Ilya Gringolts

Violin

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Dates

03.11. 20:00 — cancelled
St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall

Felix Mendelssohn,  Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Peter Tschaikowsky,  Manfred Symphonie, b minor, Op. 58

Ilya Gringolts, violin
St.Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
Dmitry Liss, conductor

06.11. 18:00
Herkulessaal Munich

Isabel Mundry,  Noli me tangere
Bernhard Lang,  REDUX for Solo Violin and Ensemble

Ilya Gringolts, violin
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Johannes Kalitzke, conductor

09.11. 20:30 — cancelled
Teatro Carlo Felice

Alexander Glazunov,  Srting Quintet in A major Op. 39
Sergei Tanejev,  String Quintet No.1 in G major, Op.14

Ilya Gringolts, violin
Gringolts Quartet
Christian Poltéra, violoncello

19.11. 19:00
Örebro Konserthus

Albert Schnelzer,  Nocturnal Songs - Violin Concerto No 2

Ilya Gringolts, violin
Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Dalia Stasevska, conductor

22.11. 16:30 — cancelled
Auditorium del Parco, L'Aquila

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 D major, Op. 12
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 E-flat major, Op. 12
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Sonata for Violin and Piano No.10 in G Major, Op. 96

Ilya Gringolts, violin
Peter Laul, piano

22.11. 19:00 — cancelled
Auditorium del Parco, L'Aquila

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 D major, Op. 12
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 E-flat major, Op. 12
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Sonata for Violin and Piano No.10 in G Major, Op. 96

Ilya Gringolts, violin
Peter Laul, piano

26.11. 19:30
Stavanger Concert Hall

Karl Amadeus Hartmann,  Concerto funebre
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Triple Concerto for piano, violin and violon cello C major op. 56

Ilya Gringolts, violin
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Nicolas Altstaedt, violoncello
Alexander Lonquich, piano

27.11. 19:30
Stavanger Concert Hall

Karl Amadeus Hartmann,  Concerto funebre
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Triple Concerto for piano, violin and violon cello C major op. 56

Ilya Gringolts, violin
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Nicolas Altstaedt, violoncello
Alexander Lonquich, piano

30.11. 17:00
LSO ST.Lukes, London

Igor Strawinsky,  Three Pieces
Dmitri Schostakowitsch,  String Quartet Nr. 4
Peter Tschaikowsky,  String Quartet No. 3 Op. 30

Gringolts Quartet
Ilya Gringolts, violin

02.12. 21:00
Teatro Alighieri

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 D major, Op. 12
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Sonata for violin and piano No. 5 in F major, Opus 24
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Sonata for violin and piano No. 8, Op. 30/3 (in G major)

Ilya Gringolts, violin
Peter Laul, piano

04.12. 21:00
Teatro dei Rozzi, Sienna

Ludwig van Beethoven,  Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23
Heinz Holliger,  Drei kleine Szenen
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47 'Kreutzer'

Ilya Gringolts, violin
Peter Laul, piano

06.01. 19:30
Stadthaus Winterthur

Sergei Tanejev,  Suite for Violin and Orchestra

Ilya Gringolts, violin
Michael Sanderling, conductor
Musikkollegium Winterthur

11.01. 19:30
Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Budapest

Jean-Marie Leclair,  Violin Concerto No. 6 in G minor, Op. 10
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Diabelli Variations (arrangement for string orchestra by Ilya Gringolts)

Ilya Gringolts, violin
Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
István Várdai, violoncello

25.01. 19:30
Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg

Capricci for Solo Violin by Pietro Locatelli, Guiseppe Tartini, Niccolo Paganini, Salvatore Sciarrino

Ilya Gringolts, violin

26.01. 19:30
Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg

Capricci for Solo Violin by Pietro Locatelli, Guiseppe Tartini, Niccolo Paganini, Salvatore Sciarrino

Ilya Gringolts, violin

biography

One can hardly play the violin more expressively and uncompromisingly than Gringolts. (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

The Russian violinist Ilya Gringolts wins over audiences with his incredibly skillful playing and sensitive interpretations and is always seeking out new musical challenges. As a sought-after soloist, Ilya Gringolts devotes himself to the great orchestral repertoire as well as to contem-porary and rare works; he is also interested in historical performance practices. His concert programmes include virtuosic early repertoire by Tartini, Leclair, and Locatelli and premieres by Augusta Read Thomas, Michael Jarrell, Christophe Bertrand, and Albert Schnelzer. The 2020/21 season includes premieres of works by Bernhard Lang, Beat Furrer, and Nicolaus Richter de Vroe.

The violinist kicks off the season with several concerts with the Munich Chamber Orchestra; he has also been invited to solo with the National Symphony Orchestra Taiwan, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, the Orchestra della Toscana, the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, the Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Kaiserslautern Saarbrücken, and the Musikkollegium Winterthur. From the instrument he conducts projects with the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra and the Arctic Philharmonic.

Ilya Gringolts has performed with leading orchestras around the world such as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and both orchestras of the SWR (Southwest German Radio). Recent highlights include projects with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and Radio Filharmonisch Orkest.

As first violinist of the Gringolts Quartet, he has enjoyed great success at the Salzburg Festival, Lucerne Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Konzerthaus Dortmund, and Teatro La Fenice in Venice. A highly esteemed chamber musician, Ilya Gringolts regularly collaborates with artists such as James Boyd, Itamar Golan, Peter Laul, Aleksandar Madzar, Nicolas Altstaedt, Christian Poltera, David Kadouch, Antoine Tamestit, and Jörg Widmann.

He has made numerous critically hailed recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, BIS, Hyperion and Onyx, and received outstanding reviews for his 2013 recording of Paganini’s 24 Caprices for solo violin. A recording of Mieczysław Weinberg's violin concerto with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra was followed by further CDs with violin concertos: Dvořák with the Prague Philharmonia and Korngold and Adams with the Copenhagen Philharmonic under Santtu-Matias Rouvali. In 2018 the second part of his recording of the complete violin works of Stravinsky was released, recorded with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia under Dima Slobodeniouk and awarded the Diapason d'Or. In 2021 his recording of Locatelli concertos will be released, for which he will conduct the Finnish Baroque Orchestra from the instrument.

In summer 2020 Ilya Gringolts and Ilan Volkov founded the I&I Foundation for the promotion of contemporary music to grant new commissions to young composers. An initial series of short solo works is already a part of the current season.

After studying violin and composition in St. Petersburg, he attended the Juilliard School of Music, where he studied with Itzhak Perlman. He won the International Violin Competition Premio Paganini (1998) and is still the youngest winner in the competition’s history; he was also named a BBC New Generation Artist at the outset of his career. In addition to his professor position at the Zurich University of the Arts, Ilya Gringolts was appointed to the renowned Accademia Chigiana in Siena in 2021. He plays a Stradivari (1718 "ex-Prové") violin.

2020/21 Season

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orchestral repertoire

J. Adams Violin Concerto (1993)
B. Adolphe Violin Concerto
D. Ammann unbalanced instability for violin and chamber orchestra (2012/2013)
A. Arensky Violin concerto in A minor Op 54
J. S. Bach Violin Concerto in E major BWV 1042
Violin Concerto in A minor BWV 1041
Violin Concerto in D minor BWV 1052R
Violin Concerto in G minor BWV 1056
Concerto for 2 violins & orchestra in D minor BWV 1043
S. Barber Violin Concerto Op 14
B. Bartók Violin Concerto No. 1 Sz 36
Violin Concerto No. 2 Sz 112
L. v. Beethoven Violin Concerto in D major Op 61 *
Romance for violin and orchestra No. 1 in G major Op 40 *
Romance for violin and orchestra No. 2 in F major Op 50 *
Triple Concerto in C Major Op 56 *
L. Bernstein Serenade (after Plato’s ”Symposium”) for solo violin, harp, percussion, and strings (1954)
A. Berg Violin Concerto
G. Bizet/ F. Waxman Carmen – Fantasy for violin and orchestra
J. Brahms Violin Concerto in D major Op 77
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Recital Programmes

Duo I - with Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano)

Sonatas by L. v. Beethoven and C. P. E. Bach

Duo II - with Peter Laul (piano)

W. A. Mozart Sonata in A Major, K. 526
A. Dvorak Sonatina in G Major, Op. 100
E. W. Korngold Sonata in G Major, Op. 6

Solo I - La Ciaccona

works by J. S. Bach, Roberto Gerhard, Brice Pauset and Heinz Holliger

Solo II - Paganini plus

works by N. Paganini, Salvatore Sciarrino and Jörg Widmann
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Discography

