Wednesday 8.8 at 6pm at Arkadia: Concert by pianist Mark Fouxman

Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to a concert by pianist Mark Fouxman on Wednesday 8.8 at 6pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11)

Des Abends, from Phantasiestucke Op. 1         Robert Schumann

Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 1         Frederic Chopin

Sonata No. 7 in B flat Major, Op. 83                Sergey Prokofiev

Cordoba, from Chants d’Espagne, Op. 232      Isaac Albeniz

Moments Musical no. 4, 5, 6, Op. 16             Sergei Rachmaninov


Warm regards,

Entrance is free but a donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome. If you have no loose change or coins we gladly accept payment via Visa Electron or Mastercard etc.!

Mark Fouxman, a man of many talents—concert pianist, charismatic and inspiring piano teacher, inventor, audio and electronics engineer, microphone designer, and owner/chief designer of a successful microphone production company—has performed as a soloist, with orchestra, and in chamber music recitals in some of the greatest halls in Russia, Israel, and Holland, including the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Tel Aviv Museum of Arts, Jerusalem Music Center, and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
He started piano lessons with his father, Vladimir Fouxman (distinguished teacher at the Kemerovo Music College). Among the influences on his early musical education were Lev Naumov in Moscow, Michael Boguslavsky, Victor Derevianko, and Pnina Saltzman in Tel Aviv.

Mr. Fouxman moved to the US in 1998 to complete his DMA at Arizona State University under Professor Robert Hamilton. Concert engagements in the United States have included recitals at Scottsdale Steinway Hall, Chicago Steinway Hall, Arizona State University, University of Utah, Indiana University South Bend; a live broadcast on WFMT radio station in Chicago; and performances at the New York International Piano Festivals, as well as concert tours in Russia and Costa Rica. In 2015 season he performed an opening recital at the Russian Music Festival in Vancouver, Canada and Schlern International Festival in Italy. His appearances for 2016-17 included recitals and master classes at Weber University (Utah), Brownsville, Edinburg, and Canyon Universities (Texas), San Diego University (California), performances with Irkutsk Philharmonic orchestra in Russia, and solo recitals in Vancouver, Canada. The 2018 appearances include Weber University (Utah), San Diego University (California), Canyon University (Texas), solo recitals and master classes in Vladivostok and Irkutsk (Russia) in Hamburg and Kassel (Germany), Italy, Czech Republic, among others.

Having a deep belief in the purity of music, Dr. Fouxman gives preference to a constant search for new ways of self-expression and perfecting the musical craft. In his playing critics emphasize his piano mastery, along with a deep and highly personal approach to music making. They also note that his attention to shaping the melodic line, voicing the music texture, and beauty of sound, link his work to the performing values of the past.

An integral part of Dr. Fouxman’s musical activity is his highly respected pedagogical work. At the core of his approach to teaching piano is the music itself, where a clear picture of the composer’s intentions and thorough analysis of musical content dictate the means of technical execution, and inspire personal emotional connection with music and performance.

Dr. Fouxman is a faculty member at the Semper Music International Festival, in Italy: and Petrof International Summer Festival, in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic: