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ALEXEY
BOTVINOV
PEOPLE'S ARTIST OF UKRAINE
ALEXEY
BOTVINOV
PIANIST
Rachmaninoff – Elegie in E-flat minor Op.3 No.1. Piano Alexey Botvinov

BIOGRAPHY

Alexey Botvinov

Alexey Botvinov is one of the most remarkable pianists of our time. He is not only one of the best interpreter of Rachmaninows music, but also a much acclaimed pianist for music of all periods. He might be the only pianist who performed Bach's "Goldberg Variations" more than 300 times on stage.

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EVENTS

Date
Name
Location
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14.12.2018 / 18:30
Andrei Sakharov Commemorative Concert
The Odessa National Opera and Ballet Theatre, Odessa, Ukraine

On December 14, 2018, commemorating the 29th anniversary of Sakharov’s death, a classical concert will again be organized in Odessa in the Odessa National Opera. On the program Rachmaninov’s 2nd Piano Concert with Orchestra, with Aleksei Botvinov as solist; and Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde” by the Odessa Opera Orchestra, with conductor Igor Shavruk.

All the members of the audience will receive a copy of the book “The importance of Andrei Sakharov today”, in which some fifteen authors, politicians, human rights activists and political explain in a short essay what importance Andrei Sakharov has today – to them personally, to science, to human rights and to society in general.

 

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Andrei Sakharov Commemorative Concert
upcoming
01.01.2019 / 17:00
NEW YEAR'S CONCERT | W. A. MOZART
Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany

The New Year's concert will take place at Grand hall of Gewandhaus Leipzig. Timeless masterpieces of W.A. Mozart will sound this evening.

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upcoming
02.01.2019 / 20:00
The masterpieces of Mozart
Berliner Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany

Die zeitlose Meisterwerke Mozarts erklingen im Berliner Philharmonie

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The masterpieces of Mozart
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10.11.2018 / 20:00
P.D.Q. Bach meets Rheinberger
Sendesaal Bremen, Bremen, Germany

Ein ungewöhnliches Programm präsentiert der Bremer RathsChor am 10. November 2018 um 20 Uhr im Sendesaal: Stücke von PDQ Bach und von Rheinberger.

Das Konzert findet statt im Rahmen eines Kulturaustausches zwischen dem Bremer RathsChor und der Stadt Odessa, der seit 2016 besteht.

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P.D.Q. Bach meets Rheinberger
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11.10.2018 / 19:00
Bremer RathsChor at the Odessa Philharmonic
Big hall of the Odessa Philharmonic, Odessa, Ukraine

Am 11.Oktober singt der Bremer RathsChor zusammen mit dem Kammerorchester von Odessa das Mendelssohn-Oratorium „Elias“ – in der Philharmonie Odessa.
Das Konzert findet statt im Rahmen eines Kulturaustausches zwischen dem Bremer RathsChor und der Stadt Odessa, der seit 2016 besteht.

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Bremer RathsChor at the Odessa Philharmonic
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21.09.2018 / 18:30
Leonidas Donskis Commemorative Concert
M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania

"Goldberg Variations" by J.S.Bach will be performed by Alexey Botvinov at the Leonidas Donskis Commemorative Concert.

The concert organized by Andrei Sakharov Research Centre for Democratic development.

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Leonidas Donskis Commemorative Concert
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12.09.2018 / 18:00
"Reloaded-2" — Piano&Percussion
Sheraton Hotel, Ankara, Turkey

In 2010, Alexei Botvinov and Burhan Öçal started the project "Goldberg. Reloaded". It was a revolutionary attempt to rethink Bach’s eternal music, combining it with the ethnorhythms of the East and lighting special effects.

In 2018, Öçal and Botvinov teamed up again for the "Reloaded-2" project. This time, they took cult masterpieces of Bach, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and Mussorgsky.

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15.06.2018 / 19:00
Odessa Classics Batumi weekend
Batumi state music center, Batumi, Georgia

On the 15-th of june, at 19:00, Batumi state music center is happy to present Classical Music Festival:

“Odessa Classics Batumi weekend”

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Odessa Classics Batumi weekend
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23.04.2018 / 19:00
Odessa Classics in Berlin
Berliner Philharmoniker, Berlin, Germany

Alexey Botvinov piano
Olga Mykytenko soprano
Myroslava Kotorovych violin

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Odessa Classics in Berlin
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06.04.2018 / 18:00
Spring concert
St. Peter Church, Zürich, Switzerland

Alexey Botvinov (piano) and Zurich Symphoniker orchestra perform Spring concert. Conductor Mario Beretta

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Spring concert

PROJECTS

International music festival

„Odessa Classics“ has already become a serious competitor to the established high-level cultural and musical European Festivals.

In the past three years the promoters took great effort in organizing an impressively versatile program of highest standards. Its enormous success justifies to spread the news as a precious insider tip to the Western world.

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Musical Partnership Bremen-Odessa

16 апреля 2016 в Большом зале Одесской областной филармонии состоялся первый концерт в рамках международного проекта «Музыкальное партнерство Бремен-Одесса». Второй, ответный концерт прошел 30 апреля в концертном зале «Die Glocke» в Бремене

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Goldberg. Reloaded

Проект «Перезагрузка» даёт то, чего так давно не хватало для придания классике нового дыхания. Уникальный революционный проект двух выдающихся музыкантов современности – украинского пианиста Алексея Ботвинова и турецкого перкуссиониста Бурхана Очала – был начат в 2010 году.

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DISCOGRAPHY

Botvinov plays Rachmaninov

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Johannes
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Johann Sebastian Bach

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Bach, Mozart,
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VIDEO

Rachmaninoff - Prelude in B flat major Op.23 No.2
Prokofiev - Sonata No.7 Op.83, mov. III Precipitato
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PRESS

World press review

KOLNISCHEN RUNDUSCHAU, 10 October 2006
“Alexey Botvinov is a magnificent pianist”.

TAGES ANZEIGER, Zurich, 5 September 2006
“…performance was so convincingly pure and sincere”.

BASLER ZEITUNG, Basel, 5 September 2006
“Splendid performance!”

Ukrainian pianist Botvinov sets world record in Berlin.

Prominent Ukrainian musician Alexey Botvinov is the only pianist in the world who has performed Bach's most complicated masterpiece Goldberg Variations 300 times.

The jubilee 300th performance took place in the Berlin Philharmonic chamber music hall on Wednesday evening.

Missa Pacis (

For the first time in Ukraine and around the world heard the music that combines classical traditions of Western Mass, and the elements of piano improvisation. Artists resumed at a concert almost forgotten tradition in the modern classical concert practice. At the same time, the author of the work, Günther Schumacher, was present at the premiere.

Press Archive

Articles published in 2012 and earlier