Theme and Twelve Variations (1995, ca. 12’. 1st performance - November 1995, St. Petersburg)
Sonata For Piano in three movements (2001, 14’. 1st performance - October 2002, Cologne)
Ad Veritatem (2008, 10’, 1st performance - October 2018, Bonn, Germany)
Nocturne (2012, ca. 8’. Premiered in May 2012, Queens, New York)
Touch The Cloud (2012, ca. 4.’ Premiered in November 2012, St-Petersburg Festival of new music “Sound Ways”)
Falling in Love for piano and campanelli (2013, 7’. Premiered in November 2013, St-Petersburg Festival of new music “Sound Ways”)
Elegie (2018, 5', premiered on February 26, 2019 in Douglaston, NY, Music Club Gathering )
Im Schatten des Lichts (2019, 7'. Premiered in November 2019, St - Petersburg New Music festival "Sound Ways")
Le Temps Filant ("Dissolving Time". 2020, 5'. Premiered in January 2021 at Moscow Conservatory, Miaskovsky Concert Hall)
1st performance - October 2018, Bonn, Germany)
"Ad Veritatem" was written as a special piece for the International Beethoven Piano Competition in Bonn, Germany. It was requested that the piece would feature virtuosity, cantilena and will be connected to Beethoven.
This piece consists of series of variations with theme appearing at the end. Going through challenges of variations the truth, Veritas is represented by Beethoven's theme from Piano Sonata op.110.
It opens up at the very end as a solution of the riddle. In other words "per aspera ad vertitatem".
(from Piano Sonata, 2002. 7')
First performance - Cologne, Germany 2002
(2012, first performance- May 2012, Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens, New York)
In 2012 my colleague, professor Hubert Howe was planning his special concerts celebrating his 70th birthday. He invited me to be a part of the celebration.
"Nocturne" was written for that occasion. When writing, I was envisioning a lonely person, standing in a twilight on an empty, gray field, feeling all the sorrow of the world. The piece leads from a night birds chirping and a beautiful melody from "far away" to an emotional explosion and realization of an inevitable.
Elegie (2018, 4'30")
This piece was commissioned by a legendary New York sound engineer Joe Patrych in memory of his brother, Martin. The piece is using musical monogram of Martyn's name. Martyn Patrych= a a c h.
I wrote the piece imagening the moment when the soul just left the body. It is still uncertain whether it is free,making its first steps to eternity.
Le Temps Filant (Elusive Time, 2020, 4'54")
Sometime in July 2020, right after the lockdown I caught myself having an image of a hand that should hold a solid object. Instead, the object turns into sand and disappears.
This piece is inspired by the idea of what's real and what's just a dream. The line is often hard to sense.
Minimalistic figure at the beginning is then developed in rather exquisite changes of harmonies and rhythm patterns. The time is an elusive substance...