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Perform Tchaikovsky's "The Seasons" - March, April, June, October

with Julia Zilberquit

Learn how to play four pieces from Tchaikovsky's "The Seasons": March, April, June, and October.

Discover the world of the most respected and loved Russian composer.

Instrument Piano

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27 lessons · 1h 58m

Julia Zilberquit is a Russian-born American pianist who has earned critical acclaim as a recitalist, chamber musician and recording artist. She's been praised by The New York Times as "an outstanding soloist", and her recordings have been called “a superb performance” by The Washington Post as well as "a gorgeous rendition" by the prestigious Gramophone Magazine.

In this exciting masterclass, Julia will help you learn how to play her favourite four pieces from Tchaikovsky's cycle of "The Seasons":

  • March: Song of the Lark (G minor)
  • April: Snowdrop (B-flat major)
  • June: Barcarolle (G minor)
  • October: Autumn Song (D minor)

"The Seasons" takes a very special place in piano repertoire and in addition to pure technique, Julia helps you put the piece into historical context and get a deep understanding that will inform your performance of the pieces.

You can download the sheet music in the "Downloads" section of this course and see it come to life with our interactive sheet music player synched to Julia's performances. Happy practising!


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Performance - March

Performance - April

Performance - June

Performance - October

Julia Zilberquit

Russian-born American pianist Julia Zilberquit has earned critical acclaim as a recitalist, chamber musician and recording artist. She was praised by The New York Times as "an outstanding soloist" after her Carnegie Hall performance of Cesar Franck's symphonic poem Les Djinns for piano and orchestra with Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra.

In 2014, Warner Classics released her CD Bach: Complete Solo Keyboard Concertos. This recording features the premiere of two Bach-Vivaldi Concerti Grossi arranged by Ms. Zilberquit for piano and orchestra. The recording was hailed as a “gorgeous rendition” by the prestigious Gramophone Magazine. Her arrangement of the Shostakovich Concertino for 2 Pianos, Op. 94 for piano and orchestra was premiered it at Carnegie Hall. She performed it worldwide to critical acclaim and recorded it with Vladimir Spivakov and the Moscow Virtuosi. Other recordings include a solo recording, The Mystery of Bagatelles, released by Naxos. The CD was praised as a “superb performance” by The Washington Post, and described as an “adventurous program, sparkling with unusual clarity and pointillistic luminescence” in London’s Piano Magazine.

Her recitals at major concert halls including New York's Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the 92nd Street Y, and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. Engagements at major international music festivals include appearances in Seattle, Colmar (France), Klangbogen (Vienna), Valery Gergiev's “White Nights” (St. Petersburg), Richter's “December Nights” (Moscow), “The Palaces of St. Petersburg,” the Bard Music Festival in New York, and the Penderecki Festival (Poland).

A native of Moscow, Julia Zilberquit was born into a family of musicians. She graduated from Moscow Gnessin School of Music and The Juilliard School (class of Bella Davidovich). She lives in New York City with her husband, son, and daughter.

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