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Maxim Vengerov performs Tchaikovsky with Long Yu & N.Y Phil in Jan 2015

Vengerov & Long YuMaxim Vengerov will perform the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the New York Philharmonic under the baton of Maestro Long Yu  in three concerts this January 2015.

Vengerov will replace horn player Philip Myers as soloist, who had to withdraw after having a recent surgery.

This will be Vengerov’s 31st (32nd & 33rd) appearance with the N.Y Phil, last appearing in April 2006 when he performed the Shostakovich Violin Concerto conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich.

The three concerts will take on January 22nd, 23rd and 24th 2015 at the Avery Fisher Hall in New York City.

Vengerov’s N.Y Phil debut was in February 1991 at the age of 16, where he also performed the Tchaikovsky violin concerto, after having won the Carl Flesch International Violin Competition performing the Tchaikovsky concerto the year before, at the age of just 15.

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Olga Borodina returns to the Metropolitan Opera

Great Performances at the Met: AidaThis week Olga Borodina returns to the Metropolitan Opera, New York for a 7 night run of Aida. The Russian mezzo-soprano returns to the Met stage to perform her signature role Amneris in the grand production of Verdi’s tragedy.

Last seen at the Met in December 2012 also in her title role, The New York Times wrote, “Ms. Borodina’s Amneris was impassioned, volatile… Her astonishingly powerful, almost masculine low notes seem to come out of an instrument different from that of the rest of her range… her final plea for peace was heart wrenching.”

Performance dates:  October 30; November 4, 7, 12, 15, 19, 22

Aida opens on October 30. For more information, click here.

Olga Borodina performs at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich

Screen shot 2013-10-03 at 12.04.45 PMThe end of September saw Olga Borodina perform Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder with the Bayerisches Staatsorchester under the baton of Russian conductor Kirill Petrenko. Ms Borodina gave two performances of the song cycle (29.09 & 30.09) at the Bayerische Staatsoper – Bavarian State Opera House, Munich, to great acclaim.

Ms Borodina’s upcoming performances include a 7 night run (October 30; November 4, 7, 12, 15, 19, 22) of Aida at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, in which she will perform the part of Amneris.

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Maxim Vengerov in recital at Musikverein & Saffron Hall

maxim-itamarAfter an explosive start to month with season openers at the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre de Paris, Maxim Vengerov continued his impressive run with recitals at Musikverein (Vienna) and recently built Saffron Hall.

Accompanied by his regular recital partner Itamar Golan, the first half saw Vengerov performing Elgar’s violin sonata followed by Prokofiev’s violin sonata No.1. The second half featured a series of romantic virtuoso shorts which to the audiences delight, were interspersed with commentary about their history from Vengerov himself.

Vengerov was thoroughly impressed by the acoustics of the new concert hall in Saffron Walden, Essex whose program and overall direction was placed into the knowing and expert hands of Barbican’s ex Head of Music, Angela Dixon.

 

 

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Maxim Vengerov opens the season of the Orchestre de Paris

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On the 10th and 11th of September Maxim Vengerov opened the Orchestre de Paris 2014/15 concert season at the Salle Pleyel performing, to the audiences delight, the Brahms violin concerto conducted by Paavo Järvi. For all reviews of this concert please click here.

The end of September will see Maxim Vengerov back in the U.K and in recital with pianist Itamar Golan at Saffron Hall (27/09) – a brand new concert venue in Saffron Walden, Essex, under the direction of the Barbican Centre’s previous Head of Music – Angela Dixon.

Following this, Vengerov and Golan will travel to Vienna to give a recital at Musikverein (29/09)