Sergei Redkin

Sergei Redkin
Sergei Redkin (b. 1991), pianist – Third Prize (XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sergei Redkin plays Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No.12 in A major – Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra, Ayrton Desimpelaere – XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015, Piano / Round 2, Second stage














The International Tchaikovsky Competition, first held more than 50 years ago, is not only a valuable asset of Russian musical culture but is also one of the major events in the international music community. The International Tchaikovsky Competition is held once every four years

The first, in 1958, included two disciplines – piano and violin. Beginning with the second competition, in 1962, a cello category was added, and the vocal division was introduced during the third competition in 1966. In 1990, a fifth discipline was announced for the IX International Tchaikovsky Competition – a contest for violin makers which was held before the main competition.

The XV International Tchaikovsky Competition was held in Moscow and St Petersburg from June 15 to July 3, 2015, and was dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the great Russian composer.

In the competition participated more than 600 artists from 45 countries.

On the jury for piano was the distinguished pianists Dmitri Bashkirov, Boris Berezovsky, Michel Béroff, Peter Donohoe, Sergei Dorensky, Barry Douglas, Denis Matsuev, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Alexander Toradze, Vladimir Feltsman, Klaus Hellwig, and the founder and director of the Verbier International Festival and Academy, Martin Engström.

The pianists competing at the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition must perform, during the second round of the Competition, one of the seven piano concertos written by Mozart and selected by the Competition.



The undated A major Piano Concerto of late 1782 was the first of 15 that Mozart composed, mainly for his own use, before the end of 1786. Infused throughout with his special genius, these concertos became (and remain) unparalleled in Western music as a body of work, all the more astounding given the chronologically brief span in which he created them.

In the late spring of 1781, Mozart succeeded in breaking free from Hieronymous Colloredo – the haughty and parsimonious prince-archbishop of Salzburg, in whose service he felt stultified – determined to make his fortune in Vienna. If his income over the next decade did not regularly reflect the quality or quantity of music that Mozart produced, he did become famous. For four years the fickle Hapsburg capital proclaimed him its favorite pianist until, in 1786, The Marriage of Figaro triggered his fall from grace.

The patronage of his Empire's aristocracy supported Mozart after 1782 as a concert artist, publisher, piano teacher, and soloist at their soirées. When the anti-aristocratic Figaro seemed to bite this feeding hand, it was withdrawn – a situation grimly worsened by the Ottoman armies' 1788 attack on the southeastern flank of the Hapsburg' Holy Roman Empire. Music lost its priority in Vienna, then fell largely silent when Joseph II died in 1790, of a disease contracted in the field.

Early in the decade, Mozart had written the Concerto No.12 along with Nos. 11 and 13, completing them in that order for his debut concerts of 1783 (during Lent, when theaters and the opera went dark by decree until Easter). He described their character in a letter to his father dated December 28, 1782, as "...a happy medium between what is too easy and too difficult; they are very brilliant to the ear, and natural, without being vapid. There are passages here and there from which connoisseurs alone can derive satisfaction; but these passages are written in such a way that the less discriminating cannot fail to be pleased, though without knowing why".

He could have remarked, too, on their thematic abundance – there are no fewer than six major subjects in the first movement alone of No.12, two of which are new in the development section. Charles Rosen has pointed out in The Classical Style that here, as well as in later concertos, "Mozart uses melodies at once so complex and so complete that they do not bear the weight of [further] development". Because he hoped to sell the three concertos for home performance with string quartet, he scored No.12 lightly – the orchestra consists of just two oboes, two horns, and strings. The middle movement is a solemn, sonata-structured Andante in D major with a minor-key development. Its main subject is taken from an overture by Johann Christian Bach, Mozart's childhood friend and teacher, who had died on January 1, 1782 – "a sad day for the world of music", wrote the boy-prodigy, now grown to manhood. The final movement is an Allegretto rondo, no less genial for being gentle, with a refrain in 2/4 time built on three motifs and contrapuntal complexities that are submerged in a delightfully light exterior in the way that only Mozart could. Here as elsewhere in the A major Concerto, cadenzas are by the composer; the soloist may choose from among several.

Source: Roger Dettmer (allmusic.com)










Ο 15ος Διεθνής Διαγωνισμός Τσαϊκόφσκι, ο οποίος ήταν αφιερωμένος στην 175η επέτειο από τη γέννηση του μεγάλου Ρώσου συνθέτη, πραγματοποιήθηκε στη Μόσχα και στην Αγία Πετρούπολη από τις 15 Ιουνίου έως τις 3 Ιουλίου 2015.

Στο πλαίσιο του δεύτερου γύρου – στο δεύτερο από τα δύο στάδια – του διαγωνισμού στην κατηγορία του πιάνου, ο Ρώσος πιανίστας Sergei Redkin (γενν. 1991), ο οποίος μοιράστηκε την τρίτη θέση με τον επίσης Ρώσο Daniel Kharitonov, ερμήνευσε το Κοντσέρτο για πιάνο αρ. 12 σε Λα μείζονα, K.414, του Βόλφγκανγκ Αμαντέους Μότσαρτ. Την Ορχήστρα Δωματίου Οι Σολίστ της Μόσχας διηύθυνε ο 27χρονος Βέλγος πιανίστας και αρχιμουσικός Ayrton Desimpelaere.

Το ρεσιτάλ έλαβε χώρα στη Μεγάλη Αίθουσα του Ωδείου της Μόσχας, στις 24 Ιουνίου 2015.

Ο Διεθνής Διαγωνισμός Τσαϊκόφσκι, ο οποίος πραγματοποιείται κάθε τέσσερα χρόνια, είναι ίσως ο σημαντικότερος διαγωνισμός στο χώρο της κλασικής μουσικής. Ο διαγωνισμός διοργανώθηκε για πρώτη φορά το 1958, περιλαμβάνοντας μόνο δύο κατηγορίες: του βιολιού και του πιάνου. Το 1962, στη δεύτερη διοργάνωση, προστέθηκε η κατηγορία του βιολοντσέλου, ενώ στην τρίτη διοργάνωση του διαγωνισμού, το 1966, προστέθηκε ακόμη η κατηγορία της φωνής.

Στον 15ο Διαγωνισμό, το 2015, συμμετείχαν περισσότεροι από εξακόσιοι καλλιτέχνες από 45 χώρες, οι οποίοι διαγωνίστηκαν και στις τέσσερεις κατηγορίες: πιάνο, βιολί, βιολοντσέλο και φωνή.

Την κριτική επιτροπή για την κατηγορία του πιάνου αποτελούσαν οι διακεκριμένοι πιανίστες Dmitri Bashkirov, Boris Berezovsky, Michel Béroff, Peter Donohoe, Sergei Dorensky, Barry Douglas, Denis Matsuev, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Alexander Toradze, Vladimir Feltsman, Klaus Hellwig, καθώς επίσης και ο Martin Engström, ιδρυτής και διευθυντής του Διεθνούς Φεστιβάλ και της Ακαδημίας του Βερμπιέρ.



XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015, Piano / Round 2, Second stage

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)


♪ Piano Concerto No.12 in A major, K.414 (1782)

i. Allegro
ii. Andante
iii. Rondeau. Allegretto

Sergei Redkin, piano – Third Prize*

Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Ayrton Desimpelaere

Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, June 24, 2015

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* Third place was shared by Sergei Redkin and Daniel Kharitonov















Sergei Redkin was born in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, on October 27, 1991. He began to play the piano at the age of five. At the age of six he began to study at the Music Lyceum of Krasnoyarsk, in the class of Galina Boguslavskaya. At the same time he began to study improvisation and composition with Eduard Markaich.

In year 2004, after becoming a laureat of the International Gavrilin competition of young composers in Saint Petersburg, Sergei continued his education at the Special Music School of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, in the class of Olga Kurnavina. At that time Sergei won his first several prizes at competitions for young pianists, such as Rachmaninov competition (Saint Petersburg, 2005, First prize) and Chopin competition (Estonia, 2006, Grand prix). Sergei also played his first solo recitals in Russia and abroad, getting engagements from Germany, Switzerland, Poland.

Simultaneously Sergei studied composition under prof. Alexander Mnatsakanyan, one of the last students of great Shostakovich. Among the young composer's works you can find a string quartet, a trio for winds, chamber music, a lot of music for piano. Suite for cello and piano won the First prize at the young composers' competition in Saint Petersburg in 2007.

In 2008 Sergei was honored to receive the Maestro Temirkanov Award as one of the best students of Saint Petersburg Special Music School.

In year 2009 Sergei successfully passed his entrance exams and became a student of prof. Alexander Sandler at the Saint Petersburg state Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. He also continued his composition studies under prof. Mnatsakanyan.

During the year 2011 with the support of St Petersburg House of Music Sergei Redkin trained at the famous International Lake Como Piano Academy in Italy, studying under such musicians as William Grant Nabore, Dmitry Bashkirov, Peter Frankl, Fou Ts'ong among others.

In year 2012 Sergei became the winner of III International Maj Lind competition in Helsinki, in 2013 – the winner of VI International Prokofiev competition in Saint Petersburg. In 2015 Sergei Redkin won the Third prize and the Bronze medal at the XV International Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow.

Currently Sergei is continuing his studies under prof. Sandler in Saint Petersburg Conservatory. In 2016 he's playing his first concerts in New York, Mexico and Paris (all with Maestro Valery Gergiev and Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra), touring with solo recitals throughout the world, from Portugal and Israel to Vladivostok and Yakutsk, taking part at prestigious classical music festivals, playing a lot of chamber music and composing in the meantime.

Source: sergeiredkin.com



















































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Sergei Redkin, piano / third prize

Sergei Redkin plays Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Schubert / Franz Liszt & Sergei Prokofiev – XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015, Piano / Round 2, First stage

Sergei Redkin plays Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninov & Tchaikovsky – XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015, Piano / Round 1


Daniel Kharitonov, piano / third prize


Daniel Kharitonov – All the posts



Haik Kazazyan, violin / third prize

Haik Kazazyan – All the posts


Yu-Chien Tseng, violin / second prize

Yu-Chien Tseng – All the posts



Lucas Debargue, piano / fourth prize


Lucas Debargue – All the posts


The winners of the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015









Sunday, July 16, 2017

Homophobia at the Bolshoi? Russian theater cancels ballet about the life of famous dancer Rudolf Nureyev

Rudolf Nureyev and Erik Bruhn, 1960s





















The sold-out world premiere of a ballet about the life of famous dancer Rudolf Nureyev has been canceled at the last minute. Was the decision politically motivated?

Kirill Serebrennikov, director of Moscow's Gogol Center theater is responsible for putting the ballet "Nureyev" on the stage – a piece that focuses on the life of the famous gay Russian dancer of the same name. Yet the last-minute cancellation of the production has raised an important question: Is Russia's most significant theater not allowed to show love between two men?

"They apparently didn't understand the story before the premiere of the performance", Vladimir Urin, director of the Bolshoi Theater, told journalists. During a press conference on Monday, Urin explained why the long-awaited piece was canceled just three days before the sold-out world premiere. The topic has since been hotly debated in the Russian capital and elsewhere.

The official justification is that the ballet, which was to be premiered on July 11 in the Bolshoi was "not finished", according to the director. However, he added that it was not canceled, but merely postponed. The new premiere is currently set for May 4, 2018.

"It is not the choreography, but rather the execution", explained Urin. The decision was made following a dress rehearsal last Friday, July 7. "It is a risk for our theater, but for us quality counts", said the 70-year-old director.

He and his artistic director, Makhar Vaziev, had followed the rehearsals distressed, he said, and subsequently made their decision to postpone the show. Neither Serebrennikov nor his choreographer Yuri Posochov were present at the press conference.


Rudolf Nureyev
"The worst scenario for an artist"

Lead dancer Vladislav Lantratov reacted with dismay. "I do not have words. I had just fallen in love with the role and immersed myself in the piece. Everything was going ahead", he posted on Instagram. "This is the worst for an artist."

He was to play Rudolf Nureyev, the most famous ballet dancer in Russia. Born in 1938, somewhere between Irkutsk and Slyudyanka in a train to Vladivostok, Nureyev was one of the first Soviet artists to go into exile in the West in 1961.

Before fleeing the Soviet Union, he was a top dancer in the Russian ballet and spent three years in the Kirov Theater, which is today the Mariinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg. The artist, who lived in Paris until his death, was in a romantic relationship with Danish ballet dancer Erik Bruhn for more than 25 years.

Responding to whether the cancellation of the premiere was connected with the main character's love life, the theater's director said, "No political discussions!".

But it was precisely this "propaganda of non-traditional sexual values" that is said to have led to the last-minute postponement of the production by Russian culture minister Vladimir Medinsky. News agency TASS reported the minister's involvement, citing a source close to him. According to the report, the minister had conversed with Urin, but did not see the piece himself.


Rudolf Nureyev and Erik Bruhn, January 20, 1962
"No political discussions!"

In 2013 the Russian government implemented a law against "propaganda of non-traditional sexual values". It punishes those for making positive statements about homosexuality in the presence of minors. Homosexuality is largely a taboo subject in Russia and the call for legal equality between homosexuals and heterosexuals has largely been rejected by the Russian government.

One of the dancers in the performance, who wished to keep his identity a secret, told news agency AFP that he was skeptical of the rational behind the decision. He said there had been problems during the rehearsal, but that this was normal. "That's why no one in the group believes the reasoning", he said. Additionally, no one believes that the performance will one day make it to the stage, he added.

The Bolshoi's director largely avoided critical questions from the press. He would not speak "at all" about the director of the piece. The Gogol Center, founded by Serebrennikov, has a reputation for putting on avant-garde productions. While other theaters are more traditional, the Gogol Center pushes boundaries – even allowing nude actors on stage.

In May, Serebrennikov's apartment was searched after he was accused of having misappropriated more than $35 million. Allegations have not been confirmed, and the theater leadership is still under investigation.

In place of the production, the theater will present "Don Quixote" from July 11 to 14. The entrance fee for the sold-out performances of "Nureyev" will be refunded to visitors. Whether the original performance premieres this year or next, one thing is certain: "Rudolf Nureyev will trigger discussions", says Urin – he's already doing so now.

Source: Christopher Braemer, July 11, 2017 (dw.com)















Tο ιστορικό Θέατρο Μπολσόι της Μόσχας ακυρώνει την πρεμιέρα της παράστασης «Νουρέγιεφ» με θέμα τη ζωή του μεγάλου χορευτή μπαλέτου Ρούντολφ Νουρέγιεφ.

Το μπαλέτο «Νουρέγιεφ» έχει σκηνοθετήσει ο Κυρίλ Σερεμπρένικοφ, διευθυντής του κέντρου Γκόγκολ στη Μόσχα. Το έργο περιέχει μεταξύ άλλων αναφορές στις ομοφυλόφιλες ερωτικές σχέσεις του διάσημου Ρώσου χορευτή Ρούντολφ Νουρέγιεφ. Επιτρέπεται όμως να ανεβαίνει ένα έργο με αυτήν τη θεματική στη σημαντικότερη κρατική σκηνή της Ρωσίας;

Η παράσταση, τα εισιτήρια της οποίας είχαν εξαντληθεί προ πολλού, ακυρώθηκε μόλις λίγα εικοσιτετράωρα πριν από την πρεμιέρα.

Όπως αναφέρει σε δημοσίευμά της η DW, τη Δευτέρα 10 Ιουλίου η διεύθυνση του Θεάτρου παραχώρησε συνέντευξη τύπου κατά την οποία ισχυρίστηκε ότι το έργο απλώς δεν ήταν έτοιμο. Επιπλέον, ο διευθυντής του Μπολσόι, Βλάντιμιρ Γιούριν, επισήμανε ότι το έργο δεν ακυρώνεται, απλώς αναβάλλεται για τον Μάιο του 2018.

«Δεν φταίει το έργο αλλά η εκτέλεση. Με θλίψη παρακολουθήσαμε την πρόβα», δήλωσε χαρακτηριστικά ο διευθυντής.


Rudolf Nureyev and Erik Bruhn
Το έργο έχει ως κεντρικό ήρωα τον Ρούντολφ Νουρέγιεφ, τον διασημότερο Ρώσο χορευτή μπαλέτου.

