The cellist Alexei Zhilin won a double victory at the prestigious competition in Austria automatic translate
PERCHAH-AM-WERTERSEYE. Ask Zilin - he knows it. Outstanding success of the Russian musician.
Tchaikovsky considered Brahms (Johannes Brahms) presumptuous mediocrity. The Berlin critic Louis Elert complained about the lack of energy in his work. Franz Liszt (Liszt Ferencz) and violinist Josef Joachim (Joseph Joachim) admired his music, and Robert Schumann (Robert Schumann) called Brahms the ideal spokesman for the spirit of the times.
Time eliminates differences, attracts different charges. The presence of critics does not diminish the army of admirers of the romantic composer. Osip Mandelstam, speaking of the cello, mentioned Brahms, the author of the "German requiem" (Ein deutsches Requiem), symphonies, concerts and numerous chamber works. According to the poet, the cello delays the sound, and its timbre best conveys a feeling of agonizing impatience. "Ask Brahms - he knows it."
Secrets of the instrument, which is called the voice of the soul, are known to the participants of the annual International Brahms Competition in the Austrian Pörtschach. This year it was held for the 25th time, from the 1st to the 9th of September. Musicians from dozens of countries competed in the nominations "chamber music", "violin", "piano", "cello".
For the first time in the history of the contest, the same participant was the first in several categories - "chamber ensemble" and "cello solo". The author of the gold take is St. Petersburg Alexei Zhilin. The victory in the first nomination helped him to win a colleague in duo Duo Maestro - a talented pianist Andrei Baranenko. Local newspapers are full of messages about Grandiosen Russen, Belgian Le Soir enthusiastically writes about the power and bewitching sensuality of the sound of his instrument.
In the luggage of Alexei Zhilin - victories and the title of laureate of many international competitions. Among them - the prestigious The Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, the Chilean "Dr. Luis Sigall ", South Korean ISANGYUN Competition. Huge repertoire, successful tour life, cooperation with Theodor Curentzis, pedagogical activity in postgraduate studies at the Conservatory of the Northern Capital.
Zhilin is an accompanist of the orchestra musicAeterna, soloist of the Petersburg House of Music, participant of the quartet named after David Oistrakh. The creation of the quartet is the realized dream of the best friends, cellist Alexei Zhilin and violinist Andrei Baranov, winner of the International violin competition Henri Marteau, winner of the Grand Prix The Queen Elisabeth Competition.
At the root of any success are people who are able to assess the potential already at the start, helping to reveal the talent to the fullest. Zhilin was lucky with both the teacher and the school. Alexey is a typical child prodigy, whose abilities were evident to members of his musical family as early as 4 years. Zhilin is a graduate of the legendary SSMS at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Hundreds of gifted children received a multifaceted education within these walls. Among them - Yury Temirkanov, Oleg Karavaichuk, Vladimir Spivakov, Grigory Sokolov. Teacher Zhilina - the head of St. Petersburg cello school Anatoly Pavlovich Nikitin - Shostakovich called outstanding soloist, accompanist and brilliant musician.