27 Nov – 7 Dec 2018: US and Russia concert tour, with Malta Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Sergey Smbatyan, on the occasion of the orchestra’s 50th anniversary. Ingolf Wunder, as the soloist of the tour, presented Alexey Shor’s Piano Suite “Travel Notebook”, making at the same time its premiere in the United States and Russia.
The concerts took place in:
Philadelphia (Kimmel Center, Nov 27th)
Washington/North Bethesda (Strathmore Hall, Nov 29th)
New York City (Carnegie Hall, Dec 1st)
Moscow (Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Dec 5th)
St. Petersburg (Mariinsky Theatre, Dec 7th)
The performance was enthusiastically received by the public, earning standing ovations and many warm words of appreciation for the soloist and the composer.
Alexey Shor, born in Kiev in 1970, was a child prodigy in mathematics. He published more than 10 papers even before receiving his Ph.D. He never had any formal musical training so it wasn’t until his early forties that he opened a very new chapter: composition, and he quickly attracted the attention of the music world. By now, his works have been issued by such labels as Warner Classics, Sony Classics, Decca and Delos, and his scores have been published by Breitkopf&Hartel and P.Jurgenson.
Earlier this year, Ingolf Wunder premiered this very work in Germany, in four major venues, including Philharmonie Berlin, where it was registered by Mezzo TV.
Listen to the “Travel Notebook” excerpt:
USA – RUSSIA Tour: photo & video coverage
North Bethesda – Strathmore Hall
New York City
(Due the concert hall restrictions, limited media and no official video available)
The very end of Ingolf Wunder’s encore. Phone-recorded unofficially by a listener who was so kind and sent us the video as a keepsake.
The Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory
News excerpt from the Russian TV
A video recorded by a listener