Camerata of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Netherlands
Richard Wagner – “Siegfried Idyll” (version for 13 instruments),
Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 1 (version for 16 instruments)
Conductor – Alexei Ogrintchouk
Last year the festival fans were fascinated to discover the remarkable soloists of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Olivier Patey, a clarinettist, and Alexei Ogrintchouk, an oboist. This year, Voronezh will see yet another performance given by the Camerata members.
The concert programme is unique: two big orchestral pieces will be played by the scored musicians for the first time in Voronezh.
Camerata of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is a chamber ensemble, made up of musicians from the world-famous Dutch symphony orchestra. Camerata is giving many concerts in the Netherlands and abroad, i.e. Austria, Spain, Italy, the USA, South Korea and Japan. The orchestra makes recordings with the famous Gutman Records label. In 2014 they released a unique CD featuring Mahler 9th Symphony for chamber ensemble under the baton of the talented Spanish conductor Gustavo Gimeno.
"Camerata RCO is playing beautifully together and the well-balanced sound caresses the ear… Thrilling, amalgam of simplicity and expression"
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Amsterdam), whose Chief Conductor used to be Mariss Jansons, is the oldest major symphony orchestra in the Netherlands and one of the best ensembles in the world, ranking second in the top ten poll of the most influential classical music magazine Gramophone.
Alexei Ogrintchouk is one of the most outstanding oboists performing today, the first solo oboist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (since 2005). Alexei Ogrintchouk is the world’s only oboist giving solo concerts.
He is the winner of a number of prestigious international competitions including CIEM International Competition in Geneva, and prizes: the European Juventus Prize, two "Victoires de la Musique Classique" Prizes in France, the Triumph Prize in Russia, Borletti Buitini Trust Award. The musician has also taken part in the BBC New Generation Artists project.
Alexei Ogrintchouk has performed with the world's greatest orchestras including Orchestras of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Theatres, de l'Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, all the Orchestras of the BBC, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Great Britain, Russian National Orchestra, Kontzerthausorchester Berlin and others. He is a frequent guest at festivals such as BBC PROMS, MIDEM in Cannes, Santa Cecilia, Cortona, International Edinburgh Festival, City of London Festival.
Alexei Ogrintchouk is oboe professor at the Haute École de Musique de Genève, the Royal Academy of Music in London, the Musikene in San Sebastian and the Royal Conservatory in the Hague. Last year, he conducted a master-class for the students of the Voronezh Music College within Platonov Festival programme.