Participation at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival

From 29 June to 7 July Olga Solovieva took part at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bantry (Ireland).  She performed Schumann's Papillons; and Poulenc's Trio with Ivan Podyomov (oboe) and Peter Whelan (basson).

Also Olga gave three master-classes for young musicians - Westland Piano Trio [Roisin Walters (violin), Paul Grennan (cello), Fiachra Garvey (piano)].

"...Schumann’s piano music holds so many happy memories for me that I was looking forward to Solovieva’s performance, not having heard her in anything but ensemble music last year and been bowled over then by her sheer musicianship. She did not disappoint. Singing (noiselessly) as she played, she was totally absorbed in these miniature dance masterpieces as she perfectly captured their magic. Like the music’s reluctance to leave go of the penultimate chord’s notes, I was sorry that her performance had come to the end."

Declan Townsend (Irish Examiner)

With Peter Wheland and Ivan Podyomov on the rehearsal of Poulenc's Trio
With Peter Wheland and Ivan Podyomov on the rehearsal of Poulenc's Trio

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Tue

18

Jun

2019

Russian Public Award to Olga Solovieva

Olga Solovieva was awarded by the Russian public award "For the Contribution to the Musical Art" and received the Glinka medal.

 

Ольга Соловьёва награждена общественной медалью "За вклад в развитие музыкального искусства" имени М.И. Глинки. Эта медаль вручается за выдающиеся заслуги перед государством и обществом, высокий профессионализм, многолетнюю плодотворную деятельность на благо Отечества.

Fri

14

Jun

2019

New CD with 19th century Russian cello music

The unique collection of Russian 19th Century music for cello and piano was issued by Naxos (8.573951), recorded by Olga Solovieva with the cellist Dmitrii Khrychev.
This CD includes two cycles of pieces by Anton Arensky and several World premiere recordings: Tchaikovsky’s own original version for cello and piano of the Variations on a Rococo Theme, Konstantin Liadov’s Fantasy on Gipsy Songs, Karl Davidov’s Fantasy on Russian Songs, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s original version for cello and piano of Serenade.

 

The CD  was called as the "Best Bargain" of the week by famous British critic David Mellor: "...For anyone who loves Russian romantic music as much as I do, this is quite a discovery" (David Mellor, ClassicFM)

 

The CD is the Winner (Silver medal - outstanding achievement) of the Global Music Awards ('duo' and 'album' nominations).