Ο Νουρέγιεφ γεννήθηκε το 1938 και εγκατέλειψε τη Σοβιετική Ένωση το 1961, αφού είχε σημειώσει ήδη μια πολύ επιτυχημένη καριέρα στην πατρίδα του. Μέχρι το θάνατό του έμενε στο Παρίσι και διατηρούσε σχέση για περισσότερα από 25 χρόνια με τον Δανό, επίσης χορευτή μπαλέτου, Έρικ Μπρουν.

Ο διευθυντής του Μπολσόι αρνείται ότι η ακύρωση της παράστασης σχετίζεται με τις σεξουαλικές προτιμήσεις του Νουρέγιεφ, που αποτελούν μέρος του έργου και δηλώνει κατηγορηματικά: «Όχι πολιτικές συζητήσεις!».

Πηγές ωστόσο αναφέρουν ότι ο λόγος για τον οποίον η παράσταση ακυρώθηκε την τελευταία στιγμή και μάλιστα με ευθύνη του Ρώσου υπουργού Πολιτισμού Βλάντιμιρ Μεντίνσκι, είναι ο «Νόμος κατά της προπαγάνδας μη παραδοσιακών σεξουαλικών σχέσεων» που υπάρχει στη Ρωσία από το 2013 και στρέφεται κατά «όσων προπαγανδίζουν μη παραδοσιακές σεξουαλικές αξίες».

Ο σκηνοθέτης του έργου Κυρίλ Σερεμπρένικοφ είναι γνωστός για τις προκλητικές του παραστάσεις. Ο ίδιος είναι και ιδρυτής του Κέντρου Γκόγκολ, το οποίο θεωρείται πρωτοποριακό για τα δεδομένα της Ρωσίας. Τη στιγμή που στα περισσότερα ρωσικά θέατρα ανεβαίνουν κλασικές παραστάσεις, στο Γκόγκολ οι ηθοποιοί εμφανίζονται ακόμη και γυμνοί στη σκηνή.

Αντί της παράστασης «Νουρέγιεφ» το Μπολσόι παρουσιάζει τώρα στη Ρωσία τον «Δον Κιχώτη» ενώ οι θεατές που είχαν πληρώσει ήδη για τα εισιτήρια της sold out παράστασης, θα πάρουν πίσω τα χρήματά τους και όχι εισιτήρια για την πρεμιέρα του Μαΐου με ό,τι συνεπάγεται αυτό.

Πηγή: dw.com / iefimerida.gr


Rudolf Nureyev






















Friday, July 14, 2017

Sergei Redkin plays Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Schubert / Franz Liszt & Sergei Prokofiev – XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015, Piano / Round 2, First stage
















The International Tchaikovsky Competition, first held more than 50 years ago, is not only a valuable asset of Russian musical culture but is also one of the major events in the international music community. The International Tchaikovsky Competition is held once every four years.

The first, in 1958, included two disciplines – piano and violin. Beginning with the second competition, in 1962, a cello category was added, and the vocal division was introduced during the third competition in 1966. In 1990, a fifth discipline was announced for the IX International Tchaikovsky Competition – a contest for violin makers which was held before the main competition.

The XV International Tchaikovsky Competition was held in Moscow and St Petersburg from June 15 to July 3, 2015, and was dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the great Russian composer.

In the competition participated more than 600 artists from 45 countries.

On the jury for piano was the distinguished pianists Dmitri Bashkirov, Boris Berezovsky, Michel Béroff, Peter Donohoe, Sergei Dorensky, Barry Douglas, Denis Matsuev, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Alexander Toradze, Vladimir Feltsman, Klaus Hellwig, and the founder and director of the Verbier International Festival and Academy, Martin Engström.










Ο 15ος Διεθνής Διαγωνισμός Τσαϊκόφσκι, ο οποίος ήταν αφιερωμένος στην 175η επέτειο από τη γέννηση του μεγάλου Ρώσου συνθέτη, πραγματοποιήθηκε στη Μόσχα και στην Αγία Πετρούπολη από τις 15 Ιουνίου έως τις 3 Ιουλίου 2015.

Στο πλαίσιο του δεύτερου γύρου – στο πρώτο από τα δύο στάδια – του διαγωνισμού στην κατηγορία του πιάνου, ο Ρώσος πιανίστας Sergei Redkin (γενν. 1991), ο οποίος μοιράστηκε την τρίτη θέση με τον επίσης Ρώσο Daniel Kharitonov, ερμήνευσε την Τοκάτα σε Ντο ελάσσονα, BWV 911, του Γιόχαν Σεμπάστιαν Μπαχ, τέσσερα τραγούδια του Φραντς Σούμπερτ σε μεταγραφή για πιάνο από τον Φραντς Λιστ, και τη Σονάτα για πιάνο αρ. 8 σε Σι ύφεση μείζονα, έργο 84, του Σεργκέι Προκόφιεφ.

Το ρεσιτάλ έλαβε χώρα στη Μεγάλη Αίθουσα του Ωδείου της Μόσχας, την 21η Ιουνίου 2015.

Ο Διεθνής Διαγωνισμός Τσαϊκόφσκι, ο οποίος πραγματοποιείται κάθε τέσσερα χρόνια, είναι ίσως ο σημαντικότερος διαγωνισμός στο χώρο της κλασικής μουσικής. Ο διαγωνισμός διοργανώθηκε για πρώτη φορά το 1958, περιλαμβάνοντας μόνο δύο κατηγορίες: του βιολιού και του πιάνου. Το 1962, στη δεύτερη διοργάνωση, προστέθηκε η κατηγορία του βιολοντσέλου, ενώ στην τρίτη διοργάνωση του διαγωνισμού, το 1966, προστέθηκε ακόμη η κατηγορία της φωνής.

