Cello and Violin Romance

Al Bustan Fetival 2016

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Alexandra Soumm: violin - French violinist Alexandra Soumm is a multi-faceted artist who is equally at home in concerto and chamber repertoire. Orchestras with which she has collaborated in recent years include the Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Philharmonic,  Orchestre de Paris, Israel Philharmonic, Danish National Symphony, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, NHK Symphony, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, Tokyo Symphony and Helsinski Philharmonic, working with such distinguished conductors as Herbert Blomstedt, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Neeme Järvi, Lionel Bringuier, Edward Gardner, Alexander Shelley, Leonard Slatkin, Thomas Sondergard and Osmo Vänskä.

Victor Julien Laferrière: cello - Winner of the 1st prize (as well as the two special prizes) at the Spring Prague International Competition 2012, Victor Julien-Laferrière is born in 1990, and completed his studies in Paris Conservatory (CNSM, 2004-2008).
Since 2009, he studied in Vienna’s University with Heinrich Schiff.
From 2005 to 2011, he took part in the International Music Academy-Switzerland of Seiji Ozawa.
He has played with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under Peter Oudjian in the last Spring Prague festival, and also with the Hermitage State Orchestra in St Petersburg Olympus Festival, the Pilsen Radio Philharmonic, the South Bohemian Philharmonic, the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, recitals in the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, in Gstaad Sommets Musicaux, in Lugano Ticino Musica, in Prague EuroArt Festival, and has been invited to play at the Kuhmo (Finland), Berne, Autunno Musicale Caserta (Italy), Besançon, Deauville festivals, Nantes Folle Journée, in the Cité de la Musique and the Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Auditorium in Dijon.  

Georgian Strings: The young musicians of Georgian Orchestra, which celebrated its 90th Anniversary in 2015, have established the String Orchestra in July, 2015. The presentation of Georgian Strings took place in Brussels Palais de Beaux Arts (BOZAR), Belgium, in the frame of the 80th Anniversary concert-series of worldwide Georgian composer – Giya Kancheli. The Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra was officially established in 1925 and its first artistic director and principal conductor was Ivane Paliashvili. In 1933 the Orchestra was awarded the State status and its principal conductor became Evgeny Mikeladze – legendary conductor, who was a victim of 1937 repressions. In 1971 the orchestra was awarded with the status of honored Orchestra and in 1994 – was named after Evgeny Mikeladze.

Gianluca Marcianò: conductor

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