Maxim Rysanov, Nikita Boriso-Glebsky & Dóra Kokas
March 2023 will bring the sonorous delights of a string trio comprised of superb musicians to audiences around Ireland. Led by Grammy-nominated violist Maxim Rysanov and performing together for the very first time, the trio also features magnificent violinist Nikita Boriso-Glebsky and one of the rising stars of the classical music world cellist Dóra Kokas. The programme will showcase the elegance and exuberance of Mozart’s only string trio, Beethoven’s glorious Trio in G major and a thought-provoking work by Bulgarian composer Dobrinka Tabakova which aims to highlight the extraordinary unity of sound created by a string trio.
Grammy-nominated Ukrainian-British violist and conductor Maxim Rysanov has established himself as one of the world's most vibrant and charismatic musicians. As a violist, he is principally known as a frequent guest of the crème of the international music scene. In parallel with playing the viola, Maxim enjoys a thriving career as a conductor, often combining conducting and directing as a soloist in the same concert.
Among his concerto highlights, he counts the following: the Mariinsky Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Moscow Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, and Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria. Conducting highlights of the 2022/23 season include his returns to La Verdi Milan, I Musici de Montreal, and the Croatian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Maxim recently performed the world premiere of a new viola concerto by Gabriel Prokofiev. The first performances also marked his debut as a conductor with the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, both of which co-commissioned the new work with La Verdi Orchestra Milan and the Oregon Music Festival. Further highlights of the 2022/23 season include his performing debuts with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Belgrade Chamber Orchestra and CSO Presidential Orchestra in Ankara, as well as return visits to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Vasily Petrenko at the Ljubliana Festival, a recording project with the Hallé Orchestra and invitations to Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Carl Nielsen Festival Odense, O Modernt Stockholm, and Moritzburg Festival.
Having been awarded the silver medal and five special prizes in the XIII International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2007 and subsequently winning the International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition in Helsinki in 2010, Nikita Boriso-Glebsky’s international career has reached remarkable heights and continues to go from strength to strength.
Festival appearances include Salzburg, Rheingau, La Folle Journée (Nantes), December Evenings of Svyatoslav Richter (Moscow), Beethoven Festival (Bonn), Stars of White Nights and Arts Square (St. Petersburg) and Violino il Magico (Italy). Chamber music collaborators include Sakari Oramo, Vasily Sinaisky, Dima Slobodeniouk, Vladimir Fedoseev, Boris Berezovsky, Vadim Repin and Klaus Mäkelä.
In 2019 Nikita was the first violinist to record the previously unknown Violin Concerto in D Minor by Eugène Ysaÿe, together with Liege Philharmonic Orchestra and Jean-Jacques Kantorov. The recording featured on A Tribute to Ysaÿe CD, awarded the much-coveted Diapason d’Or.
In the summer of 2022, Nikita took part in a large-scale project at the Suntory Hall (Tokyo) as first violin of the Atrium Quartet where they performed Beethoven’s complete string quartets. He recently performed at Vienna Konzerthaus as part of an all-star quartet with Nikolai Lugansky, Narek Hakhnazaryan, and Maxim Rysanov and during the 2022/23 season, as a resident of Vienna Konzerthaus, Nikita presented a chamber music subscription in a trio with Narek Hakhnazaryan and Georgy Tchaidze.
Nikita plays a violin created by the Austrian master Martin Schwalb in 2020 on the model of the Guarneri del Gesù "Ole Bull" violin from 1744.
Born in Hungary in 1992, Dóra Kokas has quickly established herself as one of the leading cellists of her generation. She has received multiple awards at notable international competitions including 3rd Prize at The Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld International Cello Competition (China), 1st Prize at Debut Hamburg International Concerto Competition, 2nd Prize at the International Johannes Brahms Competition (Austria), and two special prizes at The Pablo Casals International Award (Hungary).
Dóra has performed in many of Europe’s renowned concert halls such as Wigmore Hall, Berlin Konzerthaus, Berlin Philharmonie, Rachmaninov Hall (Moscow), Laeiszhalle (Hamburg), Liszt Academy Grand Hall (Budapest), Mozarteum of Salzburg, and Teatro Malibran of Venice.
Dóra has appeared as a soloist with Zagreb Chamber Orchestra and MÁV Chamber-Symphony Budapest, conducted by Gábor Takács-Nagy. A highly regarded chamber musician, musical partners have included Joshua Bell, Ferenc Rados, Zoltán Kocsis, Nicholas Altstaedt, Pekka Kuusisto, Vilde Frang, José Gallardo, Peter Frankl, Boris Brovtsyn, Jonathan Cohen, Sergei Nakarjakov, Alexander Sitkovetsky, and Ilya Gringolts.
A founding member of the Kelemen Quartet (2010-2015), one of Hungary’s leading ensembles, Dóra has performed with the quartet in Australia, the USA, India, and throughout Europe. The quartet received 1st Prize at Beijing International Quartet Competition, won the gold medal at the Premio Paolo Borciani Competition in Reggio Emilia and was awarded 2nd Prize, the Audience Prize and the Musica Viva’s Special Prize at the 6th International Chamber Music Competition in Melbourne.