Boris Brovtsyn & Eva Ollikainen
“Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten”
Violin Concerto, Op. 15
Symphony No 7 in D minor, Op. 70
Boris Brovtsyn (violin, United Kingdom)
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor EVA OLLIKAINEN (Finland)
Boris Brovtsyn has been known to the Estonian audience since 2005 when he, ERSO and Arvo Volmer performed Elgar’s Violin Concerto for the rendering of which Brovtsyn had just received the gold medal at the competition of Guildhall Music and Drama School. “A lot of depth could be felt in Brovtsyn’s interpretation, and his natural way of playing and phrasing offered the listeners many enjoyable moments.” (Vahur Luhtsalu, Sirp, 4 Feb. 2005). The most significant among his numerous victories at competitions is the first place at Tibor Varga International Violin Competition in Switzerland. Boris Brovtsyn has cooperated with many conductors including Yuri Bashmet, Gerd Albrecht, Marek Janowski, Louis Langrée and performed as a soloist with orchestras like Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, BBC Philharmonic, etc.
The orchestra is conducted by young Finnish conductor Eva Ollikainen, winner of the international Jorma Panula conducting competition (2003), who is widely appreciated in the Nordic countries. Despite her young age she maintains a regular relationship with such orchestras as Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Swedish Radio and Iceland Symphony. Highlights of recent seasons have included performances with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, London Symphony Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic and New Japan Philharmonic.
In 2008 Ollikainen made her debut in the Royal Swedish Opera with Ravel’s L’Heure Espagnole and Stravinsky’s Nightingale. In the Finnish National Ballet she has conducted The Swanlake and The Sleeping Beauty.
Ollikainen was invited to the international conductors academy of the Allianz cultural foundation, where she had the opportunity to work with London Philharmonic Orchestra and Kurt Masur, and Philharmonia Orchestra and Christoph von Dohnányi. In 2006 she was a conducting fellow at Tanglewood Music Center to great public and critical acclaim. Her long term teachers in Finland have been Jorma Panula and Leif Segerstam.
Concert is produced by ERSO
Tickets: 180 EEK (11.50 €), 120 EEK (7.67 €) / 70 EEK (4.47 €)