Pianist Eugene Skovorodnikov and violinist Victor Kuleshov join forces for Chausson's Concerto for Violin and Piano with Sinfonia Toronto and conductor Nurhan Arman.
Also featured on the program is the world premiere of Shahrimanyan's Serenade and Mozart's beloved Eine kleine Nachtmusik.
Ukranian pianist Eugene Skovorodnikov has performed in many of the world's greatest concert halls as a soloist, chamber musician, and with symphony orchestras. Described as having "Unique virtuosity and beauty of tone were submitted to the spiritual criteria of interpretation" (Russian Youth), he has appeared with orchestras such as Vancouver Symphony and St. Petersburg Philharmonic. Mr. Skovorodnikov has been a jury member for many international piano competitions. He is currently on the piano faculty at the University of British Columbia.
Russian violinist Victor Kuleshov has toured extensively in Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany, Finland and France. He was the concertmaster of State Symphony of Saint Petersburg from 1990-1995. His trio, "The Modern Trio" was formed in 1995 and Mr. Kuleshov also was the organizer and leader, re-founding the Chamber Music Society of Saint Petersburg, an institution that was originally formed in 1872. He is the founder and continues as the Managing Director of OKM Publishers.
On their October 2010 to Spain, Sinfonia Toronto received calls for encores at every performance, and performed an astounding four encores at l'Auditori in Barcelona. The chamber orchestra has been praised for it's commitment to performing works by Canadian composers. The orchestra's repertoire includes selections from every stylistic period. Recent recordings include the JUNO winner Flanders Field Reflections, a Marquis Classics (EMI) CD of music by John Burge, and most recently Hollywood Flute, featuring acclaimed flutist Louise DiTullio.
Sinfonia Toronto's Music Director Nurhan Arman's guest-conducting engagements for the 2011-12 season include several special-theme programs: an all-French program with Russia's Hermitage Orchestra for the Tzar's Village Festival in St. Petersburg, an all-Shostakovich program with the Kharkov Philharmonic in Ukraine and an Opera Gala in Prague's National Theatre. He will also conduct the Czech State Philharmonic in Smetana Hall in Prague and return to Brazil to lead the Sergipe Symphony Orchestra.
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