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Alexander Ivashkin, cellist

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2–3 June 2017
Between the Lands: Alexander Ivashkin Remembered

An international conference and celebration jf the legacy, musicological and performance interests of the late Professor Alexander Ivashkin. The Centre for Russian Music, Goldsmith University of London
Schedule and Programme

Between the Lands: Alexander Ivashkin Remembered — Conference Report. Gavin Dixon, Orpheus Complex, 04/06/2017

25 June 2016
'Alexander Ivashkin – Ambassador For Contemporary Music '

Lecture by Elena Artamonova at the International Symposium
'BETWEEN THE LANDS. A journey from Poland to Russia via Belarus and Ukraine'
School of Slavonic and East European Studies University College London

poster12 February 2015
Alexander Ivashkin
Memorial Concert
Queen Elizabeth Hall,
Southbank Centre, London

Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Schnittke
More info at the Goldsmiths University website
The article about the concert

6 June 2014
In Memory of Alexander Ivashkin

The Gnessin Russian Academy of Music,
Shuvalova Hall

Ravel, Gubaidulina, Ledenev, Trubachev etc.
Leonora Dmiterko, violin
Vladimir Tonkha, cello
Vocal Ensemble of the Gnessin Academy Choral Department

video fragments:

poster10 March 2014
In Memory of Alexander Ivashkin

Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Conference hall

Schnittke, Ives, Penderecki
Soloists of Studio for New Music ensemble

31 January 2014, Alexander Ivahkin died in London.
Professor Alexander Ivashkin 1948-2014. By Gavin Gixon
Farewell, Sasha. By Martin Anderson
Sad news: Death of an international cellist. By Norman Lebrecht

30 October 2013, Royal Festival Hall, London, 6pm
Part of THE REST IS NOISE Festival
Lutoslawski, Schnittke
Performance and talk by Alexander Ivashkin

6 October 2013, St Petersburg, Russia
Philharmonia Hall, 7:30pm
Schubert - Arpeggione Sonata
Britten - Sonata in A
Britten - Solo Cello Suite No 3, op. 87
Schubert - Zwei  Konzertschtuecke for piano
Britten - Sonata for Cello and Piano in C ( 1961)
Alexander Ivashkin, cello, Andrew Zolinsky, piano

29 September 2013, The Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London, 5:30pm
Britten and Russia
Britten Complete Sonatas for Cello and Piano
Britten - Suite No 3 for solo cello (on Russian tunes)
Britten, Shostakovich and Rostropovich, presentation by Alexander Ivashkin
Part of THE REST IS NOISE Festival
Alexander Ivashkin, cello, Andrew Zolinsky, piano

14 September 2013
Hall One, Kings Place, London, 3:30pm
The Britten Centenary Festival: Britten and Russia with Alexander Ivashkin
Britten - Sonatas for cello and piano in A and in C
Britten - Solo Cello Suite No3
Alexander Ivashkin, cello, Andrew Zolinsky, piano

19 July 2013, Caracas Concert Hall, Venezuela, 7:30 pm
Sergei Prokofiev - Symphony-Concerto, op. 125
Gabriel Prokofiev - Cello Concerto (2013).
With the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra conducted by Theodore Kuchar.

29 June 2013, Amiata Piano Festival , Italy
Opening Concert with Gabriele Pieranunzio, violin, and Francesco Fiore, viola
Beethoven, Kodaly

10 June 2013, Deptford Town Hall, London, 1 pm
Part of Pure Gold Festival
Schubert - Konzertstueck, Arpeggione Sonata
Alexander Ivashkin, cello, Andrew Zolinsky, piano

18 May 2013, Great Hall, St Petersburg Philharmonia
The Prokofievs: Three Generations
Sergei Prokofiev - Concertino  for cello and orchestra (1953), new reconstruction and orchestration.
Oleg Prokofiev - Poems
Gabriel Prokofiev - Concerto for cello and orchestra (world premiere).
With the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Sabrie Bekirova

