Composer & pianist
Adrian Korchinski (born on 17 March 1959 in Lviv, Ukraine) is one of the most fascinating composers of his generation. He has worked in various genres – from symphonic and contemporary classical to electronic and pop music, and composed for television channels, theatre productions and feature films. What sets his work apart is an extraordinary visual mindset, a colourful musical imagery, an inventive and experimental style intertwined with lyrical moments of great beauty.
Adrian Korchinski commenced his musical studies in Lviv and the Central Music School in Moscow and, in 1982, graduated from the prestigious Moscow Conservatory (Piano and Composition). Adrian Korchinski’s major works include: Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, Symphony for Viola and Orchestra “Orpheus and Eurydice”, Concerto for Viola, Organ and String Orchestra “Seven Words of Jesus on the Cross”, Two Sonatas for Violin and Piano, Sonata for Cello and Piano, music for Kafka’s “Process”, Quintet “Curriculum Vitae”, Quartet “Mind Games”, music composed for feature films “Tests for Real Men” and “Northern Light”, and other chamber, vocal and organ compositions. In addition, One of his latest orchestral works is “Four Elements”, a Concerto for Violin, Strings Orchestra and Piano, inspired by XIX century prints of Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai.
Recently, Adrian Korchinski recorded 24 Mazurkas of Frederic Chopin. Appearing at a first glance uncomplicated, but in fact very elaborate and demanding, the Mazurkas were composed by Chopin throughout his life and can virtually be seen as his musical diary. Korchinski’s performance masterfully conveys their sensitive emotionality and mysticism, as well as expressive and articulate nature. His energetic, yet harmonic style and the delicate placing of the Mazurkas’ distinctive irregular rhythmic accents provide a fresh and virtuoso interpretation.
Soon the disc of Adrian Korchinski with 24 Mazurkas Chopin records will appear on the Web.