Ilya Gringolts

Violin

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General Management

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Dates

14.12. 19:00
Herkulessaal Munich

Bernd Alois Zimmermann,  Sinfonie in einem Satz (1951)
Bernd Alois Zimmermann,  Dialoge
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John Adams,  Violinkonzert

Brad Lubman, conductor
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Ilya Gringolts, violin
GrauSchumacher Piano Duo, piano

12.01. 19:00
Opernhaus Zürich

Johannes Brahms,  Double Concerto A minor for violin, cello and orchestra Op. 102

Ilya Gringolts, violin
Christian Poltera, violoncello

24.01. 20:00
Konzerthaus Dortmund

Arnold Schönberg,  String Quartet No. 1
Antonin Dvorak,  String Quartet No. 13 G major op.106

Gringolts Quartet
Ilya Gringolts, violin

31.01. 20:00
Prinzregententheater Munich

Paul Hindemith,  Kammermusik Nr.4 (Violinkonzert)

Ilya Gringolts, violin
Münchener Kammerorchester MKO
Emilio Pomàrico, conductor

07.02. 20:00
Naples Museum of Art

Sergej Prokofjew,  Violinkonzert Nr. 2 g-Moll op. 63

Ilya Gringolts, violin
Han-Na Chang, conductor
Naples Philharmonic

08.02. 20:00
Naples Museum of Art

Sergej Prokofjew,  Violinkonzert Nr. 2 g-Moll op. 63

Ilya Gringolts, violin
Han-Na Chang, conductor
Naples Philharmonic

07.03. 19:00
Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano

Alfred Schnittke,  Trio Sonata
Arnold Schönberg,  Streichtrio op. 45
Ludwig van Beethoven,  String Trio C minor, Op. 9,3

Ilya Gringolts, violin
Lawrence Power, viola
Daniel Haefliger, violoncello

08.03. 20:00
Radio Studio Ansermet, Geneva

Alfred Schnittke,  Concerto Grosso No. 2
Arnold Schönberg,  Streichtrio op. 45
Ludwig van Beethoven,  String Trio C minor, Op. 9,3

Ilya Gringolts, violin
Lawrence Power, viola
Daniel Haefliger, violoncello

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 extremely virtuosic playing and sensitive interpretations, and is always looking for new musical challenges. As a sought-after soloist, he devotes himself to the great orchestral repertoire but also to contemporary and seldom-played works. He has premiered compositions by Peter Maxwell Davies, Augusta Read Thomas, Christophe Bertrand and Michael Jarrell. In addition, he is interested in historical performance practice and collaborates with ensembles such as the Finnish Baroque Orchestra or Arcangelo.

Ilya Gringolts has performed with leading orchestras around the world such as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and both orchestras of the SWR (Southwest German Radio). Recent highlights included projects with the Bavarian Radio Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra as well as Taipei Symphony Orchestra and Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

After solo and duo appearances at the Verbier and MiTo Festivals, Ilya Gringolts starts the 2018/19 season far away from his adopted home of Switzerland: with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta he gives the Asian premiere of Michael Jarrell’s Violin Concerto and leads Locatelli’s Violin Concerto Il labirinto armonico from the soloist position, and then gives a play-conduct programme of works by Paganini, Vivaldi, Bach and Bartók with the Australian Chamber Orchestra on tour to the five largest Australian cities. This season he has also been invited to perform with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfónica de Galicia and Berner Symphonieorchester as well as the Munich Chamber Orchestra and Uppsala Chamber Orchestra, performing works including world premieres by Albert Schnelzer and Nicolaus Richter de Vroe.

Ilya Gringolts is also first violinist of the Gringolts Quartet, which he founded in 2008 and which has enjoyed great success at the Salzburg Festival, Lucerne Festival, Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Edinburgh Festival and Teatro La Fenice in Venice among others. This season the quartet will make its debut at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and at the Dortmund Konzerthaus. An in-demand chamber musician, Ilya Gringolts collaborates with artists such as Yuri Bashmet, David Kadouch, Itamar Golan, Peter Laul, Aleksandar Madzar, Nicolas Altstaedt, Andreas Ottensamer, Antoine Tamestit and Jörg Widmann.

He has made numerous critically praised recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, BIS, Hyperion and Onyx, and received outstanding reviews for his recording of Paganini’s 24 Caprices for solo violin in 2013. In the orchestral realm, he has released recordings of Mieczysław Weinberg’s Violin Concerto with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra in 2015 as well as Dvorak’s violin concerto with the Prague Philharmonia for Deutsche Grammophon, and concertos by Korngold and Adams with the Copenhagen Philharmonic under Santtu-Matias Rouvali. In 2018 he released the second CD in his recording project of Stravinsky’s complete violin works, recorded with the Orquestra Sinfónica de Galicia under Dima Slobodeniouk.

After studying violin and composition in St. Petersburg, he attended the Juilliard School of Music where he studied with Itzhak Perlman. In 1998 he won the International Violin Competition Premio Paganini, as the youngest first prize winner in the history of the competition. As well as his position as violin professor at the Zurich Academy of the Arts, he is also a Violin International Fellow at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. Ilya Gringolts plays a Giuseppe Guarneri "del Gesù" violin, Cremona 1742-43.

2018/19 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

Programme proposals

N. PAGANINI Caprices
S. SCIARRINO Capprici
J. WIDMANN Études

Solo recital

A. DVORAK Sonata for violin and piano in F major, Op. 56
R. SCHUMANN Sonata for violin and piano No. 2 in D minor, Op. 121

Paganini plus

L. van BEETHOVEN Sonata for violin and piano No. 10 in G major, Op. 30 No. 3

Duo recital I

E. W. KORNGOLD Sonata for violin and piano in G Major, Op. 6

Duo recital II

D. SHOSTAKOVICH Sonata for violin and piano, Op. 134
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Media Centre

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Discography

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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