Pieces by Mieczysław Weinberg:
Sonatina for Violin and Piano, Op. 46
Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano, Op. 15
Sonata No. 5 for Violin and Piano, Op. 53
Grigory Kalinovsky violin
Ron Regev piano
Hailed by critics as a “superior poet” (Vancouver Sun), violinist Grigory Kalinovsky has been touring the world with concerto engagements, recitals and chamber music performances, appearing at some of the world's most prestigious venues, from all three stages of Carnegie Hall in New York to Musikhalle Grosser Saal in Hamburg. Praised for his “heart and indomitable will” (Gramophone), he has performed with the Nashville Symphony (USA), Klassik Philharmonie Hamburg (Germany), KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic (South Africa), the Kwang-Ju Symphony (South Korea), Symphony Nova Scotia (Canada), the Bolivian National Symphony, and the Guatemala Symphony, under the baton of Sidney Harth, Irwin Hoffman, Bernhard Gueller, Robert Stehli and François-Xavier Roth, among others.
As a devoted chamber musician and a founding member of the TAGI Ensemble, Mr. Kalinovsky has performed at numerous concert series and festivals, including the Asheville Chamber Music Series, the Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York, Lucas Foss's Festival at the Hamptons, and the Olympic Chamber Music Festival in Seattle, collaborating with such renowned musicians as Pinchas Zukerman, Ralph Kirshbaum, Miriam Fried, James Buswell, Dora Schwarzberg, and Paul Coletti, among others.
His recording with pianist Tatiana Goncharova featuring Shostakovich’s Violin Sonata and Twenty-Four Preludes transcribed for Violin and Piano by Dmitri Tziganov—with several of the transcriptions commissioned by Kalinovsky from the celebrated composer Lera Auerbach—was released by Centaur Records to great critical acclaim and hailed by the composer's son, conductor Maxim Shostakovich, as “a must-have for any Shostakovich music connoisseur.” The duo’s recording of the complete set of sonatas for violin and piano by Mieczysław Weinberg was recently released on Naxos label.
A devoted educator, Kalinovsky joined the Jacobs School of Music faculty in the fall of 2013 and continues to teach at the Pinchas Zukerman Young Artists Program in Canada and the Heifetz International Music Institute. Previously a faculty member at Manhattan School of Music, he has taught at many summer music festivals, such as the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine, Soesterberg International Music Festival in Holland, Summit Music Festival in New York, “Il Violino Magico” in Italy, and Manhattan in the Mountains, where he is also one of the founding artistic directors.
He has presented master classes at many major U.S. festivals and music schools, including New England Conservatory, Peabody Conservatory, Meadowmount, University of Maryland, San Francisco Conservatory, and Seattle Conservatory, and at numerous European and Asian institutions, such as the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Jerusalem Music Center, Buchmann-Mehta School of Music and Tel Aviv Conservatory in Israel, Lübeck Academy of Music in Germany, Beijing Central Conservatory in China, Seoul National University and Korea National University of Arts in Seoul, among others. His students have won top prizes at national and international competitions, including the Menuhin Young Artists Competition in England and Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in the USA, and have gone on to study at institutions such as Curtis, Juilliard, Yale, New England Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, and Indiana University, among others.
Grigory Kalinovsky started his music education with Tatiana Liberova in his native St. Petersburg, Russia, and at age sixteen became the youngest winner of the Bellini International Music Competition in Italy. He continued his education in New York, graduating from the prestigious Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program at the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Patinka Kopec and Maestro Pinchas Zukerman, where he served as a faculty member shortly after graduating and until his move to Indiana University.
Ron Regev received critical acclaim for his performance of Mozart's concerto KV503 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under maestro James Conlon, an event for which he had but one day's notice. The Chicago Sun Times reported that he "played with impressive certitude, flying freely through the arpeggios and digging robustly into the melodies."
Winner of numerous awards and prizes in competitions including the Tenth Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, the American Scholarship Association Piano Competition in Cincinnati, the Bruce Hungerford Award in New York, the First Tbilisi Piano Competition in Georgia, the Israeli Broadcast Association Young Artist Competition, and the Arianne Katz Piano Competition in Tel Aviv, he is also a recipient of prizes and scholarships for performing chamber music in Israel and abroad. Mr. Regev was awarded America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarships until the end of his formal studies, and was awarded a Fulbright grant for his studies in the United States.
Mr. Regev's appearances with orchestra include: the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival; the Juilliard Symphony in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center; the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra; the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra; the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra in Wyoming; the Dubuque Symphony in Iowa; the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion; the Israel Sinfonietta Be'er Sheva; and the Thelma Yellin Symphony Orchestra in its tour of Israel and Europe. His music festival appearances include the Ravinia Festival, the Salzburg Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, and the PRO Festival held in Germany. Mr. Regev's performances in Israel and abroad are frequently broadcast on national radio.
A student of Professor Emanuel Krasovsky, Mr. Regev completed his Bachelor of Music degree at the Samuel Rubin Israeli Academy of Music (Tel Aviv University) summa cum laude. He continued his studies at the Juilliard School in New York, where he received his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees, studying piano with Mr. Jerome Lowenthal and chamber music with Mr. Joseph Kalichstein, as well as serving on the faculty. Mr. Regev's doctoral document, titled "Mendelssohn's Trio opus 49: A Study of the Composer's Change of Mind," won Juilliard's centennial year's Richard F. French Doctoral Prize for outstanding work on a doctoral document, and was the basis for Mr. Regev's recent lecture and recital at the Library of Congress.
Dr. Regev is the chairman of the Keyboard Department at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, teaches at the Givatayim Conservatory, and is a staff member of the Steans Music Institute at the Ravinia Festival. He coaches chamber groups for the Jerusalem Music Center, and serves on the panels of competitions and auditions. A highly acclaimed recitalist and lecturer, his students have won prizes in various competitions in Israel, including scholarships with distinction from the America-Israeli Cultural Foundation. Dr. Regev is the Chief Musician at Tonara, an Israeli high-tech company that specializes in the combination of music notation and cutting-edge technology.
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