Concert by Asiya Korepanova
Ridgeland, MS – St. Andrew’s Episcopal School will host internationally renowned and award winning Russian pianist Asiya Korepanova who will present a complimentarily concert for the community on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the school’s Center for Performing Arts on the North Campus in Ridgeland.
The midday concert is free of charge. A special state-wide invitation is extended to all music educators, pianists, and piano students.
Appearing in Jackson courtesy of Dr. Lester Senter Wilson and the Wideman International Piano Competition, Korepanova will spend time with and perform for the lower, middle, and upper school students of St. Andrew’s School. As part of the school's emphasis on "glocal" outreach and engagement with our community, she also will visit several elementary schools in the Jackson area with whom St. Andrew's partners, sharing her passion and talent for music as well as her experiences traveling the world.
About Asiya Korepanova
Born in Izhevsk, Udmurtia, near Tchaikovsky’s birthplace, Asiya Korepanova started playing piano at age 4. She gave her first full solo recital on the philharmonic stage at age 8 and subsequently appeared performing Mozart’s Eighth Concerto with a cadenza written by her. She completed her tertiary school education in Moscow Central Music School, graduating with degrees both in piano performance and composition.
From 2001–2006, Korepanova studied with Professor Elisso Virssaladze in the Moscow State Chopin College and the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. In 2009 she was chosen as the best graduate from the piano faculty of St. Petersburg Conservatory. She is currently pursuing a DMA at the Frost School of Music in Miami, studying with Professor Santiago Rodriguez.
In addition to winning the gold medal at the 2012 Wideman International Piano Competition in Shreveport, Louisiana, Korepanova’s other notable successes include first-prizes at the Rubinstein International Piano Competition (1997), the Classical Heritage Competition (1997) and the Young Artists Scriabin Competition (1998). At age 12 Korepanova was awarded the Russian Federation President Award for exceptional achievements in the arts. Since 1999 she has been supported by the International Charity Foundation of Vladamir Spivakov.
Her extensive repertoire includes more than fifty concertos with orchestra including the complete concertos of Prokofiev, Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Brahms, Liszt, Chopin and Ravel. Her solo repertoire includes major works by Bach, Liszt, Chopin, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky, among many others.
Since childhood Korepanova has also pursued graphic arts and poetry. In 1994 and 1998 she published two collections of her combined poems and drawings. Since 2007 she has combined her artistic pursuits in a unique new project that features fundamental works in the piano repertoire accompanied by her poetic and artistic responses to them. She has presented drawings and poems set to works by Bach and Liszt, to great critical response.
About St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
The School’s mission is: “To nurture a diverse community in the Episcopal tradition, fostering spiritual growth, moral responsibility, academic excellence, and artistic and athletic pursuits, while preparing for a life of service to our community and the world.”
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is an independent, coeducational, preparatory day school serving students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. St. Andrew’s strives to enroll students of good character who give evidence of being able to benefit from a challenging learning experience. More than 1,200 students of diverse ethnic, cultural, religious, and economic backgrounds currently attend St. Andrew’s. The School’s academic goal is to provide its students with an education as good as that offered by the best independent schools in the nation. Typically, 100 percent of St. Andrew’s graduates attend four-year colleges and universities.
Founded in 1947, the School occupies two campuses. The South Campus houses the Lower School (pre-kindergarten through grade 4) in Jackson, and the North Campus houses the Middle School (grades 5-8) and Upper School (grades 9-12) in Ridgeland.
St. Andrew’s admits students without regard to race, religion, creed, color, gender, age, physical challenge, or national origin. The School does not discriminate in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid program, athletic programs or other school-administered programs.