Chiesa di San Francesco, Terni

CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2015

Also for 2015 Visioninmusica offers to the town of Terni the traditional appointment with the best classical music of the Christmas Concert, that will be held in San Francesco church, on Saturday 12th December at 5 p.m., with the support of Fondazione Carit and Casse di Risparmio dell’Umbria. The event is characterized by a high artistic quality and is organized in its 10th year by the association chaired by the artistic director Silvia Alunni in the suggestive Romanic frame of San Francisco Church with internationally renowned orchestras and musicians.

For the 2015 edition of the concert, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alexei Kornienko, and Giovanni Angeleri’s violin will be the main characters of a musical event where, beside compositions of Italian musicians Niccolò Paganini and Giacomo Rossini, there will be operas extracted from Sergei Prokofiev and Zoltán Kodály compositions. Giovanni Angeleri became its concert career very young, winning prizes in many International competitions: his name was written down among the winners of Vienna Kreisler, Lipizer, Unisa in Pretoria and of Vaclav Huml in Zagreb where Angeleri is the first and only Italian winner of the absolute first prize. His ultimate award in International competitions came with the first prize of Paganini competition in Genova, gained in 1997: and in Terni, Angeleri will perform Paganini repertory, accompanied by the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra. Permanent orchestra, founded in 1925 as ‘Dubrovnik Phylarmonic’ and later called ‘Orchestra of the town of Dubrovnik’ until 1992, the group performed with internationally renowned artists such as Zubin Mehta, David Ojstrah, Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Uto Ughi, Mstislav Rostropovich, Christoph Eschenbach and Stefan Milenkovich. Most of its members come from the Musical Academy of Zagreb and currently perform in Europe and in the United States. For the 2015 Christmas concert, the conductor will be Alexei Kornienko. Born in Mosca, he began studying music at the age of 5, to arrive very soon to Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Since 1990, Kornienko has moved to Austria and divides his career between his pianist and orchestra conductor activities.

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CONCERT PROGRAMME

SERGEI PROKOFIEV (1891-1953)
Sinfonia n.1 “Classica” in re maggiore op.25
Allegro
Larghetto
Gavotta: non troppo allegro
Finale: molto vivace

NICCOLÒ PAGANINI (1782-1840)
Le Streghe per violino e orchestra
Il Carnevale di Venezia per violino e orchestra

GIOACCHINO ROSSINI (1792-1868)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia, ouverture

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GIOACCHINO ROSSINI (1792-1868)
Tancredi, ouverture

NICCOLÒ PAGANINI (1782-1840)
I Palpiti per violino e orchestra
La Campanella per violino e orchestra 

ZOLTÁN KODÁLY (1882-1967)
Danze di Galanta

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DUBROVNICK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The Dubrovnik Symphony orchestra is a professional ensemble founded in 1925, as the Dubrovnik Philharmonic, later named the Dubrovnik City Orchestra and then until 1992, the Festival Symphony Orchestra. Its members are musicians with academic education, mostly from the Zagreb Academy of Music. Its list of concerts is very long, including tours all over Europe and in the US. The Orchestra performs a repertoire consisting of pieces by baroque, classical and romantic composers in concert venues such as the Rector’s palace, churches and the city squares. In last few years the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra performed in the most prestigious venues all over the world (Kennedy Center- Washington, Kurhaus – Bad Schwalbach, Herkules Saal – Munich, Basf – Ludwigshafen, Lisinski – Zagreb etc). The Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra awarded the «Milka Trnina» prize, which is the most prestigious musical branch award in Croatia.
Lovro von Matačić, Antonio Janigro, Zubin Mehta, Kiril Kondrashin, Ernst Marzendorfer, Milan Horvat, Pavle Dešpalj, Anton Nanut, David Ojstrah, Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Mstislav Rostropovich, Svjatoslav Richter, Henryk Szeryng, Uto Ughi, Christoph Eschenbach, Stefan Milenkovich, Ivo Pogorelić, Ivan Pochekin, Nada Matošević, Michael Kissinger, Dubravka Tomšič, Dunja Vejzović, Ruža Pospiš Baldani, Monika Leskovar, Radovan Vlatković, Mischa Maisky, Yuri Bashmet, Julian Rachlin, Michel Legrand, Pavica Gvozdić, Mario Hossen… are some of the most prestigious local and foreign conductors and soloists with whom the Orchestra appeared particularly during the Dubrovnik Summer Festival.

