Elena Firsova and Dmitri Smirnov at the Rudersdal Sommerkoncerter (DK)

At the Rudersdal Sommerkoncerter 2019 in Denmark, under the artistic direction of Christine Pryn, Elena Firsova and Dmitri Smirnov will be Composers in residence (in 2018 the Georgian composer Giya Kancheli was focussed here). Firsova will have two world premieres (Piano Quartet No. 2 "Four Seasons" on August 18th and "A Fearful Fairy Tale" for piano on August 13) and Smirnov one world premiere (Piano Quartet on August 18). Both piano quartets were commissioned by the festival.

The program (our highlights):

11.08.2019 - 15.00
Næsseslottet, Dronninggårds Allé 136, 2840 Holte
Rudersdal Kammersolister
Christine Pryn, violin
John Ehde, cello
Manuel Esperilla, piano

Elena Firsova:
"The Night Demons" op. 62 for cello and piano
Dmitri Smirnov:
Piano Trio No. 2
Dmitri Shostakovich:
Piano Trio No. 2


13.08.2019 - 19.30
Sommer's Automobile Museum, Nærum Hovedgade 3, 2850 Nærum
Eva van Grinsven, saxophone - Helena Basilova, piano

Elena Firsova:
Monologue op. 56 for saxophone
First performance: "A Fearful Fairy Tale" op. 171 for piano
Nikolai Myaskovsky:
"Yellowed Leaves" op. 31 for piano
Dmitri Smirnov:
"Evening Song" op. 56 for saxophone and piano


15.08.2019 - 19.30
Birkerød Kirke, Henrik Gerners Vej 2, 3460 Birkerød
Rudersdal Kamersolister

Dmitri Smirnov:   
First performance: Meditation op. 183 for viola solo 
Elena Firsova:   
Fantasia op. 32 for violin 


18.08.2018 - 15.00
Gl. Holte Kirke, Kohavevej 81, 2950 Vedbæk
Rudersdal Kammersolister
Christine Pryn, violin
Mina Fred, viola
John Ehde, cello
Manuel Esperilla, piano

Elena Firsova:   
First performance: Piano Quartet No. 2 "Four Seasons" op. 168
Dmitri Smirnov:
First performance: "to be, or not to be …" op. 195 for piano quartet

20.08.2019 - 19.30
Høsterkøb Kirke, Gøngehusvej 286, 2970 Hørsholm
Poseidon Kvartetten
Jon Gjesme, 1st violin
Christine Enevold, 2nd violin
Ettore Causa, viola
Joel Laakso, cello

Elena Firsova:
String Quartet No. 12 "Farewell" op. 113


27.08.2019 - 19.30
Holte Sognegård, Solbakken 56, 2840 Holte
Aleksander Kølbel, violin - Pål Eide, piano

Dmitri Smirnov:
Sonata No. 2 op. 26 for violin and piano
Sergei Prokofiev:
Sonata No. 2 op. 94a for violin and piano


» Show all news