Liberation International Music Festival promoted by Music in Action
A unique opportunity to hear five of the world’s most eminent and celebrated stars performing a stunning programme of chamber music. One of the greatest viola players Maxim Rysanov, violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky and pianist Wu Qian fresh from the Lincoln Centre in New York where they hold a residency, bring their friends to perform two masterpieces. Hear Schubert’s uplifting setting of The Trout and Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G minor with genius shining forth in a blaze of fire as Brahms’ looked back to Schubert’s chamber music. This intimate event combines the musical prowess of some of the most admired soloists for a very special evening of exquisite chamber music.
A pre-concert event sees Alexander Sitkovetsky talking about his extraordinary career at 7:00pm.
Maxim Rysanov – Viola
“Rysanov’s golden song…”
BBC Music Magazine
Ukrainian-British violist and conductor Maxim Rysanov has established himself as one of the worlds most vibrant and charismatic musicians. He is principally known for his performances as a violist, guest of the crème of international music scene such as BBC Last Night of the Proms, Verbier, Edinburgh Festival, and Salzburg Festival among others.
Maxim has long been recognised by the international music scene and his list of prizes affirm that status. These include the Classic FM Gramophone Young Artist of the Year Award and the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Award, as well as the Geneva, Lionel Tertis and Valentino Bucchi competitions.
Maxim’s commercial CD have continually gained awards including Gramophone Editor’s Choice and ECHO, ICMA, Gramophone and Grammy nominations as well as reaching the top of the iTunes charts in the USA. His recent recording of the Martinu Rhapsody – Concerto was shortlisted for the Gramophone Award. Maxim also featured as both soloist and conductor on the debut disc of composer Dobrinka Tabakova (ECM) in 2013 – a disc that reached number 2 in the UK classical charts and was shortlisted for a Grammy Award.
Tickets £18-£25 Concessions Available