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Start of the Event: 6.30 PM
Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra
Artistic Director Mindaugas Bačkus
Soloists: Valeriy Sokolov (violin, Ukraine), Nikita Boriso-Glebsky (violin, Russia)
Vilimas Norkūnas (harpsichord)
Programme: Antonio Vivaldi, Malcolm Arnold, Piotr Tchaikovsky
What makes for a musical piece to become a hit? Why do some pieces succeed, while others fail to do so? Is there any universal code that some authors are able to crack and find a sure way to many people’s ears and hearts? Can classical music compete with popular music?
Antonio Vivaldi’s Le quattro stagioni, one of the most recognisable and frequently performed classical works of all time, may possibly be termed as a hit. It will certainly add vibrance to the programme presented by the Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra in collaboration with the violin virtuosi Valery Sokolov and Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, with which they will also going to take part in the 2nd Intermezzo Festival in Vilnius.
Valery Sokolov has collaborated regularly with the world’s leading orchestras, including Tokyo Symphony, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Seoul Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de France and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He is much awaited at the most prestigious festivals and major venues, such as the Wigmore Hall in London, Lincoln Center in New York, Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, Prinzregenten Theatre in Munich, and Musikverein in Vienna. He is founding artistic director of the Kiev Soloists Chamber Orchestra.
Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, whose impeccable technique has impressed critics and audiences alike, is frequently lauded for his “remarkable and varied tone” and “a rare combination of elegance, naturalness and uncompromising severity of performance.” His rise to prominence came in 2010 when he won the International Jean Sibelius Violin competition and the International Fritz Kreisler Violin competition. He has also been awarded top prizes in nine other prestigious violin contests including the Tchaikovsky, the Queen Elisabeth and the Monte Carlo Violin Masters competitions. The latter is held every four years and announces only one winner.