It is important for our musicians to not only delve into the historical repertoire but also to collaborate with modern composers.
At the upcoming concert on February 28th, 2024, the trio of Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, Narek Haknazaryan, and Georgy Tchaidze will be premiering Sauli Zinovjev's composition, "a love song" (2023), at the prestigious Wiener Konzerthaus. This performance marks Sauli's debut as a composer in this esteemed venue, highlighting the significance of showcasing contemporary music.
Sauli Zinovjev: — To compose a trio for Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, Narek Haknazaryan and Georgy Tchaidze – all established and world class musicians – is a combination where there are no boundaries limiting my creativity and to get this all happen at the prestigious Wiener Konzerthaus is naturally a huge honor for me but also an important showcase of the vitality of entire Finnish contemporary music field.
Nikita Boriso-Glebsky and Georgy Tchaidze are set to captivate audiences at the upcoming Cartagena Music Festival. From January 8th to January 11th, 2024, this prestigious event will showcase the extraordinary talent of these two virtuosos.
The highlight of their performances will be on January 9th, when Boriso-Glebsky and Tchaidze will grace the stage together. In addition, they will also collaborate with other esteemed artists and present solo recitals on various dates throughout the festival.
On December 22, 2023, Nikita Boriso-Glebsky will be performing with the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra at the Türk Telekom Opera Hall, under the baton of conductor Hasan Niyazi Tura.
This concert pays tribute to the friendship and collaboration between the legendary violinist David Oistrakh and composer Dmitri Shostakovich. Back in 1935, these two artists visited Turkey at the invitation of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and formed a close bond. Shostakovich's First Violin Concerto, a masterpiece born from their friendship, has captivated audiences for years with its emotional depth and technical brilliance. With Nikita Boriso-Glebsky as the soloist, the audience will experience an exceptional interpretation of this iconic work.
On December 15, 2023, Narek Hakhnazaryan will join forces with the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Karel Mark Chichon, for an unforgettable evening at the prestigious Alfredo Kraus Auditorium.
The highlight of the performance will be their rendition of Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations, a masterful composition that showcases the virtuosity of both the soloist and the orchestra. Also in the program M. Bruch's Kol Nidrei, Op. 47.
On November 23, 2023, the immensely talented Konstantin Emelyanov, the Winner of the The International German Piano Award 2022, will be gracing the stage at the prestigious Casals Forum in Kronberg im Taunus for the opening concert of The International German Piano Award 2023.
Prepare to be captivated by an exquisite program featuring the masterful works of Debussy, Rachmaninov, Schumann, and Stravinsky.
On November 26 and 27, 2023, Nikita Boriso-Glebsky and Narek Hakhnazaryan will join forces at the Vienna Konzerthaus for a captivating performance. Together with the esteemed Vienna Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Jan Willem de Vriend, they will present Johannes Brahms' majestic Double Concerto.
This exceptional musical event promises a mesmerizing showcase of talent as Boriso-Glebsky and Hakhnazaryan collaborate to bring Brahms' beloved masterpiece to life. The Double Concerto, known for its expressive melodies and intricate interplay between the violin and cello, is a true gem of the classical repertoire.
On November 13, 2023, the piano trio of Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, Narek Hakhnazaryan, and Georgy Tchaidze will commence their second season as resident performers at the prestigious Vienna Konzerthaus.
The program features two hidden gems of the piano trio repertoire, carefully selected by the trio. Audiences will be captivated by the enchanting compositions by Franz Liszt and Ernest Chausson. Additionally, the trio showcases the emotional depth and technical brilliance of Sergei Rachmaninov's "Trio élégiaque."
The next concerts of their piano trio series are scheduled for February 28 and April 29, 2024.
Narek Hakhnazaryan Returns to Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Mark your calendars for November 3 and 4, 2023, as the incredibly talented Narek Hakhnazaryan takes the stage with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra! Joined by the conductor Jan Willem de Vriend, they will be performing Antonín Dvořák's mesmerizing Cello Concerto in B minor at the iconic L'Auditori. Don't miss this enchanting musical experience!
On October 20, 2023, the piano duo Georgy Tchaidze and Nadezda Pisareva will be presenting their new project, "Pas de deux," at the Konzerthausorchester Berlin. This exciting event brings a fresh perspective to the treasures of ballet music through arrangements for piano four hands.
The evening will feature new interpretations of beloved compositions such as "Ma mère l'Oye" by Maurice Ravel, "Sleeping Beauty" by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, and the legendary 20th-century masterpiece, "Le Sacre du printemps" by Igor Stravinsky. Audiences can expect to experience these iconic ballet scores in a captivating and unique way.
This project has been made possible with the support of Neustart Kultur.
On September 22, Nikita Boriso-Glebsky will be making his debut with the renowned Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. Nikita will be performing Édouard Lalo's Spanish Symphony for violin and orchestra, a masterpiece filled with passionate energy and lyrical beauty. It's truly remarkable to witness the combination of a Spanish Symphony with a Spanish Orchestra!
