Saturday, October 25th
Kolarac Hall at 8 pm
ALEXANDER RUDIN, violoncello
Ticket prices: 600, 800, 1000 din
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Six Suites for solo violoncello BWV 1007-1012
Suite No. 1 in G major BWV 1007
Suite No. 2 in d minor BWV 1008
Suite No. 3 in C major BWV 1009
Suite No. 4 in E flat major BWV 1010
Suite No. 5 in c minor BWV 1011
Suite No. 6 in D major BWV 1012
Alexander Rudin - People’s Artist of Russia, recipient of the State Prize of Russia and the Prize of the City of Moscow, laureate of international competitions and professor of the Moscow State Conservatory – ranks among the most authoritative of present-day musicians. Highly versatile musically, with degrees in cello and piano from the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music and in orchestral conducting from the Moscow State Conservatory, he has scaled the heights of interpretive mastery and achieved worldwide renown.
As a cellist, Alexander Rudin counts today as one of the undisputed leaders of the Russian school of musical interpretation. His playing is characterized by a natural charm, effortless virtuosity and rafined taste. He is also one of the few Russian solo performers who have successfully mastered the different interpretive styles of the baroque, classical and romantic eras, and he plays not only on the contemporary cello but also on the viola da gamba.
Rudin’s repertoire is unusually broad. In addition to the classical repertoire, he devotes considerable attention to contemporary music and has taken part in the world and Russian premieres of works by such composers as Valentin Silvestrov, Vyacheslav Artyomov, Arvo Part and Andrei Golovin.
In the international arena, Rudin has appeared as soloist and conductor at such festivals as Les Pianos Folies and La Folle Journée in France, Vivacello in Russia, as well as at the festivals in Spain and Japan. He has played solo concerts in a number of countries abroad, including Germany, Finland, Slovenia, Turkey, The Netherlands, Hungary etc.