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The World of Boris Pasternak: Piano Recital by Hannah Elizabeth-Teoh featuring Special Literary Guests + Guided Tour of Pasternak House
The World of Boris Pasternak: Piano Recital by Hannah Elizabeth-Teoh featuring Special Literary Guests + Guided Tour of Pasternak House

The World of Boris Pasternak: Piano Recital by Hannah Elizabeth-Teoh featuring Special Literary Guests + Guided Tour of Pasternak House

Holywell Music Room

Oxford

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Part I. The World of Boris Pasternak: A Piano Recital by Hannah Elizabeth-Teoh Featuring Special Literary Guests Yes, you read that right! Boris Pasternak, the celebrated Russian poet and Nobel Prize-winning author of Doctor Zhivago, was also an aspiring musician in his early years. Raised in aristocracy, Pasternak's mother was a renowned concert pianist, and Scriabin and Rachmaninoff were frequent visitors to their dacha. This concert offers a rare opportunity to hear his only surviving compositions and enjoy poetic interludes by special literary guests. --- New Zealand-born Hannah Elizabeth-Teoh @hannahteohpiano studied at the Royal Academy of Music, the École Normale de Musique de Paris, and the Royal College of Music. She has won numerous awards, including the Harold Samuel Prize, the Florence Murray Award, the Lesley Holland Scholarship, and the Ivy Corkill Recital Award. --- Part II. The World of Leonid Pasternak: Guided Tours of the Pasternak House by Ann Pasternak-Slater But that's not all! We've planned something truly exceptional for you. Did you know that Boris's father, Leonid Pasternak (1862–1945), was a leading artist of Russian Impressionism who spent the last six years of his life working in Oxford? His portraits from life include studies of contemporary writers such as Tolstoy, Gorky, Rilke, Remizov, Hauptmann, Verhaeren, and An-Sky; musicians and composers in performance, including Scriabin, Chaliapin, Busoni, Hofmann, and Rachmaninoff; and other distinguished contemporaries such as Einstein, Gordon Craig, Chaim Weizmann, and Lenin. The Pasternak Family Collection is housed in the Pasternak House, where Leonid died in 1945. On June 1st and 2nd, we'll visit the Pasternak House in Oxford, where Ann Pasternak-Slater, Leonid's granddaughter and Boris's niece, will lead us on a private tour of the gallery. Due to the exclusive nature of the event, the number of tickets is limited, so don't wait too long to secure your spot!

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Opens Fri 31st May at 7:30 PM (BST)
Holywell Street, Oxford, OX1 3SD, United Kingdom
Holywell Music Room