Pianist Kasparas Uinskas and cellist Aleksey Shadrin
April 11th 18:00, 2023
Kaunas philharmonic hall
April 12th 19:00, 2023
Lithuanian National philharmonic hall
Sonata for cello and piano No. 2
Cellist Aleksey Shadrin, who was a member of the Kronberg Academy Master Program, was born into a family of musicians in Ukraine. He won the first prize of the 4th M. Lysenko International Music Competition in 2012. In 2018, he has been awarded the 3d Prize at the Prague Spring competition. In 2022 he won the fourth prize at the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels.
Following his early successes in numerous competitions, including the National Ukrainian Competition for Strings in Lvov/Lemberg and the 8th National Ukrainian Competition “New Names” in Kiev, he became in 2004 a scholar of the International Foundation of violinist and conductor Vladimir Spivakov.
In 2005, Aleksey Shadrin was a finalist in the 3rd David Popper International Competition in Hungary. Following his competition successes, he has performed in major concert halls of Ukraine, Russia, Germany, France, South Korea, China, Vietnam, Holland and Portugal.
Aleksey Shadrin has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the National Philharmonic of Ukraine, the National Opéra national de Montpellier, and the Sudwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz.
In 2016, he made his debut appearance at the Berliner Philharmoniker. In 2017, he appeared as a soloist with the NDR Radiophilharmonie with Andrew Manze in the Grosser Sendesaal in Hannover, and made his debut appearance at the Hamburg Chamber Music Festival.
Aleksey Shadrin received his Bachelor and Master of Musical Arts at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hanover with Prof. Leonid Gorokhov. He is currently studying with Frans Helmerson at the Kronberg Academy.
Since September 2020, he’s an Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, studying with Gary Hoffman. Aleksey benefits from a scholarship granted by M. & Mrs. Charles Adriaenssen.
“…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).
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.
His recent performances include his return concert with legendary cellist Alexander Knyazev at Martha Argerich festival in Hamburg at Laeiszhalle after his first appearance at this festival with piano duo with pianist Evgeni Bozhanov. Record label Avanticlassic offered to release the CD of an outstanding duo of pianist Kasparas Uinskas and Alexander Knyazev for a sublime program coupling the last two chamber music works of Johannes Brahms with transcriptions for cello and piano of the celebrated Four Serious Songs, three undisputed masterpieces. The CD was released in February 2022.
Other recent appearances of pianist Kasparas Uinskas include 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), with Rosario Symphony orchestra at famous sold out 1500 seats Teatro El Circulo in Rosario (Argentina), as well as solo recitals at London Wigmore Hall, Baerum Kulturhus at Piano Master Series (Norway), BoZar concert hall in Brussels, Brussels piano festival, Brussels Chopin Days, Festival Nordland Musikkfestuke in Bodø (Norway), Mumbai (India), at Fantastic Pianist Series tour in Japan and chamber recital tour in Norway, Slovak Republic and Lithuania together with International Tchaikovsky Competition laureate violinist Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, piano duo concert tour with pianist Evgeni Bozhanov and at chamber concert tour with cello legend Alexander Kniazev and also with International Tchaikovsky competition winner (Moscow 2015) cellist Andrei Ionita, at chamber music tour with flutist Luisa Sello in Italy and Austria and at concert tour with violin virtuoso Svetlin Roussev.