Sergei Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg Conservatory - 21 April, 1914

from Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 21 April 1914, page 658:

I went into the Small Hall where the graduating pianists were giving their final exam performances, many of them very good, some Yesipova students, almost 'tomorrow's standard'*. The audience was large, a full house. Before playing to Tcherepnin I had looked in on the Small Hall, but at that time it had been the interval and the audience was outside in the foyer. As soon as I entered people started noticing me, looking at me and whispering. I am definitely the star turn of tomorrow! Among the crowd I noticed Lida and Zoya, who had come to hear Elfrieda Hansen. Now the Tcherepnin …   more >>

cite as

Sergey Prokofiev, Sergey Prokofiev diaries: 21 April 1914. In Anthony Phillips (ed.), Sergey Prokofiev diaries 1907-1914 (Ithaca N.Y, 2006), p. 658. accessed: 10 December, 2023

location of experience: Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Sergei Prokofiev
performer, Composer, Musician

Listening to

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Piano exam performances performed by Berlin, Elfrieda Hansen, Tietz, Mikhail Tseitlin

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 April, 1914
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


* S.P. refers to the Grand Piano Prize competition at the Conservatoire, which would take place the following day.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Wed, 16 Dec 2015 12:31:00 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 16:33:15 +0100