Join us on Saturday, March 12 at 2:00 pm to hear Georgian pianist Sophiko Simsive in concert.



Program

Composer Work Year
Johann Sebastian Bach Italian Concerto, BWV 971 1735
Robert Schumann Kinderszenen (“Scenes from Childhood”), Op. 15 1838
Olivier Messiaen Regard de l'Esprit de joie 1944
Intermission
Frédéric Chopin 24 Preludes, Op. 28 1839


About the Artist

Georgian pianist Sophiko Simsive began piano lessons with her mother at age three. While still a child, she was invited to perform the Beethoven 2nd concerto at the Beethoven Festival in Bonn, leading eventually to a concert tour throughout the Netherlands, as soloist with the I Virtuosi Italiani under Lev Markiz in Rotterdam, Utrecht, Leiden, and Groningen.

Sophiko won both the 1st Prize and the Audience prize at the Princess Christina Competition in Holland. While a student there, she also won top prizes in competitions in Amsterdam (Yamaha, Grachtenfestival, and The Young Pianists Foundation), in Utrecht, and in Italy. More recently, Sophiko won piano concerto competitions at Yale, the Music Academy of the West, and the Manhattan School of Music.

Sophiko’s undergraduate studies began under Mila Baslavskaja at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. After graduating cum laude with a BM degree, she studied with Jacques Rouvier at Universität der Künste. Sophiko earned MM and MMA degrees at the Yale School of Music under Boris Berman and is currently working on a doctorate at the Manhattan School of Music under the direction of Solomon Mikowsky.


About the Concert

Our concerts take place in a private home located near the village of Peace Dale. The street address is 103 North Road, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879.

Map and Directions

This performance begins at 2:00 pm. If your schedule permits, plan to arrive one hour before the performance to attend a discussion about the music on the program. After the performance, you’ll have an opportunity to meet the artists and learn more about their background, interests, and activities.


Reservations

Advance reservations are required. If you’d like to attend this concert, send an email to craig@corememorymusic.com and tell us who’s coming. If seating is available, we’ll confirm your reservation. If not, we’ll add you to the waiting list. If you have a confirmed reservation and you later decide not to attend, please let us know so others can take your place.

The suggested contribution is $40 per person. If your resources are limited, please contribute whatever you can afford. Contributions are collected at the door. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards.

IMPORTANT: As a precaution during this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’d like everyone attending this concert to be fully vaccinated and symptom-free. Masks are optional but recommended, especially for seniors.

Seating capacity for this concert: 25