16 May, The Smolny College (Bard College Branch), St Petersburg, Russia,  Great Hall,  7 pm
Alexander Ivashkin talks to the students
on the career opportunities in the field of Arts and Humanties

19 April 2013
Istanbul, The Arts Centre

Prokofiev - Symphony Concerto, op. 125
Alexander Ivashkin, cello, with Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra,
conducted by Antonio Pirolli

23 March 2013, London, St Christopher Hospice,  7:30 pm
Recital in St Christopher Hospice (a house of dying people)
Britten - The Complete Solo Cello Suites

21 March 2013, Aktis Gallery, London, 7:30pm
Presentation of the first edition of newly discovered poem by Anna Akhmatova
illustrated by Vladimir Yankilevsky.
Alexander Ivashkin, member of the discussion panel.

15 February 2013, Czech Radio Hall, Ostrava, 7:30 PM
Recital (to be recorded for future broadcasts):
Bach - Suite BWV 1009
Britten - Suite No 3, op 87
Prokofiev - Solo Cello Sonata (original version)
Raskatov - Kyrie Eleison (dedicated to Alexander Ivashkin)
Gubaidulina - Four Preludes
Schnittke - Klingende Buchstaben (dedicated to Alexaner Ivashkin)
Vasks - Book for Cello
Tsintsadze - Toccata

February 11- 18 , Ostrava, Czech Republic
Artist-in-Residence, The Janacek Conservatoire
(masterclasses, lectures, recitals)

December 2012 - January 2013, London
Recording sessions: Britten The Complete Cello Music

29 November 2012
Deptford Town Hall, London, 1 PM

Britten -The Complete Solo Cello Suites; Tema 'Sacher'

26 November 2012
Deptford Town Hall, London, 1 PM

Britten - Cello Sonata in A (1925) first London performance
Britten - Cello Sonata in C (1961)
With Andrew Zolinsky, piano

5 November 2012, London,  Cadogan Hall
Confucius Institute London  Opening Concert
Alexander Ivashkin, conductor

5 October 2012, Great Hall, Goldsmiths, London
Goldsmiths Sinfonia and Chorus
Programme presented and conducted by Alexander Ivashkin
With Chien-Chun Lin, soprano

Tchaikovsky – Tatyana’s Letter
Tchaikovsky-Gardiner –  Overture 1812 , choral version, UK premiere of this
version, celebrating 200 Anniversary of the event.
Taneyev – St John of Damascus, cantata, UK premiere
Prokofiev – Leutenant Kije, film music suite

21 September 2012, The Foundling Museum, London
Britten - The Complete Solo Cello Suites
Presented and performed by Alexander Ivashkin

15 - 17  September 2012, International Music Festival in Toulon, France.
Theatre Denis, Heyres
Debussy, Saint-Saens, Ravel
With Marielle Nordmann, harp, Philippe Bertold, flute, Vadim Tschijik, violin, Pierre-Henri Xuerev, viola

 10 - 13 September 2012, Brussels
Solo Recitals
Bach, Britten, Vasks

1 - 12 September, 2012,  London
Recording Sessions (Britten Project)  

6 - 31 August  2012, Basel, Switzerland
Research Study at The Paul Sacher Stiftung
Supported by Paul Sacher Stiftung Scholarship

25 July 2012, Great Hall, Goldsmiths, London
Celebrating London Olympics 2012
Alexander Ivashkin, cello and The Capella Orchestra, St Petersburg
Programme tbc

5 - 23 July 2012, Bolzano, Italy
The Schlern International Music Festival 
asterclasses, Recitals, Competition   

30 June 2012
The Exile Returned
Celebrating 50Years since Stravinsly's onlyvisit to the Soviet Union
London, BBC Radio 3, 'Music Feature'

10 - 29 June, 2012,  London
Recording Sessions (Britten Project)

7 June, 2012 , The Mariinsky Concert Hall, St Petersburg
The White Nights/New Horizons International Festival
Nikolai Korndorf - Concerto Capriccioso.
Alexander Raskatov - New Work (World premiere) 
Alexander Ivashkin, cello
The Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev, conductor


