Heir to a legendary Russian musical dynasty and one of the most prominent violinists of our time, Dmitri Kogan will showcase his brilliant, much-acclaimed Moscow Camerata Chamber Orchestra at London’s Barbican Centre on 30 March 2015 in a delightful programme of well-loved classics from Mozart to Piazzolla – with solos played on priceless instruments by the great masters Nicolo Amati, Antonio Stradivari, Giuseppe Guarnieri del Gesu, J.B. Guadagnini and Jean Vuillaume, from the Kogan Fund supporting unique cultural projects.
Dmitri Kogan studied at The Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. He is an Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation and regularly performs at the most prestigious concert halls around the world. Kogan has a phenomenal repertoire, which covers all the major violin concertos.
The Moscow Camerata Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1994 and has since then been acknowledge as one of Moscow’s leading musical collectives. The Orchestra is known for its inimitable style of performance, rich sound, professionalism, eloquent artistic interpretation and diverse repertoire. It regularly collaborates with top solo performers from Moscow and abroad. In February 2014 Dmitri Kogan was appointed Artistic Director of the Moscow Camerata Chamber Orchestra.
Dmitri Kogan created the Kogan Fund for Support of Unique Cultural Projects in April 2011 which promotes a number of charitable and philanthropic projects. Foreground tasks of the Fund are a search, acquisition and restoration of unique instruments by the best masters of the world for deserving Russian musicians. As part of this programme the violinist has been successfully presenting the project “Five Great Violins” with the instruments from the Fund’s collection.
In April 2013 Kogan recorded a charity album titled The Time of High Music in the Pillar Hall of the House of the Unions in Moscow. Over 30,000 copies of the album were donated to music schools, children’s art schools, colleges and higher education institutions in all 83 subjects of the Russian Federation. The framework of the charity tour provided both for concerts and workshops. The campaign aimed to facilitate artistic education among the youth and promote masterpieces of classical music.
Monday 30 March 2015, 7.30pm at Barbican Centre, London