Under the baton of the esteemed conductor Paul Daniel, this performance holds special significance as it marks Nikita's first-ever performance on Tenerife Island.
Narek Hakhnazaryan is set to tour the United States with Camerata Pacifica from September 10th to 15th. This tour will take them to four different cities: Thousand Oaks, San Marino, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara.
The concert program has been carefully curated to showcase some of the most beautiful music of all time. It will feature timeless masterpieces by Beethoven, Mozart and Elgar. Narek will collaborate with distinguished musicians such as Paul Huang and Jason Uyeyama on violins, Timothy Ridout on viola, and Irina Zahharenkova on piano, to create a truly unforgettable performance.
Join us in welcoming a pianist Konstantin Emelyanov for general management!
Konstantin is a true discovery in the world of classical music, wowing audiences and judges alike with his exceptional skills and artistry. He first gained international recognition when he won the 3rd prize at the 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition. Since then, he has continued to win numerous prestigious competitions, including the 2022 International German Piano Award.
We are thrilled to have Konstantin join our agency and look forward to working with him to bring his incredible talent to audiences all over the world. Check out his upcoming concerts this autumn:
• 12 September: Muse Salentine Festival in Alessano, Italy • 30 September: Piano Recital in Vercelli, Italy • 23 November: Opening International German Piano Award 2023 in Kronberg im Taunus, Germany | Casals Forum
Stay tuned for more updates!
Narek Hakhnazaryan Performs at the Gustav Mahler Music Weeks
Narek Hakhnazaryan is scheduled to perform on July 17th, 2023, at the Gustav Mahler Music Weeks, a highly anticipated event for classical music fans around the world.
Narek's program includes a mix of classical and modern pieces that highlight the versatility of the cello. He will play J.S. Bach's timeless classic, Suite No. 1 in G major for violoncello solo, BWV 1007, as well as György Ligeti's Sonata for violoncello solo.
To honor his Armenian roots, Narek will perform "Apricot Tree" by Komitas and Adam Khudoyan's Sonata No. 1 for violoncello solo. The cello's beauty will be showcased in Pau Casals's "Song of the Birds." Finally, Narek's performance will conclude with the dramatic and powerful pieces of Gaspar Cassadó's Suite for violoncello solo (3rd movement) and Giovanni Sollima's Lamentatio.
Nicolas Baldeyrou Closes the Colmar International Festival
Nicolas Baldeyrou is going to perform at the closing concert of the Colmar International Festival on July 14th, 2023. The evening promises to be a firework, as Maestro Alain Altinoglu has invited some of his musician friends to share a festive moment of music.
During the concert, Baldeyrou will play three pieces: Trepak from the holiday classic The Nutcracker by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, The Flight of the Bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns. Each of these pieces is a cherished classic, and Baldeyrou's experience in playing the clarinet is sure to breathe new life into these timeless works.
Nikita Boriso-Glebsky and the David Trio to Perform in Rome
On July 11, 2023, Nikita Boriso-Glebsky performs at the Sotto l'Angelo di Castello festival, which will be held at the beautiful Castel Sant'Angelo National Museum in Rome. Nikita will be performing as a part of the David Trio, alongside Claudio Trovajoli, piano, and David Cohen, cello. But that's not all. The trio will also be joined by two other talented musicians: William Chiquito Henao, violin, and Raffaele Mallozzi, viola.
They will be presenting two late 19th century chamber music masterpieces with piano by A. Arensky and A. Dvorák. The carefully curated program promises to take the audience on an emotional journey with Arensky's Trio No. 1 op. 32 and mesmerize them with Dvorák's Quintet op. 81 rich melodies, intricate counterpoint and beautiful harmonies.
Narek Hakhnazaryan Tours England with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Narek Hakhnazaryan is embarking on a tour of England with the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The tour promises to be a spectacular showcase of his exceptional talent, as he performs the timeless masterpiece of Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme. This captivating work of art will be conducted by the talented Anna-Maria Helsing, who will provide a seamless and harmonious accompaniment to Narek's mesmerizing performance.
Narek will perform on June 14, 2022, at Cadogan Hall, a renowned venue in London known for its exceptional acoustics, which will allow you to experience the full range of his cello playing. Alternatively, you can see him on June 15 at Hull City Hall, another impressive venue for hosting world-class musical performances.
On May 4, 2023, Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, Narek Hakhnazaryan and Georgy Tchaidze return to the Wiener Konzerthaus to perform at the Mozart-Saal.
The program will be opened with Adagio ("Notturno") by Franz Schubert — an astonishing piece that shows the trio's ability to present the whole philosophic and intellectual fullness of the composer's lyric. The concert will proceed with the Piano trio («Ghost») by Ludwig van Beethoven. It is both dramatic and melancholic composition, which the trio plays with ease, showing their technical skills.
