2022 / 2023 Main Hall the 10th Season
5 April * Wednesday * 7.00 pm
An Evening of Symphonic Music as Part of the Festival
“A TRIBUTE TO RACHMANINOFF”
(to the 150th anniversary of the composer)
Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Management reserves the right to substitute performers and works performed
This year, the global music community is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the brilliant pianist and composer Sergei Rachmaninoff.
The series of concerts “A Tribute to Rachmaninoff”, dedicated to the anniversary of the Great Russian composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff, continues with an evening of symphonic music featuring the Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra and guest soloists Dennis KRASNOKUTSKY (viola, USA) and Maja RAJKOVIĆ (piano, Serbia).
The author of the project, conductor and artistic director of the festival: Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Abzal MUKHITDIN.
Dennis KRASNOKUTSKY is an internationally acclaimed soloist and chamber musician. He appeared in major concert halls including Mariinsky Theatre, Teatro El Círculo, Kravis Center, Kolarac Hall, Avery Fischer Hall, etc.
He has collaborated with Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, Miami Orchestra, Reno Philharmonic, New Jersey Capital Philharmonic, Baton Rouge Symphony, Bay Philharmonic and Bay Atlantic Symphony. He has worked with an array of artists including Hilary Hahn, Bella Hristova, Sarah Chang, Jonathan Biss, Frank Sinatra Jr., Bernadette Peters and many others.
He is a founding member of the Samuel Barber String Quartet and has toured as a member of the Rowan String Quartet. Since 2006, he has been a principal violist with the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra with whom he has toured North and South America and the Europe. He has recorded projects with Naxos, Connoisseur Society, Arabesque, New World Records, and New Ariel.
Dennis Krasnokutsky holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Rutgers University where he was a student of Michael Tree (Guarneri String Quartet) and Paul Neubauer (Principal Viola, NYP). He plays the viola made by Sergio Peresson.
Maja RAIKOVIĆ is a Serbian pianist. She graduated from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad (class of Konstantin Bogino) and received her Master of Arts degree at the Academy of Music in Belgrade (class of Dušan Trbojević). She also attended advanced studies at the “Scuola di Alto Perfezionamento Musicale” in Portogruaro (ltaly). She is a Full Professor, and in 2014, she received her PhD. She became President of Jeunesses Musicales of Belgrade (1998) and Vice President of the Mediterranean Collaboration of New Musicians (2001).
She gave her first recital at the age of 14. Maja Rajković is a laureate of national competitions, as well as of the “Carlo Soliva” International Competition (Italy, 1984) and the International Rachmaninoff Competition (1993). She also won Audience first prize and third prize at the 24th Jeunesses Musicales International Competition (1994). In 2013, she was awarded the silver medal of the University of Arts in Belgrade for special achievement on the concert stage. “Musica classica” gave her the “Performer of the Year” prize in 2013.
She has recorded and performed with numerous symphony orchestras and ensembles, including The Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Radio and Television Symphonic Orchestra, St. George Strings, Belgrade Strings, and Camerata Serbica. She has performed at numerous festivals, including “Days of Music” in Herceg Novi, the Belgrade Music Festival BEMUS, “Split Summer”, “Podgorica Summer”, “The Power of the Piano”, EPTA-Festival, the Emil Hajek Festival, the Festival Internazionale di Musica da Camera (Portogruaro, Italy) and others. Maja Rajković is a chamber music performer and actively gives concerts.
Sergei Rachmaninoff. Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op.27
Sergei Rachmaninoff. Piano Concerto No.3 in D Minor, Op.30
Sergei Rachmaninoff. Vocalise for Viola and Orchestra