20th Century Russian Music

01nov3:00 pm4:30 pm20th Century Russian Music20th Century Russian Violin

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20th Century Russian Violin

Dr. Evgeny Sorkin
Sunday November 1


The times for this 90 minute event are:
12.00pm WA
2.00pm QLD
2.30pm SA
3.00pm NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS

Bookings herehttps://www.trybooking.com/BLSRY

Enquiries: Please email Mandy Philipse at austaact@gmail.com

COST: $10.00 Members $15.00 Non-Members


In 1939 Stravinsky asked:
“Why do we always hear Russian music spoken of in terms of its Russianness rather than simply in terms of music?”.

Dr. Evgeny Sorkin will delve into why Russian music sounds the way it does. What were historical perspectives and traditions, the imperial style, the sense of suffering in the happiness, the vast landscape, the liturgy chant, the folklore, the influence and musical language of other nations that formed greater Russia? He will also present some gems of Russian music that perhaps are lesser known than they deserve to be.

Dr. Evgeny Sorkin

Russian born violinist Evgeny Sorkin has been in demand as performer from a very early age. Showing immense musical talent, by the age of 10 legendary American violinist Isaac Stern has invited Evgeny for a concert tour of the USA including performance at the Department of State in Washington for the ambassadors to the USA. When Evgeny was 16, Sir Yehudi Menuhin likened his playing to that of young David Oistrakh.

Evgeny has graduated from the Moscow State Conservatorium receiving magna cum laude distinction upon his graduation. After moving to Australia Evgeny studied with Associate Professor Alice Waten at the Australian National Academy of Music and at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he was the first person ever to receive a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Sydney.

Evgeny Sorkin was a member of The International Holland Music Sessions from 2006. He toured many countries as a soloist, appearing at venues such as Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatorium (Moscow), Hamer Hall (Melbourne). Evgeny has performed extensively as a member of the Brevis Trio receiving a recognition medal from the Union of Russian Composers for the promotion and performance of contemporary music. Evgeny has been awarded many prizes in international competitions including Winning the 6th Togliatti International Violin Competition, and receiving 2nd Prize at the 18th Caltanissetta International Chamber Music Competition, and top Prizes in Taneev International Competition and Gisborne International Music Competition. Evgeny has recorded two commercially available CDs – “Estrellita” (2008) and “Ustvolskaya works for Violin and Piano” (2020).

In 2006 Evgeny began teaching violin at the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne. In 2009 he became a staff member at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Having the experience of performing since the very young age, Evgeny is sensitive to the many technical, psychological and musical aspects of working with young promising musicians. In 2017 and 2019 at the Violin Pedagogy Conference in Sydney Evgeny has both presented lectures and gave public masterclasses. His students have been very successful in competitions, including prize winners of the KPO NSW Secondary Schools Concerto competition, Winner of the National Youth Concerto Competition (2019), Winner of the Animato International Violin Competition (2016). Some students have gone on to pursue musical studies overseas receiving scholarships in Juilliard and New England Conservatory of Music.



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