Brahms' String Sextets

Main programme
16 September 2020Wednesday
Philharmonic Hall

Hayk Kazazyan - violin

Nikita Borisoglebsky - violin

Andrei Usov - viola

Fedor Belugin - viola

Alexander Ramm - cello

Boris Andrianov - cello

The concert will take place instead of the performance of the Modigliani Quartet.


Johannes Brahms - String Sextet No. 1 in B flat major, Op.18

Johannes Brahms - String Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36

Hayk Kazazyan is one of the most demanded violinists of his generation.

He studied with Eduard Grach at the Moscow Secondary Special Music School named after the Gnessins (1996–2000) and Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory (2000-2006), as well as Ilya Rashkovskiy at the Royal College of Music in London (2006-2008).

Laureate of competitions named after Henryk Wieniawski in Poznan, Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and Jacques Thibaud and Marguerite Long competition in Paris. In 2004 he received a gold medal and an Audience Prize at the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition in Sion (Switzerland), and in 2007 - a gold medal and an audience award at the International Violin Competition named after Yuna Isana in Tongyeong (South Korea). In 2011 he became the winner of the George Enescu International Piano Competition in Bucharest, in 2015 won the III prize and a bronze medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition

He currently performs at renowned venues including Carnegie Hall in New York, the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Barbican Hall and Wigmore Hall in London and many others.

Plays with the Royal Scottish Orchestra, the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra, the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, the Irish National Orchestra, the State Academic Symphony Orchestra named after E.F. Svetlanov and the Munich Chamber Orchestra.

Since 2002 he has been a soloist of the Moscow State Philharmonic, since 2008 he has been teaching at the Moscow State Conservatory.


Nikita Borisoglebsky is one of the brightest Russian violinists of the younger generation.

Graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory and postgraduate course (class of Professor Eduard Grach and Associate Professor Tatiana Berkul'), then continued his studies under the guidance of Augustin Dumais in Brussels and Anna Chumachenco in Kronberg.

He is a laureate of many international music competitions and was given a number of prestigious awards from various foundations and the Government of Russia: Violinist of the Year by the Maya Plisetskaya and Rodion Shchedrin International Foundation (USA, 2009), Virtuoso Prize of the Italian Academy of String Instruments and the Antonio Stradivari Society (Cremona, 2011), the Jean Sibelius Medal from the Jean Sibelius Foundation (Helsinki, 2011).

The musician collaborates with renowned orchestras and outstanding conductors, including: Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Krzysztof Penderecki, Yuri Simonov and many others.

Plays the unique violin made by the Italian master Matteo Goffriller in the 1720s.


Andrei Usov graduated from the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory (class of Prof. Yuri Bashmet).

Twice laureate of the Yuri Bashmet International Competition (1997, 2006), laureate of the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition (Great Britain, 2000), also as a member of the quartet became a laureate of the International competition for string quartets named after D. D. Shostakovich in Moscow (2004).

Since 2002 he has been a soloist of the Moscow Philharmonic with the Romantic Quartet. Artist of the Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Yuri Bashmet. Regular participant of the Moscow Chamber Music Festival "Return".


Fedor Belugin is a bright representative of a new generation of musicians, combining in his playing the best traditions of the "Russian violin school" and modern tendencies of performing in the XXI century. Fedor successfully combines solo concert activities and teaching at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, while being a member and one of the founders of the David Oistrakh String Quartet.

Graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, class of viola with professor G.I. Odinets, chamber ensemble class with professor I.M. Kandinsky and a quartet class with Professor A.A. Shishlova.

From 2005 to 2011 Fedor Belugin was a member of the Shostakovich String Quartet. In 2011 Belugin became a member and one of the founders of the David Oistrakh String Quartet.

Winner of the International Competition "Classical Heritage" in two nominations - solo and chamber ensemble, scholarship holder of the Russian Performing Arts Foundation.

In 2008, Fedor gained international recognition - together with pianist Alexander Osminin, the Duet received 1st prize at the 5th international competition "Swedish International Duo competition". After this victory, Fedor's active concert activity as a soloist begins.

