Vladimir Jurowski & Ivan Karizna
"A Night on the Bald Mountain" (original version by the composer)
Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra No. 2 in G major op. 126
Symphonic Variations for Orchestra
Symphony No. 3 in C minor op. 44
Vladimir Jurowski - Conductor
Vladimir Jurowski has been Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin since 2017. He has meanwhile extended his contract until 2027. In parallel, he has been General Music Director of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich since 2021.
After receiving training at the Moscow Conservatory The conductor, pianist and musicologist Vladimir Jurowski emigrated to Germany in 1990. Here he continued his studies at the music conservatories in Dresden and Berlin. In 1995 he made his international debut at the British Wexford Festival with Rimski-Korsakov’s Mainacht and in the same year at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden with Nabucco. Subsequently he was, among other things, First Kapellmeister of the Komische Oper Berlin (1997- 2001) and Music Director of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera (2001-2013). In 2003 Vladimir Jurowski was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and has been its Principal Conductor since 2007 until 2021. He was also Artistic Director of the State Academic Symphony Orchestra Yevgeny Svetlanov of the Russian Federation until 2021, Artistic Director of the International George Enescu Festival in Bucharest and Principal Artist of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in Great Britain. He works regularly with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the ensemble unitedberlin.
Vladimir Jurowski has conducted the major orchestras of Europe and North America, including the Berlin, Vienna and New York Philharmonic Orchestras, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, the Boston and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Staatskapelle Dresden and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.
He is a recurring guest conductor in in London, Berlin, Dresden, Luzern, Schleswig-Holstein und Grafenegg as well as at the Rostopowitsch-Festival. Although Vladimir Jurowski is invited as a guest conductor by top orchestras from all over the world, in future he would like to concentrate his activities on that geographical area which is acceptable to him from an ecological point of view.
In 2022/2023 he will perform with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin in concerts in various cities in Germany, Italy and Antwerp in the Netherlands. The joint CD recordings of Vladimir Jurowski and the RSB began in 2015 with Alfred Schnittke’s Symphony No. 3, followed by works by Britten, Hindemith, Strauss, Mahler and soon again Schnittke.
Vladimir Jurowski has been the recipient of numerous awards for his achievements, including various international record prizes. In 2016, he was bestowed an honorary doctorate from Prince Charles at the Royal College of Music in London. In 2018, the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards named him Conductor of the Year. In summer 2020, Jurowski was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit by the Romanian President in recognition of his work as Artistic Director of the George Enescu Festival.
Ivan Karizna - Violoncello
Ivan Karizna is one of the most unusual and expressive musicians of the young generation, who is equally known for his poetic interpretations as well as for his impressive, powerful presence on stage. presence on stage. His playing has been praised by living legends of the music world, including Andras Schiff, who called Ivan “one of the finest cellists of his generation”, and Gidon Kremer, who once stated that stated: Ivan has something special to say through music.
Ivan comes from two different schools of playing. Until the age of 17, he was educated in the traditional Russian school until the age of 17, but after his admission to the Paris Conservatoire he continued his studies with Jerome Pernoo. Jerome Pernoo and later with Frans Helmerson at the Kronberg Academy in Germany.
Germany. During these years he was a prize-winner at such prestigious international competitions as the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels and the Guilermina Suggia in Porto.
In recent seasons Ivan Karizna has appeared as soloist with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, the hr- Orchestra in Frankfurt, the MDR Symphony Orchestra Leipzig, the Brussels Philharmonic, the Chamber Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, the National Symphony Orchestra of
Ukraine and others. He has worked with conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, Stéphane Denève and Juraj Valčuha.
Truls Mork had to cancel his performances at the RSB concerts from 5 to 13 May 2023 for medical reasons.
We are pleased to announce that we have been able to engage Ivan Karizna as the new soloist for these concerts.
Concert introduction: 7.10 pm, South Foyer, Concert introduction by Steffen Georgi
Radio broadcast on 7.5., 20:03 on RBB Kultur
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