18 January 2016 | The Great Hall of The Moscow Conservatoire “The Conductor’s Choice” Series Soloist – Alexandra Stychkina, piano Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov Beethoven. Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, op. 15 Mahler. Symphony No. 1 in D major BUY TICKET The "Concerts of Goodwill", as the audience called “The Conductor's Choice” subscription series, always feature the NPR artistic director Vladimir Spivakov. This time the Maestro turns to Austro-German symphonic masterpieces. His choice fell on Mahler's First Symphony (1888/1896) that had shaken up Europe at the twilight of musical romanticism and opened a new era of symphonic music, and on the touchstone of classicism harmony - Beethoven's First Piano Concerto (1795). The Maestro has invited 12-year-old pianist Alexandra Stychkina to take part in the concert. Despite her young age, she has already become a laureate of international competitions, including the “Astana Piano Passion”. In the spring of 2015, she was among the finalists of the First V. Krainev Piano Competition. Alexandra is a student at the Central Music School, where her teacher is Mira Marchenko, and a bursar of the Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation. She tours extensively in Russia and abroad, and repeatedly performs with the Maestro and his Orchestras at Moscow best venues.