Alena Baeva and Katia SkanaviThis charismatic violin and piano duo bring sense and sensuality to anything they tackle.
Since winning an impressive selection of major international competitions in the early 2000s, Alena Baeva's diary has been chock full of concerto performances, recitals, recordings, and chamber music projects which have taken her all over the world many times. We're thrilled that she has made time to tour Ireland with pianist and fellow Russian, Katia Skanavi, herself amongst the forefront of young dynamic chamber musicians with a passion for discovering new music, and reinvigorating the old.
Having collaborated with such heavyweight conductors as Gergiev, Jaarvi and Menuhin, this duo have confidence and presence in spades, and with their gorgeous tonal palette and elegant discourse, they bring sense and sensuality to anything they tackle. And being the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, their performance of the ‘Kreutzer’ Violin Sonata will be a real highlight of a programme which also includes a special Music Network commission for these extraordinary and charismatic artists.
Alena Baeva, violin
Katia Skanavi, piano
Albert Dietrich, Johannes Brahms & Robert Schumann F-A-E Sonata
Igor Stravinsky Duo Concertant (for Violin & Piano)
Music Network Commission
Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47 ‘Kreutzer’
Tickets and information on dates and venues for this tour will be released in August 2019
A portrait of violinist Alena Baeva
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto op.35 & Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture - Alena Baeva and Düsseldorfer Symphoniker Orchestra
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 - Katia Skanavi with Georgian National Symphony Orchestra
"Poetic and captivating"- The Strad [on Baeva]
"Baeva was a magnetic presence..."- New York Classical Review [on Baeva]
"...the intensity of her interpretations is utterly compelling"- The Australian [on Skanavi]