Concert of cello and piano will be held tonight at the church “St. Sophia” starting at 8 pm and 30 minutes within the festival “Ohrid Summer”.
The cellist Alexander Ram and the pianist Ana Odintsova will perform the cello and piano solo by C.Frank, the solo violin cell by G.Kasado and Sonata for cello and piano by B.Britin.
Alexander Ram is one of the most sought after and most requested cellists of his generation. His style is a combination of virtuosity, deep penetration into authorial thought, emotional charge, clear articulation and individuality.
Ram is the holder of a silver medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow, 2015), as well as numerous awards at other music competitions such as the Third International Competition in Beijing, the First National Competition in Moscow (2010) and to this day is the only Russian A cellist who came to the final and was the laureate of the prestigious cello contest “Paulo” in Helsinki (2013).
He was born in 1988 in Vladivostok. Alexander Ram is a graduate and master of the Moscow Conservatory in the class of Natalia Shahovskaja, after which he continues studying at the Hans Eisler Music School in Berlin under the mentorship of Frans Helmson.
Alexander Ram played in numerous cities in Russia, England, Germany, Lithuania, Sweden, Austria, Finland, South Africa, Japan, France and Bulgaria, in some of the most beautiful concert halls in the world. He collaborates with significant conductors of today, such as Vladimir Spivakov, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Jurovsky, Mikhail Jurovsky, Alexander Sladkovsky and Valery Polyansky. This season he will perform at the Philharmonic in Paris, will debut at Kadogan Hall in London with Valery Gergiev and will perform the second concert by Shostakovich in Belgrade under the baton of Mikhail Jurovsky.
Anna Odintsova was born in 1990 in Moscow and graduated from the Moscow Conservatory “P. I. Tchaikovsky “in the class of Natalia Trul in 2014. He is the holder of several awards and recognitions, as the Second Prize at the German Piano Competition in Erlangen and awards at competitions for young pianists in Vilnius and Moscow. In 2012, together with cellist Alexander Ram won the chamber duo competition in Sweden, and in 2015 she was awarded as the best piano co-star of the Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow. As a soloist, representative of the House of Music in St. Petersburg, he has performed throughout Russia, Sweden, Austria, Spain, Italy, Finland, France and Bulgaria. Performances with the orchestra include co-works with the Estonian Symphony Orchestra, the Lithuanian Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra in Samara and the Moscow Chamber Orchestra.