Violin-Cello-Piano Trio Will Perform Chamber Music By Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Franck
Middlebury, VT—London-based violinist Viktoria Grigoreva will join Vermont-based pianist Diana Fanning and cellist Dieuwke Davydov in a public concert at Middlebury College’s Mahaney Center for the Arts on Sunday, May 11 at 8:00 P.M. The three internationally-acclaimed musicians will present a program of chamber music by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, and Franck. Admission is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.
Ms. Grigoreva’s visit to Middlebury will also include a master class for violin students from the College and the community on Monday, May 12 at 2:00 P.M. in the Mahaney Arts Center Concert Hall. The class is free and open to the public.
About the Musicians
Violinist Viktoria Grigoreva was born in Ukraine. From the age of seven she studied at the Specialist Music School in Kharkov and made her debut four years later, playing Mozart’s Fifth Violin Concerto with the Kharkov Chamber Orchestra. She graduated with an Honor Diploma in solo performance from the State Gnessin Music College in Moscow. Her competition successes led to major concert engagements with leading Eastern European orchestras, performing the Shostakovich, Sibelius, Prokofiev, Berg, Mozart, and Wieniawski concertos, as well as works by contemporary Ukrainian composers. She was broadcast on radio and television in Ukraine. She is now a leading violin professor at the Royal College of Music; her students have won prizes at prestigious international competitions. She regularly performs at leading venues, including London’s Wigmore Hall, where she gave the UK premiere of Valentine Silvestrov’s Post Scriptum Sonata. She has performed and given master classes in France, Sweden, Ukraine, and Austria. Grigoreva is Founding and Artistic Director of the Jersey International Masterclasses.
Pianist Diana Fanning has performed extensively throughout the U.S. and in France, Austria, the Czech Republic, England, Holland, and Germany. After a solo recital in Munich, a critic wrote, “Diana Fanning stunned her listeners with the rich spectrum of subtle colors and tonal nuances she revealed. Her recital seized the audience with a veritable deep magic.” Ms. Fanning has been a guest artist with the Takács, Alexander, and Jupiter String Quartets and has performed as a concerto soloist on numerous occasions with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. Vermont Public Television featured her in a program of works by Scarlatti, Ravel, and Chopin. Her CD of works by Chopin, Janáček, and Debussy has received enthusiastic reviews in the U.S. and in England. She is an Affiliate Artist with Middlebury College’s Department of Music.
Cellist Dieuwke Davydov is a native of Holland. She graduated from the Amsterdam Conservatory, won first prize in the Jeunesse Musicale International Competition in London, and came to the U.S. for graduate work at Juilliard. As winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, she was presented in a Carnegie Recital Hall debut with Fanning. She has performed widely throughout the U.S. and in Europe and recently gave a series of master classes and concerts as a soloist with the Nairobi Symphony Orchestra in Kenya, Africa. Davydov plays with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, is a founder of the Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra, and is an Affiliate Artist with the Department of Music at Middlebury College. Her musicianship has been described as having “wonderful temperament‚ superb style, grace and virtuosic ease.”
Viktoria Grigoreva, Diana Fanning, and Dieuwke Davydov will perform on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 8:00 P.M. in the Concert Hall of the Kevin P. Mahaney ’84 Center for the Arts. The concert is sponsored by the Office of the President, the Departments of Music and Russian, and Cook Commons. Admission is free. The Mahaney Center for the Arts is located at 72 Porter Field Road in Middlebury, just off Route 30 south, on the campus of Middlebury College. Free parking is available. For information, call (802) 443-3168 or go to http://go.middlebury.edu/arts.
Photos of Diana Fanning and Dieuwke Davydov by Andrjez Pilarczyk