"Young Classical" series' second concert for this year presents two young world renowned artists, violonist Michael Barenboim, and pianist Natalia Pegarkova, who will guide us through Debussy's impressionism, Franck's romanticism and Fauré's modernism, on Friday 14 December at Parnassos Concert Hall.
Violinist Michael Barenboim is one of the most versatile and talented artists of his generation. Concertmaster of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra since 2003, in his young career as a soloist he has already played with some of the world's most prestigious orchestras and conductors, and appears regularly in concert halls including Berlin's Philharmonie, the Musikverein in Vienna and London's Royal Albert Hall. He has collaborated with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra under Pierre Boulez and made his debut with the Wiener Philharmoniker in May 2012.
In the 2012/2013 season Michael Barenboim performs Beethoven's Violin Concerto with the Münchner Philharmoniker under Lorin Maazel on a European tour, gives debut performances with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orquesta de la Comunitat Valanciana, both under Zubin Mehta, and with the NDR Sinfonieorchester under Michael Gielen. In the US, Barenboim makes his debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra , again with Pierre Boulez, performing Schoenberg's concerto.
A devoted chamber musician, Michael Barenboim regularly performs at festivals including the Rheingau Musik-Festival, the Lucerne and Jerusalem Chamber Music festivals, as well as the Salzburger Festspiele, Beethovenfest Bonn and the Klavier-Festival Ruhr. He has worked with artists such as Guy Braunstein, Frans Helmerson, Nobuko Imai, Daniel Barenboim, Karl-Heinz Steffens and Nikolai Znaider. Barenboim founded the Erlenbusch Quartet in 2010 and is their first violinist.
Michael Barenboim was born in Paris in 1985 and began violin lessons aged 7. He studied at the HMT Rostock under Prof. Axel Wilczok and regularly attending masterclasses by Guy Braunstein. He finished his Konzertexamen with the highest possible grade. Barenboim also studied Philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris.
Natalia Pegarkova was born in 1986 in Moscow. She studied the piano at the Moscow Gnesin College. In 2005 she continued her studies at the Rostock Academy of Music and Drama under the tutelege of Prof. Bernd Zack. She participated in master classes with Prof. Lobanov (in Köln) and Prof. Balzani (in Milan) among others.
In addition her solo performances, Pegarkova has performed with many musical organizations and chamber music ensembles in Berlin. She has played at the Grieg Festival (Norway), Festival de Jaén (Spain) as well as at various festivals in Italy, Belgium and Germany.
In the summer of 2006, she participated in the orchestral project: "Carl Orff in Andechs" with the "Young Munich Philharmonic" and in 2009/10 she played with the "Junge Deutsche Philharmonie" under the direction of George Benjamin, Kristjan Järvi and Erik Nielsen. Pegarkova is the recipient of the 1st prize at the "Concorso Internazionale Valsesia Musica juniores 2006 Premio Monterosa-Kawai"(Italy).
Dates:14 December 2012
Artistic Director:Apostolos Palios
Organised by:specs 'n' arts
Venue:Parnassos Concert Hall
Address:8, Karitsi sq., Athens