ALEXEI KORNIENKO, direzione
Alexei Kornienko is an outstanding musician whose work is characterised both by an unconditional and joyful attention to text and also a boldness in interpretation. This seeming contradiction in fact stands the Austrian conductor Kornienko in very good stead. His work as a pianist of the Russian school, with his extraordinarily wide Classical and Romantic repertoire, is combined profoundly with his work as a conductor, which he has steadily expanded in recent years.
Born in Moscow, he began music lessons at the age of fi ve, studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow (piano class Zak) and in Charkow (conducting class Jordania), and was prize-winner at the International Rachmaninov Piano Competition in Moscow. Since his move to Austria in 1990 he has made his name as a respected competition juror as well as a teacher at the Kärtner Landeskonservatorium (Carinthian State Conservatory). He is co-founder of the Gustav Mahler Ensemble and a member of the Bösendorfer Artistic Club. Kornienko divides his career between the piano and the conductor’s podium. Together with his wife, the acclaimed violinist Elena Denisova, he is also active in the rediscovery of forgotten treasures of Classical-Romantic period chamber music: Musik um 1900, their CD “Vienna 1900” (Gramola Vienna) of works by Robert Fuchs, Pavel Singer and Alexander von Zemlinsky, brought them international success.
In Vienna Kornienko and Denisova are currently (2009) recording another world premiere: Joseph Haydn‘s violin sonatas, for Gramola Vienna. Another collaboration, their recording of the rarely performed chamber music version of Vivaldi‘s Four Seasons (DEKA), featured Elena Denisova on four different historical violins from Cremona and displayed Kornienko‘s profound skill as cembalist, meeting with critical acclaim in Europe and Japan.
Kornienko stands out as an extraordinarily dynamic interpreter of the works of Beethoven and Brahms, but also of the Modern, and his ability to master highly challenging works ensures his position as a much sought-after conductor for premieres of complex scores. He has worked with countless internationally renowned orchestras, such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London, the Moscow Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, the George Ernescu Philharmonic Orchestra and as a permanent guest conductor of the Sofi a Philharmonic Orchestra, and he has garnered enthusiastic praise from critics and public alike. In 2010 he will conduct the Moscow Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra on a large US tour. Since 2012 he is the chief conductor of the International Danube Philharmony (www.donauphilharmonie.at).
Kornienko has been artistic director of the Wörthersee Classics Festival since its foundation in 2000, and strives each year to create a programme of the highest quality.

GIOVANNI ANGELERI, violino solista
Born to musician parents in Padua, northern Italy, violinist Giovanni Angeleri began his concert career at a very tender age, dedicating himself, since childhood, also to the study of ancient music on period instruments.
His name appears on the Golden Roll of Winners at numerous international competitions, most notably: the “Kreisler” of Vienna, the UNISA of Pretoria, the “Prague Spring” and th Vaclav Huml of Zagreb, of which he is the only Italian to date to have won the absolute First Prize. His worldwide high reputation on the concert scene came to him however after his victory at the “Paganini” Competition in 1997, followed by a busy schedule of concerts for prestigious musical institutions and international festivals (including Dubrovnik, Spoleto, Seville, Beloeil). He has appeared on the TV shows of many broadcasting companies including E! Entertainment Television (USA), NHK (Japan), BR/ARD (Germany), CCTV (China), RAI (Italy), HTV (Croatia), TRT (Turkey), Tele Mexiquense (Mexico).
His concert performances were broadcast by Radio broadcasting companies of Canada, Japan, South Africa and many European countries.
He played all the major works of the repertoire with several orchestras including the Wiener Symphoniker, the RTV Symphony Orchestra of St. Petersburg, the Transvaal Philharmonic (South Africa), the Prague Virtuosi, the Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico, the Orquesta Sinfonica de Guanajuato (Mexico), the RTV Symphony Orchestra of Ljubljana, the Budapest Philiharmonic, the Sofia Philiharmonic, the Orchestra of the City of Montreal, the Israel Sinfonietta, the Dubrovnik Symphony, the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic, the Orquesta Sinfonica de Santa Fe, Orquesta Sinfonica de Entre Rios (Argentina), the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, the China National Opera House Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra as well as several important Italian Orchestras (Rome, Milan, Naples, Palermo, Genoa, Venice, Verona).
He has had the privilege of performing on famous instruments: the Stradivari “Cremonese 1715” belonging to the City of Cremona, the Stradivari “Karl Marx” of the Albert Eckstein Foundation, the Stradivari “Joachim-Kennedy”, the Guarnerius “Stauffer” of the City of Cremona, the Guarnerius “ex Baltic” of the Lam collection, the Guarnerius “the King” of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, the Amati 1566 “Charles the IX” of the City of Cremona. Above all, he has had the honour of performing in Italy as well as abroad with the legendary Guarnerius 1742 “Il Cannone”, the violin that once belonged to Paganini and that is now the proud property of the Genoa City Council. In 2005 he was awarded the Seal of the City of Padua, the greatest Honor of his hometown.
Giovanni Angeleri is a professor at the Conservatory of Trieste, and he is also the coordinator of both Violin and Chamber Music courses at the “Fondazione Musicale Masiero e Centanin”.
Since 1998 Giovanni Angeleri has been the conductor of the “Orchestra delle Venezie”, with which he has recorded some of the most important works for violin by Paganini, Tchaikovsky, Sarasate, Wieniawski and Bazzini. He is a recording artist for Velut Luna, King Records, Amadeus, and for L’Oiseau Lyre – DECCA.

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