Evgeny Kissin’s Well-Tempered Departure Published on BlogCritics.com

Pianist Evgeny Kissin, concluding thePerspectives series at Carnegie Hall’s 125th anniversary season – which also celebrated his illustrious pianistic solo debut here 25 years ago – wooed audiences once more with Rachmaninoff’s beloved Piano Concerto No. 2, before taking a previously announced leave of absence from concertizing in the USA. The concert amounted to a farewell observation on the series’ narrative, revealing the artist’s uniquely personal artistic journey. Capture by Simone Massoni    This article was published...
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Pianist Lily Maisky und Cellist Mischa Maisky – Musik in den Genen

Veröffentlicht im neuen Heft von Ensemble News Lily Maisky, Tochter des weltberühmten Cellisten Mischa Maisky, hatte schon immer eine ganz besondere Verbindung zu ihrem Vater. Er war es, der die Musikleidenschaft der jungen Pianistin durch sein musikalisches Vorbild und seine mitreissende Persönlickeit förderte. Nicht viel anders verhält es sich mit Lilys jüngerem Bruder, dem Violinisten Sasha Maisky. Mit beiden Kindern abwechselnd oder zusammen aufzutreten, hat den Traum des Vaters vom eigenen Familientrio mit Cello, Geige...
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Pianist Lily Maisky and Cellist Mischa Maisky – musicality in the genes

(This article is published in this month’s German Ensemble Magazine.) Lily Maisky – photo credit: Benjamin Brolet As the daughter of world-renowned cellist Mischa Maisky, pianist Lily Maisky always felt a special connection to her father, who naturally inspired her reverence for classical music. “My father always was this enormous figure in music and naturally shared his gift and the joy of music.” It was obvious early on that Lily’s younger brother, Sasha, would become the...
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Mischa Maisky und Yuri Bashmet – USA-Tournee des Kammerorchesters “Moskauer Solisten”

Der berühmte, in Lettland geborene, israelische Cellist Mischa Maisky wird sich dem Kammerorchester ‘Moskauer Solisten’ mit dem Bratschisten und Dirigenten Yuri Bashmet auf der Tournee in den USA hinzugesellen, die auch einen Stopp in Toronto Kanada beinhalten wird. New Yorker werden die Gelegenheiten haben, die Virtuosen bei ihrem Auftritt in der Avery Fisher Hall, heute, am 28. April 2012 um 15 Uhr zu hören. Foto: Mischa Maisky und Yuri Bashmet Ich hatte die große...
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Mischa Maisky and Yuri Bashmet with the Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra

Famed Latvian-born, Israeli cellist Mischa Maisky will join the Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra with violist and conductor Yuri Bashmet in a United States tour that will include one stop in Toronto, Canada. www.roythomson.com New Yorkers will have the opportunity to hear these virtuosos at their Avery Fisher Hall performance on April 28th, 2012 at 3 pm. Photo: Mischa Maisky and Yuri Bashmet I had the great pleasure of experiencing last summer’s rehearsal and performance...
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Verbier 2011 – Treffen der Musikgiganten

Im 18. Jahr seines Bestehens bietet das Verbier Festival seine eigene Festival Akademie, sein eigenes Kammerorchester und ein Orchester – alles Institutionen, die es begabten jungen Musikern erlauben, von den Besten ihres Fachs zu lernen. Und Jahr für Jahr kommen in Verbier Musiker zusammen, nicht nur um Konzerte, Masterclasses und andere Präsentationen anzubieten, sondern vor allem auch um den sozialen Aspekt dieses Zusammenkommens zu geniessen, und sich – selten genug – im Kreis anderer...
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In the hands of genius – Musicerati at Verbier with Pianist Evgeny Kissin

In its eighteenth year now, Verbier has its own Festival Academy, Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra, providing young, gifted musicians with the chance to learn from the world’s most noted musicians. Along with this, the musicians and audiences have the wonderful opportunity to be exposed, at this small French-Swiss resort, to an array of world-class performances by the most internationally renowned music superstars. Thanks to the immense production capabilities of Medici.tv and their sponsors, concerts...
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Comics Igudesman & Joo Explain Their Take On Classical Music

A Little Nightmare Music has garnered 15 million hits on YouTube: So when is this hilarious and clever classical culture show finally hitting American concert halls? A vacuum cleaner sucking up a violin bow meets a grand piano, which only answers to credit card payments. A cell phone’s ringtones compete with classical violin repertoire; a musician performs a river dance in underwear; piano keys are chopped at, karate-style … but no matter how unhinged...
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