Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 22 April, 1913

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 22 April 1913, pages 376-378:

Today is a great day in the Conservatoire: the final exam of those graduating from the piano class. Eight people were performing, all of whom had been awarded marks of 5+ for their recital programmes. This year, because of the Fiftieth Anniversary Jubilee, they were competing for three prizes of a grand piano; in normal years there is one piano for the winner of the first prize. Max and I were there at ten o'clock to find an already packed hall. We were counting on seeing a good number of 'targets', but the competition itself held such interest for us that we soon forgot about them. …   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 22 April 1913. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 376-378. accessed: 17 June, 2024

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

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Experience Information

Date/Time 22 April, 1913
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:25:59 +0100
Approved on Fri, 08 Jun 2018 16:15:49 +0100