Monday, February 11, 2008

A mysteriously good pianist!

The start of an entry in a deceased friend of mine, Oleksandr Kryvenko (1963-2003), from his book Entsyklopedia nashoho Ukrainoznavstva, published in 1997 started an entry for CHUPRYK, Ethella, with the title of this blog, and that was back in 1997. Over ten years have passed since then, and a lot of water has flown under the bridge.

The following clip is an excerpt of Ethella Chupryk playing Serhiy Rachmaninov's Third Concert for Piano and Orchestra, accompanied by The Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, directed by Fedir Hlushchenko. This clip is from a period a number of years earlier, but it will give you a taste of Ms. Chupryk's style.

Enjoy this brief excerpt, I guarantee that in the near future you will have an opportunity to hear a great deal more.


  1. This woman is as amazing as you say. How she can maintain that "sparkle" throughout such a long piece boggles the mind!

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Pawlina,

    I could have commented earlier, but just was too overloaded to do so.

    Maintaining the "sparkle" as you say comes from years and years of work and dedication.

    I have had friends who have studied piano for years, who have said nothing but "WOW" to Ethella's rendition of this piece.