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Aleksey Semenenko

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Aleksey Semenenko opened the concert with an elegant account of Mozart’s Concerto No. 5. He played with unfailing purity of tone, but also with wonderful spontaneity and humor.

The New York Times

Semeneko’s strengths include musical ideas that are detailed, logical and appealingly impetuous. In Ysaÿe’s ‘Ballade,’ his architecture was masterful. This was fine music-making. In the Beethoven, his wide variety of articulations explored every corner of the composer’s imagination.

The Washington Post

Semenenko demonstrated an unparalleled level of refined musicianship and stage presence. He imbued every moment with meaning.

The Strad

Aleksey Semenenko made his New York debut in the Young Concert Artists Series in 2012 and captured international attention as a prizewinner of the 2015 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium.

Recently named a BBC New Generation Artist, Aleksey has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony, the National Orchestra of Belgium and the National Philharmonic of Russia.

Aleksey plays a Stradivarius violin made in 1699 on loan to him from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben, Hamburg.

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