Bourgie Hall presents

Nakariakov-Kashimoto-Meerovitch Trio

Daishin Kashimoto, Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, Sergei Nakariakov and Maria Meerovitch, three formidable soloists leading distinguished careers, team up to perform Brahms’ highly original Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano. Works by Grieg and R. Schumann complete this program.

Christopher Keach, trumpet student at Schulich School of Music of McGill University, will give a 15-minute performance at the beginning of the concert.

Artists
Sergei Nakariakov, flugelhorn

Sergei Nakariakov, the Israeli-Russian trumpet player, has established himself as one of the most sought-after trumpet players on the international stage. Gifted with a rare combination of stunning virtuosity, a suave and velvet-toned sound and a deep sensitivity he was named “The Paganini of the trumpet” and “Caruso of the trumpet”. Nakariakov has single-handedly brought the flugelhorn to prominence on the concert platform. He has developed long-standing relationships with many of the world’s most respected leading orchestras, conductors and musicians.

Born in Gorky, Sergei began to play the piano when he was six years old, but moved on to the trumpet, a change of direction in which he was supported by his father, Mikhail Nakariakov, who has transcribed many classical concerts for the trumpet and created a unique repertoire for Sergei.

Daishin Kashimoto, violin

Daishin Kashimoto became 1st Concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2009, at the age of only 30: “It’s a great honour for me to be part of this outstanding orchestra.” The violinist, who grew up in Japan, the US and Germany, appears at least as often as a soloist with other ensembles as in his orchestra position – with Tokyo’s NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Dresden and many others, naturally including frequent solo appearances with the Berliner Philharmoniker as well. He is also a much sought-after chamber musician, whose extensive repertoire ranges from works of the Baroque period to contemporary music. At the age of seven, Daishin Kashimoto was accepted into the pre-college programme at New York’s Juilliard School of Music, the youngest student in this division. Since 2007, Daishin Kashimoto has been the Artistic Director of the Le Pont Music Festival, held in Ako and Himeji (Japan).

At the age of eleven, he began studying with Zakhar Bron at the University of Music in Lübeck, then continued his studies in Freiburg with Rainer Kussmaul, who was 1st Concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker at that time. It was by no means a foregone conclusion that Kashimoto would later become one of his successors, however: “Rainer Kussmaul never pushed me into this position, but when it became clear that I would apply for it, he was very supportive.” A stroke of luck, since “one rarely finds a concertmaster as outstanding as the Berliner Philharmonikers’ Daishin Kashimoto, also in other leading orchestras” (Bayerischer Rundfunk).

Maria Meerovitch, piano

Maria Meerovitch was born in St. Petersburg to non-musicians family. Nevertheless music has been an important part of family’s life and at the age of six Maria began her musical education. At the age of eight she performed at St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall for the first time.

She continued her studies at St. Petersburg Conservatory’s junior Music Institute with M.Freindling and M.Lebed and later under Prof. Anatol Ugorski at the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory, with piano as principal subject.

In 1990 Maria came to Belgium after having received a scholarship from “Fonds Alex de Vries”- Y.Menuhin Foundation, graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp (cum laude) and immediately began teaching piano and chamber music at the same institution.

As a soloist Maria appeared with numerous orchestras around the globe including London Philharmonic Orchestra, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra, Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, Nordic Symphonie Orchestra, The English Chamber Orchestra, Mannheimer Philharmoniker, etc..

Program
GRIEG Violin Sonata No. 3,, Op. 45
BRAHMS Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano, Op. 40
R. SCHUMANN
Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70
Three Romances, Op. 94

Monday, October 16, 2023 at 7:30pm
To purchase your tickets visit: www.mbam.qc.ca/en/bourgie-hall/

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