Moscow’s Russian Philharmonic to present a new soloist

2009 Rachmaninov Competition Winner Alexander Sinchuk will be performing instead of Plamena Mangova
Sofia, March 19, 2013. Moscow’s Russian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, which will present a concert as part of the European Music Festival on March 25, will be accopanying young Russian pianist, Alexander Sinchuk. Due to technical difficulties, soloist Plamena Mangova will not be able to participate in this concert. Otherwise, the program will remains as originally announced, including Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Rimsky-Korsakov’s symphonic suite Sheherazade.
Alexander Sinchuk was born in 1988 in the city of Nakhodka. He studied at the Central Music School in Moscow, as a piano student of Nina Makarova. In 2009, he won First prize at the Rachmaninov International Piano Competition in Moscow. He performed a solo recital with works by Skriabin, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and Rachmaninov at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. In January 2010, he was soloist of the Moscow State Radio Symphony Orchestra during their extensive US tour.
The European Music Festival is presented by music company Cantus Firmus, with the support of the Municipality of Sofia and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria. The festival is held under the auspices of Mrs. Yordanka Fandakova, Mayor of Sofia. It also supports the city’s candidacy for a 2019 European cultural capital.