“Tribute to Rachmaninov”
Running time:
2 parts by 45 minutes


I part

Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano, Op.19

II part

Romances and pieces, transcriptions for cello and piano

The programme is subject to change

18 June 2019 Tuesday 19.00 Small Hall
19.00 Small Hall

“Tribute to Rachmaninov”

Denis Shapovalov, cello
Evgheny Brakhman, piano

Cellist Denis Shapovalov is a winner of XI International Tchaikovsky Competition who plays with the world leading symphony orchestras in the best concert halls, from London Barbican Centre and Royal Festival Hall to Amsterdam Concergebouw, from Madrid Auditorio Nacional to Athena Megaron, as well as Tokyo Suntory Hall and New York Avery Fisher Hall. His CV includes work with some outstanding conductors: Lorin Maazel, Mstislav Rostropovich, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Gianandrea Noseda, Vladimir Spivakov, and Andrew Litton. As a chamber musician, Denis played in ensembles with Rodion Shchedrin, Vadim Repin, Nikolaj Znaider, Andres Mustonen, and others prominent soloists. 

Denis Shapovalov has been a professor at Moscow Conservatory for 11 years, but now his educational mission is “limited” to clinics around the world. From 2006 Denis Shapovalov started conductiong, and he’s been very in demand conductor ever since.

In 2016 Denis Shapovalov wrote his first cello Concert with chamber orchestra. The piece was first played on a stage of Moscow conservatory. International festivals commissioned several works for solo cello and electric cello, to be premiered in Poland and Switzerland to great public acclaim. The premiere of the Concert for cello and symphony orchestra dedicated to Mstislav Rostropovich was in 2018. Premieres of pieces in different genres are scheduled for 2019-2020 season: classics, folk, and rock pieces, with Shapovalov performing three roles, those of cellist, conductor, and composer. 

In 2007, Shapovalov became the first classical musician ever to perform at the North Pole!

Evgheny Brakhman is a laureate of many international competitions. His debut was in Carnegy Hall, when the musician was only 17 years old. Evgheny Brakhman is a frequent participant of prominent festivals in Russia and abroad, and his touring schedule includes more than two dozens of countries, from USA to China, from Italy to Israel, etc. 

He played with some prominent orchestras, e.g. the orchestra of La Scala, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra etc. As a chamber musician, Evgheny Brakhman played with famous musicians as diverse as The Borodin Quartet, Alena Baeva, Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, Danilo Rossi, Denis Shapovalov, Boris Andrianov, Valentin Uryupin, and Sergei Nakariakov among many others. 

EMI Classics released two CD’s of the pianist, with one of those awarded French Diapason D’Or. Evgheny is also a jazz aficionado, and he is a frequent participant of international jazz festivals.