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International Cello Festival


Artistic Director of the Festival is Boris Andrianov



Moscow, November 18-26

November 24


Tuesday 19-00

The Small Hall of the Conservatory 1st teaching block

13 Bolshaya Nikitskaya St.


Jens Peter Maintz (cello, Germany)

Jacob Katsnelson (piano)

Alyona Baeva (violin)

Andrey Baranov (violin)

Nikita Borisoglebsky (violin)

Rodion Petrov (violin)

Daniil Grishin (viola)

Fedor Belugin (viola)

Boris Andrianov (cello)


The program:

F.Schubert. Arpeggione Sonata

M.Weinberg. Sonata No.2 for Cello and Piano

G.Enesku. Octet for Strings in C major


Among the artists of this concert are Jens Peter Maintz, a famous German cellist and David Geringas’ follower, as well as a whole lot of star performers. The first part of the concert will feature two sonatas for cello and piano. Franz Shubert’s Arpeggione Sonata was written in 1824, it was one of the first compositions for the arpeggione instrument which had been invented one year earlier by a Wien master. This instrument combined the characteristics of cello and guitar; however, it was forgotten as soon as ten years later. Nowadays the sonata is performed with cello or viola, and the word “arpeggione” is referred to as the name of the sonata.

The second work, Sonata No.2 for cello and piano, was written by Moisey Weinberg, a Soviet composer famous not only for his academic compositions but also for music he composed for popular Soviet movies and cartoons.The second part of the concert offers the audience an opportunity to hear George Enesku’s Octet for Strings. This symphony is written for eight string instruments, and it is so complicated that it is performed rather seldom. Therefore, every performance becomes a big day. Vivacello will feature 8 eminent artists performing this work: Jens Peter Maintz (Germany, cello), Alyona Baeva (violin), Andrey Baranov (violin), Nikita Borisoglebsky (violin), Rodion Petrov (violin), Daniil Grishin (viola), Alexander Akimov (viola) and Boris Andrianov (cello).

Jens Peter Maintz


Being David Geringas’ follower, he also attended master classes of Henry Schiff, Boris Pergamenshchikov, Frans Helmerson and Siegfried Palm. In 1994 the German cellist was the winner of the Munich ARD International Music Competition. From 1995 to 2004 Jens Peter was a cello accompanier with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and since 2006 he has been performing with The Lucerne Festival Strings orchestra. Since 1998 the artist has been performing with various chamber ensembles including Trio Fontenay.


Maintz’ most significant recordings include a concerto for cello accompanied by Isang Yun orchestra (with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin conducted by Stefan Asbury), all Tchaikovsky’s works for cello and orchestra (with Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra conducted by David Geringas) and the first album of Wilhelm Fitzenhagen’s works.

Since 2004 the artist is a professor of cello at Hochschule für Musik Berlin.

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