10th March 2018, 19.30pm

St Michael's Parish Church

Classical Favourites

Tickets: Full £12, Students £6

 

The Chamber Philharmonic Europe was founded in 2006 in Cologne, Germany. The orchestra engages talented young professional musicians from 18 European nations. It currently employs around 60 musicians, from which they will select a touring ensemble of 9.  This is their second visit to Linlithgow, and their programme of well-known classical pieces will appeal to a wide audience.

 

H Wolf - Italian Serenade

N Hummel - Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra in E-flat Major

Scubert - Rondo for Violin and Orchestra A Major

W.A. Mozart – Divertimento in F Major KV.138

Albinoni - Adagio in G minor for String Orchestra.                                    

C. Nielsen - Little Suite for Strings, Op.1

 


Chamber Philharmonic Europe - Profile

Since its inception, the Chamber Philharmonic Europe has been built upon a broad range of professional experience. In the interest of promoting the younger generation, the orchestra aims also to provide promising artists the opportunity for further development in its various sections. It is from this principle that the Chamber Philharmonic Europe is able to produce a creative work atmosphere over generations which inspires the ensemble with great motivation.

The repertoire of the Chamber Philharmonic of Europe ranges from Baroque to modern.

The 2015/2016 season saw Chamber Philharmonic Europe perform over 45 concerts Europe wide. The orchestra has made extensive tours to Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Great Britain and Ireland, during which the musicians have performed in many reputed concert halls and opera houses.

The Chamber Philharmonic Europe is a professional and privately financed organization, which, with its increasing popularity, also is involved with several charities. The orchestra periodically engages with various partners for benefit concerts throughout Europe.

BIOGRAPHIES OF THE SOLOISTS

Cyrill Gussaroff (trumpet) was born in Saint-Petersburg, Russia where he received his first trumpet lesson from the famous trumpet player Professor V.Margolin, in whoseCyril Gussarof class he graduated from the Saint-Petersburg Conservatoire with distinction in 2002. He continued his education at the Conservatoires of Hanover and Essen. 

In his career, Mr. Gussaroff has gained awards at international competitions including the International Competition Citta di Porcia, the Dokshitzer Competition Vilnius, the Competition of Calvia Mallorca and the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire International Competition, Moscow.

He started his career as a trumpet soloist at the Staatskapella Symphony Orchestra of St. Petersburg. At present he is a soloist with the Lower Rhine Symphony Orchestra and is an artist of the Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival. In addition, Cyrill Gussaroff has worked with several different orchestras such as the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bochum Symphonie,  Camerata Budapest, the Chamber Philharmonic Europe and the Philharmonika Venezia. 

 

Michel Gershwin (violin) was born in Kharkov (Ukraine) in 1960. At the age of three he began violin and piano lessons with his parents. Later he studied violin with Pavel

Volodarsky at the Minsk Music School. At the age of fifteen he won first prize at the Republic of Belorussia Music Competition, later entering the Moscow Conservatory. He gained his doctorate in1986. In 1988 he won the “Grand Prize” at the David Oistrakh Competition in Odessa. He became Soloist of the Minsk Philharmonic and later of the Leningrad Philharmonic as well as performing widely as a soloist in the Soviet Union, the United States and the Far East.

Since 1991 he has lived in France where he was in the Shostakovich Trio. He is currently first violin of the ensemble “Opus 62” and “the Gershwin Quartet”. He pursues parallel careers as a soloist, chamber musician and conductor throughout the world.