New Musical Generation is presenting the concert of two virtuosos legendary cellist Alexander Knyazev and pianist Kasparas Uinskas on the 15th of March at Kaunas Philharmonic and on 16th of March at Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall in Vilnius.
March 15th 18:00, 2022
Kaunas Philharmonic Hall
March 16th 19:00, 2022
Lithianian National Philharmonic Hall
Sonata for viola and piano No. 1, Op.120 No. 1
Sonata for cello and piano No. 2, Op. 99
Sonata for viola and piano No. 2, Op.120 No. 2
Sonata for violin and piano No. 3, Op. 108
One of the most powerful and enigmatic cellists, Alexander Knyazev was born in 1961 in Moscow. He started to study cello at the age off six with Alexander Fedorchenko and graduated from the Moscow Conservatoire in 1986. He was prize-winner of the National Competition (Vilnius), Cassado International Competition (Florence), Chamber Music International Competition in Trapani (Italy, in the ensemble with E. Voskressenskaya), Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow, UNISA International Competition in Pretoria (South Afrika).
He played with such world-famous conductors as E.Svetlanov, Y.Temirkanov, K.Mazur, M.Rostropovich, V.Fedoseev, M.Pletnev, N.Jarvi, Y.Bashmet, A.Vedernikov, P.Steinberg, M.Gorenstein, S.Denev, Charles Dutoit. He performed with orchestras as London Royal Philharmonic and BBC orchestra (London), Bavarian Radio Simphony orchestra, Gothenburg Simphony orchestra, Baltimore Simphony orchestra, NHK Simphony orchestra and Tokyo Symphony (Japan), Wiener Symphoniker, Resident-orchestra (the Hague), ”Orchestral de Paris” and Orchestra National de France, Theatre Venice orchestra (Venice), Budapest Festival Orchestra (Hungary), State Academic Simphony orchestra of Russia, St.Petersburg Philharmonic orchestra, Tchaikovsky Simphony orchestra, Irish Simphony orchestra, Praque Simphony and Praque Philharmonic orchestra, Luxembourg Simphony orchestra, ”Moscow Soloists” orchestra and many others. His partners are great pianists – E.Kissin, N.Lugansky, B.Berezovsky, E.Leonskaya, D.Matsuev, B.Engerer, M.Voskressensky, K. Uinskas, V.Afanassiev, P.Mangova, K. Skanavi; violinists – V.Tretyakov, V.Repin, S.Krylov, V.Spivakov, A.Dumay, D.Makhtin; violist – Y.Bashmet; organists – G.Guillou/France, E.Oganessian/,Prazak Quartet, and many others. Three times, in 1998, 2002 and 2015 he was member of the Jury at the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow. Alexander Knyazev performed in such world-famous halls as Royal Festival Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris, Louver auditorium and Salle Pleyel (Paris), ”Music Verrain” and “Konzerthaus” (Vienna), ”Concertgebouw” (Amsterdam), ”Mozarteum” in Salzburg, ”Rudolfinum” (Praque), ”Suntory Hall” (Tokyo), ”Auditorium di Milano” (Italy), ”Palais des Beaux Arts” in Brussels. Last great event was triumph debut in Musikverein (Vienna) with Russian Tchaikovsky Orchestra conducted by V.Fedoseev. In 2010 Alexander Knyazev performed in Salle Pleyel with Radio-Philarmonic orchestra and played his debut in Great Hall of Concertgebow.
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 (in June 2021) after his first appearance at this festival with piano duo with pianist Evgeni Bozhanov, 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 and also with International Tchaikovsky competition winner (Moscow 2015) cellist Andrei Ionita.