Dmitry Shostakovich's Symphony No. 15 arranged for violin, cello, piano and percussion by Viktor Derevianko will be the culmination of the night. This work, which is considered to be one of the composer's most mysterious compositions, represents a certain challenge for the performers, which the Weiner Konzerthaus resident trio is more than capable of coping with.
Narek Hakhnazaryan Tours Spain with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Narek Hakhnazaryan is scheduled to perform at two different venues in Spain on April 20 and 21, accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Vasily Petrenko.
Their collaborative performance will feature Dvořák's timeless masterpiece, the Cello Concerto. Hakhnazaryan, who is known for his passionate and expressive playing, is sure to bring out the full emotional depth and musical beauty of this beloved work.
On April 20, the concert will take place at the prestigious Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, while the next day, April 21, the orchestra and soloist will travel to the Auditorio de la Diputación de Alicante to present the same program.
"It is easy to hear, that the fascinating purity of Nicolas Baldeyrou's playing is based both on the perfect technique and flawless intonation. In the virtuoso passages, he captures the finest nuances and amazes with a sensitively rehearsed dialogue with the orchestra," says the Mannheimer Morgen about his concert in Mannheim.
On April 13, 2023, already, Nicolas Baldeyrou will perform on the stage of Auditorio de la Diputación de Alicante, Spain. The musician will play a composition that demonstrates vividly both the technical and expressive abilities of the soloist — Clarinet Concerto No.2 by Weber.
The ADDA-SIMFÒNICA orchestra under the baton of Rune Bergmann will share the stage with Baldeyrou.
On April 11, 2023, Nikita Boriso-Glebsky performs with the Atrium Quartet in Hamburg. For their recital in the Laeiszhalle, where the Atrium Quartet have already appeared several times, the four musicians focus on the music of Sergei Prokofiev to mark the 70th anniversary of his death.
They will perform some of Prokofiev's most iconic works: String Quartet No. 1, Sonata for 2 Violin, String Quartet No 1. These pieces are known for their emotional depth, technical brilliance, and inventive melodies, and are sure to leave a lasting impression on all who attend.
Valeriia Rastogi Joins Larus Music as Artist Manager
The International music agency Larus is pleased to greet Valeriia Rastogi, who has joined the company as an artistic manager.
Valeriia has been organizing academic music concerts and working with musicians since 2015. Her experience includes administration of more than 100 events at Zaryadye Concert Hall, Moscow; work at the International Platonov festival direction, and management of the Tchaikovsky Contest gala-concert (2019) and "Golden Mask" festival closing (2021).
Welcome on board, Valeriia, we are very glad that you have joined our team!
Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, violist Maxim Rysanov and cellist Dóra Kokas join forces for Ireland tour as a string trio. The artists perform together regularly in duo recitals or small ensembles, but this tour marks their first concerts as a trio.
Over 8 days, the trio will perform at Ireland's finest venues — St. Brendan's Church, Bantry (12 Mar); St Ann's Church, Dublin (14 Mar); Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire (15 Mar); Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny (16 Mar); Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, County Wicklow (17 Mar); The Dock, Carrick-On-Shannon (18 Mar); Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny (19 Mar); and Station House Theatre, Clifden (21 Mar).
The programme will showcase Mozart's only string trio and Beethoven's equally glorious Trio in G major, as well as inspiring pieces by contemporary composers Dobrinka Tabakova and Ed Bennett.
On March 31, 2023, Nicolas Baldeyrou makes his debut with the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra Denizbank Concerts under the baton of Thomas Rösner.
Nicolas performs Weber's Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in a programme that also features Mendelssohn's "The Fair Melusine" Overture and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade. The concert takes place at the AKM Theatre Hall, Istanbul.
This performance follows Baldeyrou's highly successful series of masterclasses in Turkey in January 2022.
On March 13, 2023, Georgy Tchaidze and Narek Hakhnazaryan perform together again in a prestigios concert series Serate Musicali in Milan.
The program includes: • Johannes Brahms, Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1; • Robert Schumann, Adagio and Allegro; • Sergei Rachmaninoff, Sonata for Cello and piano
That will be their second performance in Serate Musicali — the duo made a very successful debut here in January 2022. Serate Musicali exists for more than 50 years and keeps doing its historical part: inviting both famous musicians and young talents from Italy and all over the world.
Narek Hakhnazaryan Performs at Konzerthaus Dortmund
On February 4, 2023, Narek Hakhnazaryan performed on the stage of the Konzerthaus Dortmund in terms of a festival in honor of Sofia Gubaidulina. Together with the Chorwerk Ruhr under the baton of Michael Alber he performed a large-scale work "Sonnengesang". It is based on the Canticle of the Sun by Saint Francis of Assisi, and the composition itself was inspired by the personality of Mstislav Rostropovich.
The cellist's role on the stage literally goes beyond his instrument: he performs solo on the gong, big drum and flexaton.
Photo: Petra Coddington.
