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Concert shine with Shapovalov’s cello

25.07.2019

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After the successful start of the 59th edition of the Ohrid Summer Festival with the appearance of the world violinist Vanessa Mae, and a series of concerts of exceptionally good musicians, the festival program brought unforgettable moments to the audience tonight with a concert by the famous Russian violinist Denis Shapovalov who played together with his colleague and compatriot, pianist Alexander Vershinin.
Shapovalov on the podium in “St. Sophia” showed an incredible technique of music and exceptional expressiveness.

– I’m playing here for the first time. I used to hold concerts in the former Yugoslav republics, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and Slovenia, but I’m happy to be here too. Macedonia and Ohrid feel with my heart. As for my performance, I can say that we had a wonderful concert titled “The Magic Soul of the chello”. There were wonderful voices, colors, tones, works by Tchaikovsky, French music from Debussy, Italian music, and we tried to hit all the compositions, after the hit, said the cello virtuoso Denis Shapovalov.

Yesterday’s night, which will be remembered for a long time, began with Sonata number 6 A-dur by Luigi Bokerini, followed by Felix Mendelsohn’s Concert Variations, Variations on Rosini by Bohuslav Martin, and the second part of the concert enjoyed the audience’s musical interpretation of Peco’s works Kapriciozo and Nocturno by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Hungarian dance by Johannes Brahms, Vocalisation, Preludium Mr. Sergei Rachmaninov, in the waltz “Beautiful Evening” by Claude Debussy. The musical evening at “Ohrid Summer” was rounded off with Scherzo from the solo-free cello by Dmitry Shostakovich and Marsh from the opera “In love with three oranges” by Sergei Prokofiev.

In addition to being a soloist, Denis Shapovalov is also a career-maker, performing as a conductor, holding master classes and composing. His works are greatly received by critics and the audience. The Vershinin repertoire includes music from different genres, from classical works to jazz improvisations. Particular attention is paid to the opus of Alexander Skryabin, his latest works, five sonatas and the piano section of the symphonic poem “Prometheus”.