Violin & piano duo

Violin & piano duo, Saturday 2 March 2024

Maria Kalugina studied at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève (professor Alexander ROZHDESTVENSKY). She graduated from the Moscow Central School of Music in 2018, in Anna Sokolova's class. A prizewinner in international competitions, Maria has performed as a soloist in prestigious venues such as the Mariinsky Theatre, the St Petersburg Philharmonic and Chapel, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, and the Victoria Hall in Geneva as part of the collaboration between the Haute-Ecole de Musique de Genève and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande..

Giorgi Grizhnenko

Piano - Lessons in French or English
Georgy Krizhnenko started out in Omsk with the teacher Galina Vasilievna Naskalova. At the age of 12, he joined the Moscow Central School of Music. From an early age, he won 12 international competitions. At the age of 16, he performed S. Rachmaninov's 2nd concerto under the baton of Alexandre Tchernychenko. His piano school is located between the renowned schools of G. Neuhaus and K. Igumnov, where I also worked with teachers such as Sergey Milshtein and Maria Gambaryan. He went on to study with Nelson Gerner at the École Supérieure de Musique de Genève, where he broadened his musical training. Between recitals and chamber music concerts, he became interested in jazz performance and composed for this repertoire as well as for film music using modern techniques. Teaching gives him the opportunity to share his knowledge and love of music with his students. In his teaching, he attaches great importance to the individual approach of each student, using techniques adapted to their personal projects.

The programme:

M. Ravel sonata for violin and piano n. 2 m.77

A. Scriabin sonata n.5 op. 53

S. Prokofiev sonata for violin and piano n. 1 op. 80

B. Bartok suite "out of the doors" sz. 81

W. Lutoslawski - subito for violin and piano 

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