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Ovidiu Marinescu, Cello & Anna Kislitsyna, Piano

October 22, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Ovidiu Marinescu

Classical Cello and Piano

Preservation New Jersey welcomes cellist Ovidiu Marinescu back to the beautiful acoustics of the 1867 Sanctuary, together with pianist Anna Kislitsyna in her 1867 Sanctuary debut, in a classical music program of traditional and contemporary masterpieces.


J. S. Bach – 2 Preludes for solo cello
1. Prelude from Suite no. 3 in C Major
2. Prelude from Suite no. 2 in D Minor

Beethoven – Sonata in A Major
1. Allegro ma non tanto
2. Scherzo. Allegro Molto
3. Adagio cantábile. Allegro Vivace


Schumann – Fantasiestucke op. 73
1. Zart und mit Ausdruck (Tender and with expression)
2. Lebhaft, leicht (Lively, light)
3. Rasch und mit Feuer (Quick and with fire)
P. I. Tchaikovsky – Valse Sentimental
Rodion Schedrin – Alla Albeniz
Adrienne Albert – Nightfall
Carl Maria von Weber – Adagio and Rondo
Gaspar Cassado – Requiebros

Ovidiu Marinescu
Ovidiu Marinescu

Cellist Ovidiu Marinescu (www.marinescu.com), one of the outstanding musicians of his native Romania, has played at Carnegie Hall, Weill Hall, Merkin Hall (New York), the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Holywell Room in Oxford, Oriental Art Center in Shanghai, and many other prestigious places. A frequent soloist with many orchestras he has appeared with the New York Chamber Symphony, the National Radio Orchestra of Romania, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Helena and Newark Symphonies, Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Philharmonic, Limeira Symphony in Brazil, Orquesta de Extremadura in Spain, and virtually all professional orchestras in Romania. Recent performances include appearances with the Limeira Symphony in Brazil, Cleveland Philharmonic, Great Falls, Portsmouth and Immaculata Symphonies, Craiova and Botosani Philharmonics in Romania, Vanderbilt Orchestra, a 2 week tour of China and a recital at Carnegie Hall.

Marinescu critically acclaimed first recording “Fiesta Latina” was followed by a recording of the complete Miaskovsky cello works with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra and pianist Kenneth Boulton released by Cambria. His recording of the Bach Cello Suites, released by Navona Records, has received international critical acclaim, this year alone receiving over 50,000 hits on Spotify. The recent recording of the Arthur Gottschalk Sonata for Cello and Piano has received the Gold Medal at the Global Music Awards for 2014. His recording of “The Sea Knows” by Michael Kurek made its debut as no. 1 on the Classical Billboard list in July 2017.

Marinescu has commissioned and performed many new works for cello solo, among which are those of Jae-Wook Kim and his brother, Liviu Marinescu. Penn Presents featured Marinescu in a multi-media program at the Annenberg Center in Philadelphia featuring works for solo cello, film and electronics by Andrea Clearfield, Richard Belcastro, David Ludwig, Paul Geissinger, teamed with four local filmmakers. In 2000, Marinescu premiered with the Newark Symphony “Anecdote” for cello and orchestra by Hilary Tann, followed by the first performance of “Ostinato” by Liviu Marinescu with “Orchestra 2001” in Philadelphia. In January of 2015 he performed the premiere of a new work for cello and orchestra by Kile Smith, commissioned for him by Helena Symphony.

Equally outstanding as a conductor, Marinescu is the Director of the West Chester University Symphony, and served as the conductor for the Wilmington Orchestra, as the Music Director of the Manalapan Orchestra in New Jersey, and Principal Conductor of the Goppisberg Festival Orchestra in Switzerland. His guest conducting includes the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra in Moscow, National Radio Orchestra of Romania, “New Russia” State Orchestra, Helena Symphony, Southeastern Pennsylvania Orchestra, and orchestras from Spain, Portugal, and Romania.

Ovidiu Marinescu performs his own composition for solo cello.

Anna Kislitsyna
Anna Kislitsyna

Pianist and harpsichordist Anna Kislitsyna hails from a long and noble tradition of music making in Russia. Both of her parents are highly trained established artists. She made her debut at age 10 with the Omsk Symphony. Since then she has performed with many symphony and chamber orchestras and worked with renowned conductors.

Anna has concertized throughout Russia, Europe, and United States giving solo recitals, performing with symphony orchestras, and chamber ensembles. She appeared in such concert halls as Carnegie Hall in New York, Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Rachmaninov Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Alfred Cortot Hall of Paris Conservatory, Novosibirsk Philharmonic Hall, and numerous concert stages in Russia, Finland, Italy, France, Ukraine, USA, etc. Her large repertoire includes major works from solo and chamber literature.
She is a member of Trio Casals which actively performs in the United States and abroad. In 2015 Trio Casals recorded CD of modern music under the label of Navona with Parma Recordings Company, and presented it in Carnegie Hall. Currently Trio Casals is working on next CD of modern music. Since 2016 Anna is a member of Philadelphia International Music Festival, where she performs recitals with Philadelphia Orchestra musicians.
Anna completed her Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate degrees in Piano Performance from Novosibirsk Conservatory under Professors Larisa Smeshko and Mery Lebenzon. She was piano faculty at the Novosibirsk State Conservatory as well as Novosibirsk Special Music School-College, before she moved to the United States in 2012. She completed her second Master’s degree in Piano Performance at West Chester University of Pennsylvania where she studied with Dr. Igor Resnianski. Currently Anna is working on her second Doctoral Program at Temple University where she got full fellowship. She studies piano with Dr. Charles Abramovic, chamber music with Lambert Orkis and harpsichord with Dr. Joyce Lindorff.
Anna is a prize winner of many competitions including Chopin International Piano Competition, Connecticut; Liszt International Competition, Los Angeles, CA; Lautard-Chevtchenko International Piano Competition, France; International Chamber Ensembles Competition in Finland; and various International Piano Competitions in Russia, Europe, and US. In 2014 Anna received an award from The Jacobs Music Steinway Company for outstanding pianistic achievements. During Anna’s teaching career, she was invited to give master classes and judge international piano competitions. Her students performed with various symphony orchestras, including Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, Kiev Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Symphony Orchestras, Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra, etc. Her students are winners of numerous international piano competitions in Italy, Austria, China, Korea, Poland, Ukraine, Switzerland, France, UK, USA, and Russia. They annually perform in Carnegie Hall. Anna is a scholar researcher of the French composer Oliver Messiaen and the Russian composer Alfred Schnittke. She published many articles in related to these composers’ piano works in Russian and English languages. She successfully presented her scholarly works in various international research conferences of classical music.

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October 22, 2017
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