Στον 15ο Διαγωνισμό, το 2015, συμμετείχαν περισσότεροι από εξακόσιοι καλλιτέχνες από 45 χώρες, οι οποίοι διαγωνίστηκαν και στις τέσσερεις κατηγορίες: πιάνο, βιολί, βιολοντσέλο και φωνή.

Την κριτική επιτροπή για την κατηγορία του πιάνου αποτελούσαν οι διακεκριμένοι πιανίστες Dmitri Bashkirov, Boris Berezovsky, Michel Béroff, Peter Donohoe, Sergei Dorensky, Barry Douglas, Denis Matsuev, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Alexander Toradze, Vladimir Feltsman, Klaus Hellwig, καθώς επίσης και ο Martin Engström, ιδρυτής και διευθυντής του Διεθνούς Φεστιβάλ και της Ακαδημίας του Βερμπιέρ.



XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015, Piano / Round 2, First stage


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

♪ Toccata in C minor, BWV 911 (1714) [00:00]*



Franz Schubert (1797-1828) / Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

♪ Aufenthalt, S.560/3 [10:50]

♪ Liebesbotschaft, S.560/10 [14:13]
♪ Der Müller und der Bach, S.565/2 [17:02]
♪ Erlkönig, S.558/4 [22:15]


Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)

♪ Piano Sonata No.8 in B flat major, Op.84 (1944) [27:04]


i. Andante dolce
ii. Andante sognando
iii. Vivace


Sergei Redkin, piano – Third Prize**


Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, June 21, 2015


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* Start time of each work

** Third place was shared by Sergei Redkin and Daniel Kharitonov

















Sergei Redkin was born in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, on October 27, 1991. He began to play the piano at the age of five. At the age of six he began to study at the Music Lyceum of Krasnoyarsk, in the class of Galina Boguslavskaya. At the same time he began to study improvisation and composition with Eduard Markaich.

In year 2004, after becoming a laureat of the International Gavrilin competition of young composers in Saint Petersburg, Sergei continued his education at the Special Music School of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, in the class of Olga Kurnavina. At that time Sergei won his first several prizes at competitions for young pianists, such as Rachmaninov competition (Saint Petersburg, 2005, First prize) and Chopin competition (Estonia, 2006, Grand prix). Sergei also played his first solo recitals in Russia and abroad, getting engagements from Germany, Switzerland, Poland.

Simultaneously Sergei studied composition under prof. Alexander Mnatsakanyan, one of the last students of great Shostakovich. Among the young composer's works you can find a string quartet, a trio for winds, chamber music, a lot of music for piano. Suite for cello and piano won the First prize at the young composers' competition in Saint Petersburg in 2007.

In 2008 Sergei was honored to receive the Maestro Temirkanov Award as one of the best students of Saint Petersburg Special Music School.

In year 2009 Sergei successfully passed his entrance exams and became a student of prof. Alexander Sandler at the Saint Petersburg state Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. He also continued his composition studies under prof. Mnatsakanyan.

During the year 2011 with the support of St Petersburg House of Music Sergei Redkin trained at the famous International Lake Como Piano Academy in Italy, studying under such musicians as William Grant Nabore, Dmitry Bashkirov, Peter Frankl, Fou Ts'ong among others.

In year 2012 Sergei became the winner of III International Maj Lind competition in Helsinki, in 2013 – the winner of VI International Prokofiev competition in Saint Petersburg. In 2015 Sergei Redkin won the Third prize and the Bronze medal at the XV International Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow.

Currently Sergei is continuing his studies under prof. Sandler in Saint Petersburg Conservatory. In 2016 he's playing his first concerts in New York, Mexico and Paris (all with Maestro Valery Gergiev and Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra), touring with solo recitals throughout the world, from Portugal and Israel to Vladivostok and Yakutsk, taking part at prestigious classical music festivals, playing a lot of chamber music and composing in the meantime.

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Sergei Redkin, piano / third prize

Sergei Redkin plays Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No.12 in A major – Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra, Ayrton Desimpelaere – XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015, Piano / Round 2, Second stage

Sergei Redkin plays Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninov & Tchaikovsky – XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015, Piano / Round 1


Daniel Kharitonov, piano / third prize


Daniel Kharitonov – All the posts



Haik Kazazyan, violin / third prize

Haik Kazazyan – All the posts


Yu-Chien Tseng, violin / second prize

Yu-Chien Tseng – All the posts



Lucas Debargue, piano / fourth prize


Lucas Debargue – All the posts


The winners of the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015









Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Guillaume Bellom plays Franz Schubert, Joseph Haydn & Claude Debussy (Download 48kHz/16bit)






















THIERRY SCHERZ PRIZE

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One of the main goals of the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad has always been to give young talents a chance, to help and guide them, reason for which, from the very start, the festival included into its programme a series of concerts given in the Gstaad chapel by promising young musicians of different nationalities playing the same instrument.

Every year, this Prize aims to reward one of these young musicians with the opportunity of recording a CD with an orchestra, produced by Claves Records, ensuring a wide distribution.

This Prize gives the laureate experience with microphones, collaboration with a conductor, with orchestra musicians, an artistic director, sound engineers... and finally the joy of an extensive distribution.

Our laureates' success reminds us of the importance of supporting a promising career in its early days. We offer our sincere thanks to our sponsors who enable us to continue in this direction.

The Thierry Scherz Prize is an homage to the co-founder and artistic director of the Festival.

