14 agosto 2014

C'erano anche Chris Cutler e Tim Hodgkinson nelle fila dell'Hyperion International Ensemble a interpretare composizioni di Iancu Dumitrescu e Ana-Maria Avram al George Enescu International Festival a Bucarest l'anno scorso, il 15 settembre 2013. A dirigere, alla presenza degli autori, il talentuoso e tenace Ilan Volkov. Da quel concerto provengono un cd per Edition Modern (ED.MN. 1032) e un paio di video su YouTube.

A frequent guest with leading orchestras worldwide, Ilan Volkov works regularly with a wide range of ensembles, including the Israel Philharmonic, the Orchestre de Paris, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, the Oslo Philharmonic, the SWR Sinfonieorchester Freiburg and Ensemble Modern. His many recordings with the BBC SSO include two CDs of Stravinsky’s ballet scores, a Gramophone Award-winning disc of Britten’s complete works for piano and orchestra with Steven Osborne, and a survey of Liszt’s three Funeral Odes. His CD of works by Jonathan Harvey, Body Mandala, received a Gramophone Award in 2008, and the release of Harvey’s Speakings won the Monaco Prize and the Prix Caecilia de l’Union de la Presse Musicale Belge in 2001. Ilan Volkov is one of the guiding forces behind Levontin 7. This performance venue, among the most adventurous in Tel Aviv, brings together diverse genres, including classical, jazz, electronic and rock music. The enterprise reflects his determination to keep alive the creative spirit and sense of artistic adventure that shaped so many works composed during the opening decades of the last century.