Archive for February 2011
P.S. ……. just found an interesting photo which was taken after my conducting debut in Berlin on the 25th December 2008 (yes it was Christmas day!).
Guy Braunstein (shown in this picture on the left) is the 1st Concertmeister of the Berlin Philharmonic. He was the soloist in the Beethoven Violin Concerto.
When updating the website we looked for more photographs of Rimma and found this lovely one in Czechoslovakia which was in a local newspaper . At this time Rimma was touring the
country after winning First Prize in Prague. On the tour she performed four violin concertos composed by Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Glazounov and Bach, and was accompanied by different orchestras. In addition, Rimma performed solo recitals .
This photo was taken after a very successful concert in Pisek, a town famous because of Otakar Szevchik who was one of founders of violin school in Czechoslovakia in early 20th Century. Rimma has very fond memories of this concert.
The second photo (below) was taken in New York by the organist Michael Lieberman during her first years in the USA in the 1980′s when she was re-establishing her career again after leaving the USSR.
The year 2010 ended with some great performances from Rimma Sushanskaya as she travelled between the Ukraine and Berlin.
On the 20th of November, Rimma started in Kiev conducting The State Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine with the programme:
- Mozart-Symphony No. 29, in A Major
- Shostakovich-Symphony No. 7, “Leningrad”, Op. 60
This was followed by 4 concerts in Berlin where Rimma Sushanskaya conducted the Berlin Sinfonietta and featuring Michael Barenboim on the violin. This was a hectic seasonal series of concerts as they commenced on the 25th December at the Berlin Philharmonic Chamber Hall, moved to the Berliner Dom on the 27th of December and then onto the Berlin Philharmonic Chamber Hall on the 29th of December and finally at the Franzosisches Dom on the 30th December.
The programme at the four concerts included:
- Mozart- Violin Concerto No. 5, in A Major
- Mozart-Symphony No. 29, A Major
- Dvorak- Serenade for strings in E Major, Op.22
- J.(Jr.) Strauss- Pizzicato Polka
We hope to get extracts of the performances on the website soon.