Alexey Logunov’s VV Cephei will be premiered at concert Sacra et Profana. This piece was composed in 2018-2019 as a part of Hammer & Nail collaboration between department of composition and band department in IU Jacobs School of Music. The piece will be performed by IU Concert Band and Jason Nam, its conductor and Assistant Professor in JSoM.
Premiere of Alexey Logunov’s “Apophis” for ensemble became the very first performance of his music in United States. It took place on April 15th 2019 in Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Auer Hall (Bloomington, USA).
Performed by Rebecca Tutunick (flute, piccolo), Carrett Nichols (bass clarinet), William Clark (bass trombone), Neil Clifton Cain (electric guitar), Ryan Chao (percussion), Jennifer Jordan (cello), Kolten Heeren (double bass). Conductor – Tyler James Readinger.
Mikhail Quadri – Piano sonata №1
Mikhail Quadri (1897-1929) – Russian composer, student of Nikolai Myaskovsky. A close friend of Lev Oborin and Dmitri Shostakovich. In 1929 was indicted as «participant of counterrevolutionary conspiracy» and executed. After that his music was erased from musical history almost for 90 years.
Piano sonata №1 was perfomed for the first time after composer’s death by Alexey Logunov in Glinka’s Hall of Saint-Petersburg philharmonic. Concert took place on 26 March 2018 as a part of 2nd international festival “World of Art. Contrasts”.
A video recording of the premiere of Alexey Logunov’s new composition “Luce celeste” (“The celestial light”) for violin and piano. Concert “Synesthesia” September 17, 2017 in the concert hall of the Pavlovsky Palace (State museum “Pavlovsk”). Performers – Sergei Tyutyunik (violin) and Alexey Logunov (piano).
September 17, 2017 in the concert hall of the Pavlovsky Palace (The State museum “Pavlovsk”, St. Petersburg) the first concert of the cycle “Vector of Sound” took place. It was dedicated to the phenomenon, known in music as “color hearing”. Musicians presented to public both works of the classics of the 17th-20th centuries, as well as specially written for this project pieces by young composers Alsu Nigmatullina, Georgy Fedorov and Alexey Logunov. The concert was sold out, and its program received a vivid and warm response from listeners.
The laureates of all-Russian and international competitions – Anastasia Taratynova (soprano), Sergey Tyutyunik (violin) took part in the concert. The narrator of the concert was Anastasia Logunova. The author of the idea, the pianist – Alexey Logunov.
Organizers of the concert thank the administration of the State museum “Pavlovsk” for their help in holding the event. Details of the concert, as well as video of the performances are available here.