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Valerie Bernstein Stalvey
514 South Curson Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: (323) 936-3441
valerie@sempremusica.com

Boris Andrianov, cello

Roberto Aussel, guitar

Gary Gray, clarinet

Dimitri Illarionov, guitar

Kevin Kenner, piano

Adam Korniszewski, violin

Thomas Prévost, flute

Andrianov/Illarionov, cello/guitar duo

De Maeyer/Kende, violin/piano duo

Le Poème Harmonique

 

Charles Harold Bernstein, composer

Jay Dean, conductor


De Maeyer/Kende - violin, piano duo
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Before this musical duo formed in 2003, Jolente De Maeyer and Nikolaas Kende were winning competitions (each was a semi-finailist in the Queen Elisabeth Compeition) and performing extensively as solo artists. De Maeyer began playing the violin at the age of four, and she later studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School, Royal College of Music London, Hanns Eisler Musikhochschule Berlin and the Queen Elisabeth Chapel Waterloo. Kende, who was born into a family of musicians, started playing the piano at the age of five. He studied in Amsterdam, Munich and in Antwerp, where in 2015 he was appointed professor of piano at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp.

Before this musical duo formed in 2003, Jolente De Maeyer and Nikolaas Kende were winning competitions (each was a semi-finailist in the Queen Elisabeth Compeition) and performing extensively as solo artists. De Maeyer began playing the violin at the age of four, and she later studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School, Royal College of Music London, Hanns Eisler Musikhochschule Berlin and the Queen Elisabeth Chapel Waterloo. Kende, who was born into a family of musicians, started playing the piano at the age of five. He studied in Amsterdam, Munich and in Antwerp, where in 2015 he was appointed professor of piano at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp. During their studies they were coached as a duo by Natasha Boyarsky, Stephan Picard and Elisso Virsaladze, and took masterclasses with Augustin Dumay at the Queen Elisabeth Chapel. The duo quickly gained success, performing in all the big concert halls and festivals in Belgium, such as Bozar, de Singel, Flagey, Concertgebouw Bruges and the Festival of Flanders. Engagements abroad have included performances at the festivals of Montpellier, Menton and Vexin in France and concerts all over the Netherlands, in Madrid, Rome, Berlin, Prague and the Dutch Antilles.

2017 engagements included concerts in the UK, Germany, Canada, a recital tour in South Africa, China and North America (Texas, Vermont, California, Washington DC, Illinois).

After several live recordings for the Belgian and Dutch radio, the duo rcorded their first studio album 'Kreutzer sonata' in 2015. Released by Warner Classics, 'Kreutzer sonata' was received with ravishing reviews by the press. The CD won the 'Gold Label Prize' for best chamber music album by Klassiek Centraal (Belgium) in 2016

BRILLIANT RUSSIAN DUO IN REDWOOD ARTS COUNCIL OCCIDENTAL RECITAL

“Thrilling… The two stellar Russians gave the finest cello recital in the North Bay since the Isserlis-Gerstein concert in Newman long ago. Their musical marriage was passionately united in the service of great music.”
Classical Sonoma

“Stunned is the perfect way to describe the audience reaction… they were both truly amazing. We were all just riveted.”
Dan Silver, Mobile Chamber Music Society

“In my humble opinion, the recital yesterday rivaled any I have ever heard, here or anywhere else.”
Mobile audience member

“…their great virtuosity contributed to an electric performance of musical depth…”
Harry Strub, Virtuosi Concerts, Winnipeg

“Boris and Alex's performance in Tucson was a jewel.”
Bryan Daum, Arizona Friends of Chamber Music

“Their performance was absolutely astounding. In each work they went to the essence of the music. I have heard many performances of Shostakovich's music over the years but I can say that this contrast I speak of between purity, beauty and love and the darkness and dangers that surround that light was never more clearly, artfully articulated than by Andrianov and Kobrin.”
Carl Baum, Sunset Concerts audience member


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Recording Kreutzer Sonata

 

Kreutzer Sonata: Adagio Sostenuto - Presto

 

Kreutzer Sonata: Finale

 

Shostakovich: Prelude No 10

 

Shostakovich: Prelude No 16