Nicolas Baldeyrou Shares the Stage with Renaud Capuçon and the Orchestre National de France
How did you spend this past Sunday? Nicolas Baldeyrou spent his in the exceptional company of Renaud Capuçon and other world-class musicians including violinist Ji-Yoon Park, violist Christophe Gaugué, cellist Nadine Pierre, and others with the Orchestre National de France and Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France. They all gathered at the Radio France Auditorium to perform Mozart's 'Quintet with clarinet' composed in 1789, his first score written for this type of ensemble. This work will inspire both Weber and Brahms later on.
Another remarkable composition played that evening was Strauss's 'Metamorphosen', the work he composed at the very end of his life. He was an unfortunate witness to the ruins left in the aftermath of the Second World War which made him reflect on the future of civilization.
Today we announce the most recent upcoming performance on Nikita Boriso-Glebsky's busy schedule. He's set to perform at Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti, the opera house in town of Modena, Italy, with an orchestra under the supervision of a talented conductor Joel Sandelson. Together they'll perform Prokofiev's Concerto No. 2 in G minor for violin. It premiered in Madrid in 1935, and the Spanish liked the work so much they sent a delegation of musicians to thank Prokofiev afterwards. The concerto starts off with a simple violin melody; the graceful melody flows throughout the entire second movement and ends with the initial violin theme reappearing in the orchestra's somber lower register.
Other compositions scheduled for the evening include Borodin's 'In the steppes of Central Asia', and orchestra op. 63, and Dvorák's Symphony No. 8 in G major.
For additional info, as well as a link to purchase the tickets, please refer to this link. See you in Modena!
Narek Hakhnazaryan Performs Shostakovich in a Small Tour Around Spain
Coming back from the break with exciting news to share! In late October and early November our dearest Narek Hakhnazaryan performed a series of concerts with Barcelona Symphony Orchestra conducted by Juanjo Mena. Together they played Shostakovich's Cello Concerto at the National Music Auditorium in Madrid and L'Auditori in Barcelona.
Dmitri Shostakovich's emotionally charged work requires a high degree of technical skill on the part of the soloist, which Narek masters beautifully in his performances. Also, the program included Robert Gerhard's 'Alegrías', a symphonic suite based on themes from 'Flamenco' ballet, as well as Carl Nielsen's Symphony No. 4 titled 'The Inextinguishable' — the most praised of his symphonies and a celebration of life.
2022/23 season is in full swing! In a matter of a few days Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, as a part of the Atrium quartet, together with Georgy Tchaidze will perform at the Konzerthaus Berlin. Their program for the night includes compositions by Taneyev and Brahms, and the concert is scheduled for September, 13. If you happen to be in Berlin, get your tickets here and enjoy some wonderful chamber music!
Nikita Boriso-Glebsky and the Atrium quartet are set to perform at the Konzerthaus Berlin once again on September, 15. This time around it'll be a different program (including Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich) with a new set of wonderful musicians.
Nikita Boriso-Glebsky and Narek Hakhnazaryan are due to perform in the Netherlands at the end of this month as a part of a chamber music quartet with pianist Nikolai Lugansky and violist Maxim Rysanov. The concerts will take place in Amsterdam on September, 29 and in Eindhoven on September, 30. There's not a whole lot of tickets left — if you'd like to come, click here before they sell out.
Full program: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Piano Quartet in E flat major, KV 493 Gabriel Fauré — Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, op. 15 Johannes Brahms — Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, op. 60
This September Nicolas Baldeyrou is performing at the Ravel Festival together with the Modigliani Quartet. They'll perform Mozart and Schubert in a peaceful setting of a picturesque 15th-century Catholic church located in southwest France.
The Ravel Festival is already in full swing — it spans almost an entire month from August, 19 to September, 11. Named after the brilliant French composer Maurice Ravel, the festival hosts some of the best performers in the world — international soloists and chamber musicians, young performers, large orchestras, choirs, and ensembles performing all kinds of music.
Nicolas Baldeyrou and the Modigliani Quartet's full program: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Quintet with clarinet in A major, KV 581 "Quintet Stadler" (1789) Franz Schubert — String Quartet n°15 in G major, op.161 D 887 (1826)
The reviews are in! While Narek Hakhnazaryan and the Z.E.N. Trio are touring Australia we get to live vicariously through the Limelight Magazine's Jo St Leon. Her review on the trio's performance is out now — read the full article here.
We're excited to announce Narek Hakhnazaryan is embarking on a tour around Australia as a part of Z.E.N. trio alongside pianist Zhang Zuo and violinist Esther Yoo.
August 10 marks the beginning of their first ever Australian tour. The trio is set to travel all over the continent including Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, and other cities. They will premiere new work by a renowned Australian composer Matt Laing titled Little Cataclysms, as well as compositions by Brahms, Babajanian, and Dvorák.
If you happen to be in Australia, give yourself a gift of an unforgettable live music performance! Click here for tickets and details.
