Running time:
1 part by 40 minutes; 2 part by 30 minutes


I part

Concerto for violin, cello and piano
in C major, Op. 56

II part

String Quartet No. 14 in D minor,
“Death and the Maiden”

The programme is subject to change

9 October 2022 Sunday 18.00 Grand hall
18.00 Grand hall

Conductor Ivan Velikanov
Yuri Martynov, piano

Elena Korzhenevich, violin
Emin Martirosyan, cello
Yury Martynov graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory. In 1993-1994 he worked on probation in France with Professor I. Vyunisky at the Higher School of Music in Bobigny and at the Conservatory named after C. Debussy in Paris, specializing in harpsichord and basso-continuo. Since 1989, the musician has been actively touring, performing with various programs as a soloist and chamber ensemble in the best concert halls in Russia, the CIS countries, in many European countries, in Japan, China and the USA. Yu. Martynov - laureate of international competitions: Maria Canals (Barcelona, 1st prize), Ennio Porrino (Cagliari, 1st prize), W.A. Mozart (Salzburg, 1st prize) and so on. The musician has taken part in many prestigious festivals both in Russia and abroad. Since 1994, Yu. Martynov has been teaching at the Moscow Conservatory. The artist's discography includes over 20 CDs. The musician's recordings were awarded the most prestigious international awards of music criticism: BBC Monthly choice, Choc de la Musique of the French magazine "Classics", 5 diapasons and Diapason d'or, 5 stars of the British magazine The Guardian and others.

Ivan (Jean) Velikanov, a young French and Russian conductor, composer and early music performer, was born in France in 1986 and moved to Russia at the age of 7. He entered the Moscow Conservatory in 2004, where he studied composition with prof. Roman Ledenyov, and orchestra conducting with prof. Gennady Rozhdestvensky. Award-winner of the 2nd Ilya Musin orchestra conductors competition (2011). In 2014-2017 Ivan was engaged as assistant conductor in the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre. In 2017 – guest conductor at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. Since December 2018 – staff conductor of the Ural Opera (Ekaterinburg State Opera and Ballet Theatre).

Musica Viva's origins go back to 1978, when violinist and conductor Viktor Kornachev founded a musical ensemble of nine players – all young and enthusiastic, and recent graduates of Moscow's musical academies. By 1988 the ensemble had grown into a fully-fledged orchestra, now under the direction of Alexander Rudin – who also gave the group its name, Musica Viva – Latin for 'living music'. Musica Viva today is an all-round musical ensemble which performs the widest possible range of compositions in all styles and genres with an assured confidence. The orchestra's thoughtful programming embraces seminal mainstream works alongside fascinating rarities.