Renowned Pianist and Russian Escapee Mikhail Voskresensky to Perform at WWU Oct. 20

Bellingham, WA – Western Washington University is proud to present a concert by Mikhail Voskresensky, one of the most prominent Russian pianists of our time. Voskresensky was a professor and the chair of the piano department at the Moscow Conservatory until he fled Russia after its invasion of Ukraine. The concert will take place on October 20, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall at the Performing Arts Center on campus.

He has performed in more than 60 countries and recorded over 60 discs, featuring the works of Mozart, Chopin, Schumann, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, and Shostakovich. He is a recipient of the City of Moscow Prize (2011) and a Knight of Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun. Voskresensky’s students have been prize-winners on 130 occasions at international competitions, winning first prizes 57 times.

Voskresensky will perform a program of classical and romantic masterpieces, including:

  • Sonata No. 11 in A major K. 331 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • 32 Variations in C minor by Ludwig van Beethoven
  • The Seasons Op. 37a by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Hungarian Rhapsody No. 11 in A minor by Franz Liszt

Tickets for the concert are $20 to $49, and there are discounted seats for students and music teachers. Tickets and information are available at or by calling (360) 650-6146.

Voskresensky is brought here by Milica Jelaca Jovanovich, WWU piano professor and former student to Mikhail Voskresensky at the Moscow Conservatory. In addition to the concert, Voskresensky will offer two piano masterclasses on Saturday, October 21 in the Concert Hall: one for college students at 10 a.m.; and one for pre-college students at 2:30 p.m. Both masterclasses are free and open to the public. This is a rare opportunity to learn from a world-class pianist and teacher.

Don’t miss this chance to experience the artistry of Mikhail Voskresensky, a living legend of Russian piano school.

For more information, please visit or call the WWU College of Fine and Performing Arts at (360) 650-2829.


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