Mikhail Simonyan, Violin
Alexei Poidkorytov, Piano
Russian violinist Mikhail Simonyan has performed as soloist with the Russian National, Kirov, Moscow Chamber, Kremlin Chamber, Vienna Tonkünstler, Cincinnati Symphony, National Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony and Boston Pops Symphony orchestras. He was the first-prize winner of the All-Russia Competition in Saint Petersburg, the Siberian Violin Competition, the National Prize Prizvanie in Moscow and the Salon de Virtuosi in New York. He is a recipient of the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation Award, the 2000 Virtuoso of the Year award in Saint Petersburg. In 2005 Russian President Putin received him at the Kremlin, in acknowledgment of his status as one of Russia’s most promising young musicians. In 2008 he won the Young Artist Award from the Classical Recording Foundation.
"Mr. Simonyan play[s] as if every note counted."
-The New York Times
|A. Schnittke:||Suite in the Old Style|
|Brahms:||Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108|
|Grieg:||Sonata No. 2 in G Major, Op. 13|
|Szymanowski:||Nocturne and Tarantella, Op. 28|