Winter Season 2019 – Concert 2


Weber: Der Freischutz Overture
Elgar: Cello Concerto in e minor, Op. 85
Sibelius: Symphony no.1 in e minor, Op. 39

Conductor : Yasuo Shinozaki

In a remarkably short time, Yasuo Shinozaki has acquired a truly international reputation for his emotionally direct style of music making and his musical knowledge. Born in Japan, he studied in Vienna, Siena and the United States under Leopold Hager, Myung-Whun Chung, Seiji Ozawa and Bernard Haitink. Yasuo Shinozaki first came to prominence on the international scene in Finland, winning the Second International Sibelius Conducting Competition in 2000. He then spent three successful years as Assistant Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where he conducted an unprecedented number of concerts and engaged in the education and community events and the LA Philharmonic New Music Group.

Soloist : Alexander Ramm, cello

Alexander Ramm is one of the mostgifted and sought-after cellists of his generation. His game combines such qualities as virtuosity, deep insight into the composer’s intent, emotional, respect for the sound production and artistic individuality.

He is the winner of the silver medal of the International Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow, 2015), the winner of many other music competitions, including the Beijing International Competition and the First All-Russian Music Competition. Alexander Ramm is currently the first and so far the only representative of Russia who has become a laureate of one of the most prestigious cello competitions of the Paulo Cello Competition in Helsinki (2013).