"Moving Pictures" piano program is a collection of the most exciting and colorful classical masterworks featured in famous movies and cartoons. Works by Liszt, Chopin and Beethoven have captivated and delighted audiences of all ages with her unique interpretations and captivating stage presence, as virtuosic fireworks of nearly unplayable piano transcriptions simply take listeners’ breath away.
Familiar melodies bring to life such cinematographic masterpieces as “Immortal Beloved” and “Love Story,” which featured Beethoven’s Moonlight sonata. Also showcased is “Clair de Lune” by Debussy, from the 1940 soundtrack to “Larry Adler,” and is still featured in contemporary movies (such as “Twilight”). And Rhapsody by Liszt will surely bring smiles to everybody’s face with an accompanying slideshow of cartoon characters Bugs Bunny and Tom the Cat.
June van Thoen, Director of the Abendmusik Concert Series in Morristown, N.J., says of “Moving Pictures”: “The combination of musical artistry, phenomenal skills, and informative and entertaining commentary made the event so special. The audience is still talking about it. Brava!” Rob Klinger of Klinger Entertainment adds, “I have never heard a piano played like that!”
“WOW,WOW, WOW, We keep getting excellent comments about the wonderful concert you gave. Hopefully in the future we can again see you on our stage!” -Dave Peterson, Anoka Community Concert Series, MN
“ …Fabulous concert! I have already been asked when we can have you back for an encore…”
- Board Member, Palm Spring Community Concert Association
“A rising star of the 9-foot grand piano!" -Imperial Valley Press, CA
“Kiryayeva…delivered a command performance…and brought the crowd to its feet.” –Edgerton Reporter, WI