SEPT. 23 at 6PM:  ALEKSEY SEMENENKO, violin, INNA FIRSOVA, piano

SEPT. 23 at 6PM: ALEKSEY SEMENENKO, violin, INNA FIRSOVA, piano

Ukrainian violinist Aleksey Semenenko is praised for passionate performances replete with “stunning technique and intonation” at the 2015 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium, where he captured Second Prize. Born in Odessa, Mr. Semenenko began his violin studies at the age of six in Cologne. He plays a 1699 Stradivarius, loaned to him by the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben Fund of Hamburg. In 2017, he will perform recitals in the U.S. at the Morgan Library, as well as with the Long Bay Symphony and the Seattle Symphony. In Europe, he will appear in Finland, Croatia, France and Germany and as soloist with the National Orchestra in Ukraine. Mr. Semenenko has appeared in recital at the Musée du Louvre in Paris and as soloist with orchestras in Moscow, Kiev and Brussels. He was invited to Moscow by Vladimir Spivakov to perform Paganini’s Concerto No. 2. Honors he has been awarded include First Prize in the 2015 Boris Goldstein Violin Competition, Musical America’s New Artist of the Month and The Grand Prix of the 2006 National Violin Competition in Lvov, Ukraine. He was a winner of the 2012 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. Most recently, Aleksey Semenenko & Inna Firsova became prize-winners of the 2016 Orlando Award of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival for “the best achievement in music.”

Pianist Inna Firsova was born in 1988 in Tschita, Russia and began playing piano at the age of 8 with Svetlana Korzhova in Pervomaisk, Ukraine. At the age of 12 she was awarded 2nd Prize at the “Zolotyj Leleka” International Piano Competition in the Ukraine. The following year she was the winner of the “Vivat Musica” International Competition for Young Pianists in Nova Kakhovka, Ukraine.

Her other prizes include a scholarship award from the “Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Rhein-Ruhr Association”. She has performed at the Rhein-Ruhr Piano Festival in 2010 and 2012, and given numerous duo-recitals throughout Europe with violinist Aleksey Semenenko, including at the Philharmony of Kharkov (Ukraine), at the Beethoven House in Bonn, Germany, and at the International Summer Acadamy in Cervo (Italy).

PROGRAM: 

EDVARD GRIEG Sonata in F major, Op. 8, No. 1

FRANZ SCHUBERT Fantasie C in major, D. 934

Intermission

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY "Serenade meloncolique" Op. 26

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY "Scherzo" Op. 42,

HENRYK WIENIAWSKI Phantasia Op. 20

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