J. S. BACH’S GOLDBERG VARIATIONS


TATIANA SAMOUIL | 
VIOLIN
NATACHA TCHITCH | 
VIOLA
PAVEL GOMZIAKOV | 
CELLO

GOLDBERG VARIATIONS, J. S. BACH

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SEPTEMBER 13th 2019 – 9.30PM

IGREJA DE BELAS

SEPTEMBER 14th 2019 – 21PM

IGREJA DE MONTELAVAR

Written for Count Hermann Karl von Keyserling, The Goldberg Variations became in the twentieth century one of the most performed and popularized works of J. Bach, object of varied versions and continually rediscovered by the endless readings that the interpretations allow to expose. They will be played on decentralized churches, bringing the Festival to new audiences and Bach's immortal work to new perceptions.

Regarded as the most ambitious composition ever written for harpsichord, the work soars high above others in terms of its encyclopaedic character: "a model, according to which all variations should be made" (Johann Nicolaus Forkel, biographer of J. S. Bach, 1802).


TATIANA SAMOUIL | VIOLIN

NATALIA TCHITCH | VIOLA

PAVEL GOMZIAKOV | CELLO

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750)

Goldberg Variations BWV 988 (1741)

PROGRAM

PROGRAMA

1. Aria

2-31.  30 variações

32. Aria da capo

TATIANA SAMOUIL

An ambassador of the Russian School, she starred alongside Yuri Bashmet at the closing ceremony of 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi (Russia) performing for a live audience of fourty thousand people, as well as an almost three billions online broadcast, worldwide. It comes as no surprise that her name appears in The Golden Book of Twenty to Twenty First Century Talents of Russia, stored in the Kremlin Palace. »Samouil's strong-willed, passionate and inspired playing is the direct continuation of the best traditions of Russian violin school« (Kultura, Moscow, June 2002). 

One of the most inspiring violinists of our time, Tatiana Samouil is in constant demand as a soloist, recording artist, chamber musician and pedagogue.

Born into a family of eminent musicians, Tatiana was constantly surrounded by music.  

Tatiana Samouil was selected by the Russian »New Names Program« at the age of fourteen and commenced an active touring at the most prestigious concert halls of Russia and Europe, performing also in the Vatican Residence for the Pope John Paul II, at the UN Headquarters in Geneva and for UNESCO in Paris. She moved to Moscow as a young girl in order to study with the legendary Maia Glezarova at the prestigious Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. There, she obtained her Soloist's Diploma with extraordinary mention. She then moved to Belgium to continue her studies with the great Igor Oistrakh at Brussels Conservatory. Under his guidance, and in a period of only three years, Tatiana Samouil won prizes at seven of the most prestigious international violin competitions, most notably the »Tchaikovsky International Competition« in Moscow (2002), the »Queen Elisabeth Competition« in Brussels (2001), the »Michael Hill International Competition« in New Zealand (2001) and the »International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition« in Helsinki (2000). 
This season alone, Tatiana Samouil will be performing in the Berlin Konzerthaus, the Seoul Art Center and Flagey in Brussels, along with performances in New York, Sochi, Moscow, Amsterdam, Izmir, Istanbul and Saint-Petersburg. 
She often shares the stage with other great musicians of our time; Yuri Bashmet, Denis Matsuev, Maxim Vengerov, Vadim Repin, Gautier Capuçon, Gérard Caussé, Augustin Dumay, Frans Helmerson and Gary Hofmann have performed alongside her. Tatiana has enjoyed performing with the conductors such as Antonio Pappano, Christian Arming, Kazushi Ono, Dmitry Liss, Gilbert Varga, Jean-Jacques Kantorow and many others. 

Tatiana Samouil has performes with numerous notable orchestras: the Belgian National Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra, Liège Royal Philharmonic, Russian National Orchestra, St.Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, »Novaya Rossiya« Orchestra, Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic, Khabarovsk Philharmonic, Klassische Philharmonie Bonn, Bayerisches Kammerorchester, Presidential Orchestra of Turkey, Izmir State Symphony, Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires (Teatro Colón), Salta Symphony, Finnish Radio Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, Odessa Philharmonic, Orquesta Filarmonica de Montevideo (Uruguay), Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra (Budapest), Sofia Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfónica do Teatro Nacional de São Carlos (Lisbon) and South Czech Philharmonic. 

As a founding member of Malibran quartet, Tatiana is breaking ground, exploring the magical repertoire of a string quartet. 

Tatiana is a passionate pedagogue. She is Professor of Violin at the prestigious Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth (Queen Elisabeth) as well as at the Antwerpen Royal Conservatory in Belgium. She is also Professor of Violin at the Musikene Superior Arts Center in San Sebastián (Spain). As a permanent member of Yuri Bashmet Academy, she gives masterclasses all over Russia. Tatiana is regularly invited to perform with Yuri Bashmet and his »Moscow Soloists« Orchestra, as well as »Novaya Rossia« Symphony. 

