Violinist Maxim Vengerov, one of the most successful students of Professor Zakhar Bron, conquered Novosibirsk in his early childhood, then Moscow surrendered and later the whole world. He had the strength to withstand all the challenges that fame, as a child prodigy, brought with it — indeed, he never stops to improve his already brilliant mastery and has sought to discover and master new professions.
For his debut in Malta, he has chosen Tchaikovsky's Concerto, a composition from the Golden Fund of the violin repertoire. "The first time I played Tchaikovsky's concerto was when I was 13, but I had been dreaming about performing it throughout my whole childhood. I think this was the first concerto that I had ever listened to in my life. I believe I was only 3 months old when I heard the recording of it featuring David Oistrakh. My parents always played the vinyl, and I am told that I used to fall asleep very quickly to this music. I remember when I conducted Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique Symphony for the first time and then turned back to the concerto, my perception of it's interpretation had changed completely. I began to think symphonically. . And when I tried opera last year - it was when I conducted Eugene Onegin — my view of the violin concerto changed again, because Tchaikovsky's music is a synthesis of many genres, not only instrumental, but also opera and symphony. The most important thing is that this music is dramatic and there is certainly drama in the violin concerto, no doubt about it," said Maxim Vengerov.
Programme Pyotr IlyichTchaikovsky Excerpts from “Swan Lake” Suite Scene Valse Dance of the Little Swans Hungarian Dance: Czardas Spanish Dance Neapolitan Dance Mazurka Finale Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35 I Allegro moderato II Canzonetta: Andante III Finale: Allegro vivacissimo
Maxim Vengerov Violin
Sergey Smbatyan Conductor
Armenian State Symphony Orchestra
Venue: Republic hall, Mediterranean Conference Center, 20.00