December 13, 2017 | Svetlanov Hall, Moscow Performing Arts Centre
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Soloist – Timur Pirverdiev, violin
Conductor – Stanislav Kochanovsky
Schumann. "Manfred" Overture, op. 115
Stravinsky. Concerto for violin and orchestra in D major
Tchaikovsky. Symphony in B minor (Manfred), op. 58
December 17, 2017 | Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
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Soloist – Alexander Buzlov, cello
Conductor – Stanislav Kochanovsky
Elgar. "In the South" (Alassio), Overture
Elgar. Concerto for cello and orchestra
Zemlinsky. "The Mermaid", Symphonic Fantasy
Stanislav Kochanovsky is one of the most flashing and sought-after Russian conductors. According to the press he is a "real phenomenon": "He is amazingly, genuinely modern in his perception of music and style." Having graduated from the St. Petersburg Conservatory with distinction, Kochanovsky made his first steps along the conductor's path in the city on the Neva. He had worked at the Mikhailovsky Theatre for several years, and in 2013 he gained great success performing for the first time at Valery Gergiev's Festival Stars of the White Nights with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra. Since 2010, he has been actively cooperating with the best orchestras of our country, and his international career is rapidly advancing both in the symphonic and operatic repertoire. In recent years, Kochanovsky has brought about a number of productions on the world's top opera stages: "The Queen of Spades" and "Eugene Onegin" in Zurich, "Iolanta" in Florence, "Prince Igor" in Amsterdam, "Boris Godunov" in Seoul. In 2017, Kochanovsky made his debut at the Verbier Festival with the Youth Orchestra and the young soloists of the Academy (a concert performance of "Eugene Onegin").
Konchanovsky's concert programs are always marked by balance and ingenuity. On December 13 at the Moscow Perfrming Arts Centre to the two famous Manfreds, i.e. Schumann's Overture and Tchaikovsky's Symphony which are often joined on posters, he will add Stravinsky's Violin Concerto, seemingly an oriental baroque suite, but, according to the author, not inspired by any model ("the main focus was set on various combinations of the violin and the orchestra"). The solo part in the Concerto will be played by Timur Pirverdiev, a winner of international competitions, an assistant professor at the Moscow Conservatory, the concertmaster of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia.
On December 17, at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, the Maestro will present Edward Elgar's masterpieces: Concerto for cello and orchestra, in which the composer expressed his experiences related to the events of the World War I (the author claimed that the composition is centered on a man brooding about the essence of life) and "In the South" Overture, written in a clement period of his life and inspired by the images of Italian Liguria. The program will end by Zemlinsky's "Mermaid". a symphonic poem after the fairy-tale of the same name by Andersen. Alexander Buzlov, the soloist in the Elgar Concerto, is an award-winner of the "Triumph" Youth Prize, of international competitions such as the ARD (Munich) and the P.I. Tchaikovsky (Moscow), the 63rd International Cellists Competition in Geneva, a teacher at the Moscow Conservatory (assistant to Natalia Gutman).