Legendary cellist Alexander Kniazev is coming back to Lithuania for his concert with pianist Kasparas Uinskas. The concert will take place on the 23rd of October at Kaunas Philharmonic. Program is dedicated to Johannes Brahms. Artists will perform two sonatas, originally written to clarinet and some of his songs. Duo is preparing this program for a recording and CD release. Kaunas public will be able to hear this program first.
October 23, 2017
Kaunas Philharmonic Hall
Sonata No. 1 Op. 120
Sonata No. 2 Op. 120
Kniazev is an artist who has an incredibly sense of musicality, elemental thinking and a phenomenally perfect technique.
BBC Music Magazine
Russian cellist Alexander Kniaziev is, of course, one of few to attain the loftiest praise and who is one of the most outstanding classical musicians of our time.
The Western Mail
Alexander Kniazev received international acclaim as a cellist when he won various international music competitions including the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, the UNISA competition in South Africa and the Cassado Competition in Florence.
As a soloist Alexander Kniazev has performed with the world’s great ensembles, among them the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra (London), the orchestras of Bayerische Rundfunk and Radio Bucharest, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestras, the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre de Paris, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestras of Vienna, Gothenburg, Luxemburg and Ireland, the Residence Orchestra of The Hague, the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, the Svetlanov State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia, the Tchaikovsky symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestras of the Moscow and St Petersburg Philharmonic Societies, the Russian National Orchestra and the chamber ensembles Moscow Virtuosi and Moscow Soloists.
The musician has appeared with many renowned performers including the conductors Kurt Masur, Yevgeny Svetlanov, Mstislav Rostropovich, Yuri Temirkanov, Neeme Järvi, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Mikhail Pletnev, Yuri Bashmet, Vladimir Spivakov and Alexander Vedernikov and the instrumentalists Jean Guillou, Viktor Tretyakov, Vadim Repin, Sergei Krylov, Denis Matsuev, Augustin Dumay, Boris Berezovsky, Valery Afanasiev, Mikhail Voskresensky, Nikolai Lugansky, Yevgeny Kissin, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Edouard Oganessian, Plamena Mangova, Katia Skanavi and Alyona Bayeva. He has frequently appeared in a trio with Boris Berezovsky and Dmitry Makhtin and, more recently, with Nikolai Lugansky and Vadim Repin.
Alexander Kniazev’s concerts have received great critical acclaim throughout the world at such prestigious venues as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Salle Pleyel and the Théâtre des Champs Élysées in Paris, the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Wigmore Hall and the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Rudolfinium in Prague, the Auditorio Verdi in Milan and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. The musician has also appeared at prestigious venues in Australia, Brazil, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, South Korea, Portugal, the USA, Finland, Sweden and South Africa among other countries.
Kasparas Uinskas is an internationally acclaimed pianist, praised by critics for his virtuosity and romantic style. Mr. Uinskas is performing at most important world concert halls – New York’s Carnegie Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, London Wigmore Hall, Madrid Auditorio Nacional, J. F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC among others.
“…great pianist and musician…” Carnegie Hall (New York Concert Review)
“…his interpretations overcome all limits…” Berlin Philharmonie (Klassik in Berlin)
“…breathtaking sensitivity that was absolutely magical…” London Wigmore Hall, (Seen and heard international).
His recent performances include his concerts with Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia (Belgium), Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (Czech Republic), Philharmonie Südwestfalen (Germany), Liepaja Symphony Orchestra at Piano Stars Festival (Latvia), Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra (Poland), as well as solo recitals at London Wigmore Hall, Baerum Kulturhus at Piano Master Series (Norway), BoZar concert hall in Brussels, Brussels piano festival, Festival Nordland Musikkfestuke in Bodø (Norway), at Fantastic Pianist Series tour in Japan and chamber recital tour in Norway and Lithuania together with International Tchaikovsky Competition laureate, violinist Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, piano duo concert tour with pianist Evgeni Bozhanov and chamber concert tour with cello legend Alexander Kniazev