Five ZBSM award-winning string students – four violinists and one cellist – performed in two concerts with the Uniart orchestra in Paris last week. This was the first time our students played in the most romantic city in the world in the 11+ years of the school history!
Following numerous first prizes won at various national and international music competitions, five students of the Zakhar Bron School of Music were invited to perform in two concerts in Paris with the Uniart orchestra at the Church Sainte-Marie des Batignolles in November this year. Needless to say, we were more than happy to accept the invitation!
On the Paris trip five our prize-winners – Tatjana Filimonova (violin, 9 y.o.), Lena-Lisa Rosa (violin, 11 y.o.), Nikita Koller (violin, 11 y.o.), Benjamin Branson (cello, 12 y.o.) and Sophie Branson (violin, 15 y.o.) – were accompanied by ZBSM violin teachers Inna Khriplovich and Liana Tretiakova, who were preparing them for the long-expected performances.
The repertoire included some of the most beautiful pieces of classical music: Violin Concerto No.22 by Viotti, Chaconne by Vitali, Violin Concerto in A minor by Bach, Carmen Fantasy by Sarasate and Allegro appassionato by Saint-Saëns.
On behalf of the Zakhar Bron School of Music we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the Artima association and Marie Christiany personally for organizing these unforgettable concerts.