Maxim Vengerov

Universally hailed as one of the world’s finest musicians, Maxim Vengerov also enjoys international acclaim as a conductor and is one of the most in-demand soloists in all of classical music. Born in 1974, he began his career as a solo violinist at the age of 5, won the Wieniawski and Carl Flesch international competitions at ages 10 and 15 respectively, studied with Galina Tourchaninova and Zakhar Bron, recording extensively violin music and earning many accolades, including among others, 2 Grammy awards and 4 Gramophone awards. His musicianship earned him a Gloria award, a prize established by Mstislav Rostropovich. In the last few seasons Maxim Vengerov has performed as soloist and/or conductor with many major orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Tireless in his search for new means of creative expression, Maxim Vengerov has let himself be inspired... More

State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia “Evgeny Svetlanov"

On 5 October 2016 the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia “Evgeny Svetlanov", one of the country’s oldest symphonic ensembles, celebrated its 80th anniversary. The State Orchestra debut performance took place eight decades ago, on 5 October 1936, at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. During the years, the orchestra has been led by outstanding musicians such as Alexander Gauk (1936—1941), Natan Rakhlin (1941—1945), Konstantin Ivanov (1945—1965), and Evgeny Svetlanov (1965—2000). On 27 October 2005 the State Academic Symphony Orchestra was officialy named after E.F. Svetlanov. From 2000 to 2002 the orchestra was headed by Vasily Sinaisky, and from 2002 to 2011 by Mark Gorenstein. In 2011 Vladimir Jurowski, a world-renowned conductor, was appointed as the Artistic Director of the State Orchestra. Starting with season 2016/2017 Vasily Petrenko is the Principal Guest Conductor of the orchestra. The orchestra has performed at the most prestigious venues,... More

Jenny Daviet

Jenny Daviet studied piano and singing at the Conservatoire de Poitiers and enrolled at the Laurence Equilbey training center for young singers in Paris. She quickly showed a predilection for Mozart repertoire making her debut in 2010 in the role of Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, followed by Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, and the First Lady in Die Zauberflöte. She worked then with the Orchestre des Siècles for a series of concerts where she sang excerpts from Idomeneo, The Marriage of Figaro and concert arias, under the direction of Francois-Xavier Roth. In 2013, she joined La Petite Symphonie for a Mozart / Haydn program led by Daniel Isoir. Deviet also likes the Italian repertoire, performing the role of Annina in La traviata, Musetta in La bohme, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi and Sister Genevieve in Suor Angelica. She is also an advocate of contemporary music: she performed Bouchara by Claude Vivier with the Ensemble Le Balcon, and then created two poems for soprano and orchestra with Francois... More

The Yokohama Sinfonietta

The Yokohama Sinfonietta, formed around maestro Kazuki Yamada, was founded in 1998 by students and graduates of the prestigious Tokyo University of Arts and originally named the TOMATO Philharmonic Orchestra. The orchestra presented their official debut in 1999 at Kawaguchi Lilia Hall and concerts followed, with participation in the “Treasure Box Series” at Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall in 2001. In 2005, the orchestra became a fully professional orchestra and was renamed the Yokohama Sinfonietta. For their first official concert in 2008, they invited violinist Emiri Miyamoto as soloist, and in that same year, maestro Kenichiro Kobayashi was appointed Music Advisor. In 2009, maestro Yamada won first prize at the 51st Besançon International Conducting Competition, and the second official concert of the orchestra consequently marked maestro Kazuki’s triumph at Besançon, with two CDs released on the Exton label, including the Brahms and Mendelssohn Violin Concertos and the C major... More

Yurlov Russian State Academic Choir

Yurlov Russian State Academic Choir is one of the most prominent music companies of long standing in Russia. It stands quite apart from the rest of similar companies for its unique repertoire covering nearly all types of Russian and West-European cantata and oratorio genres, ranging from Bach’s Mass in h-mall to the 20th-century music, as, for instance Britten’s War Requiem or Requiem by Alfred Schnitke. It has to its credit participation in opera stagings, therefore it includes the best of world opera pieces in its concert programmes. And yet, it is mostly devoted to what is spiritually the closest to the Yurlov Choir, Russian sacred music by Bortnyansky, Berezovsky, Kastalsky, Grechaninov, Chesnokov and Rachmaninov, among other Russian composers. It is also famous for its most inspired, vivid presentation of Russian folk songs. Among its members are young talented singers, former graduates of the Moscow State Conservatory, the Russian Gnesins Music Academy, as well as other conservatories... More

