The “Poetic and captivating” (The Strad) Russian violinist Alena Baeva was due to tour Ireland with Katia Skanavi from 24th April – 3rd May. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, we have postponed the tour until November 2021.
However, we are delighted Alena has recorded an online concert especially for Music Network's audiences, for which she is joined by her husband Vadym Kholodenko, a pianist who has captivated audiences and critics alike with “his absorbing melodic shading and glittering passage work” (Philadelphia Enquirer).
Watch this dynamic duo perform music by Stravinsky, Schumann and Brahms as well as the world premiere performance of "Release", a new Music Network commission from Irish composer Finola Merivale. Viewers will also hear from Fiona Merivale in a short Composer Insight Session during the broadcast.
Stay safe, stay home and #keepthemusicplaying
Stravinsky Extracts from Divertimento (from The Fairy's Kiss)
Fionla Merivale Release (New Music Network Commissions - World Premiere)
Schumann Intermezzo (from F-A-E Sonata)
Brahms Scherzo in C minor (from F-A-E Sonata)