Running time:
1 part by 60 minutes
7 September 2021 Tuesday 19.00 Chamber hall
19.00 Chamber hall

Andrey Volosovsky,
marimba & percussion
Moscow Percussion Ensemble

Opening… Music for Pieces of Wood
Special guest – Boris Andrianov, cello

Music for marimba – an idiophone with wooden keys and soft bright voce – is the basis for the concert. Pieces of American minimalist composers gave title to the programme: Steve Reich’s “Music for Pieces of Wood” is a kind of dotted “acoustic techno”, while Philip Glass’s “Opening” is a flowing meditation.

Other tunes in the setlist are Balkan-esque “Ilijas” by Nebojša Živković, mesmerizing “Rhythm Song” by Paul Smadbeck, Смэдбэка, трогательная Mariel by Osvaldo Golijov (for marimba and cello), as well as two sheet music that bring us back to the drums’ ritual power put in the honed shape of academic technics: Živković’s “Trio per Uno” and Iannis Xenakis’s “Rebonds B”.

Andrey Volosovsky (marimba), a Moscow conservatory and Stuttgart Hochschule für Musik graduate, is an often collaborator with leading Russian and foreign orchestras. He was a soloist of the Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Conservatory during 2013-2018; since 2018, he’s been a member of Teodor Currentzis’s musicAeterna. Volosovsky played at some large scale festivals, including the Dyagilev’s, Salzburg, “Martha Argerich and Friends”, German RUHRtriennale, and French Aix-en-Provence, among many others. He plays on hand made marimba built by masters of German Kolberg Percussion.

Recently formed by Andrey Volosovsky, Moscow Percussion Ensemble is a band of virtuosi who tend to play complicated, original music for percussion instruments.

Boris Andrianov graduated from the Moscow Gnessins’ School of Music, Moscow State Conservatoire (class of Natalia Shakhovskaya), and Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, Berlin, under the tutelage of David Geringas.

He is laureate of the International Tchaikovsky Youth Competition and the winner at International Shostakovich Competition Classica Nova in Hannover (together with Alexei Goribol, 1st Prize, 1997), VI International Mstislav Rostropovich Cello Competition in Paris (1997), XI International Tchaikovsky Competition (3rd Prize and Bronze Medal, 1998), International Antonio Janigro Competition in Zagreb (1st Prize and special awards, 2000), and International Isang Yun Competition in South Korea (2003). Boris Andrianov has frequently appeared under renowned Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki, performing his Concerto Grosso for three cellos and orchestra. He performs with prominent conductors: Valery Gergiev, Gianandrea Noseda, Vasily Petrenko, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Alexander Vedernikov, David Geringas, Dmitry Jurowsky and Roman Kofman, and musicians such as Yuri Bashmet, Menahem Pressler, Akiko Suwanai, Julian Rachlin, Denis Matsuev, Janine Jansen, Sergey Nakaryakov, Fumiaki Miura, Maxim Rysanov, and Vadim Kholodenko. In 2008 Moscow hosted the first-ever Vivacello festival in Russia, the Artistic Director of which is Boris Andrianov.