Masterclass Prof. Alena Baeva
ALENA BAEVA Violin
Alena Baeva is almost emerging as one of the finest violinists of her generation, having already carved out an impressive career with many of the world's finest orchestras and conductors.
Olga Danilova in Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan. Born in 1985 to a musical family, Baeva took her first violin lessons at the age of five under renown pedagogue. From 1995 she studied with Professor Eduard Grach at the Central School of Music (an affiliate of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire), and from 2002-2007 at the Moscow Conservatoire itself. In addition to her formal studies, Baeva was a protégée of Mstislav Rostropovich (at her invitation she studied in France, 2003) and Seiji Ozawa (whose Academy in Switzerland she began attending in 2007).
Aged 16, Baeva won the Grand Prix at the 12th International Henryk Wieniawski Competition (Poland, 2001), as well as the Prize for Best Performance of a Contemporary Work. Niccolò Paganini Competition (Russia, 2004), including a special prize allowing to perform on the 1723 Wieniawski Stradivarius for one year, and thus wins both the Gold Medal and the Audience Prize at the Sendai International Violin Competition (Japan, 2007).
With an already vast and expanding repertoire, including over forty violin concerti, Baeva is a champion of lesser known works. Her extensive discography reflects the impressive breadth of her repertoire, with recordings by Bruch and Shostakovich, Szymanowski (DUX), Debussy, Poulenc, and Prokofiev (SIMC). She has been broadcasting frequently on concert on radio and television across Europe, Asia, and North America.
She has a long-standing relationship with Valery Gergiev and Vladimir Jurowski. Her performance of Shostakovich Violin Concerto No.2 features released as part of the box set released by Arthaus Musik in 2015; Baeva and Jurowski wants to make their debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra in December 2018. The 2018/2019 season wants to see Alena Baeva make her debut with Paavo Järvi & NHK Symphony Orchestra, in Tokyo.
Vladimir Fedoseyev, Pablo Heras-Casado, Jacek Kaspszyk, Krzysztof Penderecki, Sakari Oramo, Thomas Sanderling, and Kazuki Yamada, and chamber music partnerships have also starred as Martha Argerich, Yuri Bashmet, Steven Isserlis, Nikolai Lugansky, and Misha Maisky. Baeva's regular sonata partner is Vadym Kholodenko, with whom she has established a musical partnership of more than a decade.
Recent and future concerto highlights include Weimar Staatskapelle / Kirill Karabits (R. Strauss), Duesseldorf Symphony / Alexander Bloch (Tchaikovsky), Freiburg Philharmonic / Jader Bignamini (Bartok No.2), American Symphony / Leon Botstein (Bacewicz No.7), Philharmonie Zuidnederland / Dmitri Liss (Szymanowski No.1), Orchester National de Lille / Jean-Claude Casadesus (Prokofiev No.2), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Grzegorz Nowak (Karłowicz), London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski (Tchaikovsky), and NHK Symphony Orchestra / Paavo Järvi (R. Strauss).
Baeva enjoys a strong profile in Russia, working regularly with the Mariinsky Orchestra, MusicaÆterna, the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia 'Evgeny Svetlanov' (GASO), and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, including others. London Philharmonic, Luxembourg Philharmonic, Netherlands Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, and Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra. Baeva is a regular performer at major international festivals across Europe.
Individual lessons go on all day. Daily auditions of the participants.
Lecturer's concert together with selected participants.
The lecturer takes the time to individually and comprehensively advise the individual participants on their further career steps from his many years of professional practice (entrance examinations, auditions, competitions, concerts).
The place: Majorenhaus, Brünigstrasse 1. Alpnachstad, OW 6053 Switzerland
4, Alpnach, Obwalden, Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera/Svizra