AYP - January 20, 2019
American Youth Philharmonic
January 20, 2019 I 3:00pm
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center
4915 E Campus Drive, Alexandria
Oleg Rylatko, violin
Peter Sirotin, violin
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Russian Easter Overture, Op. 36
J.S. BACH: Concerto for Two Violins in D major, BWV 1043
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10
About the Guest ArtistS
Concertmaster of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, Russian-born violinist Oleg Rylatko has performed throughout Europe and both American Continents as a soloist, recitalist, and a chamber musician. Critics acclaimed his American recital debut at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC as “the performance of a lifetime” (“Washington Post”).
A graduate of the Moscow State Conservatory, where he studied with internationally acclaimed violinist, Viktor Tretyakov; Mr. Rylatko has also received an Artist Diploma from the Peabody Conservatory under the guidance of the renowned artist and pedagogue Prof. Berl Senofsky. Mr. Rylatko’s recordings are released under the Vernissage Records label.
Many of Oleg Rylatko’s students at University of Maryland, Shenandoah Conservatory, as well as students from his home-studio, are successfully pursuing or already enjoying professional careers.
Since his debut at the age of 14, performing Paganini Concerto No. 1 with Kharkiv Philharmonic in his native Ukraine, violinist Peter Sirotin has performed hundreds of concerts as a chamber musician, soloist and concertmaster in Europe, North America and Asia. After graduating with honors from Moscow’s Central Music School, Mr. Sirotin became the youngest member of the GRAMMY Award-winning “Moscow Soloists” chamber ensemble. With this group he has toured extensively, performing in the major music centers such as Royal Albert Hall in London, Pleyel Hall in Paris, Concertgebow in Amsterdam and Beethoven Hall in Bonn among others.
Mr. Sirotin’s performances as a concertmaster include a wide range of projects from concerts in Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center and Verizon Hall to the performances of the Verdi Requiem, Bach’s St. John Passion and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with Cathedral choral society in National Cathedral in Washington DC. He is currently a Concertmaster of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Director of Market Square Concerts in Harrisburg, PA.
An active educator, Mr. Sirotin is currently artist-in-residence at Messiah College in Grantham PA, where he has co-founded Chamber Music in Grantham, a summer chamber music and composition program for young musicians. He has given masterclasses in US and abroad and has served as an adjudicator in competitions.
In 1997 Mr. Sirotin has founded with his wife, pianist Ya-Ting Chang the Mendelssohn Piano Trio. With this group he has performed over 500 concerts in US, Europe and Asia and recorded 15 CDs including most recently the complete Haydn Piano Trios on Centaur Records. Mr. Sirotin has collaborated in performance with pianists Ann Schein, Igor Zhukov, Alexei Lubimov, violinist Earl Carlyss, former Juilliard String Quartet member, cellist Natalia Gutman, flutist Claudio Arrimani, harpsichordist Arthur Haas and other great performers. His performances have been described by critics as "stylistically refined" "electrifying" and "brilliant". Recently, Mr. Sirotin performed Beethoven violin concerto in the new Parmer Concert Hall with Messiah College Symphony Orchestra and together with his wife, Ya-Ting Chang he has appeared as a soloist in the world premiere of Ching-Ju Shih double concerto for violin, piano and orchestra at the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan.