Tuesday 9 April 19:00

“This program unites my two greatest passions in music: one is Polish genius Frederic Chopin, whose Scherzi are considered to be one of the highlights of the piano repertoire, and are full of passion, broken hopes, endless aspirations of happiness, adoration of nature and strong battles with the cruel world and with itself; the second one is music of Russian composers of one of the most difficult, but still intense and interesting time in the history of Russia - the young Soviet Union: this is Dmitri Shostakovich, in whose Preludes from the year 1934 the new world like a crystal is reflected in small pieces of a great variety of characters - from bright humour to the deep tragedy, and Sergei Prokofiev, who dedicated the 2nd Piano Sonata to his friend, who committed suicide one year before its completion in 1912.” E. Ivanova

F. Chopin (1810-1849)Four Scherzi
No. 1 B minor Op. 20
No. 2 B flat minro Op. 31
No. 3 C sharp minor Op. 39
No. 4 E Major Op. 54
D. Shostakovich (1906-1975)Diverse Preludes Op. 34
S. Prokofiev (1891-1953)Sonata D minor No. 2
1. Allegro ma non troppo
2. Scherzo. Allegro marcato
3. Andante
4. Vivace

Ticket sales:

Tuesday 9 April 19:00

Block A (Adult) - R200   Block B (Adult) - R140
Block A Senior(60+) / Student(21-) - R160   Block B Senior(60+) / Student(21-) - R100


Brooklyn Theatre (012 460 6033)
Greenlyn Village Centre
C/o Thomas Edison and 13th Streets
Menlo Park

Hannie Hefer | Hannie Hefer Promotions CC hhpromo@mweb.co.za (E)


Elizaveta Ivanova was born in Moscow into a musical family. She started to play the piano at age four at Yakov Flier Music School in Moscow with N. Dolenko and gave her first concert on age five. Nowadays, she is a prize winner of 15 international piano competitions and has performed in more than 35 countries all over the world.

She graduated from Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory in 2011 (Diploma with honour), where she studied with Prof. Sergey Dorensky and his assistants Pavel Nersessian, Andrey Pisarev, and Nikolay Lugansky. In 2012 she moved to Hamburg, where she attended and completed a Master Degree Course and, later, the Artist Diploma course in solo performance at the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre with Prof. E Koroliov.

Her extensive concert activity began in 2002, when she became a scholarship holder of the V. Spivakov International Charity Foundation. Since that time Elizaveta has been performing all over Russia and abroad in countries like Australia, Argentina, Canada, India, Israel, Japan, Thailand, USA and also many European countries.

Elizaveta participated in master classes with many famous musicians such as Fou T’sng, Dmitri Bashkirov, Sergey Babayan, and Emmanuel Ax.

In 2012 she also had the honour to present the annual ‘Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award’ in the short movie with piano star Lang-Lang.

Among her achievements as prize winner at international piano competitions are 1st Prize and two special Prizes at the “Piano Campus” International Piano Competition (Cergy-Pontoise, France, 2011); 1st Prize and Special Prize at the “Città di Verona” International Piano Competition (Verona, Italy, 2012); 1st Prize at the “Euregio Piano Award” International Piano Competition (Geilenkirchen, Germany, 2015); 1st Prize at the “MozArté” International Piano Competition (Aachen, Germany, 2016); 1st Prize and Special Prize at the “ClaviCologne” International Piano Competition (Cologne, Germany, 2017) and Leschetitzky Prize, Szymanowski Prize and Olsztyn Concert Prize at the T. Leschetitzky Germaan Competition for Polish Music (Hamburg, Germany, 2017).

In 2012 her solo CD was released by “Piano Campus” (France).

She is a soloist of Music House Saint Petersburg.

Elizaveta is also a successful participant of chamber music ensembles and a harpsichord player. Her repertoire ranges from English virginal music to contemporary compositions. Since 2013 she also works as an associate professor at the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre.