segunda-feira, outubro 16, 2006


"Viktoria Mullova may be the most elegant, refined and sweetly expressive violinist on the planet"
The Chicago Tribune

Viktoria Mullova is an internationally acclaimed artist who studied at the Central Music School of Moscow and at the Moscow Conservatoire. Her extraordinary talent captured international attention when she won first prize at the 1980 Sibelius Competition in Helsinki and the Gold Medal at the Tchaikovsky Competition in 1982. Since then, she has appeared with most of the world's greatest orchestras and conductors and at the major international festivals. Viktoria plays on her ‘Jules Falk’ 1723 Stradivarius.
A passion for the Baroque repertoire and a period approach to playing, which she has nurtured since 2000 (performing and touring throughout the world with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Il Giardino Armonico), sees Mullova playing on authentic instruments with these groups.
Mullova’s ventures into creative contemporary music, which started in 2000 with her album “Through the Looking Glass” (with the renowned British jazz pianist Julian Joseph - “…Mullova and friends transcended their contrasting musical origins and fused into something genuinely new and beguiling.” - Richard Morrison, The Times), continues with specially commissioned works from young composers such as Dave Maric (premiered with Katia Labèque at the 2002 City of London Festival and on tour throughout Europe) and Fraser Trainer (premiered with the experimental ensemble Between the Notes at the 2003 City of London Festival). She continues to develop these relationships and premiered a new work for the BBC Proms in July 2005 by Fraser Trainer.
With a group of like-minded musicians she formed the Mullova Ensemble, which first toured in July 1994. The Ensemble have since recorded two discs (Bach Concertos and Schubert Octet) and continue to tour throughout Europe, their unique blend of scholarship and musicianship and their ability to breathe life into music new and old appreciated by audience and critics alike.
As a recitalist, Mullova performs regularly with Katia Labèque. She also plays Bach programmes on gut strings , either with the harpsichordist Ottavio Dantone or purely solo; “ To hear Mullova play Bach is, simply, one of the greatest things you can experience…”Tim Ashley, The Guardian.
Her discography for Philips Classics has attracted many prestigious awards. In 2005 Mullova once again explored new territories and has teamed up with the newly formed Onyx Classics label to present a series of new recordings. The debut recording is a Vivaldi Concertos programme with Il Giardino Armonico directed by Giovanni Antonini, which won the coveted Diapason D’Or of the year award for 2005.
September 2005

Tocou na Gulbenkian na passada 6ª feira. Sublime!!!

10 comentários:

violina disse...

Se há gente excelente a tocar, ela é uma delas! O seu Stradivarius e ela. Não há palavras que descrevam a emoção!
Obrigada por este post!

caninos disse...

Ela tem um stadivarius? Que belo par, ele... e o talento dela.

Minha querida bandida,

em resposta ao teu comentário, olha que... nem todos são anónimos...juro!

Mas gostei que tivesses passado naquele cantinho perdido, gosto sempre de ver blogues que não conheço, até podem ser da mesma pessoa... mas sempre dá para variar um pouco entendes?

Beijos e boa semana

caninos disse...


Puxa, detesto este teclado.


Mendes Ferreira disse...



Bandida disse...

violina: sem palavras... :)

perdida: Ela tem um Stradivarius e tocou com ele...

Quando falei dos anónimos referia-me ao pouco que somos todos nós...

mendes ferreira: Viu?!... Foi mesmo!... :)

CARMO disse...

É preciso por os olhos nestes casos e não permitir que nos aconteça o mesmo por cá.

A. disse... uma beleza única.

Não fui ver...mas conheço pessoalmente por razões muito bonitas.

Bandida disse...

carmo: sem dúvida!


Bandida disse...

a.: Delirantemente bela!


Abssinto disse...

Bandida, que peças tocou ela? Engraçado, um dos meus posts falava de um concerto de violino que eu gosto muito.