Aleksey Semenenko, Opole 2020 © Michał Grocholski (detail) View full image

Aleksey Semenenko

Violin
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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

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

The Strad

The refined, impassioned and commanding playing of Ukrainian violinist Aleksey Semenenko identify him as inheritor of the great Odessa violin tradition and earnt him places on both the BBC New Generation Artists scheme and Young Concert Artists in New York, bringing him to the attention of audiences across Europe and the US.

He has given recitals at Snape Maltings, Wigmore Hall, the Kennedy Center and Alice Tully Hall, and performed concertos with orchestras including BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Seattle Symphony, Orchestra of St Luke’s, National Orchestra of Belgium, Ulster Orchestra, Kyiv Symphony, Hamburger Symphoniker and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. His festival performances include invitations at the Hay, Cheltenham and Edinburgh festivals. A recent highlight for Semenenko has been a UK tour with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, under the baton of Volodymyr Sirenko.

The most recent addition to Semenenko’s discography is his new album ‘Crossroads’ on BIS, with pianist Artem Belogurov, featuring sonatas by Previn, Schemmer and Gay. The launch of the album was marked by a Wigmore Hall recital in which the duo performed a selection of American works.

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