Eisler, Ravel & Widmann Duos

Eisler, Ravel & Widmann Duos

Ilya Gringolts, Dmitry Kouzow
Delos Productions, 2019, DE3556

Stravinsky Vol 2

Stravinsky - Music for Violin Vol. 2

Ilya Gringolts, Peter Laul, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Dima Slobodeniouk
BIS Records, 2018, BIS-2275 SACD
 

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Stravinsky - Music for Violin Vol. 1

Ilya Gringolts, Peter Laul
BIS Records, 2017, BIS-2245 SACD

Korngold, Adams Violin Concerto

Korngold, Adams - Violin Concerto

Ilya Gringolts, Copenhagen Phil
Orchid Classics, 2017, ORC100066

Antonin Dvorák: A Bohemian Rhapsody

Antonin Dvorák: A Bohemian Rhapsody

Works by Antonin Dvorák
Ilya Gringolts, Nicola Guerini, Prague Philharmonia
Deutsche Grammophon, 2016, 4814646

Ross: Symphony No. 5

HARRIS - SYMPHONY No. 5 & Violin Concerto

Ilya Gringolts, S.-A. Russell (Mezzo-soprano)
E. Stier, G. Walker,  Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
Naxos, 2015, 747313353279

Haydn - Sinfonia Concertante

Haydn - Sinfonia Concertante

& Mozart - Concertos
Ilya Gringolts (violin), Nicolas Altstaedt (cello), Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo
Hyperion, 2015, CDA68090

Weinberg - Violin Concerto

Weinberg - Violin Concerto

& Symphony no. 4
Ilya Gringolts, Jacek Kaspszyk, Warsaw Philharmonic
Warner Classics, 2014, 2564622483

Paganini - 24 Caprices for Violin

Paganini - 24 Caprices for Violin

Ilya Gringolts
Orchid Classics, 2013, ORC100039

Schumann - The 3 Piano Trios

Schumann - The 3 Piano Trios

Ilya Gringolts (violin), Peter Laul (piano), Dmitry Kouzov (cello)
Onyx, 2011, ONYX 4072

Schumann - 3 Sonatas for violin and piano

Schumann - 3 Sonatas for violin and piano

Ilya Gringolts (violin), Peter Laul (piano)
Onyx, 2010, ONYX 4053

Arensky - Violin Concerto in A minor

Arensky - Violin Concerto in A minor

Taneyev - Suite de concert
Ilya Gringolts, Ilan Volkov, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Hyperion, 2009, CDA67642

Beethoven - Triple Concerto

Beethoven - Triple Concerto

Ilya Gringolts (violin), Alexander Lonquish (piano) and Mario Brunello (cello)
Claudio Abbado, Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra
Deutsche Grammophon, 2008, 447 7244

Ernst - Othello Fantasy, Six Polyphonic Studies, Elegy, Erlkönig

Ernst - Othello Fantasy, Six Polyphonic Studies, Elegy, Erlkönig

Ilya Gringolts (violin), Ashley Wass (piano)
Hyperion, 2008, CDA67619

Taneyev - Chamber Music

Taneyev - Chamber Music

Ilya Gringolts, Vadim Repin, Nobuko Imai and Mikhail Pletnev
Deutsche Grammophon, 2005, 4775419

Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No. 1

Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No. 1

Sibelius - Violin Concerto and Humoresques III-VI
Ilya Gringolts, Neeme Jarvi, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Deutsche Grammophon, 2004, 474 814-2

Bach - Solo Partitas and Sonatas

Bach - Solo Partitas and Sonatas

Deutsche Grammophon, 2002, 474 235–2

Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D Major

Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D Major

Shostakovich - Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor
Ilya Gringolts, Ithak Perlman, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Deutsche Grammophon, 2002 471 616-2

Berio - Duetti per violino

Berio - Duetti per violino

Denisov - Sonata for two violins
Ilya Gringolts (violin), Alexandr Bulov (violin)
BIS, 2001, BIS-CD-1047

Hindemith - Sonata, Op. 31 No. 1 & No. 2

Hindemith - Sonata, Op. 31 No. 1 & No. 2

Schnittke - A Paganini, Gringolts - Sonata Bachiana
Ysaye - Six Sonatas, Op. 27, No. 3 & No. 6
BIS, 2000, BIS-CD-1051

Paganini - Concerto No. 1 and further pieces

Paganini - Concerto No. 1 and further pieces

Ilya Gringolts (violin), Irina Ryumina (piano), Osmo Vänskä, Lahti Symphony Orchestra
BIS, 1999, BIS-CD-999

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