for Violin and Piano earned a Grammy nomination for Best Classical album as well as best chamber music performance.
Zilberstein has also made numerous recordings for Deutsche Grammophon which include the Rachmaninoff Concerti Nos. 2 and 3 with Claudio Abbado and the Berlin Philharmonic, the Grieg Concerto with Neeme Järvi and the Göteborg Symphony, as well as solo works of Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Mussorgsky, Liszt, Schubert, Brahms, Debussy, Ravel and Chopin.
A native of Moscow, Zilberstein is a graduate of the Gnessin Pedagogical Institute. In addition to the Busoni Competition Gold Medal, she was the 1998 Prizewinner of the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy. Residing in Germany since 1990, Zilberstein was guest professor of piano at the Hamburg Musikhochschule from 2009-13. In October 2015, she began a new position as professor of piano at the University of Music in Vienna.
For more information, please visit lilyazilberstein.com.