Beethoven’s Triple Concerto
Andrey Boreyko, conductor
Gidon Kremer, violin
Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė, cello
Georgijs Osokins, piano
Mendelssohn — The Fair Melusina
Beethoven — Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano
Zemlinsky — The Mermaid
Prelude at 7pm
All Masterworks tickets include same-day admission to the The Baker Museum. Special museum hours on day of performance: 10am-8pm. In addition, the doors to Hayes Hall will open 90 minutes prior to this performance. Arrive early to enjoy the exhibitions and light fare at Heidi's Place.
Tickets start at $29
Now in his sixth season as Music Director of Artis—Naples, Andrey Boreyko’s inspiring leadership has raised the artistic standard and brought a new intensity to the Naples Philharmonic. The driving force behind the continued artistic growth of this multidisciplinary organization, Andrey has commissioned several new works including orchestral pieces by Fazil Say and Giya Kancheli, as well as a fantasy for violin and orchestra by Gabriel Prokofiev titled Olga’s Miniatures. This piece was inspired by an exhibition at Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum featuring the art collection of the great American philanthropist, patron and collector, Olga Hirshhorn. In the 2019-20 season, Andrey Boreyko will become the new Artistic and Music Director of Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra.
A popular guest conductor with major orchestras across the globe, Andrey’s 2018-19 season started with a tour with the Filarmonica della Scala and his engagements this season include the Prague Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonica Nazionale Rai, Sinfonia Varsovia, Seattle Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, and the Toronto and Sydney Symphony Orchestras. Further ahead, he will conduct Salzburg Mozarteum, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Frankfurter Museums-Gesellschaft, and Dresden Philharmonic.
Over the past few seasons, orchestras with which Andrey has worked have included Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, Gothenburg Symphony, Bamberger Symphoniker, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Münchner Philharmoniker, Staatskapelle Dresden, Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Royal Concertgebouw, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, London Symphony, Philharmonia and Rotterdam Philharmonic. In North America, he has conducted the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Dallas and Detroit symphony orchestras.
A passionate advocate for lesser-known works, Andrey championed compositions by Victoria Borisova-Ollas in an extensive concert and recording project with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra last season. As part of the Prague Spring Festival 2018, he conducted the Prague Symphony Orchestra in a rendition of Jan Novak’s Dido and, this season, conducts Zdeněk Fibich’s rarely performed Vodnik. Andrey returned to Rundfunk Sinfonie Orchester Berlin in February 2018 with a performance of Valentin Silvestrov’s Requiem for Larissa.
From 2012, Andrey was Music Director of the Orchestre National de Belgique — a post he held with great commitment for five years, expanding the orchestra’s activities nationally and internationally, including an annual performance in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. His first position in Europe was as Chief Conductor of Poznan Philharmonic. He has also held the positions of Chief Conductor of the Jenaer Philharmonie (of which he is now Honorary Conductor), Hamburger Symphoniker, Winnipeg Symphony and Berner Symphonieorchester, as well as Music Director of the Düsseldorf Symphoniker from 2009 to 2014.
Andrey also received the “Best concert program of the season” award — given for the most innovative concert programming — from the Deutscher Musikverleger-Verband in three consecutive seasons, which makes him the first in the history of the prize.
Now in his sixth season as Music Director of Artis—Naples, Andrey Boreyko’s inspiring leadership has raised the artistic standard and brought a new intensity to the Naples Philharmonic. The driving force behind the continued creative growth of this multidisciplinary organization, Andrey continues to explore connections between art forms through interdisciplinary thematic programming. During the 2018-19 season, Andrey paired the Ballets Russes-inspired contemporary visual artworks of Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave with performances of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella and The Firebird — elaborating upon the meaning, style and influence of art and artists upon one another. A strong proponent of modern artistic voices, Andrey has recently commissioned several new works by composers including Fazil Say, Giya Kancheli and D. J. Sparr.
This season marks the start of Andrey’s tenure as Music and Artistic Director of Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to their regular collaborations at home, this season Andrey Boreyko and the orchestra will perform at the Chopin and his Europe Festival, the Beethoven Easter Festival, and across Japan.
A popular guest conductor with major orchestras across the globe, Andrey’s highlights this season include a substantial tour of Europe with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia (including Hamburg, Cologne, Frankfurt and Munich), engagements with National Arts Center Ottawa, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Prague Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg, Dresden Philharmonic and Monte Carlo Philharmonic.
Over the past few seasons, orchestras with which Andrey has worked have included Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, Gothenburg Symphony, Bamberger Symphoniker, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Münchner Philharmoniker, Staatskapelle Dresden, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. In North America, he has conducted New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Dallas, and Detroit symphony orchestras.
