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7th Concert of the International Music Cycle
ELIZAVETA GLAZUNOVA, violin
REGINA GLAZUNOVA, piano
NEJC PIRNAT, guitar
P. I. Tchaikovsky: Méditation No. 1, Op.42
P. I. Tchaikovsky: Valse-Scherzo, Op.34
P. I. Tchaikovsky: Sérénade mélancolique, Op.26
P. I. Tchaikovsky: Mélodie No. 3, Op.42
N. Paganini / L. Auer: Caprice No. 24, Op. 1
A. Glazunov: Adagio from the ballet Raymonda, op. 57
E. Ysaÿe: Caprice d’après l’étude en forme de valse de Saint-Saëns
D. Scarlatti: Sonata in A major, K322
N. Kuhar: Corfu
M. Giuliani: Rossiniana No. 2, Op. 120
A. Piazzolla, arr. S. Assad: Invierno Porteño
F. Sor: Fantasia Elegiaque, Op. 59
Elizaveta Glazunova was born in St Petersburg in 2001. She began learning the violin at the age of five, attending the School for Gifted Children at the Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory, where she studied with Mikhail Gantvarg. In the last few years she has participated in various concerts and festivals both as a soloist and with orchestras in Russia, France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Finland. She has performed at the St Petersburg Philharmonia (Small Hall and Grand Hall), the St Petersburg State Academic Cappella, the Mariinsky Theatre and the Moscow House of Music, among other venues. She has played with the St Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra under conductor Alexander Titov, the St Petersburg State Cappella Symphony Orchestra, and the St Petersburg Classica State Symphony Orchestra under conductor Alexander Kantorov. She gave her debut recital in Finland in 2009. She is the holder of a scholarship from the Vladimir Spivakov Foundation. In 2013 she performed as a soloist with orchestra in the concert hall of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation in Moscow.
Regina Glazunova graduated with honours from the St Petersburg State Conservatory. Since 2003 she has combined teaching activities with work in the international department of the St Petersburg Conservatory. She has participated in various international festivals, giving piano recitals and performing with acclaimed chamber ensembles and symphony orchestras. She has served as a jury member at international musical competitions in Italy, France and Russia. Her students have won prizes at national and international competitions. She has given master classes in several different countries: Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Estonia, Latvia, China, etc. Since 2007 she has run her own summer schools in Finland.
Nejc Pirnat (born 1996) studied classical guitar at the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet with Ž. Ignjatovič, graduating in the 2014/15 academic year. He then applied to the prestigious University of Music and Performing Arts (MDW) in Vienna, sitting the entrance examinations and obtaining a place in the class of world-renowned guitarist Á. Pierri. He gives many concerts and participates regularly in seminars and competitions. Performing as a duo with Jon Van Mulders, he came third in the national young musicians’ competition (TEMSIG) in 2014 and won a first prize and a gold certificate at the Krško Guitar Days competition in the same year. That year the duo were also overall winners of the international competition that formed part of the tenth edition of the Moscow International Festival of Slavic Music, where they were named laureates. As a soloist, he has taken part in competitions both in Slovenia and abroad, with honours including first place and a gold certificate at TEMSIG in 2015 and 2018 and first place at this year’s Antonio Salieri Competition in Legnago (Italy). He has also taken part in master classes and seminars such as Guitar Week in Postojna and Forum Gitarre Wien (in Vienna), with such notable guitar teachers.