Concerts

DVOŘÁK & RACHMANINOV

Nikolai Alexeev (© Sergei Zjuganov).

January 24, 2020 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

2nd concert of the ROMANTICISM series

Antonín Dvořák
Cello Concerto   40′

Sergei Rachmaninov
Symphony No. 3   40′

Winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition 2019 cello
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor NIKOLAI ALEXEEV


The cellist of the concert ‘Dvořák and Rachmaninov’ will be revealed at the end of June – the spot is saved for the winner of the Tchaikovsky Competition. The cellist will perform Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, a piece that belongs to the core repertoire for the cello.

The Tchaikovsky Competition, held in Moscow every four years since 1958, is one of the most prestigious international competitions in the world. The four-year-cycle was interrupted with the 14th and 15th competition: in 2011, it took place in two cities – not only in Moscow, but also in St. Petersburg, and in 2015, the competition marked the 175th anniversary of Tchaikovsky’s birth.

Many of the winners of the Tchaikovsky Competition have also soloed with ENSO, including the first cellist winner Natalia Shakhovskaya (came first in 1962), who has performed with ENSO twice, David Geringas (1970), who has also performed with ENSO on several occasions, and Narek Hakhnazaryan (2011), who participated in the US Tour of ENSO in 2013.

The concert will be conducted by ENSO’s former principal conductor, Nikolai Alexeev, a long-time conductor of the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, who has, in addition to all the most important symphony orchestras in Moscow and St. Petersburg, conducted many foreign orchestras and given concerts in Europe, Japan, and the United States. The best way to describe Nikolai Alexeev is to use a quote from an interview given to Riina Luik in 2010: ‘Everything I have to say I say through music. You have to love the stage. I do not. But I love the orchestra.’ (Muusika, March 2010).


ROMANTICISM concert series

I: JÄRVI & HEMSING, October 11, 2019
Ragnhild Hemsing violin, ENSO, conductor NEEME JÄRVI

II: DVOŘÁK & RACHMANINOV, January 24, 2020
Winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition 2019 (cello), ENSO, conductor NIKOLAI ALEXEEV

III: BRUCKNER’S EIGHTH, February 28, 2020
MIHKEL POLL piano, ENSO, conductor MIHHAIL GERTS

IV: SINAISKY & RACHMANINOV, March 26, 2020
MARCEL JOHANNES KITS cello, ENSO, conductor VASSILY SINAISKY


Tickets for the concert series (four concerts): €74/€59
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Single tickets: €25/€18
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