Ilya Gringolts

Violin

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Dates

22.08. 19:30
Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum

Niccoló Paganini,  24 Capricci
Salvatore Sciarrino,  6 Capricci

Ilya Gringolts, violin

03.09. 11:00
Berlin Philharmonie

Niccoló Paganini,  24 Capricci
Salvatore Sciarrino,  6 Capricci

Ilya Gringolts, violin

09.09. 19:00
Casino de Montbenon, Lausanne

Alexander Glasunow,  String Quintet in A major, Op.39
Franz Schubert,  String Quintet in C major D 956

Gringolts Quartet
Ilya Gringolts, violin
Boris Andrianov, violoncello

13.09. 19:00
Echizenshi Bunka Center

Niccoló Paganini,  24 Capricci

Ilya Gringolts, violin

14.09. 19:30
Echizenshi Bunka Center

Franz Schubert,  Sonatine a-Moll D 385 op. 137/2
Ludwig van Beethoven,  Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47 'Kreutzer'
Franz Schubert,  String Quintet in C major D 956

Ilya Gringolts, violin
Kei Itoh, piano
Kazuhito Yamane, violin
Tomoko Akasaka, viola
Yuya Mizuno, violoncello
Gen Yokosaka, violoncello

16.09. 17:30
Echizenshi Bunka Center

Hitomi Kaneko,  New Piece

Ilya Gringolts, violin
Mario Caroli, flute

17.09. 11:00
Echizenshi Bunka Center

Isang Yun,  Gasa

Ilya Gringolts, violin
Kei Itoh, piano

17.09. 16:00
Echizenshi Bunka Center

Robert Schumann,  Klavierquintett Es-Dur op. 44

Ilya Gringolts, violin
Fumika Mohri, violin
Wakana Ono, viola
Yuya Mizuno, violoncello
Tomoki Kitamura, piano

19.09. 19:00
Hamarikyu Asahi Hall, Tokyo

Niccoló Paganini,  24 Capricci
Salvatore Sciarrino,  6 Capricci

Ilya Gringolts, violin

24.09. 19:00
Mercatorhalle Duisburg im CityPalais

Ludwig van Beethoven,  String quartet No. 6 in B flat major op. 18 No. 6
Lotta Wennäkoski,  Culla d'aria
Ludwig van Beethoven,  String quartet No. 8 in e minor op. 59 no. 2

Gringolts Quartet
Ilya Gringolts, violin

26.09. 21:00
Auditorium Cesare Pollini, Padova

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Sinfonie in G minor KV 550 No. 40
Nicola Campogrande,  Divertimento (2016) per orchestra d'archi
Niccoló Paganini,  Violin Concerto No. 1 E flat major

Ilya Gringolts, violin
I Solisti Veneti
Claudio Scimone, conductor

08.10. 18:00
Ritarihuone, Helsinki

Pietro Antonio Locatelli,  Concerto op. 3/11 in A major
Pietro Antonio Locatelli,  Concerto op. 3/12 in D major “Il labirinto armonico”

Ilya Gringolts, violin
Finnish Baroque Orchestra

09.10. 19:00
Hämeenlinna Church

Pietro Antonio Locatelli,  Concerto op. 3/11 in A major
Pietro Antonio Locatelli,  Concerto op. 3/12 in D major “Il labirinto armonico”

Ilya Gringolts, violin
Finnish Baroque Orchestra

10.10. 19:00
Tampere Concert Hall

Pietro Antonio Locatelli,  Concerto op. 3/11 in A major
Pietro Antonio Locatelli,  Concerto op. 3/12 in D major “Il labirinto armonico”

Ilya Gringolts, violin
Finnish Baroque Orchestra

13.10. 19:00
Tapiola Hall, Espoo

György Ligeti,  Concerto for violin and orchestra

Ilya Gringolts, violin
Tapiola Sinfonietta
Risto Joost, conductor

03.11. 18:30
Sverdlovsk State Philharmonic, Ekaterinburg

Mieczysław Weinberg,  Violin Concerto G minor Op. 67 (1959)
Dmitri Schostakowitsch,  Symphonie Nr.10 e-Moll op.93

Ilya Gringolts, violin
Dmitry Liss, conductor
Ural Philharmonic Orchestra

biography

Where we were once content simply to marvel at the pyrotechnics, now, because of Gringolts’ acute sense of timing and close attention to dynamics, we hear the music. (Gramophone)

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: most recently he could be seen in a play-conduct role performing Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in its original key with the Finnish Baroque Orchestra, and was invited as soloist with the Oxford Philharmonia.

Ilya Gringolts has performed with leading orchestras around the world such as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, NHK Symphony, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Sao Paulo State Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Hallé Orchestra and both orchestras of Southwest German Radio. Recent highlights included projects with the Bamberg Symphony, Warsaw Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony, Copenhagen Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Singapore Symphony. In 2016/17, highlights include his debut with the Bavarian Radio Symphony with Ligeti’s Violin Concerto and a tour with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of his former teacher Itzhak Perlman. 

He is also the first violinist of the Gringolts Quartet, which he founded in 2008 and which enjoys great success with performances at the Salzburg Festival, Lucerne Festival, Menuhin Festival Gstaad and Teatro La Fenice in Venice, among others.  As a keen 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, and is a regular guest at the festivals in Lucerne, Kuhmo, Verbier, Colmar and Bucharest (Enescu Festival), as well as at Wigmore Hall, the Serate Musicali in Milan and St. Petersburg Philharmonia.

Following numerous critically praised recordings on the Deutsche Grammophon, BIS and Hyperion labels, Ilya Gringolts devoted himself to the chamber music of Robert Schumann from 2010 to 2011, releasing three CDs on Onyx. In 2013/14 his recording of Paganini’s 24 Caprices for solo violin on Orchid Classics received many outstanding reviews, and in the orchestral realm, following his highly successful recording of Mieczysław Weinberg’s Violin Concerto with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra in 2015, most recently two new recordings have been released:  Dvorak’s violin concerto with Prague Philharmonia for Deutsche Grammophon, and the concertos by Korngold and Adams with Copenhagen Philharmonic (Orchid Classics).

After studying violin and composition in St. Petersburg with Tatiana Liberova and Jeanna Metallidi, 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, on loan from a private collection

2016/17 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

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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

CR_BIS

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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