6 June, 2012, The Yaani Kirek Concert Hall, St Petersburg
The White Nights/New Horizons International Festival
Bach - Cello Suites
Vasks - Buch for Cello
Alexander Ivashkin, cello

7– 15 May, 2012
Prague Spring International Cello Competition
Prague, Czech Republic
Member of the Jury 

29 April 2012, Great Hall, Goldsmiths, 1pm
Festival'(M)other Russia'
Alexander Ivashin, Artistic Director
Music by Arvo Pǟrt, Raskatov, Radvilovich, Gubaidulina
The Contemporary Music Ensemble and Goldsmiths Choir
Alexander Ivashkin, conductor

26 April 2012, The Chancellor's Hall, Senate House, London, 1pm
Festival'(M)other Russia'
Music by Tarnopolski and Faradzh Karaev
The Contemporary Music Ensemble, Alexander Ivashkin, speaker, conductor

23 March - 20 April 2012, London
Recording Sessions (BachPlus Project)

7 February 2012, TrinityLaban Conservatoire for Music and Dance

7 February 2012, Goldsmiths, University of London, The Cinema (Main Building), 5 pm
Talk: "Stalin's Crossover'. Alexander Ivashkin talks on Classical Music Idioms, Politics and Double-Recycling in Soviet Russia mass song

24 January 2012, The Pushkin House, London, 7:30pm
Unexpected Discovery: a Prokofiev Premiere
Talk and concert
On the eve of the premiere at the Royal Festival Hall given by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, international experts gather at Pushkin House to discuss the upcoming event: the new, unknown 1961 version of Sergei Prokofiev’s oratorio Ivan the Terrible by Levon Atovmyan, the discovery of its manuscript and the story behind its creation. With Nelly Kravetz (Tel-Aviv University), Simon Morrison (Princeton University), Alexander Ivashkin (Goldsmiths College, University of London) and Sergei Prokofiev Jr., the composer’s grandson (Paris).


program13 January 2012, Royal Festival Hall, London
Recital:  “I don’t understand this mad instrument”: Prokofiev’s  Cello
(The Opening Recital  of the  London Philharmonic Orchestra festival Sergei Prokofiev: Man of the people? )
Alexander Ivashkin, cello, speaker, conductor; with Coady Green, piano, Gabriel Prokofiev, composer,  and TrinityGold Cello Ensemble directed by Natalia Pavlutskaya

13 November 2011, The Conservatoire Concert Hall, Saratov, Russia
Wagner - Siegfried-Idyll
Denisov - Tod ist ein Langer Schlaff, variations on Haydn's theme for cello and orchestra
Schnittke -  (K)ein Sommernachtstraum
Schnittke - Cantus Perpetuus, orchestral version (1980). World premiere.
Mendelssohn-Korngold  -   Ein Sommernachtstraum (film music)

The City of Saratov State Philharmonic Orchestra, Alexander Ivashkin, soloist and conductor

7 October 2011, Great Hall, Goldsmiths, London
Goldsmiths Sinfonia and Choir
Alexander Ivashkin, conductor
Prokofiev - Prosper, our Mighty Land, Cantata ( UK premiere)
Denisov  -Concerto for clarinet and orchestra ( UK premiere)
Shostakovich - Symphony No 6
Rossini - William Tell Overture

September   2011, City Concert Hall, Caracas, Venezuela
Prokofiev - Symphony-Concerto, op. 125
With the Orquesta Sinfonica de Venezuela
Theodore Kuchar, Music Director and conductor

6 - 26 July 2011
The Schlern International Music Festival /Competition (Schlern, Italy)
asterclasses, Recitals  

30 June 2011, The Girdlers's Hall, London. City of London Festival
Recital: JS Bach Solo cello suites and solo cello works by Australian (Brett Dean, Carl Vine, Gillian Whitehead) and New Zealand (Jack Body, Jonathan Crehan) composers
Including the world premiere of Brett Dean's new work 

27 May 2011, Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam
Ustvolskaya and  maxi-minimalism  
Talk by Alexander Ivashkin, invited speaker
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22 May 2011, Hall of Schnittke Academy, Hamburg
Recital with Irina Schnittke, piano
Bach, Shostakovich, Schnittke 

21 – 22 May, 2011
Music Academy, Hamburg:Recital, Lecture  and Masterclass

12 May 2011
Cello Masterclass: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London

7 May, Weigel Hall, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Concert with the OSU Soloists. Alexander Ivashkin, conductor.
8 May 2011, Ohio State University, Columbus , USA
Talk:  Who's afraid of Socialist  Realism? ( Crossover and Double- Recycling in Soviet and Post-Soviet Music)
Alexander Ivashkin, invited speaker
International Symposium in honor of  Professor Margarita Mazo

24 April 2011, Great Philharmonic Hall, St Petersburg, Russia
Schnittke -  Second Cello Concerto
Alexander Ivashkin, cello
St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

20 April 2011 - Russian Academy of Music

18 April 2011, The Rakhmaninov Hall, Moscow, Russia
Roger Redgate - New Cello Concerto ( written for Alexander Ivashkin)
World Premiere
With The Studio for New Music Chamber Orchestra, Moscow
Igor Dronov, conductor
In presence of the composer
(part of the project 'Europe through the eyes of Russians, Russia through the eyes of Europeans, funded by the European Commission)

11 April, Philharmonic Hall, Baku, Azerbaijan
Kuliev - Adagio and Allegro
Schnittke - Concerto for piano ( four hands) and orchestra
Ligeti - Ramifications
Wagner - Siegfried Idyll
Strauss-Schoenberg  - Rosen aus dem Sueden

Azerbaijan State Chamber Orchestra
Alexander Ivashkin, conductor 

2 April 2011,  Philharmonic Hall, Baku, Azerbaijan
Festival 'Baku Spring'
Tarnopolski- Concerto for cello and orchestra
Alexander Ivashkin, cello
Azerbaijan Philharmonic Orchestra, Rauf Abdullayev conductor  

19 - 27 March, Eilat, Israel
Eilat Music Festival : recitals and masterclasses

18 March 2011, Royal Festival Hall, London
Talk by Alexander Ivashkin: Are you serious? How serious was music by Haydn, Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Shostakovich

18 February 2011,  Barbican Centre, London 
Talk by Alexander Ivashkin: Russian Fate 

24 February, The Steinway Hal, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Concert, with Daphne Spotichwood, piano and Jean-Marie Viaud, cello: 
JS Bach, Glazunov

27 February, Concert Hall, Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Concert with Mei Mei Luo, violin and Daphne Spotichwood, piano:
JS Bach, Tchaikovsky 

8 December 2010, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
Concert in memory of Noelle Mann
Alexander Ivashkin, cello/conductor
With Dmitri Alexeev, piano,
Goldsmiths Sinfonia and Chorus:

23 November, 2010, St Bartholomew the Great, Smithfield, London
Alexander Ivashkin, cello
Solo cello suites by JS Bach 

13 November 2010, Philharmonic Hall, Baku, Azerbaijan
State Chamber Orchestra
Alexander Ivashkin, conductor
Ali-Zade, Schnittke, Schubert-Mahler

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23 – 25 October 2010, Music Academy, Hamburg
Recital and Masterclass 
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8 October 2010, Great Hall, Russian Academy of Music, Moscow
Festival 'Moscow Autumn'

Tarnopolski - Le vent des mots qu'il n'a pas dits
Alexander Ivashkin, cello
Russian Symphony Capella Orchestra
Valery Poliansky, conductor 

6 October: Russian Music Academy, Small Hall
Recital: Bach, Schnittke

20 September 2010 , Centre Shostakovich, Paris
Recital: Shostakovich Complete Works for Piano Trio
Trio No. 1, Trio No 2, Seven Songs

