Mendelssohn & Bruch by 70 students from 30 countries28 & 30 October 2018
On 28 October at 15:30 & 30 October 2018 at 20:00, the Conservatorium Maastricht Symphony Orchestra, made up of 70 students from over 30 countries and led by conductor Arjan Tien, will perform the following programme: The Hebrides by Felix Mendelssohn, Scottish Fantasy Op. 46 by Max Bruch and Symphony no. 3 by Felix Mendelssohn. Boris Belkin (violin) is the soloist.
Conductor Arjan Tien
Arjan Tien is one of the most active and versatile Dutch conductors of his generation. He regularly works with the Metropole Orchestra, with which he has released several CDs and DVDs. In 2010, he led the tour of the Dutch Student Orchestra in the Netherlands and Istanbul. He has conducted various opera productions. In 1997, he was awarded the Rotary-Faller Prize in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. He is frequently invited as a regular guest conductor by many orchestras in the Netherlands and abroad, and has performed in Austria, Brazil, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey. He has taught Orchestral Conducting as a main subject at Conservatorium Maastricht since 2014.
Violinist Boris Belkin
Boris Belkin (1948) is among the world's greatest violinists. A child prodigy, he performed with conductor Kyrill Kondrashin at the age of seven. Belkin studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Yuri Yankelevich and Felix Andrievsky. While still a student, he played all over the Soviet Union with leading national orchestras.
Since emigrating to Europe in 1974, he has performed with the world’s leading orchestras including the Salzburg Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Royal Philharmonic, Scottish National Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra etc, conducted by famous conductors, including Leonard Bernstein and Bernard Haitink. He has featured in many television productions and CD recordings.
Belkin has also dedicated himself to chamber music, working with musicians such as Yuri Bashmet and Mischa Maisky. He regularly teaches masterclasses at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy.
Felix Mendelssohn The Hebrides
Max Bruch Scottish Fantasy Op. 46 (by Boris Belkin, violin solo)
Felix Mendelssohn Symphony no. 3