|Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet|
The Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet
Excerpt from the second movement and the beginning of the third movement Night Journey, by Katia Tiutiunnik and performed by the Rimsky Korsakov Quartet of St. Petersburg, June 24, 2006 at the Dom Kompozitorov organized by Dr. Elena Kostyuchenko.
The Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet continues a long tradition of classical music in Russia that began in earnest with Rimsky-Korsakov. The list of students at the N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory is quite impressive.
One of the Quartet's CDs, is a collection of music based on the musical Friday afternoons Rimsky-Korsakov held with other musician friends to play their new works for each other and refine their compositions. It is a very pleasant CD of music not often heard. I have not seen it for sale here.
The Rinsky-Korsakov String Quartet performed in Ashland, Oregon in its first trip to the USA in 2003. They played in Fresno at a CSUF concert series during their second American concert tour in 2004. It was a pleasure to assist in the arrangements and meet them in the USA again after attending some of their performances in Russia.
Excerpt from the Russian premiere of "Tre Preghiere di Nabuccoduriussor" by Katia Tiutiunnik and performed by Sergei Ilyin on June 24 2006, at the Dom Kompozitorov, St. Petersburg, Russia organized by Dr. Elena Kostyuchenko. Sergei heads up the St. Petersburg guitarist group in St. Petersburg and has written quite a few pieces himself. He is very generous with his knowledge and wonderful performer.
Listen with Mother: A piano duet by Peter Dyson, composer residing in St. Petersburg, Russia
Aside from being a very interesting composer, Peter is also a personable person to know. To see him in his long beard one instantly thinks of the classic composers of Russia and Europe of the past. However, his music is progressive and stimulating.
|Savely Shalman instructs student Jessica|
Savely visited the Azteca Theater on the occasional of his first Master Classes held in California. Sitting high above San Francisco on the headlands across from the Golden Gate Bridge I shared some moments with Savely upon his arrival. For someone raised under the Soviet government it never seemed possible to travel to America.
Savely has since made numerous trips here hold master classes and meet with students and instructors.
Savely Shalman is Professor at the Special School of Music in St Petersburg and distinguished Russian violin teacher. He is the author of a number of books on the subject. He is a member of the International Secretariat of ESTA, and Chairman of the board of ESTA-Russia.
- David Owens, Azteca Theater