The Shostakovich Trio:
Sviatoslav Moroz, violin
Alexander Ivashkin, cello
Dmitri Vinnik, piano
with Olga Diachkovskaya, sopran

10 September 2010, Hall One, Kings Place, London
'The Russian Cello'
Prokofiev - Sonata for cello and piano
Stravinsky - Suite Italienne
With Mikhail Rudy, piano
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27 June 2010, Marseille, France
Recital with Roberte Momou, piano
Chopin, Tchaikovsky

11 June 2010, PureGold Festival, Deptford Town Hall, London 
Alexander Ivashkin, solo cello
Bach's Cello Suites 

3 June 2010, PureGold Festival, Deptford Town Hall,  London
Elena Firsova at 60 - Anniversary concert
Karine Georgian, cello
Goldsmiths Strings
Alexander Ivashkin, conductor 

May 2010, date tbc, Oxford
Alexander Ivashkin, solo cello
BachPlus: solo cello suites by JS Bach and modern solo cello pieces dedicated to Alexander Ivashkin

31 March 2010
Talk: Symbols, metaphors and irrationalities in the twentieth-century music.
International Conference 'Russian Irrationalism', Bristol

March - Aprl 2010
recording/study period

1 March, 2010

click to enlargeAlfred Schnittke: Discoveries. Yellow Sound, Dialogue for cello and instrumental ensemble, Variations for String Quartet. Alexander Ivashkin, cello/voice. London: Toccata Classics, 2010. TOCC 0091

   Recordings: see the complete list…

26 January, 23 February 2010, Royal Academy of Music, London
External examiner: doctor of philosophy (performance) 

Saturday, 15 February 2010
Cairo Opera House, Egypt

Bach, Rakhmaninov, Schnittke

Thursday, 13 February 2010
Damanhour Theatre, Alexandria, Egypt

Bach, Rakhmaninov, Schnittke

Saturday, 23 January 2010
Lille,  Palais des Beaux Arts

Recital with Roberte Mamou, piano
Chopin – Complete works for cello and piano

Monday 11 January to  Friday 15 January 2010, 11am and 10 pm:
Alexander Ivashkin is featured on BBC Radio 3 programmes:

Saturday, 19 December 2009
Brussels, Theatre du Vaudeville, Galerie de la Reine

Recital with Roberte Mamou, piano
Chopin – Complete works for cello and piano

Thursday, 3 December 2009
Reform Club, 104 Pall Mall, London

Recital in memory of Mstislav Rostropovich, with Irina Schnittke, piano
In support of HealthProm
In presence of the Ambassador of Russian Federation
Bach, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Schnittke, Rostropovich 

Saturday, 28 November 2009
Royal Festival Hall, London

Schnittke – Concerto No.2
Alexander Ivashkin, cello
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski

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Sunday, 22 November 2009
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Schnittke – Epilogue
Alexander Ivashkin, cello, Boris Petrushansky, piano
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Schnittke – Concerto for Electric Instruments
Alexander Ivashkin, conductor

AlexanderIvashkin Youtube channel

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8 November  2009
St Petersburg Philharmonia, Maly Hall, St Petersburg, Russia
Recital, with Sviatoslav Moroz, violin and Irina Schnittke, piano 

7 November 2009
Moscow Conservatoire Rakhmaninov Hall

'The Unknown Schnittke' (including some world premieres)
Ensemble of soloists 'Studio for New Music'
Alexander Ivashkin,  conductor and soloist 

Schnittke. Music for Chamber Orchestra (1964).
Alexander Ivashkin, conductor.