Motoko Murozumi

Motoko Murozumi started her career as an organist while studying at the Department of Aesthetics of the University of Tokyo. After being admitted to he Art Music department (organ) of the the Tokyo University, she studied with Michio Akimoto, Henriette Puig-Roget, Zsigmond Szathmary and won Ataka Prize. After earning her Master's degree, Murozumi served as a chief curator of the Department of Music of Art Tower Mito. She was awarded “Hidekazu Yoshida Director Prize” for organ courses for citizens. Thereafter, she was recommended by Jean Fournet, and expanded the scope of activity to the major orchestras of Japan such as Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic and Saito Kinen Orchestra.  In 2010, she performed Britain’s War Requiem with Saito Kinen Orchestra conducted by Seiji Ozawa at Carnegie Hall. Murozumi is a member of Japan Organist Association and Professor of Seiji Ozawa Music Academy.  ����� »

Rodion Pogossov

Russian baritone Rodion Pogossov joined the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the beginning of his early career (2000). He went on to make his Carnegie Hall debut with The Metropolitan Opera Chamber Ensemble, singing Stravinsky’s Renard under the inimitable baton of James Levine and the following season gave his first Carnegie Hall recital. From here, his outstanding career unfolded. Now based in America, he regularly sings the roles of Guglielmo in Così fan tutte and has done so with Glyndebourne, the Spoleto Festival and at the Metropolitan Opera. Other major operatic roles include Figaro Il barbiere di Siviglia which he has sung in houses across the world including at the Hamburgische Staatsoper, Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Michigan Opera Theatre and Metropolitan Opera, Don Giovanni with the Oviedo Opera and Die Zauberflöte with the LA Opera. Recent operatic engagements have included Marcello in La bohème at the Michigan Opera Theatre, Pagliacci at the MET, Il barbiere... More

The Philharmonic Chorus of Tokyo

The Philharmonic Chorus of Tokyo, founded in 1956, is Japan’s foremost independent professional choir. Its members are all graduates from Japanese music conservatories and represent the highest level of choral music in Japan. The chorus holds about 200 concerts annually in all over the world, such as special concerts, symphonic concerts with orchestras, opera, musical workshops for young people, and recordings for movie, radio, television, and original CDs. In overseas, the chorus has also made appearances primarily at the five ASEAN countries in 1979, the United States in 1987, Europe in 1997, Canada in 2000, Latvia and Estonia in 2006, Finland in 2010, and so on. The chorus performs a wide range of pieces from different periods and genres, but the core of its work is the commission of new compositions by Japanese composers. The number of works, that have been commissioned and premiered by The Philharmonic Chorus of Tokyo amounts to a number of 208 up to now. By performing these works... More

Kazuki Yamada

Kazuki Yamada is Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo since 2016/2017 season. He additionally holds the title of Principal Guest Conductor of Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, since his sensational debut with the orchestra in 2010, which was one of his first appearances in Europe. In Japan, he holds further titles of Principal Conductor of Japan Philharmonic, Music Partner with both Sendai Philharmonic and Ensemble Orchestral Kanazawa, and Music Director of Yokohama Sinfonietta, an ensemble he founded whilst still a student. Yamada appears regularly as a guest with such orchestras as Orchestre de Paris, Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, St Petersburg Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Utah Symphony and Tonkünstler-Orchester at the Vienna Musikverein. Soloists with whom he is working include Emmanuel Ax, Boris Berezovsky, Håkan... More

Polina Osetinskaya

Polina Osetinskaya began to perform at the age of five. At the age of seven she entered the Central School of Music of the Moscow Conservatoire. Polina gave her first concert at the age of six at the Great Hall of the Vilnius Conservatoire in Lithuania. At thirteen Polina decided to study music seriously at the school of the Leningrad Conservatoire under the acclaimed teacher Marina Wolf. The pianist subsequently completed a postgraduate course at the Moscow Conservatoire under Professor Vera Gornostayeva. She has appeared with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Weimar National Opera, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the State Academic Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Virtuosi and the New Russia orchestra, among others. Polina Osetinskaya’s onstage partners have included conductors Saulius Sondeckis, Vassily Sinaisky, Andrei Boreiko, Gerd Albrecht, Yan Pascal Tortelier and Thomas Sanderling. Osetinskaya has performed at the Wallonie Festival in Brussels,... More

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