(Friday, November 15, 2013)
New digital release of virtuoso violinist Volodja Balzalorsky
Live recordings from Belgrade, Vienna and Rogaska Slatina
Volodja Balzalorsky, violin
Hinko Haas, piano (Franck)
Christoph Theiler, piano (Brahms, Grieg)
Cesar Franck (1822-1890): Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major
Allegretto poco mosso
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in D minor op.108
Un poco presto e con sentimento
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907): Sonata for Violin and Piano No.3 in C minor op. 45
Allegro molto ed appassionato
Romanza Allegretto molto espressivo
Label: Cantabel Productions
Producer: Volodja Balzalorsky
Recorded LIVE at Kolarac Hall in Belgrade by Cantabel Productions (International concert series Violin virtuosos, april 1988 Franck),
at Boesendorfer Hall in Vienna by Cantabel Productions (International Chamber Music series, 07/03 1996 ‚Äì Brahms)
and Crystal Hall in Rogaska Slatina by Radio Slovenia Regionalni RTV center Maribor (Festival Rogaska Summer‚ September 1995: Grieg)
Cantabel Label Catalog Number: CPSDA01
The Orchard Digital UPC: 888003033511
Worldwide digital distribution through The Orchard 11/15/2013
released 15 November 2013
Volodja Balzalorsky from Ljubljana, Slovenia, performs internationally as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician.
Numerous highly praised concerts, broadcasts, CD, and TV recordings in various countries have established his reputation as an artist with a sensitive, intelligent, and intuitive gift of interpretation, a polished technique, and a rich, full tone.
Volodja is particularly active in the field of chamber music. He works with many international groups and ensembles. He has built long-term partnerships with several musicians, including pianists Christoph Theiler, Hinko Haas, Aleksandar Serdar, and Peter Caelen, percussionist Amy Lynne Barber, and his fellow members of the Amael Trio, pianist Tatjana Ognjanovic, later pianist Zoltan Peter and cellist Damir Hamidullin.
For his artistic achievements, he was awarded several international music awards:
He is Two Time Winner and Four-Time Nominee of Independent Music Awards.
Volodja is also the recipient of several further international music awards such as The Hollywood Music in Media Award, The Inland Empire Music Award, The Ontario Independent Music Award, The Canary Island Music Award, and Julij Betetto Music Award.
Romantic Violin Sonatas: Franck, Brahms, Grieg – Volodja Balzalorsky Live Selection Vol.1
CHRISTOPH THEILER, from Vienna, is internationally acclaimed concert pianist and composer.
He won several piano competitions – “Dr.Drexel” Prize, “Pegasus” Prize of Vienna, as well as competitions for composition -“Prize of the City Stuttgart, Composition Prize “Luis de Narvaez” of Granada, Prize of „Ivan Spassov – Foundation“ in Bulgaria etc.
He has toured throughout Europe. As a member of the Duo Balzalorsky – Theiler, he has also made numerous recordings (Radio, TV, CD) in various countries.
He has emerged as a very successful composer and continues with his intensive career as a composer.
He received several Music Awards, among others Julij Betetto Music Award . He is also The Just Plain Folks Music Award 2006 Nominee – Best chamber music album.
He received also the Preseren award of the Academy of Music and the Preseren award of the University of Ljubljana.
He has collaborated with several soloists and ensembles (Violin-Piano Duo with Volodja Balzalorsky, Les percussions de Strasbourg, Taipei Chamber Orchestra, Igor Ozim, Wolfgang Panhofer, Ana Pusar Jeric, piano duo with Aci Bertoncelj, Ljubljana Piano Trio, Trio Syringa, trio Pro Musica Nova…).
He gave concerts in Slovenia, Austria, Italy, Germany, Swizerland, Belgium, Russia, Taiwan, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and performed with Slovene and foreign orchestras and conductors. He has been a guest of Ljubljana International Summer festival, Ohrid Summer festival and World Music Days 2003.
Since 1992 he was Professor of piano at the Academy of Music of University of Ljubljana.