AlexanderIvashkin Youtube channel

6 November 2009
Moscow Conservatoire  Maly Hall
, Moscow, Russia
Recital, with Sviatoslav Moroz, violin and Irina Schnittke, piano

2 October 2009
Goldsmiths, Great Hall, London Goldsmiths Sinfonia and Chorus
Alexander Ivashkin, conductor 
Haydn — Symphony 'Die Uhr'
Gubaidulina — Introitus (soloist — Drosostalitsa Moraiti, piano)
Mendelssohn — Korngold. Midsummer Night Dream. Film music (UK premiere)
Prokofiev. Toast to Stalin, cantata 

27 July – 11 August,  2009
Recitals at the Festival 'Sound and Vision',  Santorini, Greece
JS Bach, Rakhmaninov, Schnittke 

27 June 2009
Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, Italy. Sofia Gubaidulina Festival. 

Gubaidulina.  'Seven Words' for cello, accordion and  orchestra. With Francesco Gesualdi, accordion, and 'I Nostri Tempi' Chamber Orchestra, conductor Edoardo Rosadini

18 June, 2009
PureGold Festival, London

Ustvolskaya. Grand Duet for cello and piano. With Elena Nalimova, piano 

11 June, 2009
PureGold Festival,  London

Rakhmaninov. Sonata for cello and piano. With Magdalini Nikolaidou, piano

Saturday 2 May 2009
Wigmore Hall, London, 10am – 10pm

A Rostropovich Day 
Chamber Music Festival
Alexander Ivashkin, Artistic Director/cellist
With Joan Rodgers, Chilingirian Quartet, Dmitri Alexeev, Dmitri Sitkovetsky, Alexander Zemtsov, Michel Lethiec, Frank Lloyd, London Cello Students 

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25 April, 2009
Deptford Town Hall, London - 2 May, Wigmore Hall, London

VTB Capital Prize for Young Cellists
Alexander Ivashkin, Artistic Director//judge 

23 April,  2009
Moscow Dom Muzyki (House of Music), The Svetlanov Great Hall Moscow, Russia

Penderecki – Largo (Cello Concerto), 2005
Alexander Ivashkin, cello, Russian Philharmonia Orchestra,
Krzysztof Penderecki, conductor

5 April, 2009
Town Hall Illott Concert Chamber, Wellington, New Zealand

Bach – Gamba Sonata in G major, BWV 1027
Shostakovich – Sonata, op. 40 (1934)
Schubert – Arpeggione Sonata, D.821
Prokofiev – Suite from ballet 'Chout' ('The Buffoon', 1920)

Alexander Ivashkin, cello. Michael Houstoun, piano

26 March – 3 April, 2009
Great Hall, Arts Centre/Town Hall Auditorium, Christchurch, New Zealand

The 7th International Adam  Cello Festival/Competition
Recital (27 March), masterclasses, conversations, competition rounds
Alexander Ivashkin, Artistic Director and Chairman of the jury

22-24 March, 2009
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore

Masterclass (23 March) and Recital (24 March)

6 and 7 March, 2009, LondonInternational Bach Competition
Alexander Ivashkin, Itzhak Rashkovsky, judges

21 February, 2009
Philharmonic Concert Hall, Tambov, Russia

British Music as seen by Russians

Handel - Music for Royal Fireworks
Elgar – Cello Concerto
James MacMillan – Britannia
Songs by The Beatles, arranged for orchestra
Britten – Soirees Musicales, op. 9

The State Russian Symphony Orchestra of Tambov
Alexander Ivashkin, conductor

12 February, 2009
Birmingham Conservatoire

Public Masterclass

18 December, 2008
Town Hall, Cape Town, South Africa

Penderecki – Largo for cello and orchestra
World premiere of the revised version.
With Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki 

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Krzysztof Penderecki. Largo (Cello Concerto)


Mstislav Rostropovich in memoriam
Recital tour with Irina Schnittke, piano
Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Schnittke cello sonatas and Rostropovich's own works for cello:
  • 21 February 2008 – London, Deptford Town Hall
  • 8 March 2008 – Paris, Salle Cortot
  • 12 April 2008 – StPetersburg Philharmonia Hall
  • 13 April 2008 – Moscow, New Philharmonic Hall on Tverskaya street
  • 11 May 2008 – Cambridge
  • 11 July 2008 – Festival Hommage a Mstislav Rostropovich, Colmar, France
  • 9 December 2008 – Recital in Leeds Concert Hall, Leeds
  • 3 December 2009 - Reform Club, London. In support of HealthProm

