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.
"A silky warm tone and precise intonation to the highest notes warmed the hearts of the listeners of the Salzburg Cultural Association. Most importantly, the 25-year-old Russian managed to form the content and depth from the virtuoso variation of Tchaikovsky," said Salzburger Nachrichten.
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.