Nikita Boriso-Glebsky and Zlatomir Fung will once again share the stage of the Normandy Chamber Music Festival in picturesque Giverny, France. Nikita and Zlatomir's programs of this year feature compositions by Olivier Messiaen, Benjamin Britten, Ernest Chausson, Lili Boulanger, and others.
The festival spans 10 days and features more than 40 artists — world-renowned musicians, actors, and dancers. Fun fact: Giverny has not only been home to the festival but also to the renowned artist Claude Monet where he painted his water lily garden series.
Get your tickets here and experience Giverny's event of the year!
Georgy Tchaidze is set to open the Cristofori International Piano Festival in Padua, Italy this fall. He'll be joined on stage by a renowned conductor Wolfram Christ and the Orchestra of Padua and Veneto to perform selected works by Beethoven and Shostakovich. The festival takes its name after the brilliant Bartolomeo Cristofori, an instrument maker who invented the piano, and is set in Padua where Cristofori was born. This year's performances span over the course of two weeks and are inspired by the University of Padua's 800th anniversary.
Full program: 'Music and history: from Beethoven to Shostakovich' Dmitri Shostakovich, Concerto for piano and orchestra n. 2 op. 102 in F major Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 3 op. 55 in E flat major "Eroica"
An exciting announcement from sunny Greece — the Koufonisia Classical Music Festival opens on July, 15 with a clarinet-piano recital by Nicolas Baldeyrou and Laurent Wagschal. The recital will feature masterpieces of the French Belle Époque for clarinet and piano with works by Saint-Saëns, Bizet, Chabrier, Debussy, and Poulenc.
Established in 2016, the Koufonisia Classical Music Festival has become an important pillar of culture hosting highly acclaimed, world-class artists from all over the world, offering unforgettable moments to the audience.
If you happen to be in Europe this month, save the date — Zlatomir Fung is performing at the Verbier Festival on July, 16. He'll share the main stage of the festival with a French pianist Julien Quentin. Together they will perform the most glorious pieces of lyrical cello chamber music by Chaporine, Arenski, Glière and Prokofiev.
Full program: IOURI CHAPORINE (1887-1966) 5 pieces for Cello and Piano Op. 25 ANTON ARENSKY (1861-1906) 4 pieces for Cello and Piano Op. 56 Interval REINHOLD GLIÈRE (1874-1956) Selections from "12 Album Leaves" Op. 51 SERGEI PROKOFIEV (1891-1953) Cello Sonata in C major Op. 119
The tickets are available here. See you in Verbier!
We have some more exciting news to share regarding our artists at the Rachmaninoff competition! Ekaterina Mechetina was granted a special prize of the Composition competition for marvelous performance of the works of one of the competitors. Ekaterina performed two pieces by a Russian composer Alexander Makarov — a solo piano composition and a piano with orchestra composition. Congratulations Ekaterina for a well-deserved award!
Here's the link to the information about the Rachmaninoff competition and its winners and participants.
Last weekend Alexei Melnikov performed at the Rachmaninoff International Competition for Pianists, Composers and Conductors. He took part in the Conducting competition as a guest soloist. Alexei performed with Ivan Nikiforchin (Russia) and Clement Nonsier (France) both of whom were awarded the Second Prize of the competition, and Arseny Shuplyakov (the Third Prize).
The first-ever Rachmaninoff Competition opened on June, 14 in Moscow and wrapped up on June, 27. The First Prize of the conducting competition went to Russians Gurgen Petrosyan and Philipp Selivanov, in composition it was awarded to Yuanfan Yang representing Great Britain, and, finally, the First Prize of the piano competition went to two Russian pianists, Ivan Bessonov and Alexander Klyuchko. Click here for the full list of participants and winners.
Julia Krylova has been appointed Head of Russian Department at Larus Agency
Our dear Julia Krylova whom most of you already know (and love) as an assistant manager has been promoted to the position of Head of Russian Department at our agency.
Julia is no stranger to the world of classical music. Her previous experience includes, but isn't limited to, working at the press center of the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition, Concert Agency 'Rusconcert', and 'Territory' music festival in Sochi, as well as the Young Composers Competition in memory of Alfred Schnittke and Sviatoslav Richter. Julia has shown outstanding professionalism and dedication to the exquisite craft of classical music.
We're excited to continue our journey together and welcome Julia to her new role!
In her newest record, Anastasia Kobekina suggests the history of the cello through ellipses, jumps in time between pieces from the 18th century, among the very first written for this instrument alone (Boccherini, Fesch, Galliard), and others from our time (Thierry Escaich, Jules Matton). Anastasia blurs the boundaries by building indescribable bridges between their so diverse writings.
Listen to Ellipses by Anastasia Kobekina on all major streaming platforms.
We are beyond thrilled to present you our latest partnership with an astounding clarinetist Nicolas Baldeyrou! Hailed by Diapason music magazine as a 'concertist well-grounded for all kinds of challenges', he is one of the most virtuosic and inspired performers today.
