All concertos by Sergey Rachmaninoff
Alexander Ghindin is generally recognized both by critics and music-lovers as one of the most talented and distinctive pianists of his age. “His execution fascinates by wonderful combination of feeling and mind. He creates the atmosphere of stunning intensity expressing fine and incomparable virtuosity” (Les Expressions, France). Alexander was born in 1977 in Moscow. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory and post graduate course in the class of professor, People’s Artist of Russia Mikhail Voskresensky. At the age of 17 the musician became a Prize-winner of the X International Tchaikovsky Competition, in 1999 he received the Second prize of the Queen Elizabeth Music Competition in Brussels. In 2007 he won the Cleveland International Piano competition (USA). The musician performs at major concert halls: Averifiher Hall (New York), Kennedy Center (Washington), Suntory Hall, Sumida Triphony Hall (Japan), Palais dex Beaux-Arts (Brussels), “Concertgebough” (Amsterdam), Salle Gaveau, Theatre de Champs Elysees, Theatre du Chatelet (Paris), Gasteig (Munich), Rudolfium (Prague), Ricksallen (Stockholm), Theatre Olimpica (Rome),Opera House (Tel Aviv), at the halls of Warsaw, Saint Petersburg, and Moscow Philharmonic Societies. The pianist recorded 17 albums on such labels as “Decca Records” (England), “Le Chant du Monde” (France), “DML”(Japan), “Capriccio” (Germany), “Ondine” (Finland), “Russian season” (Russia), “CD ACCORD” (Poland).
Arkadiy Berin was born in 1945, studied conducting at Moscow, Minsk and Saint Petersburg Conservatories at the classes of famous Professors Ilia Mousin and Leo Ginzburg. Since 2001 he lives and works in Germany: he is Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the International Symphony Orchestra of Germany (since 2003), Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of Moscow Symphony Orchestra (since season 2009-2010), Prezident of Yuri-Bashmet-Festival (2003-2008). Is awarded by M. Lomonosov Order (Moscow – Berlin, 2005) for contribution to Russian culture development abroad), and by The Golden Globe Awards (Zurich, 2005) for achievements in developing international contacts in musical art. He performs as guest conductor with symphony and chamber orchestras: Camerata Salzburg, Virtuosos of Moscow, Berliner Symphoniker, Kammerphilharmonie Leipzig, Jerusalem Radio Orchestra, Minsk Chamber Orchestra, Byelorussian National Philharmonic Orchestra in European countries (Italy, Germany, Netherlands, England, Hungary, Poland, Belgium, France, Austria, Luxemburg, Lichtenstein).