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Concert with Yulia Berinskaya, violin, and Alessandra Ammara, piano, presenting their new DaVinci album “Brahms Violin Sonatas”

23SETT15:00Concert with Yulia Berinskaya, violin, and Alessandra Ammara, piano, presenting their new DaVinci album “Brahms Violin Sonatas”Guarneri Room15:00(GMT+00:00)

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Concert with Yulia Berinskaya, violin, and Alessandra Ammara, piano, presenting their new DaVinci album “Brahms Violin Sonatas”

J. Brahms (1833-1897):

Dalla Sonata n. 1 op. 78 Vivace ma non troppo

Dalla Sonata n. 2 op. 100: Allegretto grazioso (quasi Andante)

Dalla Sonata n. 3 op. 108: Un poco presto e con sentimento – Presto agitato

Yulia Berinskaya and Alessandra Ammara are pleased to present their CD, recently released on the Da Vinci Classics label, featuring Johannes Brahms’s three sonatas for violin and piano.

A repertoire considered to be among the highest peaks of music for violin and piano, in which poetry and form merge, creating absolute masterpieces that range from moments of the most intimate and poignant lyricism to pages of overwhelming and heroic epos.

These great Sonatas all show connections with the world of vocal music. Brahms probably conceived of the violin as the ‘vocal instrument’ par excellence, even though passages that are entirely idiomatic for the violin are to be found everywhere – a notable example is the use of bariolage in the third Sonata. Yet references to vocal works abound – for example in the quotations from Brahms’ own Lieder, which often contain extramusical content in the form of tributes to friends with whom he used a ‘secret language’ of hidden allusions. Nostalgia, passion, tenderness, desire, compassion: the whole range of human emotions is here interpreted and offered by the two artists. Yulia Berinskaya was born into an artistic and musical environment; her precocious talent was discovered at an early age by her father Sergey Berinsky, among the greatest composers of the 20th century in Moskow, and he encouraged her to study violin. Her training and her extraordinary musical potential were encouraged and cultivated by internationally renowned artists such as E. Tchugaeva and V. Tretiakov, the Borodin Quartet, the Moskov Trio, who guided Yulia to graduate with honors from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conserva- tory. She then continued her studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna under the tuition of D. Schwarzberg. Afterwards, Yulia began a brilliant career as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher, acclaimed in Italy and abroad: Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Germany, the former Yugoslavia, USA, Israel, Russia. Her recitals represent her quality as a versatile artist, and her virtuosity accompanies many diverse styles. he has had prestigious collaborations with several orchestras: Verdi Orchestra in Milan, The Milan Conservatory Orchestra, Moskow Amadeus Orchestra, Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Orchestra and I Musici di Parma ensemble. Being a passionate chamber musician, she has being invited to some of the major Italian and European festivals, performing alongside artists including: S. Krilov, Y Bashmet, D. Cohen, V. Mendelssohn, F. Lips. Yulia regularly gives masterclasses in Mendrisio (Switzerland), Timisoara (Romania), Rhodes (Greece), Mulin de Andee (France), Portogruaro (Italy), Venice (Italy); she ha also founded her own violin course at the Milano Music Masterschool academy and is regularly a jury member of the international violin competition. Yulia has performed as a guest leader with the following orchestras: Teatro SanCarlo in Naples, Orchestra of Trento and Bolzano, Orchestra Earl (Austria), Teatro La Fenice in Venice, The Philharmonic Orchestra of Ljubljana. She records for the record labels: Koch Records (Germany) and Gramsapis ArtClassic (Russia), Sonart Studio, Playing News, ClassicaViva, LimenMusic (Italy). Yulia recorded the CDs Red Violin, Violin in Blue, Violin in White and Violin in Bach, and with Limen Records she has released a double CD and a live DVD box set: Bear in the Sky – Unconditional Music. Her recordings are regularly broadcasted by Radio Vaticana, Radio Classica, Radio della Svizzera Italiana. Yulia Plays a violin by Carlo Bergonzi dated 1746.

Alessandra Ammara has drawn the attention of the musical world after being awarded in some of the most important piano competitions, such as “G. B. Viotti” in Vercelli, Italy, “Ester Honens”, in Calgary, Canada, and “Van Cliburn” in Fort Worth, USA.
She has played all over Europe (Grosse Philharmonie in Berlin, Musikverein in Vienna, Festspielhaus in Salzburg, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam), and in Israel, South Corea (Sejong Arts Center in Seoul), China, USA, Canada, South Africa, both as a soloist and with orchestra (Berliner Symphoniker, Wiener Symphoniker, Orchestra Sinfonica della Rai, Calgary Philharmonic, Cape Town Philharmonic), collaborating with great conductors like Bernard Labadie, Jan Willem De Vriendt, and Fabio Luisi. Also very attracted to the chamber music repertoire, she has extensively played concerts with great musicians (The Sine Nomine Quartet, Cremona Quartet, Anton Kuerti, Jing Zhao). She regularly performs with her husband, pianist Roberto Prosseda, with whom she recorded Mendelssohn’s complete works for piano duet and the two concertos for two pianos and orchestra. Her repertoire includes music from Domenico Scarlatti to contemporary piano music: she performs and has recorded music by Chopin, Schumann, Debussy and Ravel, but has also premiered piano rarities by Roffredo Caetani, Giacinto Scelsi, Mel Bonis, Cécile Chaminade, Nikolaj Mjaskowsky, Nikolaj Roslavets, and contemporary composers, like Luca Lombardi and Carla Rebora. She has studied at the Conservatory “L. Cherubini” in Florence, and then with Maria Tipo, Paul Badura-Skoda, Leon Fleisher, Alexander Lonquich, William Naboré and Fou Ts’Ong. She is professor of piano at the Conservatory of Music “Luigi Cherubini” in Florence.

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