Date: 21 March 2014, Friday
Venue: C307, South wing campus
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Performers for the clinic:
Note: Performers were chosen based on an audition conducted by the Institute.
Russian violinist Evgeny Zvonnikov is the youngest founding member of The Orfeo Trio. He teaches violin at Wichita State University, and is Associate Concertmaster of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Zvonnikov has taught master classes in Dallas, Eureka Springs, and the San-Francisco Conservatory, and has served as a jury member of chamber music competitions. He has collaborated with many famous musicians, including pianists Anton Nel, Misha Dichter, Leon Fleisher, Gilbert Kalish, and Peter Donohoe.
Mr. Zvonnikov entered the Rimsky-Korsakov Specialized Music School in 1994 in the class of V. A. Dobrinina. In 2005 he entered the St. Petersburg Conservatory in the class of professor I. V. Ioff, and in the same year he performed a concerto in the Great Hall of the Philharmonic with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra. Since his first year at the conservatory, he was associate concertmaster of the Zazerkalie State Theater. He took part in master classes by the Takacs Quartet, and received high praise from its founder, Gabor Takacs.
Evgeny has extensive experience performing as soloist as well as in ensembles, not only in classical repertoire but also in contemporary and tango. Frequently invited as a solo and ensemble performer and by various orchestras, he has taken part in many concerts in the main concert halls of St. Petersburg, such as the Music Hall, the Great Hall and Small Hall of the Philharmonic, the Chapel, and Smolny Cathedral. He has toured with ensembles in Japan, Finland, France, Switzerland and Italy. As a tango player, he has shared several concerts with Argentinean performers such as Martin Alvorado, and performed with the gold and silver medal tango champions of Russia.
In December 2009 Evgeny Zvonnikov won the St. Petersburg International Music Academy Concerto Competition and received a scholarship for participation in the Elan International Music Festival in Dallas, TX, and St. Petersburg International Music Academy at Music Mountain, Falls Village, CT.
Evgeny has taken part in many competitions as a solo performer and ensemble member. As a solo performer he took part in the Paganini and Yampolsky Competitions (both in Moscow), and his duo received a certificate of honor for its performance of a Beethoven sonata. He also won second prize in the Maria Udina Chamber Music Competition. In 2012 Evgeny won Hays Symphony Orchestra Young Artist’s Competition and performed Mendelssohn concerto with Hays University Symphony.
In September 2010, Mr. Zvonnikov was named a finalist of the St. Petersburg String Quartet’s international audition for its Second Violinist position. He came to the USA and after a rigorous competition was chosen by the quartet members to fill the position in October. With the Quartet, Evgeny has performed in the greatest halls (Schoenberg Hall, Carnegie Hall) and participated in many summer music festivals (Music Mountain, Rockport, Maverick) and concert series (Barge Music in New York). In 2011, the St. Petersburg Quartet played a concert in New York’s Carnegie Hall with Wichita State University Symphony Orchestra. The Quartet has performed extensively in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Russia. In November 2012, the St. Petersburg String Quartet performed at the St. Petersburg Conservatory International Music Festival commemorating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Conservatory.