Date(s) - 01/Apr/2017
Vitaly Vatulya, saxophone
Ilya Norstein, violin
Evgeny Rumyantsev, cello
Maria Nemtsova, piano
In a programme of Handel: The arrival of the queen of Sheba; Schumann: Fantasiestucke Op. 73 for cello and piano; Tchaikovsky: Valse – Scherzo Op. 34; Schubert: (arr. Franco) Sentimental Valse; Brahms: Scherzo in C minor for violin and piano; Rachmaninoff: Elegiac trio No. 1; Bruch: Two pieces from Op. 83; Chopin: Fantasy in F minor Op. 49; Quick: Trio for violin, saxophone and piano; Yoshimatsu: Cyber Bird concerto for saxophone and piano and Rabl: Quartet
Vitaly Vatulya is one of the most outstanding young saxophonists of Russia. In 2015, Vitaly has won first prize in the international saxophone competition ‘Marco Fiorindo’ in Italy. Additionally he won first prize in the chamber music category, together with pianist Maria Nemtsova, with whom he has formed VitaDuo. Vitaly performs as a soloist and an ensemble player, gives concerts in Russia and abroad. He is a founder of the Symbol Saxophone Quartet and performs with leading Russian orchestras, including the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Russian State Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg State Capella Symphony Orchestra and others. Since 2007, the saxophonist released three CDs, where he performed works by Hindemith, Debussy, Franck, Mendelssohn, and Borne.
Ilya Norstein performs both as a soloist and a chamber musician and combining his intense concert life with teaching and giving master-classes. As a chamber musician Ilya has appeared around the country. He is the concertmaster of a famous “Hermitage” Ensemble of Soloists, which regularly performs in the best halls of Russia and at International Music festivals. Since 2015, Norstein has a conducting career and works with Kaluga Youth Symphonic orchestra. Apart from his music career, Ilya is an active producer, participant of many art initiatives, founder of various festivals and series of concerts. He is the founder of the first internet edition “Moscow Music Herald”.
Evgeny Rumyantsev is a brilliant cellist. Having an outstanding artistic versatility he successfully performs as a soloist and as a chamber musician. His talent has been highly praised by Mstislav Rostropovich at the open masterclasses in the Moscow Conservatory. Evgeny Rumyantsev is a laureate of the XIII International Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow 2007) and winner of the Khachaturian International Cello Competition (Yerevan 2010). Since 2010, he teaches at the Moscow State Conservatory and regularly gives masterclasses in Russia and abroad. Evgeny is a member of the jury in numerous international music competitions and is a permanent participant of numerous international festivals. His repertoire features the majority of chamber music and solo works for cello. He has recordings on CD, TV and Radio.
Maria Nemtsova won her first piano competition in the age of six. She later went on to attend the Chopin Music School studying with Galina Esman and won several competitions. Later on Maria Nemtsova was accepted into the competitive Tchaikovsky Academic College in Moscow followed by Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. In 2008 Maria was accepted at the prestigious Accademia Pianistica (Imola, Italy) where she studied with Maestro L. N. Margarius (student of Regina Horowitz). In 2012, Maria successfully completed her Artist Diploma in Italy and MMus programme at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, where she got a full scholarship and a Derek Butler Award, resulting in a performance at the Wigmore Hall in May 2011. Maria has been a prize winner of numerous international piano competitions in Russia, Italy, Austria and USA. She has also participated at International Festivals in Italy, UK, USA, Poland, Russia and other countries.