Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Sonata No.9, Op.47
Adagio sostenuto. Presto
Andante con variazioni
Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc
Violin Sonata, FP 119
Allegro con fuoco
Manuel de Falla
Suite canciónes populares españolas
El paño moruno (The Moorish Cloth)
Vital Stahievitch was born in 1980 in Minsk, Belarus. He graduated from National Music College (1999) and Belarusian State Academy of Music (2004) with Prof. Zoya Kacharskaya. Later studied at Amsterdam Conservatory (2007, MMus, cum laude, with Håkon Austbø) and Amsterdam University (2009, MA, with Naum Grubert). Vital is laureate of international and national competitions in Minsk, Vilnius, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Taranto, Mariánské Láznĕ, and Utrecht. He performed in most of European countries, and also in the US, Mexico and Japan. Since 2011 Vital teaches at Amsterdam Conservatory.
Vital has a broad and varied repertoire. Often performs Mozart, Chopin, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Prokofiev, and Rachmaninov. He also plays Belarusian music of different periods.
Anna Markova was born in Kazakhstan. She started playing the violin at four under the direction of Vladimir Kovalenko (Karaganda), after moving to Belarus she studied in the class of Natalia Gubanova (Zhlobin) and at the age of nine she has already taken the first prize at several regional and national competitions. She successfully debuted as a soloist with the State Chamber Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus at the age of 13. Since 1996 till 2004 she studied at Republican Gymnasium-college under Belarusian State Academy of Music in the class of Lev Kuleshov, then she studied at Belarusian State Academy of Music in the class of Professor Eduard Kuchinsky and years thereafter Anna studied at the Bremen High School in the class of T. Albert (baroque violin), and also she did two postgraduate studies (baroque violin in the class of T. Albert and modern violin in the class K. Scholz). She participated in master classes of Christian Tetzlaff, Gidon Kremer, Pavel Vernikov, Anton Shtek, Galina Buinovskaya, Jérôme Pernoo, Olga Parkhomenko, Rainer Kussmaul and Thomas Brandis.
Anna Markova became a laureate of international competitions in Belarus, Germany and Russia. Among them - the M. Elsky International Contest of String Bow Instruments Performers in Minsk and she took first prize in 2003. She is the holder of awards and scholarships from the Special Fund of the President of the Republic of Belarus for the Support of Talented Youth, Rotary Club, Musikfest Bremen, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, PE-Förderung Mannheim. Anna Markova goes on tours to various countries of the world such as Germany, the Netherlands, France Brazil, Belgium, Lithuania, Turkey, Russia, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Spain. She also took part in a number of festivals, such as Pfingstfestspiele Salzburg, Schwetzinger Festspiele, Fränkische Musiktage Alzenau, Mozartiade Ausgburg, Musikfest Bremen, Klarafestival Antwerpen. Besides, Anna is an artist at Le Cercle de l’Harmonie (France) under the direction of Jérémie Rhorer and regularly performs in different venues in Germany with various musical and literature programmes, which she organizes together with an actor Benedict Vermeer and a poet and journalist Gennady Kuznetsov.
Foto - Gennadiy Kuznetsov