J. S. Bach: Ciaccona (Partita BWV 1004)
D. Scarlatti: Sonata in D minor
D. Scarlatti: Sonata in H minor
L. Spohr: Fantasy in C minor, Op. 35
P. Čajkovski / E. W. Kune: Onegin Fantasy
A. Caplet: Divertissement À la Française
A. Caplet: Divertissement À l’Espagnole
A. Maayani: Toccata
M. de Falla: Spanish Dance
J. Jongen: Waltz, Op. 73
F. Chopin: Fantasy – Impromptu, Op. 66
The native of Russia Alexandra Vertbitskaya started playing piano at the St Petersburg Conservatory, when she was only five, then at the age of nine she chose another instrument – the harp. After winning some national competitions, she graduated from the Royal Conservatory in Brussels with honours. She perfected her skills at the University of Music in Munich and at the University of Mozarteum in Salzburg. The artist was also successful at various international competitions in the USA, Brussels, Vienna, Padua and Berlin. She was invited as a winner to perform in a recital at the Berlin Philharmonic and received a public prize of the Music Olympous Foundation. She played solo harp in the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra and in other diverse orchestras. Since 2005, Alexandra Verbitskaya is engaged as a harpist and pianist in the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra. Her musical career also followed the celebrated conductor Zubin Mehta, who donated her harp.
Verbitskaya will present in her recital a programme, conceived as a walk-through the literature for this string instrument, and thus take us from the compositions by Bach to the works of art, created in the 20th century.