Nikita Boriso-Glebsky recorded a previously unreleased concert of Eugène Ysaÿe
On January 24th as a part of A Tribute to Ysaÿe project record label Fuga Libera released a box set dedicated to the Belgian violinist and composer's oeuvre.
The release included a previously unreleased violin concert of Eugène Ysaÿe which Nikita Boriso-Glebsky recorded with Liege philharmonic orchestra (under the baton of Jean-Jacques Kantorow) in May 2019.
"Ysaÿe has always been one of my favorite composers. As a great violinist he knew the instrument wonderfully and felt its capacity enough to expand it even more, coming up with new technical effects," commented Nikita on the recording of the violin concert to The Violin Channel. "This is a charming music of a young but very gifted musician who later would become one of the most well-known and important figures not only in Belgium, but also the rest of the musical world."
The box set of A Tribute to Ysaÿe was critically acclaimed. In February's edition of Diapason Magazine it was granted the Diapason d'Or award. The jury includes producers of France Musique radio station as well as classical music critics. One of the jury's members critic Jean-Michel Molkhou noted that new releases are "respect that's paid by the elite, best musicians of today and tomorrow."
Three countries, four cities, eight concerts: Anastasia Kobekina's European tour has come to an end
From January 30 till February 9 Anastasia Kobekina and Konzerthaus Berlin orchestra conducted by Dmitry Kitaenko performed a number of concerts
in European cities.
The tour started with the concerts in Berlin (January 30 and 31, February 1) during which the musicians performed Variations on a Rococo Theme by Tchaikovsky together. Also the program included suites from Romeo and Juliet by Sergey Prokofiev and Manfred Symphony by Tchaikovsky.
"Variations on a Rococo Theme for cello with orchestra radiate shamelessly cheerful virtuosity. The lead Anastasia Kobekina plays with magnificent elegance and effortless bold lines," said Der Tagesspiegel.
On February 5 at the Salzburger Festspiele the musicians performed the same program. On February 6 and 7 Anastasia performed Cello Concerto No. 1 by Camille Saint-Saëns on the same stage.
"A silky warm tone and precise intonation to the highest notes warmed the hearts of the listeners of the Salzburg Cultural Association. Most importantly, the 25-year-old Russian managed to form the content and depth from the virtuoso variation of Tchaikovsky," said Salzburger Nachrichten.
The tour ended in the Netherlands with concerts in Rotterdam (February 8) and Eindhoven (February 9) where Anastasia performed Variations on a Rococo Theme by Tchaikovsky.

A flute solo: Ekaterina Kornishina performed with Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi
On January 29 Ekaterina participated in the first performance of Vladimir Spivakov and State Chamber Orchestra Moscow Virtuosi on the stage of Zaryadye Concert Hall. She performed solo in Suite No. 2 in C minor for flute with orchestraby Johann
Sebastian Bach.
Ekaterina Kornishina and Moscow Virtuosi opened their February 13 concert at the Grand Hall of Krasnoyarsk krai Philharmony with the same composition. The performance was a part of a four-day festival organized by Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi orchestra in Krasnoyarsk krai. That night Ekaterina played the instrument that she got as a gift from Maestro Spivakov.