GENEVE – Wednesday 25 september 2024 - 19.30 – Ekaterina FROLOVA, violin & Vesselin STANEV, piano

Rue de la Madeleine 10
1204 Genève

Clara Schumann - Three romances for piano and violin op. 22
Richard Strauss - Sonata for violin and piano in E flat major op. 18
Karol Szymanowski - Mythes for violin and piano op. 30
Maurice Ravel - Sonata for violin and piano n°2 in G major

The Russian violinist, Ekaterina Frolova, made her debut at the age of seven by performing a violin concerto by Vivaldi. After studying at the Saint-Petersburg Conservatory, she joined the University of Music and Dramatic Art in Vienna. She won many international prizes: Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Louis Spohr in Freiburg, Fritz Kreisler in Vienna, etc… She has performed as a soloist in Germany, Finland, China and has worked with director such as Yuri Temirkanov, Vassily Petrenko, etc… With Vesselin Stanev, she travels Europe, the Berlin Philharmonie, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Musikverein in Vienna, etc. With cellist Peter Somodari and pianist Dorothy Khadem-Missagh, she formed the Vienna Vision Trio. Since autumn 2015 she has been one of the first violins of the Vienna Staatsoper and since 2018 of the Wiener Philharmoniker.

The pianist Vesselin Stanev, who is originally from Varna (Bulgaria), studied at the Music Academy in Sofia, with Dmitri Bashkirov at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, with Alexis Weissenberg and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris. Further inspiration came from Peter Feuchtwanger in London. The Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and the Concours Marguerite Long – Jacques Thibaud saw him as a prize-winner. He regularly performs in major concert halls in Europe, such as the Wigmore Hall in London, the Philharmonie Berlin, the Gewandhaus Leipzig or the Salle Gaveau in Paris. He also travels to the Nordic countries, to Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, Russia and Japan. He devotes particular attention to chamber music, for example with the violinist Ekaterina Frolova, the flautist Eva Oertle or the cellist Zoltán Despond. He has made numerous CD recordings for RCA, Sony Classical and the Bulgarian label Gega New. 

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