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Odessa Classics: Matthias Gerne and Alexey Botvinov

6 June 2021, Sun. 19:00
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Matthias Goerne (vocals, baritone)
Alexey Botvinov (piano)


Schubert. Vocal cycle "Winter way"

Matthias Goerne is one of the most sought-after vocalists in the world, a real superstar of the world stage, German concert and opera singer Matthias Goerne will again perform on the stage of the Odessa Philharmonic. His concert from the works of Richard Wagner in 2016 at the ODESSA CLASSICS festival became a real sensation, after which Wagner's music began to sound on Ukrainian stages much more often.

The range of vocal possibilities of Matthias Goerne is amazing. He is known as a solo concert singer, participates in performances of sacred and symphonic vocal music, but at the same time regularly takes part in opera productions.

His concert repertoire is very wide and includes works by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, R. Strauss, Mahler, Shostakovich. Interpretations by Matthias Goerne of the vocal music of Schubert, Schumann, Mahler are considered standard in contemporary performing arts. Today Matthias Goerne is a frequent guest on the most important stages of the world: opera houses - Theater Royal Covent Garden, Paris National Opera, Vienna State Opera, Metropolitan Opera in New York and concert halls - Carnegie Hall (New York), Wigmore Hall (London), Hall Pleyel (Paris) and others.

Matthias Goerne has received numerous prestigious awards for his CDs, including four Grammy nominations, ICMA (International Classical Music Award), German Recording Industry Prize, Diapason d'or, Gramophone Award, BBC Music Magazine Award, “ ECHO KLASSIK "in the category" Best Singer of the Year - 2017 ". Recently, the singer with prominent pianists, including Christoph Eschenbach and Elizaveta Leonskaya, recorded a series of Schubert's vocal compositions on 12 CDs for the Harmonia Mundi label. In the 2018/2019 season, Gurne was an artist-in-residence of the New York Philharmonic, performing in 10 concerts.

Alexey Botvinov is the People's Artist of Ukraine, the world star of the piano performing arts, one of the best contemporary performers of Rachmaninoff's music. The pianist's extremely wide repertoire includes over 30 concertos for piano and orchestra. Botvinov has given concerts in 45 countries and is the only pianist in the world who has performed Bach's cult masterpiece Goldberg Variations on stage more than 300 times.