Fedor Belugin performed in an ensemble with such outstanding musicians as: N. Gutman, A. Rudin, I. Kandinskaya, E. Virsaladze, A. Baranov, G. Zhislin, V. Krainev, A. Bonduryansky, V. Ivanov, M. Utkin, T. Alikhanov, S. Kravchenko, P. Vernikov, S. Girshenko. Collaborated with conductors: T. Currentzis, M. Benyumov, P. Belludzhi, E. Bushkov, M. Arkadiev, I. Lerman, A. Vorontsov.


Alexander Ramm is one of the most demanded and gifted cellists of his generation.

He graduated from Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory (cello class of Natalia Shakhovskaya, class of the chamber ensemble of Alexander Bonduryansky) and postgraduate course at the Conservatory. Improved at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin (class of Frans Helmerson).

Laureate of the International Music Competition in Beijing (Grand Prix, 2010) and a number of other international competitions. In April 2013, he won the 3rd prize at one of the most prestigious competitions for cellists - the Paulo Cello Competition in Helsinki, becoming the first Russian musician to receive the title of laureate in this competition. In June 2015, he won the II prize and the Silver medal at the Tchaikovsky International Competition.

Since 2012 he has been a soloist of the St. Petersburg House of Music, and since 2011 - a participant in concert programmess of the Moscow State Philharmonic, including the Stars of the XXI Century project. He regularly performs at the Moscow Easter Festival.

He gives recitals at the Brucknerhaus in Linz, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre and the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow. He collaborates with such conductors as Mikhail Yurovsky, Vladimir Jurovsky, Vladimir Spivakov, Valery Gergiev, Alexander Sladkovsky and Vladimir Fedoseev.

Since 2011 he has been playing the instrument of the famous contemporary master Gabriel Gebran Jakub, provided by the Shreve family (Amsterdam) and Elena Lukyanova (Moscow).


Boris Andrianov is one of the leading Russian musicians. The ideological inspirer and project manager for young musicians "Generation of Stars", for which in 2009 he was awarded the Russian government's prize in the sphere of culture. In 2008, Moscow hosted the first cello festival in the history of Russia - "VIVACELLO", the art director of which is Boris Andrianov.

At the age of 16, he became a laureate of the first International Youth Competition named after Tchaikovsky, and a year later he received the first prize and the Grand Prix at a competition in South Africa. In 1997, Boris Andrianov became a laureate of the First International Competition named after Shostakovich "Classica Nova" in Hanover. At the VI International Rostropovich Cello Competition in Paris (1997) Boris Andrianov became the first Russian representative to receive the title of laureate in the history of the competition. With his participation in 2000 in the Antonio Janigro International Competition in Zagreb (Croatia), where Boris Andrianov was awarded the 1st prize and received all the special prizes, the cellist confirmed his high reputation, which developed after the XI International Tchaikovsky Competition (1998), where he won III prize and a Bronze medal. In 2003, Boris Andrianov became a laureate of the 1st Isang Yun International Competition (Korea).

Boris Andrianov performs with leading orchestras including: the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra, the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow Philharmonic, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, State Chamber Orchestra of Jazz Music named after Oleg Lundstrem, National Orchestra of France, Philharmonic Orchestras of Slovenia and Croatia.

Boris gives concerts in the best halls in Russia, as well as at the most prestigious concert venues in Holland, Japan, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, USA, Slovakia, Italy, France, South Africa, Korea, Italy, India, China and other countries.

In September 2007, the disc by Boris Andrianov and pianist Rem Urasin was selected by the English magazine "Gramophone" as the best chamber disc of the month. In 2003, Boris Andrianov's album, recorded in collaboration with the leading Russian guitarist Dmitry Illarionov, and released by the American company DELOS, was included in the preliminary list of "Grammy" nominees.

Boris Andrianov plays a unique instrument made by Domenico Montagnana from the State Collection of Unique Musical Instruments.