(New York, New York) January 30, 2020 — ShiZ’ka will return to St. John’s in the Village on March 21, 2020, at 2 PM; this concert will be held at Revelation Gallery. Her first concert SCARLATTI IN THE CITY was received with great enthusiasm and this follow up performance BRILLIANCE & FERVOR: Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Scarlatti & More will feature new pieces just added to the artist’s already expansive repertoire.
ShiZ’ka, 26 years old, is becoming known for her intense and refreshingly spontaneous delivery of some of the world’s best-known classical music. In March she will be premiering music from the composers featured in the program title plus works from Chopin and Prokofiev. Constantly challenging herself to learn and master new works, ShiZ’ka recently made the decision to stop entering competitions, a path many new young classical artists take in order to receive recognition.
She shares, “I desire to feel a bond between the composer and their compositions. When you learn for the sole purpose of competing, to “win” and being judged as better or more talented than other musicians, it takes the creative process to a darker channel for me. I realize there are financial awards and recognition that may lead to opportunities to elevate my career, however after entering a few competitions last year in New York and being told I came close to winning, I was left feeling drained of my love of the music itself. It just feels unnatural and unsettling for me and it may take me longer to find my audience. It will be a healthier and more encouraging process as I move forward in my career.”
NYC’s performance marketing agency Musae is in place to help promote and sell tickets. ShiZ’ka encourages all music fans to attend her concerts; she is excited to share her deep and profound enthusiasm for music dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. For tickets please visit the link: bit.ly/Shizka-revelation where you will find a full listing of the program for ShiZ’ka’s March 21 concert. For more about ShiZ’ka and to listen to selections from SCARLATTI SONATAS, please visit ShizkaPianist.com.
About ShiZ’ka: ShiZ’ka released her debut album SCARLATTI SONATAS featuring fourteen of the renowned composer Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti’s sonatas in 2019, receiving airplay on New York’s WQXR. She has been playing classical piano since the age of four and studied with renowned Japanese teachers Toshimi Sakou, Keita Kosaka, Makoto Yamahata, and Mako Okamoto. She has also studied at prominent music schools including Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts and Berklee College of Music. Currently, she lives in New York with her husband Edmund Arkus and their son Emil.
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