2016 Prize: Guillaume Bellom and Kevin Jansson, ex-aequo, Piano















Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

♪ Piano Sonata in G major, D.894 (1826)

i. Molto moderato e cantabile
ii. Andante
iii. Menuetto
iv. Allegretto


Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

♪ Piano Sonata in A flat major, Hob. XVI. 46 (1767-1770)

i. Allegro moderato
ii. Adagio
iii. Finale. Presto


Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

♪ Estampes (1903)

i. Pagodes
ii. La soirée dans Grenade
iii. Jardins sous la pluie


Guillaume Bellom, piano


Théâtre populaire romand, Salle de musique, La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland), September 2016

Claves Records 2017



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Guillaume Bellom (b. 1992) studied piano and violin from the age of six at the Besançon Conservatoire (CRR), where in 2008 he was awarded prizes for piano, violin and chamber music.

In 2009, he was unanimously admitted to the Paris Conservatoire (CNSM), where he joined the piano class of Nicholas Angelich and Romano Pallottini. He also studied under Franck Braley, Marie-François Bucquet, Dominique Merlet, Dany Rouet, Denis Pascal, Leon Fleisher and Jean-Claude Pennetier. He is currently furthering his studies with Hortense Cartier-Bresson.

In 2011 he also joined the violin class of Roland Daugareil, Suzanne Gessner and Christophe Poiget at the Paris Conservatoire (CNSM).

Guillaume Bellom was winner of the piano prize in the Besançon "Jeunes Musiciens" competition in 2008, following which he performed the Grieg Piano Concerto and the First Piano Concerto of Brahms with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Besançon.

He is often heard on radio (France Musique, in programmes presented by Phillipe Cassard and Arièle Butaux), and he performs regularly at the Fondation Singer-Polignac in Paris, where he has been artist in residence since 2012.

His interest in chamber music has led to appearances at festivals including those of Deauville (Festival de Pâques and Août Musical). He also plays sonatas with his brother, the cellist Adrien Bellom (Chambéry Bel-Air Claviers Festival, "Printemps des Alizés" in Essaouira, Morocco, etc.). Recently, with Amaury Coeytaux (violin) and Victor Julien-Laferrière (cello), he gave the first performance of Danse encore, a trio by the composer and pianist Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, at the Chapelle du Méjan in Arles.

In 2014, Guillaume performed in the Animal Carnival by Saint-Saens at the Champs-Elysées concert hall in Paris, and won a prize at the Rhine Gold Foundation. In 2015, he won the first prize at the international piano competition of Epinal, France. In 2016, he won the first prize of the Thierry Scherz competition in Gstaad, Switzerland. His first solo album, featuring pieces by Schubert, Haydn and Debussy, was released in early 2017. His great interest in chamber music, shared with his friend Ismaël Margain, lead them into joining various ensembles such as those performing at the Deauville Festival of Music. They play piano four-hands together and have recorded two discs dedicated to Mozart and Shubert under the label Aparte/Harmonia Mundi.
















See also

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Andante and Variations in G major, Sonata for Piano Four-Hands in C major, Sonata for Piano Four-Hands in F major – Guillaume Bellom & Ismaël Margain (Audio video)

Franz Schubert: Fantasia in F minor, Allegro in A minor "Lebensstürme", Sonata in C major "Grand Duo" – Ismaël Margain & Guillaume Bellom (Audio video)

Monday, July 10, 2017

Sergei Redkin plays Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninov & Tchaikovsky – XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015, Piano / Round 1













The International Tchaikovsky Competition, first held more than 50 years ago, is not only a valuable asset of Russian musical culture but is also one of the major events in the international music community. The International Tchaikovsky Competition is held once every four years.

The first, in 1958, included two disciplines – piano and violin. Beginning with the second competition, in 1962, a cello category was added, and the vocal division was introduced during the third competition in 1966. In 1990, a fifth discipline was announced for the IX International Tchaikovsky Competition – a contest for violin makers which was held before the main competition.

The XV International Tchaikovsky Competition was held in Moscow and St Petersburg from June 15 to July 3, 2015, and was dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the great Russian composer.

In the competition participated more than 600 artists from 45 countries.

On the jury for piano was the distinguished pianists Dmitri Bashkirov, Boris Berezovsky, Michel Béroff, Peter Donohoe, Sergei Dorensky, Barry Douglas, Denis Matsuev, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Alexander Toradze, Vladimir Feltsman, Klaus Hellwig, and the founder and director of the Verbier International Festival and Academy, Martin Engström.










Ο 15ος Διεθνής Διαγωνισμός Τσαϊκόφσκι, ο οποίος ήταν αφιερωμένος στην 175η επέτειο από τη γέννηση του μεγάλου Ρώσου συνθέτη, πραγματοποιήθηκε στη Μόσχα και στην Αγία Πετρούπολη από τις 15 Ιουνίου έως τις 3 Ιουλίου 2015.

Στο πλαίσιο του πρώτου γύρου του διαγωνισμού στην κατηγορία του πιάνου, ο Ρώσος πιανίστας Sergei Redkin (γενν. 1991), ο οποίος μοιράστηκε την τρίτη θέση με τον επίσης Ρώσο Daniel Kharitonov, ερμήνευσε το Πρελούδιο και Φούγκα αρ. 23 σε Σι μείζονα, από το δεύτερο βιβλίο του «Καλοσυγκερασμένου Κλειδοκύμβαλου», BWV 892, του Γιόχαν Σεμπάστιαν Μπαχ, τη Σονάτα για πιάνο αρ. 30 σε Μι μείζονα, έργο 109, του Λούντβιχ βαν Μπετόβεν, τη Σπουδή αρ. 8 σε Φα μείζονα, του έργου 10, του Φρεντερίκ Σοπέν, τη δωδέκατη Σπουδή σε Σι δίεση ελάσσονα από τις δώδεκα Transcendental Études, S.139, του Φραντς Λιστ, τη Σπουδή αρ. 6 σε Λα ελάσσονα, από τις Études-tableaux, έργο 39, του Σεργκέι Ραχμάνινοφ, και τέσσερα από τα 18 Κομμάτια, του έργου 72, του Πιότρ Ιλίτς Τσαϊκόφσκι.

