Among musicians from Olympus you will not find another such biography. A partner of Svyatoslav Richter and Christian Zimmerman, a student of David Oistrakh and the winner of the most prestigious German competition ARD, and at the same time - a participant in the Odessa KVN team, because of the daring jokes of which the broadcast was forbidden at one time. All this is Pavel Vernikov, a citizen of the world and an eternal Odessa citizen, jokingly accustomed: “I did not emigrate from Odessa - I temporarily left”.
Vernikov knows how to be so fascinating that, listening to him, I want to eat a mittens. A philosopher in music and a hochmach in life, a tireless hard worker and minion of fate, ice and fire on stage. He performs at Carnegie Hall in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington, London's Wigmore Hall and La Scala, and then breaks down and travels to Odessa with some crazy project like the theater play AdessO OdessA.
In addition, Pavel Vernikov is also a strict professor at the famous Vienna Conservatory and the Higher School of Music in Lausanne, as well as the art director of the Sion Music Festival. This is an honorable festival with a long history of half a century, organized in 1964 by the famous Hungarian violinist Tibor Varga. The place for him was chosen, it must be said, divine: magnificent castles, a long winemaking tradition and the sunniest region in Switzerland. The musician will bring the atmosphere of this splendor to Kiev: his Kiev concert is something like a presentation of the Swiss festival. So, the music will have a lot of sun and, of course, unsurpassed Swiss quality. In addition to Vernikov, his talented wife, violinist Svetlana Makarova will solo.
Antonio Vivaldi. Symphony / Concert for String Orchestra in G Major, RV 146
Antonio Vivaldi. Concert No. 4 in F minor “Winter”, RV 297
Antonio Vivaldi. L'Amoroso - Concert for violin, strings and basso continuo in E major, RV 271
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Rondo for violin and chamber orchestra in G Major, K. 250 (sample Fritz Kreisler)
Gia Kancheli. Ex Contrario for Two Violins, String Orchestra, Synthesizer, and CD
Vidmantas Bartulis-Andrey Pushkaryov. “Mama, I dream Schubert!” for two violins and string orchestra
Kyiv Mozart Orchestra
Pavel Vernikov (Ukraine-Switzerland)
Svetlana Makarova (Russia-Switzerland)
Alexandra Khmara (Ukraine)
Kyiv Mozart Orchestra
An independent project that brought together leading musicians of the Kiev Soloists ensemble. The musicians of the orchestra successfully performed as soloists, played as part of chamber ensembles, participated in international festivals, successfully toured the cities of Germany, Poland, Austria, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy, Turkey, Morocco, Japan, and China. They embodied this experience, their creative ideas, knowledge and skills in a new project - Kyiv Mozart Orchestra.
Born in Odessa. Graduate of the famous Stolyarsky School. He continued his studies in Moscow in the class of David Oistrakh and Semyon Snitkovsky. His awards include victories at the international ARD competitions in Munich and the Grand Prix at the Vittorio Gui in Florence. He has repeatedly performed at prestigious stages such as Concertgebouw and Carneggie Hall, Kennedy Center and Wigmore Hall, Gavo Hall and Auditorio Nacional, Santori Hall, La Scala Theater and Santa Cecilia.
The circle of his interests and ideas is huge. In his work, he is not limited to the classical violin repertoire, constantly experimenting, collaborating with modern composers, the drama and musical theater, looking for new forms of synthesis of classical music with modern trends in art.
His stage partners were Svyatoslav Richter, James Galvey, Alain Munier, Patrick Galois, Misha Maisky, Maria Tipo, Natalia Gutman, Oleg Kagan, Yuri Bashmet, Eliso Virsaladze, Christian Zimmerman, Anthony Pay, Harry Hoffman, France Helmerson, Julian Rakhlin Jansen and many others.
He currently lives in Austria and Switzerland, where he is Professor of the famous Vienna Conservatory (Konservatorium Wien University) and the Higher School of Music in Lausanne (Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne).
Pavel Vernikov plays the violin by the master Guadanini (ex Contess Crespi and ex Brengola), Piacenza, 1747, kindly provided by the Pro Canale Foundation in Milan.
Born in Moscow in 1981. In 2005, she graduated from the Moscow Conservatory. Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Svetlana regularly gave solo concerts and plays in various ensembles of chamber music. She also made several recordings (Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Schoenberg Rachmaninoff, etc.), and has performed a lot as a soloist in chamber ensembles.
Since 2003, Svetlana Makarova was a member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra and since 2006, the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra. She has participated in various festivals such as the Miyazaki Music Festival in Japan, the Music Spring in Moldova, the Music Festival in Los Angeles in the USA, the Eilat Chamber Music Festival in Israel, the Paganiniana Festival in Italy and the Verbier Music Festival in Switzerland, etc. .
From 2005 to 2008, she taught in Moscow at the Music College named after Gnesins.
In 2008, Professor Pavel Vernikov invited her to take part in numerous master classes in Austria, Italy and Israel. She then co-founded the Orquestra Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofia for three years in Valencia, Spain, where the main conductors were L. Maazel and Z. Meta.
In 2010, she taught at Scuola di Musica di Fiesole in Italy, and in 2013 she became an assistant to Professor Pavel Vernikov at the Lausanne Higher School of Music in Switzerland and at various workshops in Austria and Italy. France, Switzerland and Japan.
Since 2014, she has been a professor at HEMU - Lausanne Graduate School of Music.
Svetlana Makarova plays the violin of Niccolo Galliano in 1738.