Rosendal Chamber Music Festival 2019

Marianna Shirinyan, piano. Foto Nikolaj Lund

Marianna Shirinyan

Biography

Armenian-born Marianna Shirinyan is one of the most creative and in sought after pianists in Europe today. Her vibrant and virtuos musicianship puts her in demand, both as soloist and as chamber musician. Shirinyan plays with great sensitivity, understanding, technical brilliance and beauty of tone, which allows her to offer a wide range of repertoire. Her love for the music and her joy in sharing it with a larger audience are apparent in her performances. She has received Danish Broadcasting Corporation’s prestigious P2 award for her contribution to Danish music life and the critics prize of the association of Danish critics. She is a frequent guest at a string of international music festivals, among them the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Schwetzinger Festspiele, MDR Summer Music Festival, Festspillene in Bergen.

Simultaneously she has won the reputation of being one of this generations leading pianists through solo appearances with orchestras as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Oslo, Helsinki and Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestras, Potsdammer Kammerakademie, Göteborg Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice to name a few. She enjoyed collaborations with conductors such as Lawrence Foster, Zoltan Kocsis, Antonello Manacorda, Jun Märkl, Daniel Raiskin, Lan Shui, Thomas Søndergård, Krysztof Urbanski and Joshua Weilerstein. Shirinyan is a professor of piano at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, a Steinway artist and artistic direction of the Oremandsgaard Chamber Music Festival in Denmark. Shirinyan has a bright discography. All the CD’s has been received enthusiastically by international reviewers and listeners alike. Her latest release, the Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra by Louis Glass which she has recorded together with the Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz under the baton of maestro Daniel Raiskin has been awarded the P2 prize of the Danish radio in 2018.

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Festival Performances Year 2019

Dmitri Sjostakovitsj: Two pieces for String Quartet - Elegy and Polka (1931)
Quatour Danel

Dmitri Sjostakovitsj: Five Pieces for Two Violins and Piano (1955)
Veriko Tchumburidze (fiolin), Sonoko Miriam Welde (fiolin), Sasha Grynyuk (piano).

Dmitri Sjostakovitsj: “Real” Jazz Suite No. 2 (1938)
Arranged for Piano Duo by Gerard McBurney. Sasha Grynyuk (piano), Marianna Shirynian (piano).

Sergej Prokofjev: Romeo and Juliet (Excerpts), Op. 64 (1938)
Aarranged for Viola and Piano by Vadim Borisovsky. Marianna Shirynian (piano), Tabea Zimmermann (bratsj).

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Alexander Vustin: Three Toropets Songs for Piano Solo (1972)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor, Op. 40 (1934)
Clemens Hagen (cello), Marc-André Hamelin (piano).

Sergej Prokofjev: Toccata op. 11 (1912)
Arranged for Two Marimbas by Samuel Chan. PERCelleh (percussion)

Terje Viken: New piece for Percussion Duo (world premiere)
PERCelleh (percussion)

Johan Kvandal: Sonata for Strings Op. 79 (1994)
Ensemble Allegria

Kara Karayev: Three Miniatures (1947-1948)
Ensemble Allegria

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Valentin Silvestrov: Postludes Nos. 1 and 2 (1981)
Ensemble Allegria, Marianna Shirynian (piano)

Dmitri Sjostakovitsj: String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Minor, Op. 138 (1969-1970)
Quatour Danel

Dmitri Sjostakovitsj: Spring, Spring Op. 128 (Pushkin) (1967)
Andrei Bondarenko (baryton), Marianna Shirynian (piano)

Dmitri Sjostakovitsj: Monologues Op. 91 (Pushkin) (1952)
Andrei Bondarenko (baryton), Marianna Shirynian (piano)

Alfred Schnittke: Piano Quintet (1976)
Quatour Danel, Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Dmitri Shostakovich: Four Romances on Poems by Pushkin, Op. 46a (1936 – 1937) - No. 4
Orchestrated by Gerard McBurney. Andrei Bondarenko (baryton), Ensemble Allegria.

Samuil Feinberg: Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat minor, Op. 6 (1918)
Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

Alexander Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 7, Op. 64 (1911)
Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

Alexander Vustin: In memoriam Grigori Frid (2014)
Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Marianna Shirynian (piano)

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Alexander Vustin: Offering (2005)
Marianna Shirynian (piano), Ensemble Allegria, PerCelleh (percussion)

Dmitri Sjostakovitsj: Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57 (1940)
Veriko Tchumburidze (violin), Sonoko Miriam Welde (violin), Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Clemens Hagen (cello), Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

Sergej Prokofjev: Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34 (1919)
Anthony Mc Gill (clarinet), Quatour Danel, Marianna Shirynian (piano).

Dmitri Sjostakovitsj: String Quartet No. 4 in D major, Op. 83 (1949)
Quatour Danel

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Alexander Krein: Two Sketches on Hebrew Themes, Op.13 (1914)
Anthony Mc Gill (clarinet), Quatour Danel

Dmitri Sjostakovitsj Piano Trio No.2 in E Minor, Op. 67 (1944)
Veriko Tchumburidze (violin), Clemens Hagen (cello), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano).