Sandvika Master Series – violinist Alena Baeva set for first Norwegian live appearance.
Described as “a magnetic presence” and “a constantly fascinating sound technician” (New York Classical Review), Russian violinist Alena Baeva is considered one of the most exciting, versatile, and alluring soloists active on the world stage today.
Baeva’s career as an international soloist of the highest renown has grown at an extraordinary pace over recent years. Major debuts of the 2021/2022 concert season include Alte Oper Frankfurt, Estonian Festival Orchestra, Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, and Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, and the Tonkünstler Orchester. Other recent and forthcoming highlights include performances with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Orchestra Sinfónica Nazionale della RAI Torino, Orquesta Sinfónica y Coro de la RTVE, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Russian National Orchestra.
Baeva enjoys particularly strong working, touring, and recording partnerships with Paavo Järvi and Vladimir Jurowski. Further conductor collaborations of note include Teodor Currentzis and Valery Gergiev, with whom Baeva has toured internationally as concerto soloist (with MusicÆterna and the Mariinsky Orchestra, respectively), as well as Andrey Boreyko, Charles Dutoit, Marek Janowski, Tomáš Netopil, and Mikhail Pletnev. She also enjoys expanding musical partnerships with the young rising star conductors Alpesh Chauhan, Robert Trevino and Duncan Ward.
Chamber music has always held a special place in Baeva’s musical life. She has the pleasure of collaborating with such esteemed artists as Martha Argerich, Yuri Bashmet, Steven Isserlis, Daishin Kashimoto, Misha Maisky, Lawrence Power, Julian Steckel, and Yeol-Eum Son. Her regular sonata partner is the celebrated Ukrainian pianist Vadym Kholodenko (2013 Van Cliburn Winner), with whom she has established a musical partnership of more than a decade.
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