His extensive career includes solo performances on world's most prestigious stages, collaborations with the best musicians, and many successful albums. Nicolas is a principal clarinet at the Radio-France Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as a professor at the National High Conservatory Of Music And Dance Of Lyon, France and a visiting professor at the Royal Conservatory of Scotland.
Alina Koyshibaeva will be Nicolas Baldeyrou's booking manager.
Narek Hakhnazaryan performed Schumann's cello concerto in Norway
Last evening Narek Hakhnazaryan performed Schumann's cello concerto with the orchestra conducted by the great Nathalie Stutzmann. In Schumann's lyrical, lively and beautiful cello concerto, the solo voice is in perpetual dialogue with the orchestra. The composer's Fourth Symphony shines with inspiration; from the quiet and solemn introduction to the jubilant finale. The concert began with a cheerful composition by Schumann's friend and colleague Johannes Brahms. He, a well-known ironic joker, described his Academic Festival Overture as a 'very boisterous potpourri of student drinking songs'.
Full program of the evening: Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture (1880) Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor (1850) Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 4 (1841)
Conductor: Nathalie Stutzmann Soloist: Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello 📍 Kilden Performing Arts Centre, Kristiansand, Norway
Nikita Boriso-Glebsky's summer begins on the stage of the world renowned Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Together with Atrium String Quartet he's performing a Cycle of Beethoven's String Quartets which is widely regarded as the 'supreme form of chamber music', holding this status for nearly two centuries. These String Quartets are one of Beethoven's greatest compositions that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. The concerts will take place on June 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 16.
Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, Narek Hakhnazaryan and Georgy Tchaidze will feature at the Wiener Konzerthaus as Piano Trio in Residence in the 2022/23 season. They will present a range of repertoire over the course with works that pay tribute to their origins and highlights of the piano trio literature.
The prestigious series opens with a chamber music concert on 23 October and a programme of Pärt, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky. They return on 13 February to perform programme of Bridge, Smetana and Ravel.
In the final concert of the cycle on 4 May, the trio will meet »Great Talent« Vivi Vassileva, Jürgen Leitner and David Hödlmoser to perform Shostakovich's Symphony No. 15 (arr. for Piano Trio and Percussion), Schubert's Notturno in E-flat major and Beethoven's Piano Trio in D major "Ghost".
On February 9, Nikita Boriso-Glebsky will perform in Finland for the third time this year. The violinist joins the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Nicholas Collon, FRSO's new chief conductor, to perform Brahms' Violin Concerto at the Helsinki Music Centre. Nikita Boriso-Glebsky will replace Renaud Capucon as FRSO's soloist in this concert.
Due to official instructions, the audience will not be admitted to the concert, but it will be heard live on Yle Areena and Yle Radio 1 at 7pm (EET) and delayed at Yle Teema from 8 pm (EET).
Previous appearances include performances with the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra on January 20 and the Kuopio Symphony Orchestra on January 27.
The recording was initiated by Vladimir Lande, the Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra. He came up with the idea of recording the piano concertos of Ravel and Gershwin with the pianist Ekaterina Mechetina at the Krasnoyarsk Regional Philharmonic Society. For Ekaterina this album is the first experience of joint recording with the orchestra.
The album is available to buy and stream on the Firma Melodiya's site, Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Yandex Music etc.
We are delighted to announce that the French pianist Jean-Paul Gasparian has joined Larus Agency for Russian local management. Praised by the press for his "brilliant clear playing, the elegance of his performance, the analytical refinement and a lot of poetry," Jean-Paul Gasparian is causing a sensation.
In February 2020, he received the Thierry Scherz Prize for the best recital performance at the Gstaad Festival (Switzerland), which offered him the recording of a CD with the Bern Symphony Orchestra, including Rachmaninov's Concerto n.2. It will be released in March 2022 by Claves Records.
Jean-Paul's upcoming highlights include a performance of Babajanian's Heroic Ballade with the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Sergey Smbatyan.
Alina Koyshibaeva will be the booking manager of Jean-Paul Gasparian.
"Muzykalnaya zhizn" magazine announced that Ekaterina Mechetina is the publication's Person of the Year. The title is awarded to a person who has had an outsize impact on music in Russia over the previous year.
The publication highlighted her influence on children's education, her solo album with the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra, two author programs on Radio Orphey, etc.
We are proud of Ekaterina and congratulate her on this well-deserved title!
Nikita Boriso-Glebsky and Boris Berezovsky Performed at Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
On December 15, Nikita Boriso-Glebsky and Boris Berezovsky once again joined forces to perform pieces by Felix Mendelssohn with the Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra without a conductor at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow.
The duo performed Mendelssohn's Concerto for Violin and Piano with Orchestra. Nikita also performed as a soloist in Mendelssohn's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra.
Photo: Vera Zhuravleva
Zlatomir Fung's Concerts in Russia this December
This winter, Zlatomir Fung made concert appearances in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. On December 6 and 8, the cellist joined Yuri Bashmet and the Novaya Rossiya State Symphony Orchestra for Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme at Philharmonia-2 and Tchaikovsky Concert Hall.
