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Estonian composer Arvo Part's spiritual music radiates haunting visions of otherworldly beauty; revered for its mesmeric integrity, his music has spread far beyond the boundaries of the concert hall. Here performing three of Part's enigmatic masterpieces, Viktoria Mullova is known the world over as a violinist of exceptional versatility, her extraordinary talent first capturing international attention when she won first prize at the 1980 Sibelius Competition in Helsinki. She is joined by Concertmaster of the Oxford Philharmonic, Carmine Lauri as the second violin soloist for Tabula Rasa. Sibelius's symphonic works are remarkable for their vivid evocation of Finnish landscapes - the fifth symphony concluding with a blazing orchestral triumph.
Russian-born world class violinist who studied at the Central Music School of Moscow and at the Moscow Conservatoire. Her extraordinary virtuosity captured international attention when she won first prize at the 1980 Sibelius Competition in Helsinki and the Gold Medal at the Tchaikovsky Competition in 1982. 'Among mainstream big-name violin soloists, Viktoria Mullova is rare in her enthusiasm for period style and historical practice' (The Sunday Times) 'Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata is one of the miracles of the repertory... and is here freshly re-imagined by Mullova' (The Observer) 'This new Viktoria Mullova release will probably raise as many hackles as it does roars of approval' (The Daily Telegraph, May 2010).
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Classical pianist and conductor.
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Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
The Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the leading orchestras in the UK. Praised as "excellent" by Gramophone Magazine and ˜thoroughly impressive" by BBC Music Magazine, the Orchestra's reputation is based on the uncompromising artistic standards of its founder and Music Director, Marios Papadopoulos, and maintained by some of the finest musicians in the UK. Established in 1998 and formerly known as Oxford Philomusica, the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra occupies a unique position within the UK orchestral landscape. As an orchestra of the highest quality, the Oxford Philharmonic attracts some of the world's greatest artists to appear in its series at Christopher Wren's Sheldonian Theatre, including Sir Andras Schiff, Valery Gergiev, Lang Lang, Maria-Joao Pires, Renee Fleming, Pinchas Zukerman, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Anne-Sophie Mutter and Nigel Kennedy.
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