SHANDELEE - World-renowned cellist Borislav Strulev performs “An Evening of Cello” as the 29th season of the Shandelee Music Festival (SMF) continues on Tuesday, August 16. Mr. Strulev …
SHANDELEE - World-renowned cellist Borislav Strulev performs “An Evening of Cello” as the 29th season of the Shandelee Music Festival (SMF) continues on Tuesday, August 16. Mr. Strulev will be accompanied by pianist Yelena Grinberg. The program will be announced from the stage, and will include works by Bach, Puccini, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky.
Russian-American cellist Borislav Strulev has a reputation as a musician of exceptional temperament, charismatic personality and virtuoso technique. Born in Moscow to a family of professional musicians, he graduated from the Central Music School at the State Moscow Conservatory, and in 1992, won the All-Russia competition of young performers of the Assemblies of Music in Moscow.
In 1993 Mr. Strulev performed his debut at the Kennedy Center, and accepted a scholarship at the Manhattan School of Music. He’s been living in the U.S. since 1994, participating in master classes with Mstislav Rostropovich, Yo-Yo-Ma and many others. Mr. Strulev has performed at Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Moscow Conservatory, and in concert halls in Chicago, Spain, Italy, Vienna, Paris and other halls worldwide. He’s collaborated with the Detroit Symphony, Chicago Sinfonietta, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra and others too numerous to mention.
Pianist Byron Janis called Mr. Strulev “one of the world’s greatest cellists.” And the Belgorod Daily News said, “He’s the only cellist on the planet who can sing on his instrument like Pavarotti.”
Pianist Yelena Grinberg is highly regarded for her intellectual depth, keen musical insight, and passionate performances as both a solo lecture-performer and a chamber musician.
The August 16 concert by Borislav Strulev and Yelena Grinberg will be performed at SMF’s fully accessible, climate-controlled Sunset Concert Pavilion, located at 442 J. Young Road, Livingston Manor.
All performances in the Sunset Concert Series begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 for adults, $30 for SMF members, and $10.00 for students 17 and under. Advanced reservations are strongly suggested. Call 845-439-3277. Or purchase your tickets and get more information online at www.shandelee.org.
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