On December 23, he joined Nikolay Alexeev and the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra for Dvořák's Cello Concerto. On December 24, Zlatomir and pianist Alexei Melnikov presented a chamber program at the Small Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia.
Nikita Boriso-Glebsky Performed for Royal Families of Two Countries
On November 10, during a state visit to Norway, the King and Queen of the Netherlands hosted a "return reception" for members of the Norwegian Royal House. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima organized a concert at the Munchmuseet in Oslo to thank the Norwegian royals for their hospitality. The musicians' performance was attended by King Harald V and Queen Sonja.
Nikita Boriso-Glebsky performed pieces by Schubert, Handel, Shostakovich, and Brahms together with Dutch cellist Harriet Krijgh and pianist Magda Amara. Pauline Sachse, a violist from Germany, also took part in the concert.
Larus Agency is delighted to announce the signing of cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan, Honoured Artist of the Republic of Armenia, for the worldwide presentation. Since winning the Cello First Prize and Gold Medal at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition, Narek has inspired audiences with his artistry, securing a reputation as one of the world's foremost cellists.
Six months ago, Narek joined the Larus Agency for local management in Russia. We are incredibly excited to start working with him on a new level!
Alina Koishibaeva will be the booking manager of Narek Hakhnazaryan.
Anastasia granted use of 1698 'De Kermadec-Bläss' Stradivari cello. Writing on social media, Anastasia stated, 'From now on, this incredible Antonio Stradivari Cello from the year 1698 will accompany me on every musical adventure and I'm very grateful for this loan to the Stradivari Habisreutinger Foundation and Christoph Müller'
Don't miss the chance to hear this unique instrument. Here are Anastasia's upcoming performances in Russia:
15.12 Ekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall 17.12 Moscow, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall 19.12 Tolyatti, Tolyatti Philharmonic Hall 24.12. Moscow, Moscow International House of Music 26.12 Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod State Philharmonic
Photo: Patricia Truchsess
Georgy Tchaidze Embarks on a Tour of South Africa
Georgy Tchaidze makes concert appearances in South Africa to perform Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto.
Tour dates are as follows: 28.10 — Linder Auditorium, Johannesburg Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Daniel Boico
4.11 — Playhouse Theatre, Durban KZN Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Daniel Boico
On October 20, Zlatomir Fung made his Carnegie Hall debut in Weill Recital Hall.
Zlatomir and pianist Mishka Rushdie Momen performed classical works from the Romantic era, including pieces by Schubert, R. Schumann, and Dvořák, plus an arrangement for cello and piano of Franck's passionately melodic Violin Sonata.
Don't miss Zlatomir's performances in Moscow and St. Petersburg in December!
We are glad to inform you: Nikita Boriso-Glebsky has signed a contract with Primavera Consulting for a local representation in North America.
Anastasia Boudanoque, founder of Primavera Consulting agency, producer and impresario, will become Nikita's manager. She participated in the career development of Lang Lang, Julian Rakhlin, Ray Chen, Misha Maysky, Olga Peretyatko, Maxim Vengerov and Rudolf Buchbinder.
Anastasia created her own agency in 2015. Primavera Consulting specializes in conducting concerts of academic music and consulting performing arts organizations. In addition, Primavera is engaged in the management of such artists as Luca Debarg, Dmitry Masleev, Misha Maysky, Artem Dervoed, Yulia Lezhneva and others.
For the first time, on May 21 - 23, in Nizhnekamsk there was held Ekaterina Mechetina's International Festival called #AttractionOfMusic. This event was dedicated to the 55th anniversary of Nizhnekamsk and organized by the "Cultural Weekend in Nizhnekamsk" brand. Among with the wast program of the festival, it also became a place to discuss the development of creative industries in Russia. We congratulate Ekaterina on such a huge step!
«Attraction of Music» with its important message to culture, demonstration of work of various formats and attracting attention of children, young people and the most diverse segments of the public is a significant event for Russian and world culture» - Guzel Abulkhanova for «Tatar-inform».
Tickets for the Platonov Festival, which will be held in Voronezh for the 11th time this year, have already gone on sale! And it is worth visiting Voronezh this year for several weighty reasons: in April, the festival program includes a tour of the Bolshoi Theater, in June - Russian productions and concerts, and in September - foreign ones.
We are proud to note that on June 18, Zlatomir Fang will perform a duet with Alexey Melnikov as part of the festival. The program of the evening includes works by S. Frank, L. Janacek and S. Rachmaninov.
Already on Saturday, March 27, a gala concert will be held in Moscow in honor of the closing of the Moscow International Festival "Guitar Virtuosos". Nikita Borisoglebsky and Ekaterina Kornishina will take the stage as special guests and perform together with the participants of the festival. The program includes works by Rossini, Piazzola, Papazov, Contreras and many other famous composers.