Since 2003 Tatiana has been regularly touring South America. After a successful debut in Teatro Colon, she was invited to perform in Presidential Palace in Santiago and at Quinta Vergara Open Air Festival for 10.000 people. The longtime collaboration was marked by a recording of the Luis Gianneo Violin Concerto with Salta Philarmonic for Sony Classical record label, the State project dedicated to 200 years anniversary of Argentina. The success of this CD brought it to the nomination for the »Best Classical Release of Latin America 2009«

Tatiana Samouil's numerous recordings and distinguished discography mirror her musical passion and adventurous spirit. Besides recording for Sony Classical, Tatiana has nearly 20 CD's. Her recording of works by Eugène Ysaÿe with the Liège Philharmonic under the baton of Jean-Jacques Kantorow received »Diapason d'Or«, the highest award of the French Music Magazine »Diapason«. 

The recording projects of the near future will continue to explore the Belgian heritage with the string quartets of Albrecht Huybrechts as well as a new recital CD »The French Touch« with David Lively. 

Over those years, Tatiana had a privilege of long term performing and recording on phenomenal instruments, like the Guarnerius del Gesu violin »ex-Vieuxtemps«, the Antonio Stradivarius »ex- Kreisler«, as well as a violins of Jean Baptist Vuillaume and Francois Pique.
 

At present, Tatiana is playing on a Nicolo Gagliano (1770) and a modern violin of Christian Bayon, built specially for her.

PAVEL GOMZIAKOV

"This was a hugely impressive debut by a young musician who is clearly on his way to having a major career."
(Lawrence A. Johnson, Chicago Classical review )
   

Born in the city of Tchaikovsky’s birth in the Ural region of Russia, Pavel Gomziakov began his cello studies at the age of nine.  At the age of fourteen he moved to Moscow where he studied at the Gnessin School and then at the Moscow State Conservatory with Dmitri Miller.  He continued his studies with Natalia Schakhovskaya at the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia, Madrid. He later graduated from the “cycle de perfectionnement” in the class of Philippe Muller at the Paris National Conservatory.

Pavel Gomziakov made his highly acclaimed US debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Trevor Pinnock in April 2010 which resulted in an immediate re-engagement for a second appearance in June 2012.  

Mr. Gomziakov performs throughout Europe, South America, and Japan.  Recent and upcoming engagements include appearances with the Finnish Chamber Orchestra (with Jukka-Pekka Saraste), the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse (with Tugan Sokhiev), the Russian National Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the Gulbenkian Orchestra, I Pomeriggi Musicali Milano, the Polish Baltic Philharmonic, the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, the Orchestre d’Avignon, and the National Philharmonic of Russia.  In the past seasons, he has been guest soloist with the New Japan Philharmonic, London Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre National de Montpellier, Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lille, led by conductors such as Jesus Lopez Cobos, Christopher Warren-Green, Trevor Pinnock and many others. He has also performed at the White Nights Festival in Saint Petersburg at Valery Gergiev’s invitation.  Other festival appearances include the Povoa de Varzim, Menton, and Colmar festivals.

Mr. Gomziakov is also a sought-after chamber music partner. He was noticed by pianist Maria Joao Pires and together they have performed throughout Europe, the Far East, and South America at such venues as Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Victoria Hall in Geneva, Teatro Real in Madrid, the Köln Philharmonie, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the CCB in Lisbon, and Sumida Tryphony Hall in Tokyo.  Their recording of late works by Chopin for Deutsche Grammophon, released in 2009, received a Grammy Award nomination.  

In addition to working with Maria Joao Pires, he regularly collaborates with artists such as Augustin Dumay, Louis Lortie, Andreï Korobeinikov, Vanessa Wagner, Anastasya Terenkova performing at venues such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

In the season 2017-2018, we can note, among other projects, several concerts with the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa whom he will be "Artist in residence" together with composer Magnus Lindberg (he will perform his Concerto n°2), a new invitation of the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz  for a serie of concerts, and he will also play concerts with the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de Tours, Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, ...

His latest recording of Russian works with the pianist Andreï Korobeinikov was released in March 2018 for Onyx. His previous recording of Haydn Cello Concertos was released on May 20th, 2016, still for the Onyx label.  Thanks to the generous loan of the Museo Nacional da Musica in Lisbon, for these recordings, Mr. Gomziakov played on the 1725 “Chevillard King of Portugal” Stradivarius cello formerly belonging to the Portuguese royal family.  He also recorded Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1 and “La Muse et le Poète” with the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra and Augustin Dumay for the Onyx label, released in 2012.   His performance of Schumann's Cello Concerto with Orchestre de Chambre de Wallonie and Augustin Dumay as conductor, was filmed for Arte and broadcast on television in Belgium, France and Germany in 2008.

Mr. Gomziakov currently lives in Lisbon, Portugal.

Thanks to the generous loan of Ms J. Ng (Hong Kong), Pavel Gomziakov is currently playing a beautiful instrument by David Tecchler: the ex-Romberg (Roma, 1703).