Το ρεσιτάλ έλαβε χώρα στη Μεγάλη Αίθουσα του Ωδείου της Μόσχας, στις 16 Ιουνίου 2015.

Ο Διεθνής Διαγωνισμός Τσαϊκόφσκι, ο οποίος πραγματοποιείται κάθε τέσσερα χρόνια, είναι ίσως ο σημαντικότερος διαγωνισμός στο χώρο της κλασικής μουσικής. Ο διαγωνισμός διοργανώθηκε για πρώτη φορά το 1958, περιλαμβάνοντας μόνο δύο κατηγορίες: του βιολιού και του πιάνου. Το 1962, στη δεύτερη διοργάνωση, προστέθηκε η κατηγορία του βιολοντσέλου, ενώ στην τρίτη διοργάνωση του διαγωνισμού, το 1966, προστέθηκε ακόμη η κατηγορία της φωνής.

Στον 15ο Διαγωνισμό, το 2015, συμμετείχαν περισσότεροι από εξακόσιοι καλλιτέχνες από 45 χώρες, οι οποίοι διαγωνίστηκαν και στις τέσσερεις κατηγορίες: πιάνο, βιολί, βιολοντσέλο και φωνή.

Την κριτική επιτροπή για την κατηγορία του πιάνου αποτελούσαν οι διακεκριμένοι πιανίστες Dmitri Bashkirov, Boris Berezovsky, Michel Béroff, Peter Donohoe, Sergei Dorensky, Barry Douglas, Denis Matsuev, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Alexander Toradze, Vladimir Feltsman, Klaus Hellwig, καθώς επίσης και ο Martin Engström, ιδρυτής και διευθυντής του Διεθνούς Φεστιβάλ και της Ακαδημίας του Βερμπιέρ.



XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015, Piano / Round 1


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

♪ Prélude and Fugue No.23 in B major, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, BWV 892 (1744)* [00:00]**


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

♪ Piano Sonata No.30 in E major, Op.109 (1820) [04:41]

i. Vivace ma non troppo. Adagio espressivo
ii. Prestissimo
iii. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung. Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo


Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

♪ Études, Op.10 No.8 in F major (1829-1832) [23:25]


Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

♪ The Transcendental Études for Piano, S.139 No.12 in B flat minor "Chasse-neige" (1851) [26:08]


Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)

♪ Études-tableaux, Op.39 No.6 in in A minor (1917) [31:51]


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

♪ 18 Pieces, Op.72 (1892-1893) [35:05]

13. Echo rustique (Allegro non troppo)
08. Dialogue (Allegro moderato)
15. Un poco di Chopin (Tempo di Mazurka)
18. Scène dansante-Inviatation au trepak (Allegro non tanto)


Sergei Redkin, piano – Third Prize***

Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, June 16, 2015

(HD 720p)


The Well-Tempered Clavier, by Johann Sebastian Bach, consists of two books of twenty-four Preludes and Fugues each, in all twenty-four major and minor keys. The first book (BWV 846-869) dates back to 1722, although Bach revised his manuscript thereafter. The second book (BWV 870-893) was composed in 1744.

The pianists competing at the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition must perform, during the first round of the Competition, one Prelude and one Fugue from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier.


* «Το Καλοσυγκερασμένο Κλειδοκύμβαλο» (γερμανικά: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier) είναι μία συλλογή δύο βιβλίων του Γιόχαν Σεμπάστιαν Μπαχ για πληκτροφόρο όργανο. Κάθε βιβλίο περιλαμβάνει 24 δυάδες ενός Πρελούδιου και μιας Φούγκας γραμμένων σε κάθε μία από τις 24 τονικότητες. Το πρώτο βιβλίο (BWV 846-869) χρονολογείται στο 1722, αν και στη συνέχεια ο Μπαχ αναθεωρήθηκε το χειρόγραφό του, και το δεύτερο (BWV 870-893) στο 1742.

Οι πιανίστες οι οποίοι διαγωνίστηκαν στον 15ο Διεθνή Διαγωνισμό Τσαϊκόφσκι έπρεπε στη διάρκεια του πρώτου γύρου να ερμηνεύσουν μία δυάδα ενός Πρελούδιου και μιας Φούγκας από «Το Καλοσυγκερασμένο Κλειδοκύμβαλο» του Μπαχ.


** Start time of each work
*** Third place was shared by Sergei Redkin and Daniel Kharitonov















Sergei Redkin was born in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, on October 27, 1991. He began to play the piano at the age of five. At the age of six he began to study at the Music Lyceum of Krasnoyarsk, in the class of Galina Boguslavskaya. At the same time he began to study improvisation and composition with Eduard Markaich.

In year 2004, after becoming a laureat of the International Gavrilin competition of young composers in Saint Petersburg, Sergei continued his education at the Special Music School of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, in the class of Olga Kurnavina. At that time Sergei won his first several prizes at competitions for young pianists, such as Rachmaninov competition (Saint Petersburg, 2005, First prize) and Chopin competition (Estonia, 2006, Grand prix). Sergei also played his first solo recitals in Russia and abroad, getting engagements from Germany, Switzerland, Poland.

