Enjoy an evening of piano and violin music with renowned Austrian musicians Elena Denisova and Alexei Kornienko. Reception to follow.
About Elena Denisova
As an ambassador of the magic of sound Elena Denisova is among one of the most charismatic figures of the international violinist elite. Wherever she performs the press certifies her musical maturity, absolutely individual interpretation and superior virtuosity. She sees herself as a passionate "Ambassador of the magic of sound" and places this motto first to all interpretations not only of classical music, but also of contemporary pieces. Numerous works have been devoted to her by contemporary composers; some of them are perpetuated on CDs.
Denisova was the student of David Oistrakhs favorite students Valery Klimov and Oleg Kagan, and started her amazing career in 1990, which led her to performances with great orchestras (including Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Lodon), numerous festivals (including Salzburger Festspiele) and prestigious concert series (including the Vienna Musikverein).
She founded the Austrian Gustav Mahler Association, the Gustav Mahler Ensemble, the String Orchestra Collegium Musicum Carinthia and the Classic Etcetera Music Association, and has been the director of the Wörthersee Classics festival, since 2002.
About Alexei Kornienko
Alexei Kornienko is an outstanding musician whose work is characterised both by an unconditional and joyful attention to text and also a boldness in interpretation. This seeming contradiction in fact stands the Austrian conductor Kornienko in very good stead. His work as a pianist of the Russian school, with his extraordinarily wide Classical and Romantic repertoire, is combined profoundly with his work as a conductor, which he has steadily expanded in recent years.
Born in Moscow, he began music lessons at the age of fi ve, studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow (piano class Zak) and in Charkow (conducting class Jordania), and was prize-winner at the International Rachmaninov Piano Competition in Moscow. Since his move to Austria in 1990 he has made his name as a respected competition juror as well as a teacher at the Kärtner Landeskonservatorium (Carinthian State Conservatory). He is co-founder of the Gustav Mahler Ensemble and a member of the Bösendorfer Artistic Club.
Kornienko divides his career between the piano and the conductor’s podium. Together with his wife, the acclaimed violinist Elena Denisova, he is also active in the rediscovery of forgotten treasures of Classical-Romantic period chamber music: Musik um 1900, their CD "Vienna 1900" (Gramola Vienna) of works by Robert Fuchs, Pavel Singer and Alexander von Zemlinsky, brought them international success.
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