On March 10, the Zaryadye Concert Hall hosted a performance by two young and talented musicians-Narek Akhnazaryan and Georgy Chaidze. The concert program included works by L. Beethoven, P. Tchaikovsky, A. Arutyunyan, E. Baghdasaryan and others.
The musicians had never played together before and it was a new, interesting experience for both of them. The hall enthusiastically accepted the efforts of the new duo and several times called the musicians for an encore.
On December 29, Nikita Boriso-Glebsky performed Aram Khachaturian's Violin Concerto at the Zaryadye Hall in Moscow. The outstanding virtuoso pianist Boris Berezovsky also took part in the evening dedicated to the music of the Armenian composer.
"I was expecting the birth of my son and wrote music as if on the crest of a wave of happiness, being all in joy. This state of elation and ecstasy of life has turned into music" - this is how Aram Ilyich spoke about the preparation of his Violin Concerto.
One of the leading foreign publications devoted to playing the flute and musicians, The Flute Review, interviewed Ekaterina Kornishina in December last year. Since 2018, Ekaterina studied in the class of Jacques Zun in Madrid, and recently has been professionally engaged in psychology.
Read about her hobbies, professional plans, psychology and studying in Spain in the full interview for Flute Review.
Nikita Boriso-Glebsky recorded a previously unreleased concert of Eugène Ysaÿe
On January 24th as a part of A Tribute to Ysaÿe project record label Fuga Libera released a box set dedicated to the Belgian violinist and composer's oeuvre. The release included a previously unreleased violin concert of Eugène Ysaÿe which Nikita Boriso-Glebsky recorded with Liege philharmonic orchestra (under the baton of Jean-Jacques Kantorow) in May 2019.
"Ysaÿe has always been one of my favorite composers. As a great violinist he knew the instrument wonderfully and felt its capacity enough to expand it even more, coming up with new technical effects," commented Nikita on the recording of the violin concert to The Violin Channel. "This is a charming music of a young but very gifted musician who later would become one of the most well-known and important figures not only in Belgium, but also the rest of the musical world"
In February's edition of Diapason Magazine A Tribute to Ysaÿe was granted the Diapason d'Or award. The jury includes producers of France Musique radio station as well as classical music critics. Jean-Michel Molkhou noted that new releases are "respect that's paid by the elite, best musicians of today and tomorrow."
Three countries, four cities, eight concerts: Anastasia Kobekina's European tour has come to an end
From January 30 till February 9 Anastasia Kobekina and Konzerthaus Berlin orchestra conducted by Dmitry Kitaenko performed a number of concerts in European cities.
The tour started with the concerts in Berlin (January 30 and 31, February 1) during which the musicians performed Variations on a Rococo Theme by Tchaikovsky together. Also the program included suites from Romeo and Juliet by Sergey Prokofiev and Manfred Symphony by Tchaikovsky.
"Variations on a Rococo Theme for cello with orchestra radiate shamelessly cheerful virtuosity. The lead Anastasia Kobekina plays with magnificent elegance and effortless bold lines," said Der Tagesspiegel.
On February 5 at the Salzburger Festspiele the musicians performed the same program. On February 6 and 7 Anastasia performed Cello Concerto No. 1 by Camille Saint-Saëns on the same stage.
The tour ended in the Netherlands with concerts in Rotterdam (February 8) and Eindhoven (February 9) where Anastasia performed Variations on a Rococo Theme by Tchaikovsky.
She prepared and recorded transcriptions of Rachmaninoff's Romances and it's no wonder. Pieces of Russian composer is sincere, emotionally open music with brightness of melodic images. And being a brilliant pianist, the composer payed attention to the diverse piano part. It was performed by Rustam Khanmurzin.
We are grateful to musicians and record company Melodia for this album! Do you want to test the hypothesis that only the flute sounds like a human voice? Follow the link.
A flute solo: Ekaterina Kornishina performed with Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi
On January 29 Ekaterina participated in the first performance of Vladimir Spivakov and State Chamber Orchestra Moscow Virtuosi on the stage of Zaryadye Concert Hall. She performed solo in Suite No. 2 in C minor for flute with orchestraby Johann Sebastian Bach.
Ekaterina Kornishina and Moscow Virtuosi opened their February 13 concert at the Grand Hall of Krasnoyarsk krai Philharmony with the same composition. The performance was a part of a four-day festival organized by Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi orchestra in Krasnoyarsk krai. That night Ekaterina played the instrument that she got as a gift from Maestro Spivakov.
On April 12 the musician will perform the Cello Concerto in A minor by Robert Schumann. It will be conducted by Stanislav Kochanovsky.
Zlatomir's previous performance at the Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall happened on February 5 of this year as a part of Valery Gergiev's festival MPHIL 360 degrees. On the same night the musician performed Sarabande and Gigue from Suite No. 3 in C major by Johann Sebastian Bach. Tickets for the upcoming concert are sold here.