Study repertoire: to be announced
Public masterclasses are yet another way that the Academy of Classical Music at the Dvořák Prague Festival is working to promote the education of musicians. As an auxiliary programme in the series For the Future, it gives young musicians the chance to play before exceptional artists and to consult on their views on the interpretation of a work with performers who have invaluable experience on the world’s great stages. A masterclass is a unique opportunity for the public to witness the final phase of preparing an interpretation. Rather than a usual lesson, it is an exchange of artistic opinions. It gives an exciting insight into the final phase of a young artist’s preparation before the moment when her or she appears in the concert arena with a finished interpretive conception in order to share an artistic opinion with the public.
The trumpet player Sergei Nakariakov will be guiding young trumpet players through the world of selected music works on 16 Sept. 2022 at 12 a.m. at the Martinů Hall.
“Sergei Nakariakov plays the trumpet the way the rest of us breathe – if we are lucky.” (San Francisco Chronicle)
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.
Nakariakov’s repertoire covers not only the entire range of original literature for trumpet, but is continually expanding into broader territories, comprising many fascinating transcriptions and commissions by Peter Ruzicka, Uri Brener, Enjott Schneider and Jörg Widmann, while he searches for ever new means of musical expression.
“In Sergei Nakariakov Widmann found a soloist to whom he could write an almost unplayable solo part.” (Online Music Magazin)
Nakariakov has performed with many of the world’s most respected conductors including Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Spivakov, Saulius Sondeckis, Christoph Eschenbach, Yuri Temirkanov, Jiří Bělohlávek, Jaap van Zweden, Yuri Bashmet, Sir Neville Marriner, Mikhail Pletnev, Dmitri Sitkovetsky, Kent Nagano, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Hugh Wolff, Ton Koopman as well as great orchestras. Furthermore, he regularly collaborates with many of the world’s leading musicians like Vadim Repin, Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky, Emmanuel Pahud, Julian Rachlin, Dmitri Sitkovetsky for chamber music projects. With the pianist Maria Meerovitch and his sister, Vera Okhotnikova, he combines a long musical-friendly collaboration.
Sergei Nakariakov’s discography with Teldec Classics International (Warner) has drawn the most enthusiastic public and critical acclaim and incorporates the most famous original repertoire trumpet as well as numerous arrangements for trumpet and flugelhorn.
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. He gave him his technical knowledge and helped him to develop still further his exceptional feel for music.
Sergei Nakariakov plays on AR Resonance trumpet and mouthpieces and flugelhorn by Antoine Courtois, Paris.
Source: Sergei Nakariakov
Stanislav Gallin is a graduate of the Musical Grammar School of Saint Petersburg, Russia, the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, and the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia. He furthered his education by studying at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and at a number of masterclasses under teachers including Lazar Berman. He has appeared on the concert stage not only in the Czech Republic and Russia, but also in other European countries, the USA, Asia, and Africa. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Prague Philharmonia, and the Bruno Walter Symphony Orchestra. He has collaborated with conductors including Tomáš Brauner, Jack Martin Händler, Jakub Hrůša, Vahan Mardirossian, Ondřej Vrabec, and Peter Vrábel. He is a founding member of the Orbis Trio, which proved itself to be one of the most successful European ensembles of its generation in 2009, when it became a laureate of four international competitions, including one of the most prestigious – the International Chamber Music Competition Hamburg, Germany. Since 2009 Mr. Gallin has been teaching at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague as a specialised assistant in the piano accompaniment department.
The Bohuslav Martinů Concert Hall is part of the historic Liechtenstein Palace, which is located directly opposite St Nicholas’s Church at the upper end of Malostranské náměstí (Lesser Town Square). With capacity for an audience of 200, it is used primarily for more intimate cultural events and for graduation recitals. Since 1993, the Liechtenstein Palace has been the site of the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.