Official news about Larus Agency musicians

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.

Photo: RVD

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

Ekaterina Mechetina premiered her #AttractionOfMusic International Festival
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».
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.

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.