NOMINATED FOR THE OPUS KLASSIK AWARDS 2022
"YOUNG TALENT OF THE YEAR"&
"BEST CHAMBER MUSIC RECORDING OF THE YEAR"
3TH OF NOVEMBER 2022
PREMIER OF DOUBLE CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN & CELLO BY GORDON HAMILTON WITH JULIA SMIRNOVA & DÜSSELDORF SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
This concert is part of the NEW CLASSIC DUO project and suportet by DMR - German Music Council
Cellist Konstantin Manaev is regarded as one of the most versatile and sought-after artists of his generation. He regularly performs as soloist in concert halls throughout Europe.
His repertoire is extraordinarily broad, encompassing works from the earliest Baroque to contemporary music.
Konstantin Manaev has been nominated twice for the OPUS KLASSIK 2022 awards in the categories “Young Talent of the Year” and “Best Chamber Music Recording of the Year” for his two new albums (“Love Stories” with pianist Danae Dörken and “The Songs of Our Neighbours” with violinist Julia Smirnova).
Many modern composers have dedicated new works to Konstantin including the well known Austrian composer Johanna Doderer, whos cello concerto he premiered this year.
Konstantin has won numerous international music competitions and regularly plays as a soloist with renowned orchestras in Europe.
The Songs of our Neighbours
«Primarily contemporary works for violin and cello are presented by the musical couple Julia Smirnova and Konstantin Manaev, who also have a personal connection to them. Kodaly’s duo, which they have cultivated for a long time, is both the musical and factual center of their recording.»