"We live in an era that goes against classical music, because to play it you have to be silent. The true essence of classical music is silence " ARKADI VOLODOS.
The Russian interpreter, Arkadi Volodos, actuates the 15 March 21st season in the Great Performers of Scherzo cycle with a recital at the National Auditorium of Music in which he will perform works by Brahms and Schubert. The pianist also offer the 17 March a lecture at the Royal Conservatory of Music, open to all public.
Volodos has already gone through this same scenario, within the cycle organized by the Fundación Scherzo, at other times. The last one took place in 2013. This edition, which opened last 2 February Ivo Pogorelich, It includes 11 recitals, plus three master classes open to the public by the Volodos own, Paul Lewis Y Till Fellner. The next concert, to be held 5 of April, It will feature performances of Grigori Sokolov.
The master class offered by the famous pianist will take place on 17 of March, to 18 hours, at the Royal Conservatory of Music (Calle Doctor Mata, 2) and will focus on students at the school and the Queen Sofía College of Music. But the act is open to the public, as well as musicians interested.
Volodos (St. Petersburg, 1972) is, undoubtedly, one of today's most prominent and important pianists. His virtuosity and keyboard technique have exalted him as one of the musicians reference, although it dispenses his performances, with about fifty concerts a year. Between concerts, Russian interpreter let stand notes and reflect on their work. Hence, asserting that silence is an essential part of his art. Since coming to Madrid, mid nineties, to study under the command of Dimitri Bashkhirov, Volodos has a close relationship with Spain. In fact, his latest album is dedicated to the Catalan composer Federico Mompou, a disc that has a transcription yours.
Volodos began studying singing and direction. But it was in 1987 when he made firm the option of learning the piano. He went through the St. Petersburg Conservatory and continued his training in Paris with Jacques Rouvier. In the Queen Sofía College of Music, the outstanding pianist was instructed by Bashkhirov, who thoroughly focused on the preparation of which has been dubbed the XXI century Horowitz.
In 1996 He debuted in New York. Since then, Volodos has given recitals throughout the world with major orchestras, between them, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Israel, the Philharmonia, Royal Concertgebouw, the Munich Philharmonic, Dresden Staatskapelle, the Boston Symphony and Chicago Symphony. All run by artists of the stature of Myung-Whun Chung, Lorin Maazel, Valery Gergiev, James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Semyon Bychkov O Riccardo Chailly. Frequently, Volodos acts at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Pilharmonie Berlin, Musikverein in Viena y el Théâtre des Champs-Élysées de París; as well as other prestigious halls in Europe, United States and Japan.
Since 1998, Sony Classical label publishes its performances, within a catalog that includes recitals with Sonatas Schubert or works Rachmaninov, in addition to live performances with the Berlin Philharmonic, under the direction of James Levine or the First Piano Concerto Tchaikovsky, under the direction of Seiji Ozawa. His album Volodos plays Liszt was named Editor's Choice by Gramophone magazine. Got, Likewise, Diapason d'Or and the ECHO-Klassik prize. In 2010, Gramophone highlighted the CD which contained his recital at Musikverein as the best instrumental album of the year.
In this last stage, the acclaimed Russian pianist has devoted much of his concerts Federico Mompou plays Mompou -Volodos (2013)- he received numerous awards in France, Germany and the UK, again as the Diapason d'Or, Choc Classic, echo Klassik 2014 and Gramophone Award. Two seasons ago also he accompanied the Danish Symphony on tour in Spain, giving recitals in Zaragoza, Madrid, Vitoria and Valencia.