LAUSANNE - Thursday 10 november 2022 – 8pm – Ekaterina FROLOVA, violin & Vesselin STANEV, piano

Casino de Montbenon
Salle Paderewski
All. Ernest-Ansermet 3

Gabriel Fauré: Sonata for violin and piano n°1 in A major, Op. 13
Edvard Grieg: Sonata for violin and piano n°3 in C minor, Op. 45
Franz Liszt: Grand Duo concertant sur la Romance de M. Lafont "Le Marin" S 128
Eugène Ysaÿe: Au Rouet
Caprice d'après l'Etude en forme de Valse de Camille Saint-Saëns

Ekaterina Frolova was born in St. Petersburg. She studied with Michael Frischenschlager at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and Pavel Vernikov at the Conservatory of the City of Vienna. She had Master classes with Zakhar Bron, Igor Oistrach, and others. She wins Awarded prizes at the Louis Spohr Competition in Weimar (1998), the Premium Yuri Temirkanov in St. Petersburg (1999), the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (2002), and the Fritz Kreisler Competition in Vienna (2010). She has performed with orchestras in China, Russia, Germany, Finland, Slovenia, and Switzerland. She was invited to perform at the Kissinger Summer, the Gergiev Festival in Rotterdam, and the International Orpheum Music Festival in Zurich. Since the fall of 2015, she is a member of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra. Ekaterina Frolova plays an instrument built by Nicola Gagliano in 1755.

The pianist Vesselin Stanev, who is originally from Varna (Bulgaria), studied at the Music Academy in Sofia, with Dmitri Bashkirov at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, with Alexis Weissenberg and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris. Further inspiration came from Peter Feuchtwanger in London. The Tchaikovsky Competition in Mos- cow and the Concours Marguerite Long – Jacques Thibaud saw him as a prize-winner. He regularly performs in major concert halls in Europe, such as the Wigmore Hall in London, the Philharmonie Berlin, the Gewandhaus Leipzig or the Salle Gaveau in Paris. He also travels to the Nordic countries, to Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, Russia and Japan. He devotes particular attention to chamber music, for example with the violinist Ekaterina Frolova, the flautist Eva Oertle or the cellist Zoltán Despond. He has made numerous CD recordings for RCA, Sony Classical and the Bulgarian label Gega New. 

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