Since 2012 Denis Zhdanov and I have been wanting to play a piano duo project together and finally the time has come. We are proud to present the world premiere of our two-piano collaboration in one performance, with works by European composers, very symbolically written in 1915 and 1941, as well as with gems of Ukrainian music, as we both originate from Ukraine and will always support our country. Please join us for this evening of music, reflections, and resonance.
In light of the war that is taking place in my birth country, Ukraine, I have canceled all the performances of Russian repertoire until the end of this concert season, as a gesture of mourning for the victims in Ukraine. I consider that it is currently a taboo for any Ukrainian artist to be performing works by Russian composers, despite the history and the fact that many artists have fled, fought with the regime in Russia, and/or passed away before 1917. Currently Russian art is part of the Russian culture that is unfortunately, but logically used for propaganda by the Russian government. It has now acquired a symbolic meaning. As a Ukrainian-born individual, it is currently inappropriate for me to perform or publish recordings of Russian music. I hope that the events will de-escalate soon and it will become more acceptable at some point. This is everyone’s personal choice and this heavy decision is what actually feels right to me at the moment.
In memory of all the fallen in my country during this ugly, terrible, and inhumane war.
I am grateful for all the tremendous help of friends, both from Ukraine and from abroad. Together we stand united on our path to the victory of Ukraine in the fight for freedom.
Слава Україні! Glory to Ukraine!
Happy 150th Birthday to ALEXANDER SCRIABIN! As a very personal commemoration, here is my brand new recording of the Piano Sonata No.8!
As always, a special thanks to Denis Zhdanov for helping me carry out this recording & mastering session!
Works by César Franck, Maurice Ravel, Francis Poulenc, Olivier Messiaen
Camille Fonteneau, violin
Elina Akselrud, piano
A special thanks goes to Denis Zhdanov for the light assistance, sound/video recording, mastering & postproduction!
This video project was realized through the support of ÖH & Hinker-Fonds, Gesellschaft der Freunde der KUG
Excited to announce another digital album release!
Recorded (2019) and released (2020) in Lucerne, Switzerland…
…Available on all the major streaming platforms!
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…a bit of a clownery, a bit of Quasimodo, a play of the light & mood.
In Fine Art