Two Pianos, Four Hands: A Duo Piano Recital with Natasha Kislenko and Sergio de Simone

Event Date: 

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 7:30pm

Event Date Details: 

PLEASE NOTE: Visitors will have limited access to parking lot 3 this Friday, February 26th, through Sunday, February 28th. Additional parking can be found in lots 4 and 19 by the Old Little Theater, as well as lot 9 (near Anacapa Hall), and lot 5 (near De La Guerra Commons).

Event Location: 

  • UCSB Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall

Event Price: 

$10 adults, $5 non-UCSB students with ID, FREE for UCSB students with ID and children under 12.

Internationally acclaimed pianists, UCSB faculty member Natasha Kislenko and guest artist Sergio de Simone (Italy), will present an elegant program of works for two pianos including Sonata in D major, K. 448 by W.A. Mozart, Andante and Variations, Op. 46 by R. Schumann, and Fantaisie-Tableaux, Op. 5 by S.Rachmaninoff. Natasha and Sergio first met at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, where they both studied with the legendary Spanish concert pianist Joaquín Achúcarro. They started performing together in 2012, and have since appeared in Italy and across the United States delivering "illuminating interpretations" (CASA Magazine).

Dr. Kislenko is on the piano faculty at UC Santa Barbara and the Music Academy of the West. She has concertized in Russia, Europe, and the Americas as a soloist and chamber musician. In the past three years she performed in Bulgaria, Italy, Turkey, and across the United States. In 2013, she made her debut in Asuncion, Paraguay as a featured piano soloist at the all-state event inaugurating the new concert Steinway D at Teatro Municipal "Ignacio A.Pane." 
Mr. De Simone is a piano professor at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, U.K. and a newly appointed piano faculty member at Instituto Superioro di Studi Musicali “Mascagni” in Livorno, Italy. He captured audiences in prestigious concert series and venues around the world including La Societa dei Concerti in Milan, Italy, Torroella de Montgri in Barcelona, Spain, and Winter Festival in Sarajevo, Bosnia.
The artists will be joined by three UCSB student performers: Karen Yeh (cello), Katrina Agate (cello), and Steven Cohen (horn).


Natasha Kislenko (courtesy photo)