A chamber music concert for the finale with the extraordinarily Rodion Zamuruev and Victor Chernelevskyi, one of Moscow’s most highly regarded duets. A program featuring Brahms last sonata for violin and piano and a bouquet of the repertoire’s most festive and challenging works.
RODION ZAMURUEV | Violin
VICTOR CHERNELEVSKIY | Piano
Baabdath | Maronite Parish Hall
8:00 pm | Free Entrance
J. BRAHMS (1933 – 1997)
Scherzo in C Minor from F-A-E. Sonata, WoO posth. 2 for violin and piano
Sonata in D Minor, No. 3, Op. 108 for violin and piano
Un poco presto e con sentimento
F. KREISLER (1875 – 1962)
Praeludium and Allegro in the style of Pugnani
M. RAVEL (1875 – 1937)
I. STRAVINSKY (1882 – 1971)
F. WAXMAN (1906 – 1967)
‘Carmen Fantasy’ (Based on the themes from Bizet’s opera)
Professor at Moscow Conservatory
Rodion Zamuruev is a Russian violinist, laureate of international competitions, professor at the Moscow Conservatory and art director and soloist of the Soloists Ensemble Mobilis. Rodion was born in Petrozavodsk. In 1993, he graduated from the P. I. Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory (class of professor I.V. Bochkova) and in 1996, from the master class program of professor I.V. Bochkova. He is the laureate of the Russian National Competition of Violinists (1997), laureate of the International Tibor Varga competition (Sion, Switzerland, 1998), winner of the Special prize for the best interpretation of contemporary pieces, Grant-holder of the Mstislav Rostropovich Fund (David Oistrakh grant), Second Prize in the “Rudolfo Lipizer” International Violin Competition (Gorizia, Italyy, 1999), Laureate of the 1st Concours International Jean Rogister for violin and alto (Verviers, Belgique, 2000), second prize in the Dr. Luis Sigal International Violin Competition (Vine del Mar, Chile, 2000), winner of the “Spectators’ choice” and Laureate of the 13th International Bach Competition (Leipzig, Germany, 2002). Rodion has more than 20 recordings with compositions dating to different epochs – from Baroque to contemporary times, released among others by US firms Sterling Classics and Marco Polo. The recording of the violin concerto of the American composer Aaron Avshalomov, released by Marco Polo/Naxos, was honored by the award of a prestigious German music magazine Fono Forum. Zamuruev collaborates also with leading Russian symphony orchestras, such as the Svetlanov State Academic Symphony Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra and the Moscow Symphony Orchestra.
Rodion Zamuruev’s repertoire for violin and orchestra includes over 40 concertos, including those rarely performed, such as the Concerto and Poem by Emile Jacques-Dalcroze, recorded for the Swiss firm Guild on the occasion of the composer’s jubilee. In 2002, Rodion Zamuruev established the International Mobilis Ensemble, an original format where seven musicians implement symphonic concepts. As of 2007, he teaches his own class at the Moscow Conservatory. He also occasionally works in the capacity of visiting professor at the Paris National Conservatory in the class of professor B. Garlitsky. Since 2012, he is a professor at Sakuyo University (Japan).
Victor Chernelevskiy is a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, student of the outstanding pianist People’s Artist of the USSR, Victor Merzhanov. Victor is the Laureate of international competitions, including the Paloma O’Shea International Piano Competition (Special Jury Prize, Santander, Spain, 1984) and winner of the 1st prize for the best accompaniment at the International Ludwig Spohr Competition (Freiburg, Germany, 2000). Chernelevsky masters the technique of playing antique keyboard instruments (cembalo, hammerklavier), and is one of the finest interpreters of XX and XXI centuries music in Russia. He is also a composer. On numerous occasions his compositions were performed at international festivals. He is the author of many transcriptions of compositions of Russian and world classical music that are a part of the repertoire of the Soloists Ensemble ‘Mobilis’. As a pianist, Victor gives concerts in many cities in Russia and around the world (Germany, Italy, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Portugal, Turkey) and takes part in international music festivals. He has also done extensive recording for the ‘Gold Fund’ radio.