International Cello Festival
Artistic Director of the Festival is Boris Andrianov
Moscow, November 18-26
State Tretyakov Gallery Vrubel Hall
10 Lavrushensky drive
Jing Zhao (cello, Germany)
Alena Baeva (violin)
Vadim Kholodenko (piano)
F.Schubert. Nocturne for Piano, Violin and Cello
L.Beethoven. Sonata No.3 for Cello and Piano in A major
R.Schumann. Adajio and Allegro
J.Brahms. Sonata No.1 for Cello and Piano in E minor
J.Brahms. Trio No.1 in B major
This concert will be held at a wonderful venue – the Vrubel Hall of the Tretyakov Gallery. Exquisite classical music will be performed in the midst of magnificent paintings. The first part of the concert will feature Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sonata No.3 for Cello and Piano, and Adajio and Allegro for Cello and Piano by Robert Schumann, one of the most eminent composers of the romanticism period. At the end of the first part of the concert Johannes Brahms’ Sonata No.1 for Cello and Piano will be performed. In the second part of the concert Brahms’ Trio No.1 in B major will be performed. This concert will feature pianist Vadim Kholodenko, violinist Alyona Baeva and Jing Zhao, a Chinese cellist performing in Moscow for the first time.
Having a great musical talent and being virtuosic, Jing Zhao is considered to be one of the most promising cellists in the world. She was born in Beijing and has been playing the cello since she was 5. Jing studied at Beijing and Berlin conservatories and took private lessons by Mstislav Rostropovich and Yo Yo Ma. The cellist won a great deal of international prizes including the main prize of the famous Munich ARD International Music Competition and the Viva Hall Cello Competition. She is dedicated to playing chamber music and appearing together with many world-renowned artists and orchestras.