"This was a truly breathtaking performance in terms of tone, sonority, power and contrast of character... fabulous account of one of the most difficult works in the keyboard literature and one of the finest I have heard for many years... A true individualist of tremendous talent”
"If you havent' heard the young Russian artist living in Berlin, you really missed something. The pianist impressed the public straight away with a brilliance and intensity of his performance of Bartoks' Suite "Out of Doors". Different facets, either at the martial beginning of "With drums and pipes", or later in the mysterious "Sounds of the night", were interpreted by Taratushkin effortlessly."
"The young Russian pianist Mark Taratushkin has a rare gift: a completely unobtrusive superior virtuosity that is totally at the service of musical expression. If you, for example, listen to his performance of the Paganini Variations of Johannes Brahms, you hear only a great music, but never the technical difficulties of this extraordinary challenging piece."
F. Schubert: Sonata No. 13 in A Major, Op. 120, D. 664
J. Brahms: Two Rhapsodies op. 79
J. Brahms: Variations on a theme by Paganini, op. 35, Book I
D. Schostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Minor, op. 35
This winter Mark participated at the master classes of Leif Ove Andsnes, Håvard Gimse and Marios Papadopoulos at the Prof. Jiri Hlinka Piano Academy in Bergen, Norway. It was a great experience to work with this outstanding musicians in such a beautiful environment!
The master classes took place at a beautiful Rekstensamlingene from 21st to 28th of January.