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Ignat Solzhenitsyn

Ignat Solzhenitsyn (centre), 1993

Ignat Aleksandrovich Solzhenitsyn (Russian: Игнат Александрович Солженицын; born 23 September 1972) is a Russian-American conductor and pianist who is the conductor laureate of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia[1] and the principal guest conductor of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra.

Career

Ignat Solzhenitsyn was born in Moscow in 1972, the middle son of the author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. He studied piano in London with Maria Curcio, the last and favourite pupil of Artur Schnabel, and then with Gary Graffman at the Curtis Institute, where he also majored in conducting under Otto-Werner Mueller.[2][3]

As conductor, Solzhenitsyn has led the symphonies of Baltimore, Buffalo, Dallas, Indianapolis, Nashville, New Jersey, North Carolina, Seattle, Toledo, and Toronto, the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, as well as many of the major orchestras in Russia including the Mariinsky Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Moscow Philharmonic, the Moscow Symphony, the Ural Philharmonic, and the Kremlin Philharmonic. He has partnered with such world-renowned soloists as Richard Goode, Gary Graffman, Steven Isserlis, Leila Josefowicz, Sylvia McNair, Garrick Ohlsson, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Mitsuko Uchida.

In recent seasons, his extensive touring schedule in the United States and Europe has included concerto performances with numerous major orchestras, including those of Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Los Angeles, Seattle, Baltimore, Washington, Montreal, Toronto, London, Paris, St. Petersburg, Israel, and Sydney, and collaborations with such distinguished conductors as Herbert Blomstedt, James Conlon, James DePreist, Charles Dutoit, Lawrence Foster, Valery Gergiev, Krzysztof Penderecki, André Previn, Mstislav Rostropovich, Gerard Schwarz, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Jerzy Semkow, Maxim Shostakovich, Yuri Temirkanov, and David Zinman. In addition to his recital appearances in the United States at New York's 92nd Street Y, Philadelphia's Kimmel Center, Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium, St. Paul's Ordway Theatre, Salt Lake City's Abravanel Hall, San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre, and many others from coast to coast, Solzhenitsyn has also given numerous recitals in Europe and the Far East in such major musical centers as London, Milan, Zurich, Moscow, Tokyo, and Sydney.

An avid chamber musician, Solzhenitsyn has collaborated with the Emerson, Borodin, Brentano, St. Petersburg and Lydian String Quartets, and in four-hand recital with Mitsuko Uchida. He has frequently appeared at international festivals, including Salzburg, Evian, Ludwigsburg, Caramoor, Ojai, Marlboro, Nizhny Novgorod and Moscow’s famed December Evenings.

A winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Ignat Solzhenitsyn serves on the piano faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music. He has been featured on many radio and television specials, including CBS Sunday Morning and ABC’s Nightline. Solzhenitsyn resides in New York City with his wife and three children.

References

  1. ^ Our Conductor Laureate http://www.chamberorchestra.org/ Retrieved 4.12.2013
  2. ^ The Guardian, 14 April 2009
  3. ^ Telegraph, 7 April 2009

External links

  • Official Website
  • AMG-Arts Management Group
  • Moscow Symphony Orchestra
  • Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
  • Curtis Institute of Music
  • Ignat Solzhenitsyn recordings on Amazon
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