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The Violin Duo Stradivarius - Guarneri and the Violin Couple Liviu Prunariu - Valentina Svyatlovskaya in an Amazing Concert at the Radio Hall

Monday, 17 February 2014 , ora 8.34

In the last few years, the Radio Hall audience has been accustomed to refereeing the violin duel, Stradivarius versus Guarneri. Wednesday, 26th February (19:00), the public will bear witness to the double performance of Stradivarius and Guarneri, two vintage violins, played by Liviu Prunariu, the concert master of the best rated symphony orchestra in the world, the Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and his wife, Valentina Svyatlovskaya, a member of the same prestigious ensemble. The two violins are instruments of great performance and value: Stradivarius “Pachoud” from 1694 (Liviu Prunaru) and Guarneri “Maria Theresia” from 1676 (Valentina Svyatlovskaya).

The two violinists, together with the Radio Chamber Orchestra, have prepared a compact and attractive itinerary with compositions that require a special artistic virtuosity, an opportunity for the two soloists and the Radio Chamber Orchestra to prove their mastery: Manfredini – Concerto Grosso in G minor, Ysaÿe – Amitié, a poem for two violins and orchestra, interpreted after the string orchestra arrangement by the composer Dan Dediu, Sarasate – Fiddler songs for violin and orchestra, Wieniawski – Souvenir de Moscow and Bruch - Octet for Strings in B-flat major.

Liviu Prunaru, winner of many popular musical competitions, built a rich international career for himself through soloist performances with famous orchestras, such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de Belgique, Athens Symphony Orchestra, The Buenos Aires Philharmonic and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

Liviu Prunaru often performs in the world’s greatest cities as a concert soloist or in recitals, and he is often invited to well-known festivals such as the Menuhin Festival Gstaad, the George Enescu International Festival or the festivals in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Wallonie, Flanders, Evian, Athens and Salzburg. Every autumn, for the past three years, the artist has been applauded in many Romanian cities at the Violin Duel national tournament, where he was backed up by violinist Gabriel Croitoru and pianist Horia Mihail. Alongside his artistic activity, Liviu Prunaru is actively involved in the teaching department as a valuable violin professor at the Menuhin Academy of Gstaad.

Valentina Svyatlovskaya, also a member of the famous Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, is an artist with a vast concert activity, either as a soloist or in duos with Liviu Prunaru. Having a diverse contest record, Valentina Svyatlovskaya-Prunaru won 2nd place and the special prise (for the best performance of a Mozart concert and the Khachaturian concert) at the Rodolfo Lipizer” International Violin Competition, 2nd place at the “Valsesia Musicale” International Violin Competition and 1st place at the “R. Molinari” Violin Competition in Gstaad etc. The young violinist studied at the Saint Petersburg State Conservatory and performed in many concerts with the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra in Switzerland, Great Britain and Germany. Between 2000 and 2007, Valentina Svyatlovskaya-Prunaru improved herself at the Menuhin Academy of Gstaad (Switzerland), under the guidance of the esteemed violinists Alberto Lysy and Liviu Prunaru.

The tickets are available on www.bilete.ro, at the Post Offices, in Inmedio stores signposted Bilete.ro, in the Germanos stores and at the ticket office of the Radio Hall.

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Translated by Roxana Țicămucă and Elena Daniela Radu
MTTLC, the University of Bucharest