IRINA ZAHARENKOVA (piano)
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART – Piano concerto No. 12 in A major, KV 414 (version for piano and string quartet)
FAUSTAS LATĖNAS – String quartet No. 2 „...In Loving Memory“
JOHANNES BRAHMS – Piano quintet in F minor, Op. 34
Baltic Concert Express is Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian music exchange program presenting our distinguished performers. In 2011, the Lithuanian audience listened to Latvian Sinfonietta Riga baroque ensemble. As this year’s programme sequel the Baltic audience is presented with the joined programme of Lithuanian Čiurlionis Quartet and Estonian pianist Irina Zahharenkova featuring works by Mozart, Brahms and Latėnas performed in Alytus (February 12), Širvintos (February 13), Riga (February 15), Skiveriai, Latvia (February 16), Tallinn, Estonia (February 18), Johvi, Estonia (February 19) and Sankt Petersburg, Russia (February 21).
Irina Zahharenkova is a winner of numerous international piano competitions (Bach in Leipzig, Casagrandes in Italy, Enescu in Romania, Geneva etc.). In 2003, she won second prize in M.K. Čiurlionis International Piano and Organ Competition in Vilnius. She appears as a harpsichordist and organist. Besides music, Zahharenkova studied chemistry, and Estonian and Finnish philology. Praised for its resourcefulness, expression and technical mastery, the Čiurlionis Quartet is one of the leading ensembles in Lithuania. The collective has given more than 3700 concerts, is a recipient of the prestigious Lithuanian National Prize.
This concert is part of the BALTIC CONCERTS EXPRESS project
OPENING CONCERT OF THE VILNIUS FESTIVAL
AN EVENING WITH THE KING’S SINGERS
THE BEAUTY AND DEPTH OF MUSIC BY JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
BOBBY MCFERRIN AND HIS BAND
FOR THE DAY OF MOURNING AND HOPE