Double... dream

Elly Suh, violin
Miriam Prandi, cello
ORT-Orchestra della Toscana
Arseni Shkaptsov, conductor

Aug. 2, 9:15 p.m.
Rotonda Vassallo – Lerici


Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Double Concerto in A minor for violin, cello and orchestra, op. 102
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Vivace non troppo

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Symphony no. 7 in A major, op. 92
I. Poco sostenuto – Vivace
II. Allegretto
III. Scherzo: Presto – Trio: Assai meno presto
IV. Allegro con brio


The concert is scheduled to begin at 9:15 pm.  The kind audience is advised to arrive early to take their seats.

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Elly Suh, violin
Praised as “a sensitive and absorbing interpreter” (Musical America), violinist Elly Suh has received numerous prizes at international competitions including the Naumburg, Moscow David Oistrakh, Premio Paganini, Indianapolis, Michael Hill, and Leipzig Bach Competition, amongst others. Recent and forthcoming highlights include performances with the Orchestra della Toscana, Orchestra della Magna Grecia, Berliner Symphoniker, Korean Chamber Orchestra, Leipzig Pauliner Ensemble, NY Classical Players, and the Lviv Philharmonic. She has appeared on such stages as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Seoul Arts Center, Lotte Concert Hall, and performed at the Salzburger Festspiele, Al Bustan Festival, and Lerici Festival. Elly Suh studied at The Juilliard School in New York and the Mozarteum University of Salzburg under the guidance of Pierre Amoyal, Robert Mann, Joel Smirnoff, and Sally Thomas. She plays on a Guarneri del Gesù violin, through the kind assistance of Florian Leonhard Fine Violins.

Miriam Prandi, cello
Italian cellist Miriam Prandi is recognized as one of the fastest rising stars of her generation, winning praise for her passionate performances and deep rich tone. Ms. Prandi is the winner of the 2014 Rahn Musikpreis in Zürich, personally awarded by Chairman Sol Gabetta. Following her performance of the Dvořák Cello Concerto at Zurich Tonhalle, she was praised by the Schweizer Musikzeitung for her “sincerity of expression which is surprising for her young age” and that “one gets the impression that the cellist lives only within her playing.” More recent highlights include celebrated debuts at the Milan’s Teatro alla Scala with Accademia della Scala Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Fedoseyev for the MITO Festival, At the Firenze Opera for Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, l’Auditorium Rai for Unione Musicale di Torino, Gstaad Menuhin Festival, Tonhalle Zurich e in veste di solista ha collaborato con direttori come Neeme Järvi, Andris Poga, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Michele Mariotti, Gianluca Marcianò. As pupil of Natalia Gutman in Fiesole and Vienna Ms. Prandi received her Soloist Master degree from the Hochschule der Kuenste Bern where she was a student of Antonio Meneses. She is also strongly influenced by her further studies with Ivan Monighetti. In addition to her activities as a solo cellist and pianist, Ms. Prandi is an avid chamber musician performing throughout Europe in such prestigious venues as Berlin Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Berlin, Rheingau Music Festival, Konzerthaus Vienna, among others. 2016-2018 she has been member of the delian::quartett and has recorded the entire Bach ‘Art of Fugue’ at the Deutschlandfunk Köln for the label Oehms Classics. Miriam Prandi performs on a cello by Giovanni Grancino (Milan, 1712), a generous loan from Fondazione Pro Canale Onlus.

Arseni Shkaptsov, conductor
“Secure and smooth, Arseniy Shkaptsov’s conducting shows great mastery of the difficult repertoire, guiding the orchestra through sudden changes in tempo and dynamics without leaving any room for mistakes and creating a wonderful dialogue with the piano in a balanced conversation” (from: Cremona Evening). Arseniy Shkaptsov was recently appointed assistant director to Vladimir Fedoseev (Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra in Moscow and artistic director of the United Soloists Orchestra in Switzerland). The highlights of the 2022/23 season include his debut with the Athens Camerata in Greece. Among his mentors are personalities such as Paavo and Neeme Järvi, Daniele Gatti, and Vladimir Fedoseev. His symphonic activity includes Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana (Switzerland), Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra (Czech Republic), Rousse Philharmonic Orchestra (Bulgaria), Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra (Russia), Italian Youth Orchestra, Baltic Sea Philharmonic (Germany), Orchestra del Teatro Comunale San Teodoro (Italy), and the Estonian Youth Orchestra. He has collaborated with extraordinary musicians such as Kurt Masur, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Mario Venzago, Arturo Tamayo, Ennio Morricone, Martha Argerich, Mikhail Pletnev, Stefano Bollani, Jiulia Fischer, and Gidon Kremer.