The end of August saw Maxim Vengerov in Brazil completing a mini tour with pianist Vag Papian. Comprised of two concerts and a master class, the tour saw Maxim perform at the Teatro Municipal of Sao Paulo (24.08) and Rio de Janeiro (01.09), the latter of which was a benefit concert also featuring the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira.
Maxim Vengerov completes mini tour in Brazil
Maxim Vengerov – Happy 40th Birthday!
As Maxim Vengerov turns 40, Classic FM present a special radio broadcast to mark the occasion:
“The Full Works Concert” 8pm GMT, Wednesday 20th August 2014
The show will feature an exclusive pre-released recording – hot out of the studio and not fully edited yet, of Maxim Vengerov & the Oxford Philomusica performing the Brahms Violin Concerto, to be released on Mr Vengerov’s record label VMV (Vengerov Music Vision) next year, as well as his other recordings and those of his friends and colleagues.
Tonight Maxim Vengerov will be marking this milestone with a birthday concert at the LUNA classics festival in Nyon, Switzerland. He will perform, alongside Vag Papian, a ‘serious’ first half :
– Cesar Franck Sonata in A major for Violin & Piano
– Prokofiev Sonata No.1 in F minor for Violin & Piano
followed by a ‘virtuoso firework display’ in the second half!
Maxim Vengerov celebrates his 40th birthday at LUNA classics
On the 20th of this month, Maxim Vengerov will celebrate his 40th birthday by giving a recital at the fantastic LUNA venue as part of the LUNA classics festival, Nyon. He will perform, accompanied by Vag Papian, a ‘serious’ first half – Franck’s Sonata in A major for Violin & Piano and Prokofiev’s Sonata No.1 in F minor for Violin & Piano, followed by a ‘virtuoso firework display’ in the second half. More info can be found here.
Maxim Vengerov in concert at the Rencontre Musicales de Champéry festival
After a successful IMMA (International Menuhin Music Academy) summer residence in Tuscany participating as musical ambassador and professor, Maxim Vengerov travelled to Champéry, Switzerland to give more master classes and tuition to IMMA students. As part of this second short summer residential Maxim Vengerov will lead and direct the Menuhin academy soloists as part of the Rencontre Musicales de Champéry and Fête Nationale festivals. The concert will take place at the Temple de Champéry and feature works by Wieniawski, Tchaikovsky, Ysaÿe, Saint-Saëns, de Sarasate and Shostakovich. For more information please click here.
Maxim Vengerov graduates as a conductor with a diploma of excellence
Congratulations go to Maxim Vengerov who graduated as a conductor in June 2014, with a diploma of excellence from the Moscow institute of Ippolitov-Ivanov under professor Maestro Simonov.