Aylen Pritchin and Maxim Emelyanychev tomorrow in the Rector’s Palace Atrium

Date created: 03.08.2023.

Renowned Russian musicians, violinist Aylen Pritchin and pianist Maxim Emelyanychev, will perform tomorrow, 4 August in the Rector’s Palace atrium at 9:30 p.m., compositions by Franz Schubert, Sergei Prokofiev, Antonín Dvořák and Edvard Grieg.

The concert will open with Sonata (Sonatina) No. 1 for violin and piano in D major by Franz Peter Schubert, who is known primarily as a composer of solo songs but who wrote his violin sonatas in honour of Mozart. The programme will continue Sonata for violin and piano in D major, No. 2 by Sergei Prokofiev, inspired by the French flautist Georges Barrère and later reworked into a violin sonata. Romance, op. 11, a miniature composed by Antonín Dvořák by reworking the slow movement of an unpublished string quartet will follow, and rounding off the performance is Sonata for violin and piano No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45 by Edvard Grieg, his last chamber piece, which the composer said opens new horizons.

Russian violinist Aylen Pritchin has, in recent years, firmly established himself as one of the most interesting and versatile rising stars on the international concert stage. In 2014, Aylen was awarded First Prize at the Long-Thibaud International Competition and he is a former major prize winner at many major international violin competitions. He performed in the world's most prestigious halls. Today he teaches at the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp and at the Robert Schumann Academy in Düsseldorf. Shortly after his conducting debut at the age of 12, Maxim Emelyanychev was invited to conduct many international baroque and symphonic orchestras, and has since received numerous awards and acclaims. Maxim Emelyanychev was a recipient of the Young Talent Award 2019 in the Music Section of the Critics’ Circle. The same year he was awarded an international Opera Award in the New Comer category. In 2021 Aparté Music released Emelyanychev’s CD of the Brahms Sonatas for piano and violin with violinist Aylen Pritchin.

Tickets for the concert are available via the festival website or the service, at the box office in the Festival Palace (Od Sigurate 1) every day from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and in front of the DTS building (Vukovarska St) from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Photo (c) Andrej Grilc