21è Festival de Sant Pere de Rodes: VIENA - VADIM TCHIJIK, violin; GÉRARD GASPARIAN, piano
DATE: Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 8 p.m.
PLACE: Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sonata in C Major, KV296
I. Allegro vivace
II. Sustained going
Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonate n9 “A Kreutzer”
I. Adagio sostenuto - Presto - Adagio
II. Going with variations
VADIM TCHIJIK, violin
Considered “Master” according to Diapason magazine, winner of several international awards, including the prestigious N. PAGANINI competition in Genoa, PI TCHAIKOVSKI in Moscow, R. LIPIZER in Gorizia , he is also a laureate of the NATEXIS foundations, G. CZIFFRA, N. and L. BOULANGER, O. and V. RITTER and was appointed JUVENTUS Laureate by the Council of Europe.
He has performed internationally as a soloist, performing with the Moscow Symphony Orchestras, Freiburg, the Netherlands, the State Orchestra of Mexico, the Republican Guard Orchestra, Lower Normandy, the Kazakhstan Chamber Orchestra , the Philharmonic of Kharkovamong many others and under the baton of directors such as Michel Tabachnik, Jean-Pierre Wallez, Jean Deroyer, Peter Csaba and Enrique Batiz.
His performances have taken place in top venues such as the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Concertgebow in Amsterdam, the Dvorak Hall in Prague, the Great Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, Suntory Hall and Hamarikyu Asahi Hall in Tokyo, Philharmonie in Cologne and Konzerthaus in Freiburg , among others.
He is often invited to prestigious festivals: Radio France in Montpellier, Pablo Casals, Auvers sur Oise, Colmar, Guebwiller, Vexin, Richelieu, Saint-Riquier, Fêtes Romantiques de Nohant, Musical Weeks in Tours, Musicales de Bagatelle in Paris, Nancyphonies, “Salon des Arts” in Sofia, Cultural Festival of Japan, “Young Artists Festival” in Los Angeles, “Felicja Blumental” in Tel Aviv, Ravello, Portogruaro, “Juventus” in Cambrai, Grands Crus de Bourgogne, Musicora in Paris and others .
He participates in numerous television programs (France-3, Mezzo, RAI, NHK, etc.) and in radio programs (France-Musique, Radio-Classique, etc.).
Born in 1975, he began studying violin at the age of six and gave his first concerto at the age of eight. He finished his studies with excellent grades at the Central School of Special Music of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. It was then perfected in France, Germany and the United States.
In 2010 she was the cover of the famous magazine "String" which dedicated an exclusive six-page interview.
Vadim Tchijik is the founder and director of the group "Les Virtuoses" and teaches master classes in Europe, Latin America and Asia.
He plays a magnificent violin by F. Gagliano made in Naples in 1775.
GÉRARD GASPARIAN, piano
“It is pure joy to see your fingers slide on the keyboard and listen to songs that invite you to sleep” (La République du Center).
“Power and expressive lyricism immerse the listener in the depths of romanticism, bringing enthusiasm and passion. His performances seduce with his elegant and brilliant style, with a soft and melodic charm ”(Badische Zeitung).
Pianist, composer and piano teacher, Gérard Gasparian regularly performs in France and Europe, both as a soloist, with an orchestra or in a chamber concert. He has performed at the Salle Gaveau in Paris, La Fenice in Venice, the Victoria Hall in Geneva, the Berlioz Festival, the Festival du Vigan and the Nancyphonies. In 2004 he performed Rachmaninoff's first and fourth concerts in Russia, with the Nizhny-Novgorod Symphony Orchestra, as well as with the Armenian State Philharmonic, the Rouen Opera Orchestra and the Lower Orchestra. Normandy.
He has often participated in "Poetry and Music" shows with actors such as Brigitte Fossey, Marie-Christine Barrault, Fanny Cottençon and Nathalie Roussel. He has also given chamber music concerts with musicians such as Bruno Rigutto, Philippe Muller, Roland Daugareil, Henri Demarquette, Florent Héau, or the Morphing Saxophone Quartet, some of whom have created and performed his works. These have been published by Combre, Billaudot and Max Eschig.
In 2009 he produced the world's first piano solo transcription of Debussy's "Spring Rounds", an excerpt from "Images pour orchestra", published by Durand in 2012.
In 2001 a CD of his works was released. In 2020, Rhine Classics published a special chapter dedicated to violinist Jean Ter-Merguerian featuring the reissue of his sonata for violin and piano, as well as a sonata by Mozart.