Simultaneously Sergei studied composition under prof. Alexander Mnatsakanyan, one of the last students of great Shostakovich. Among the young composer's works you can find a string quartet, a trio for winds, chamber music, a lot of music for piano. Suite for cello and piano won the First prize at the young composers' competition in Saint Petersburg in 2007.

In 2008 Sergei was honored to receive the Maestro Temirkanov Award as one of the best students of Saint Petersburg Special Music School.

In year 2009 Sergei successfully passed his entrance exams and became a student of prof. Alexander Sandler at the Saint Petersburg state Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. He also continued his composition studies under prof. Mnatsakanyan.

During the year 2011 with the support of St Petersburg House of Music Sergei Redkin trained at the famous International Lake Como Piano Academy in Italy, studying under such musicians as William Grant Nabore, Dmitry Bashkirov, Peter Frankl, Fou Ts'ong among others.

In year 2012 Sergei became the winner of III International Maj Lind competition in Helsinki, in 2013 – the winner of VI International Prokofiev competition in Saint Petersburg. In 2015 Sergei Redkin won the Third prize and the Bronze medal at the XV International Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow.

Currently Sergei is continuing his studies under prof. Sandler in Saint Petersburg Conservatory. In 2016 he's playing his first concerts in New York, Mexico and Paris (all with Maestro Valery Gergiev and Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra), touring with solo recitals throughout the world, from Portugal and Israel to Vladivostok and Yakutsk, taking part at prestigious classical music festivals, playing a lot of chamber music and composing in the meantime.

Source: sergeiredkin.com







































More photos


See also


Sergei Redkin, piano / third prize

Sergei Redkin plays Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No.12 in A major – Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra, Ayrton Desimpelaere – XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015, Piano / Round 2, Second stage

Sergei Redkin plays Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Schubert / Franz Liszt & Sergei Prokofiev – XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015, Piano / Round 2, First stage


Daniel Kharitonov, piano / third prize


Daniel Kharitonov – All the posts



Haik Kazazyan, violin / third prize

Haik Kazazyan – All the posts


Yu-Chien Tseng, violin / second prize

Yu-Chien Tseng – All the posts



Lucas Debargue, piano / fourth prize


Lucas Debargue – All the posts


The winners of the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015









Sunday, July 09, 2017

The winners of the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015














The International Tchaikovsky Competition, first held more than 50 years ago, is not only a valuable asset of Russian musical culture but is also one of the major events in the international music community. The International Tchaikovsky Competition is held once every four years

The first, in 1958, included two disciplines – piano and violin. Beginning with the second competition, in 1962, a cello category was added, and the vocal division was introduced during the third competition in 1966. In 1990, a fifth discipline was announced for the IX International Tchaikovsky Competition – a contest for violin makers which was held before the main competition.

The XV International Tchaikovsky Competition was held in Moscow and St Petersburg from June 15 to July 3, 2015, and was dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the great Russian composer.

In the competition participated more than 600 artists from 45 countries.

There is no doubt that winning a prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition helps a career in an incomparable way. Most of the Competition's past prizewinners have gone on to become worldwide stars.










The winners of the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015


Piano Awards

First Prize: Dmitry Masleev (Russia)
Second Prize: Lukas Geniušas (Lithuania-Russia), George Li (United States)
Third Prize: Daniel Kharitonov (Russia), Sergei Redkin (Russia)
Fourth Prize: Lucas Debargue (France)


Violin Awards

First Prize: (No winner)
Second Prize: Yu-Chien Tseng (Taiwan)
Third Prize: Haik Kazazyan (Russia), Alexandra Conunova (Moldova), Pavel Milyukov (Russia)
Fourth Prize: Clara-Jumi Kang (Germany)
Fifth Prize: Bomsori Kim (South Korea)


Cello Awards

First Prize: Andrei Ionuț Ioniță (Romania)
Second Prize: Alexander Ramm (Russia)
Third Prize: Alexander Buzlov (Russia)
Fourth Prize: Pablo Ferrández (Spain)
Fifth Prize: Seung Min Kang (South Korea)
Sixth Prize: Jonathan Roozeman (Netherlands)


Voice Awards

Women
First Prize: Yulia Matochkina (Russia)
Second Prize: Svetlana Moskalenko (Russia)
Third Prize: Mane Galoyan (Armenia)
Fourth Prize: Antonina Vesenina (Russia)

Men
First Prize: Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar (Mongolia)
Second Prize: Chuanyue Wang (China)
Third Prize: Hansung Yoo (South Korea)
Fourth Prize: Dmitry Grigoriev (Russia)















See also

Sergei Redkin, piano / third prize

Sergei Redkin plays Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No.12 in A major – Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra, Ayrton Desimpelaere – XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015, Piano / Round 2, Second stage

Sergei Redkin plays Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Schubert / Franz Liszt & Sergei Prokofiev – XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015, Piano / Round 2, First stage

Sergei Redkin plays Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninov & Tchaikovsky – XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, 2015, Piano / Round 1


Daniel Kharitonov, piano / third prize

Daniel Kharitonov – All the posts


Haik Kazazyan, violin / third prize

Haik Kazazyan – All the posts



Yu-Chien Tseng, violin / second prize

Yu-Chien Tseng – All the posts



Lucas Debargue, piano / fourth prize

Lucas Debargue – All the posts