Phillip Shovk plays Mussorgsky & Tchaikovsky
Phillip Shovk (piano)
Sydney-based virtuoso and teacher Phillip Shovk gives us two of the great Russian piano music cycles - Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, and Tchaikovsky's The Seasons.
Phillip Shovk is considered to be one of Australia's foremost concert pianists, chamber musicians, accompanists and pedagogues. After initial lessons with Anatole Mirosznyk, he continued his studies with George Humphrey at the Sydney Conservatorium High School from where he graduated with the Frank Hutchens Prize for being the most promising performer of his year. He then furthered his studies at the Moscow State Conservatory, studying with Professor Valery Kastelsky (himself a student of the legendary Heinrich Neuhaus) and graduating as a Master of Fine Arts with highest marks in all musical subjects. In 1987 he became a Laureate at the Vianni di Motta competition in Lisbon and in 1988 at the Sydney International Competition, where he was awarded the Hephzibah Menuhin Prize and the Best Australian Pianist Prize. He was awarded a Best Accompanist prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition in 1994.
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Seasons
MP 019 [2CD set]