Emmanuel Tjeknavorian & Anna Vinnitskaya
Suite from the music to the ballet "Gajaneh", compiled by Emmanuel Tjeknavorian
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini for piano and orchestra, op. 43
"Pictures at an Exhibition" ( Instrumentation: Maurice Ravel)
Emmanuel Teknavorian - Conductor
Despite his young age, Emmanuel Tjeknavorian is already one of the great artistic personalities of his generation. The Austrian, born in 1995, inspires audiences and critics with his depth, his technical brilliance and, not least, his great versatility. He has made a name for himself both as a violinist and at the conductor’s podium – he is simply “an exceptional talent,” the Tagesspiegel attested. Tjeknavorian’s musical family heritage is also special: as the son of the composer and conductor Loris Tjeknavorian, Emmanuel has been making music since his earliest childhood and combines musical and cultural worlds in his art.
The fact that Emmanuel Tjeknavorian is a musician of unique subtlety and intellectual depth has also spread to the important international concert halls and orchestras, and so a large number of top-class engagements awaited him in the 2020/2021 season: as a conductor, for example, he made his debut with the Tonkünstler Orchestra, the Graz Philharmonic and the Philharmonie Zuidnederland. As a soloist, Tjeknavorian has appeared with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the WDR Symphony Orchestra, the Gewandhaus Orchestra under Franz Welser-Möst and several others.
As the youngest “Artist in Residence” in the history of the Vienna Musikverein, Tjeknavorian created his own cycle at the tradition-rich house last season. He also returned to the Konzerthaus Dortmund as a “young savage” and made his conducting debut at the Vienna Konzerthaus with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.
Tjeknavorian regularly performs with the world’s great ensembles and orchestras, including the Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. He is also a welcome guest at international classical music festivals, including the Enescu Festival, Grafenegg Festival, Rheingau Festival and the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival.
Significant were his performances at the Salzburg Mozart Week and at the Festival de Paques in Aix-en-Provence, where he played Mozart’s own “Costa violin”.
In February 2020, his second album was released, featuring the violin concertos of Jean Sibelius and his father, Loris Tjeknavorian, with the hr Symphony Orchestra under Pablo Gonzales.
Emmanuel Tjeknavorian plays on a violin by Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1698, kindly provided to him by a patron of London’s “Beare’s International Violin Society”.
Anna Vinnitskaya - Piano
Whoever witnesses Anna Vinnitskaya in concert is inevitably enthralled by the aura of this artist. Audiences and critics alike celebrate her ability to paint grand canvases, aside from sparking spectacular fireworks. Her technical splendor is not a virtuosic means in itself, but blends with a natural, always colorful sound. Anna Vinnitskaya is a major pianist of our time who tells stories with her music.
The first prize at the Concours Reine Elisabeth in Brussels in 2007 marked the beginning of Anna Vinnitskaya’s international career. She is a valued partner of the great orchestras and conductors such as Marek Janowski, Krzysztof Urbański, Kirill Petrenko, Andris Nelsons, Alan Gilbert or Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.
The 2019/2020 season saw her debuts with the Berlin Philharmonic and Staatskapelle Dresden – with immediate reinvitations to both orchestras. As the „Artist in Residence“ at the Philharmonie Dresden, Vinnitskaya performed in a series of solo, chamber and orchestral concerts. In 2020/2021, BOZAR Brussels will dedicate her an Artist Portrait and stage five concerts with Anna in manifold constellations. Invitations to the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Radio Symphony Orchestras of Berlin, Cologne and Stuttgart and to the recital series of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic underline her excellence and outstanding reputation.
Anna Vinnitskaya’s recordings have been recognised with numerous awards, such as the Diapason d’Or, the Gramophone Editor’s Choice and the ECHO Klassik. On her latest albums she presents works by Rachmaninov with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester and Krzysztof Urbański and Bach’s piano concertos with Evgeni Koroliov, Ljupka Hadzi Georgieva and the Kammerakademie Potsdam (Alpha Classics/Outhere Music).
Anna Vinnitskaya was born in the Russian city of Novorossijsk. She was a student of Sergei Ossipienko in Rostov and Evgenyi Koroliov at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg. Since 2009 she has been a professor there herself – that is, when she is not touring the stages of the wide musical world.
Concert introduction: 19.10 Uhr, Ludwig-van-Beethoven-Saal, by Steffen Georgi
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