Join us on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 3:00 pm for an all-Chopin recital by noted Russian pianist Pavel Nersessian.


Composer Work Year
Frédéric Chopin Nocturnes, Op. 15 1833
Scherzo No. 4 in E major, Op. 54 1842
Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante, Op. 22 1834
Mazurkas, Op. 67 1849
Trois nouvelles études, B. 130 1839
Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major, Op. 47 1841
Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52 1842

About the Artist

Pavel Nersessian

Pavel Nersessian

“His performance brought a veritable roar of approval from the audience,” wrote the Irish Times, after Pavel Nersessian received the 1st Prize in the GPA Dublin International Piano Competition in 1991. One of the most remarkable pianists of his generation in Russia, he is known for his ability to play equally convincingly in the whole palette of the piano repertoire. He won prizes in the Beethoven Competition in Vienna in 1985, the Paloma O’Shea Competition in Santander, and the Tokyo Competition.

His formal training began at the famous Central Music School of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire. Later he was a student at the Moscow Conservatory under Sergei Dorensky. Upon graduating in 1987, he was invited to join the faculty. In 2005 he became a merited artist of the Russian Federation.

Mr. Nersessian is a professor of piano at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.

About the Concert

This performance begins at 3:00 pm. If you’d like, come an hour earlier and join us for a pre-concert discussion about the music on the program. After the performance concludes, you’ll have an opportunity to meet the artists and learn about their backgrounds, interests, and career plans.

The address of the venue is 103 North Road, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879. Driving time from Providence, Newport, Westerly, and southeastern Connecticut is under an hour, and Amtrak’s Kingston Station is only five miles away.

Map and Directions

We ask each adult guest attending the concert to make a $40 contribution at the door. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards. Checks should be payable to “Core Memory Music”. Children under 18 are welcome to join us free of charge.


If you’d like to attend this concert, send us an email with the full name of each person in your party. If seating is still available, we’ll confirm your reservation.

If you can’t attend the concert in person, you’re welcome to listen to our audio livestream (no reservation required).