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Arts Calendar / March 30 / Concerts
19:00 Alexei Lundin (Russia)
Violinist Alexei Lundin will perform works by Bach. Lundin graduated from the Gnesins' School of Music and the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory (class of N.G. Beshkina). While still a student he became interested in chamber music and studied in the ensemble class of Professor Tatyana Gaidamovich. In 1995 he continued his studies at the Moscow Conservatoire as an assistant trainee in the class of Professor M. L. Yashvili (solo performance) and the class of Professor A. Z. Bonduriansky (chamber ensemble). In 1998 Alexey Lundin and his like-minded colleagues I. Pavlikhina (second violin), A. Kulapov (viola), V. Marinyuk (cello) organized "Mozart Quartet". The young ensemble was supported by the outstanding cellist and long-time leader of the Borodin State Quartet Valentin Berlinsky. The quartet quickly rose to occupy a leading position in the musical life of Russia. In 1998 the violinist was invited to join the Moscow Virtuosi orchestra, and since 1999 Alexei Lundin has been first violinist and soloist in the orchestra. During this time, he has played numerous concerts all over the world with the best musicians. With maestro Vladimir Spivakov he has performed Bach and Vivaldi Double Concertos as well as various chamber works; CDs and DVDs have been recorded. Since 2019 - organizer and artistic director of the International Festival of Quartet Music "Valentin Berliner".
Zaryadye Concert Hall 
19:00 Ekaterina Mechetina (Russia)
The Russian pianist, Ekaterina Mechetina, will perform works by Rachmaninoff. Born into a family of musicians in Moscow, Ekaterina Mechetina began her musical studies at the age of four. The pianist gave her first solo concert at the age of 10, and two years later she toured the cities of Japan, where she played 15 solo concerts with two different programs within one month. Since then, she has performed in more than 30 countries around the world. Ekaterina Mechetina is a winner of many international competitions. At the age of 10, the pianist was awarded Grand Prix of the “Mozart Prize” Competition in Verona (the highest award of the competition, piano Yamaha), and at the age of 13 she won the 2-nd prize at the first Youth Piano Competition named after Fryderyk Chopin in Moscow, where she received a special prize «For artistry and charm». At the age of 16 she became the youngest winner of the International Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition in Bolzano, where she was awarded a prize for the best performance of Liszt, «Wandering lights». Mechetina often plays music in different ensembles. Her partners on the stage were Rodion Shchedrin, Vladimir Spivakov, A. Utkin, A. Knyazev, A. Gindin, B. Andrianov, D. Kogan, N. Sts, S. Antonov, G. Murzha.
Rachmaninov Concert Hall (Philharmonia-2) 
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