A passionate advocate for lesser-known works, Andrey championed compositions by Victoria Borisova-Ollas in an extensive concert and recording project with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra last season. As part of the Prague Spring Festival 2018, Andrey conducted the Prague Symphony Orchestra in a rendition of Jan Novak’s Dido and this season conducts Zdeněk Fibich’s rarely performed Vodnik. He returned to Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin in February 2018 with a performance of Valentin Silvestrov’s Requiem for Larissa.
His first position in Europe was as Chief Conductor of Poznań Philharmonic. He has also held the positions of Chief Conductor of the Jenaer Philharmonie (of which he is now Honorary Conductor and with which he received awards for the most innovative concert programming in three consecutive seasons from the Deutscher Musikverleger-Verband), Hamburger Symphoniker, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Berner Sinfonieorchester, and Music Director of the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker.
Among the world’s leading violinists, Gidon Kremer has perhaps pursued the most unconventional career. Over the past five decades, he has established and sustained a worldwide reputation as one of the most original and compelling artists of his generation. He has appeared on almost every major concert stage as recitalist and with the most celebrated orchestras of Europe and North America, and he has worked with many of the greatest conductors of the past half century.
Kremer’s repertoire is unusually wide and strikingly varied. It encompasses the full span of classical and romantic masterworks for violin, together with music by such leading 20th- and 21st- century composers as Berg, Henze and Stockhausen. He has also championed the work of living Russian and Eastern European composers and has performed many important new compositions by them, several of which have been dedicated to him. An exceptionally prolific recording artist, Kremer has made over 120 albums. Many of these have received prestigious international awards and prizes in recognition of his exceptional interpretative insights.
In February 2002, Kremer and Kremerata Baltica received the Grammy® Award in the “Best Small Ensemble Performance” category for After Mozart on Nonesuch; the album was awarded an ECHO Klassik later that year. Their 2014 release on ECM of works by Mieczysław Weinberg was nominated for a Grammy® in 2015.
Kremer plays an instrument made by Nicola Amati in 1641. He is the author of four books, the latest of which is titled Letters to a Young Pianist. These writings have been translated into many languages and reflect the breadth of his artistic pursuits and aesthetic outlook.
Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė is a Lithuanian cellist. She is a laureate of several national competitions and attended master classes held by Mstislav Rostropovich, David Geringas, Hatto Beyerle, Tatiana Grindenko and others.
As a soloist, Dirvanauskaitė has performed with many different chamber and symphony orchestras of Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Dirvanauskaitė has premiered works of Victor Kissine, Giya Kancheli, Arturs Maskats and Victoria Poleva. She has attended many festivals, including Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival in Austria, the Menuhin Festival Gstaad and Basel World Music Festival in Switzerland, Martha Argerich Festival in Japan, Gohrisch Shostakovich festival in Germany, December Nights Festival in Russia, and others.
In recent years, Dirvanauskaitė has extensively toured with many different chamber music formations. Since 2009, she regularly performs and tours in a trio with violinist Gidon Kremer and pianist Khatia Buniatishvili. The trio’s released record, Kissine/Tchaikovsky: Piano Trios (ECM, 2011), won the prestigious German Record Critics’ Award as a recording of exceptional artistry, in addition to receiving praise from all over the world as one of the best recordings ever made of Tchaikovsky’s works.
She remains the lead cello of Kremerata Baltica, of which she has been a member since 1997.
Born into a family of pianists, Georgijs Osokins began his studies with his father, Professor Sergejs Osokins, a prominent teacher and pianist in Latvia, and he was occasionally tutored by Dmitri Bashkirov, Sergei Babayan and Georg Friedrich Schenck.
Osokins caused a sensation at the 17th International Chopin Piano Competition in 2015, where he was called “exceptional and unpredictable” by critics. While he was too much a “revolutionary” to be one of the prize winners, placing as a finalist proved to be enough. After the competition, he was so in demand that, only five days after the competition, he was invited to perform across Poland in Poznan, Gdańsk, Szczecin and Katowice, followed by monthly invitations for concerts through the following November.
Even before the competition’s finals, Osokins walked away with opportunities often reserved exclusively for prize winners, as invitations from three continents started pouring in for a solo recital at the prestigious “Chopin and his Europe” festival in Warsaw and for his first tour of Japan, as well as invitations from three continents for concerts and recordings. These include a performance at the NOSPR Concert Hall in Katowice and recitals in Switzerland, Germany, the United States, Russia, Austria and the United Kingdom.
Osokins’ successes include winning the first prize in both the ninth International Moscow Frederick Chopin Competition for Young Pianists (2014), the ninth Alexander Scriabin International Competition in Paris (2009) and receiving the Latvian Ministry of Culture Award. Since his public debut with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra at the age of 10, he has appeared with the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, the Lviv National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra, the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra and the Wratislavia Chamber Orchestra.