9 December, 2008
Recital in Leeds Concert Hall (The Venue), Leeds (UK)

With Irina Schnittke, piano
Bach, Shostakovich, Schnittke
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26 November, 2008
Recital in Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille (France)

With Roberte Mamou, piano

20 November, 2008
Deptford Town Hall, London

Dmitri Smirnov at 60. Anniversary Concert
Goldsmiths Strings, Philippa Mo (violin).
Alexander Ivashkin, conductor

6 October, 2008
Great Hall of St Petersburg Philharmonia (Russia)
Concert series "Passions on Romanticism"
Schumann – Cello Concerto
with St Petersburg Philharmonic orchestra,
conducted by Vladimir Verbitsky

September, 2008
1st volume of Alfred Schnittke. Collected Works
Critical Edition. Alexander Ivashkin, Editor
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27 – 31 August, 2008
Festival in Santorini, Greece

Bach – Solo Cello Suites
Britten – Solo Cello Suites

23 – 30 July, 2008
festival 'Musica Reservata', Brugge, Belgium
Recitals / masterclasses

1 July, 2008

click to enlargeAlexander Ivashkin plays Prokofiev
(Complete Concertos and Sonatas)

'Chandos', CHAN 24141

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Prokofiev. Cello Concerto (Andante – 6:07)

   Recordings: see the complete list…

June – July, 2008
Australian-New Zealand Tour
as cellist and conductor,
including performance of Prokofiev's Symphony-Concerto;
numerous recitals and masterclasses
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11 June, 2008
PureGold Festival, Deptford Town Hall, London

Bach – Gamba Sonata BWV 1027 in G major
Carter – Cello Sonata
With Alexander Szram, piano;

02 June, 2008
PureGold Festival, Deptford Town Hall, London

Gubaidulina – 'Quaternion'
With Natalia Pavlutskaya, Ben Hughes and Alissa Lyubarskaya

1 May, 2008

click to enlargeAnna Akhmatova


It includes world premiere recording of Giya Kancheli's 'Having Wept' for solo cello, 1994 (dedicated to Mstislav Rostropovich)
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7/8 February, 2008
Ostrava, Czech Republic, Philharmonic Hall

Schnittke Cello Concerto No.2
With The Janacek Philharmonia, conducted by Theodore Kuchar

9 November, 2007
Baku Philharmonic Concert Hall, Azerbajdzhan

Schnittke – (K)ein Sommernachtstraum
Karaev – Piano Concerto
Macmillan – Britannia
Mendelssohn-Korngold – Ein Sommernachtstraum, fragments of film music (1934)

State SO, conducted by Alexander Ivashkin
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November, 2007

The new album (2 CDs) is released by Chandos:

Cello Concertos and Sonatas

Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Irina Schnittke piano
Tatiana Grindenko violin
Alexander Ivashkin cello
Conducted by Valeri Polyansky

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17 October, 2007
Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Great Hall

Beethoven – Triple Concerto
With Derek Han, piano, Massimo Quarta, violin,
Alexander Ivashkin, cello,
Berliner Sinfoniker, Martin Panteleev, conductor

15 October, 2007
the new book published in Japan:

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Tokyo: Shunjusha Publishing Company, 2007. 280 pp.
ISBN 978-4-393-93518-7

English summary…

More books by Alexander Ivashkin…

5 October, 2007
Goldsmiths Great Hall, London

Ives – Washington's Birthday
Mahler – Kindertotenleader (Jennifer Hunt, soprano)
Prokofiev – Songs of our days. Cantata (1937). UK premiere

Goldsmiths Sinfonia, and chorus, conducted by Alexander Ivashkin


With Alfred and Irina Schnittke, discussing the Second Cello concerto

With Alfred and Irina Schnittke, discussing the Second Cello concerto

With Mstislav Rostropovich in London. 2000

With Mstislav Rostropovich in London. 2000