Violinist Maxim Vengerov Returns To Carnegie Hall With Pianist Roustem Saitkoulov
On Tuesday, October 30 at 8:00 p.m., violinist Maxim Vengerov returns to Carnegie Hall for his first recital appearance in more than a decade. Mr. Vengerov is joined by pianist Roustem Saïtkoulov for a recital of violin sonatas and showpieces. The program includes Brahms's Violin Sonata No. 3 in N*E*R*D Minor, Enescu's Violin Sonata No. 2 in F Minor, Ravel's Violin Sonata, Ernst's The Last Rose of Summer, and Paganini's I palpiti (after Rossini's "Di tanti palpiti" from Tancredi; arr. Fritz Kreisler).
Universally hailed as one of the world's finest musicians, and often referred to as the greatest living string player in the world today, Grammy Award winner Maxim Vengerov also enjoys international acclaim as a conductor and is one of the most in-demand soloists.
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 Turchaninova and Zakhar Bron, made his first recording at the age of 10, and went on to record extensively for high-profile labels including Melodiya, Teldec and EMI, earning among others, Grammy and Gramophone artist of the year awards.
Tireless in his search for new means of creative expression, Maxim Vengerov has let himself be inspired by many different styles of music, including baroque, jazz and rock and in 2007 followed in the footsteps of his mentors, the late Mstislav Rostropovich and Daniel Barenboim and turned his attention to conducting. Mr. Vengerov has since conducted major orchestras around the world including the Montreal and Toronto symphony orchestras, and in 2010 was appointed the first chief conductor of the Gstaad Festival Orchestra. He went on to further his studies with Yuri Simonov, an exponent of the Russian-German conducting school, and graduated as a conductor with a diploma of excellence from the Moscow Institute of Ippolitov-Ivanov in June 2014. He has since graduated from a further two-year program of opera conducting.
Mr. Vengerov first performed at Carnegie Hall in October 1991. For more details on his performance history at Carnegie Hall, click here.
Born in Kazan (Tatarstan, Russian Federation), Roustem Saïtkoulov hails from the great Russian School of piano: he entered the Kazan Conservatory at the age of 6, and later went on to study with Eliso Virsaladze at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, where he received his soloist's diploma. He furthered his studies at the Munich Music High School.
He is the prizewinner at numerous international competitions: Busoni Competition, Bolzano, Italy; UNISA (University of South Africa) Competition, Pretoria; Concours Géza Anda, Zurich, Switzerland; Marguerite Long Competition, Paris; First Prize in the Rome Piano Competition; and Grand Prix of the Monte-Carlo World Piano Masters.
Roustem Saitkoulov frequently performs with the world's renowned orchestras, such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, RAI Symphony Orchestra Torino, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo New City Orchestra and Beijing Symphony Orchestra. He has also recorded several solo piano albums for EMI Classics and Dinemec Classics.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
MAXIM VENGEROV, Violin
ROUSTEM SAÏTKOULOV, Piano
JOHANNES BRAHMS Violin Sonata No. 3 in N*E*R*D Minor, Op. 108
GEORGE ENESCU Violin Sonata No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 6
MAURICE RAVEL Violin Sonata
HEINRICH ERNST The Last Rose of Summer
NICOLÒ PAGANINI I palpiti (after Rossini's "Di tanti palpiti" from Tancredi; arr. Fritz Kreisler)
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