Klavierabend for Two
Piano Evening for Two: the first experiment within the walls of the Higher School of Economics – professors playing music!
Our university has a long history of students playing amateur music. HSE students attend studios of piano and guitar playing, classical and pop singing. The HSE has twice hosted Klaviarium, an international contest of amateur piano players, which attracts piano players from Europe and South America. For more than ten years, the Force Majeure choir has existed at the HSE, and has often won international contests, including those where professional teams are participatng.
We can learn about music tastes and interests of the university’s ‘older generation’ from these concerts as part of Professors’ Wednesdays, which attract lecturers and staff of the HSE. But, for the first time, we have the honour of inviting guests to a music evening where the key participants will be Michel Grabisch, Professor of Computer Sciences at University Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne, and Sergei Erofeev, Vice Rector of HSE.
The programme of the concert includes piano compositions by Chopin, List, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and Debussy.
Start time: 6 pm
Address: 20 Myasnitskaya Ulitsa, Professors’ Club, Room 300.
The entrance is free for HSE staff and students. If you are a guest, please register online.
Michel Grabisch graduated from Ecole Nationale des Ingénieurs Electriciens de Grenoble. From 2000 to 2002 he was visiting professor at Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris. Currently he also works at the Paris School of Economics.
Michel Grabisch is author of two monographs and books, as well as over one hundred publications in academic journals. He is member of the editorial boards at Annals of Operations Research, Mathematical Social Sciences, 4OR, RAIRO.RO, TOP, and Operations Research and Decisions Quarterly.
Michel Grabisch has played the piano since he was twelve. In addition to playing solo, he also plays in chamber ensembles and accompanies vocalists.
He first graduated as a piano player from Kazan State Conservatoire, and then became one of the first post-Soviet Russian sociologists to receive an education abroad (University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom). Since the mid-1990s he has been studying the sociology of culture and helping to develop the international activities of several universities (including Kazan Federal University and the European University in St. Petersburg).
Sergey Erofeev’s teacher was Viktor Stolov, a student of Emil Gilels. Sergey Erofeev was an outstanding graduate of music, but during Perestroika decided to change his career to social studies, in order to study the role of popular and classical music in a changing society. In 2006 he returned to playing classical music.