ALMATY – Famous Kazakh pianist, Oleg Pereversev, who is also a member of the musical group Chick Flick and instrumental duet Vivat, recently presented his new online album “Classical Music for All.”
It took a year to prepare the new tracks, which represent classical music from different periods, including masterpieces by Bach, as well as self-composed songs. The album also includes an instrumental cover version of “Kozimnin Karasy,” a song well known in Kazakhstan and written by the great Kazakh poet Abai.
Classical music connoisseurs will be glad to hear the famous “To Elise” and “The Moon Sonata” by Beethoven, “Italian Polka” by Rachmaninov, “Nocturne No.20” by Chopin and “Flight of the Bumble Bee” by Rimski-Korsakov. The album has been released for internet users to listen online or download.
Classical music is important to Pereversev. Apart from playing in a musical group, he also performs with an orchestra and organises solo concerts.
The pianist who studied at Hanover High School of Music and Theater in Germany, has won numerous awards and has received widespread recognition. He also participated in the popular show “Minute of Glory” and was one of the finalists on the Ukrainian show “Ukraine Searches for Talent.” The video, where Pereversev plays “Flight of the Bumble Bee” on two pianos at once was watched more than 1 million times.
“Music is my passion. I first learned how to play piano at the age of five. Since then, music has become an important and integral part of my life and I am always looking for new ways to perform,” explained Pereversev.
According to the musician, the idea of playing two pianos simultaneously came spontaneously. “I am not the first one to play piano in such an unusual way, but my family and friends found it amazing, so I decided to give the public a glimpse,” says Pereversev.
Chick Flick was founded in 2009 and quickly became famous amongst concert goers thanks to their unusual sound that includes elements of electro, synth pop, acid jazz, bossa nova and lounge.