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The Pharos Arts Foundation opens its 2024 season with a fascinating recital featuring violinist Irmina Trynkos and pianist Pavel Timofeyevsky.
Hailed by the BBC Music Magazine as “an intense and charismatic new star” and “a phenomenal talent”, by Gramophone as “simply excellent”, and by The Strad as “an agile and expressive soloist whose poise never falters and matches her sense of power and conviction”, Irmina Trynkos has since her breakthrough performance – conducted by Neeme Järvi – appeared in some of the world's most prestigious venues including the Berliner Philharmonie, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, and the Shanghai Concert Hall, while her debut CD with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra became a NAXOS' best-seller and reached the Top 20 Specialist Classical Charts.
For her debut in Cyprus, Irmina will join forces with the sought-after pianist and composer Pavel Timofeyevsky, winner of the prestigious BBC/Guardian Young Composer of the Year Award, who has already performed at major concert venues worldwide.
The recital, on Friday 26 January 2024, at The Shoe Factory, Nicosia/8:30 pm, will feature a thrilling program of virtuosic works by Mozart, Debussy, Grieg, Bartók, and premieres by Nimrod Borenstein and G.N. Gianopoulos.
W.A Mozart (1756-1791)
Sonata for Violin & Piano in G major, K.301 (1778)
Nimrod Borenstein (b.1969)
Souvenirs for Violin & Piano, Op.49 (2017)
Sonata for Violin & Piano No.3 in C minor, Op.45 (1887)
Claude Debussy< /strong> (1862-1918)
Beau Soir for Violin & Piano, L.6 (1878)
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Sonata for Violin & Piano in G minor, L.140 (1917)
City Vignettes for Violin & Piano, Op.29d (2016)
Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
Romanian Folk Dances for Violin & Piano (1915)
IRMINA TRYNKOS violin
Irmina Trynkos has been hailed by the BBC Music Magazine as “an intense and charismatic new star” and “a phenomenal talent”. Gramophone calls her “simply excellent”, and The Strad praises her for being “an agile and expressive soloist whose poise never falters and matches her sense of power and conviction”.
Her recording with Maestro Vladimir Ashkenazy , conducting the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra for Chandos Records, features Nimrod Borenstein's Violin Concerto and earned her the coveted 5* BBC Music Magazine “Concerto Choice”. BBC Music Magazine states that her “intensity recalls Isaac Stern's golden period”.
Since her breakthrough performance conducted by Neeme Järvi, Irmina's highlights include performances at the Berliner Philharmonie, Slovak Philharmonic, Cadogan Hall, Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Toronto Center for Arts, Shanghai Concert Hall and the debut at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, which received no less than 6 standing ovations.
Her debut CD with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, in all of Ignatz Waghalter's premiere violin works, became a NAXOS' best-seller and reached the Top 20 Specialist Classical Charts. Luxembourg's Pizzicato awarded Irmina Trynkos with its coveted Supersonic Award, calling her interpretation “engaging and eloquent”. As Fanfare reveals, “musical intelligence and emotional depth are hallmarks of Trynkos”.
Following this success, Irmina was invited to give an extensive tour of China which included debuts at Shanghai Oriental Art Centre, Chongqing Guotai Arts Center and Guangzhou Opera House. Her recordings are broadcast on international radios including BBC3, Radio 4 Netherlands, Kol Ha Musica, Concertzender, KulturRadio, BBC Xtra (where she played live to an audience of over 36 million worldwide).
Irmina's British-Greek -Polish background, bravely leaving home at an early age and her troubled youth have made her an unrivaled communicator and champion of classical music to the young and new audiences. She is a strong advocate of reviving unknown violin compositions and loves working with living composers. Irmina plays on Jakob Stainer Violin from 1670 and Antonio Stradivarius Violin from 1728.
< p>PAVEL TIMOFEYEVSKY piano
Pianist and composer Pavel Timofeyevsky, winner of the prestigious BBC/Guardian Young Composer of the Year Award, is praised for his “shimmering undertones, transient reality and sunlit rays full of rapturous colors” (Pulse UK). Pavel has performed at major concert venues worldwide including the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Shanghai Oriental Center for Arts, Fred Kavli Theater in Los Angeles, Mumbai National Center for Performing Arts, and Guangzhou Opera.
< p>His recent sold-out New York debut at the Merkin Hall of the Kaufman Music Center has received standing ovations and brought him invitations to debut in Paris and Venice. Pavel Timofeyevsky's tour in Kenya “moved hundreds of music lovers” (The Star Kenya), while his sensational debut in Florence led to La Repubblica describing him as “one of the most versatile pianists”, the renowned photographer Gianni Ugolini featuring him in his Celebrity Calendar.
Pavel Timofeyevsky has performed extensively for Yehudi Menuhin's Live Music Now, and he is recognized for establishing the Kensington Music Society Series of lecture-concerts. He is a highly sought-after soloist and chamber musician, with his performances and interviews having been broadcast on major radio and television stations such as BBC Radio 3 and TF1 TV. He is a fervent advocate of contemporary music, and he was featured in the album ISLAS by British composer Ian Stewart for the Music Chamber label, as well as in an album dedicated to the chamber music of Hans Gal for the Toccata Classics label.
Pavel is also a sought-after composer, who has composed for several films including the critically acclaimed documentary Le fin de la belle époquefor the Russian television, and for Russia’s oldest animated film studio, Soyuzmultfilm. In addition, he has starred in and recorded the soundtrack of the US documentary, Tchaikovsky.
Pavel Timofeyevsky is the founder and Artistic Director of the London-based concert series Philomel Creative Circle at the Francis Crick Institute, as well as the Philomel Music Academy – a summer course at The Yehudi Menuhin School. In 2023, he was appointed Music Director of Devon Opera, UK.
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