Balzalorsky to play at Akbank artcenter
Recently awarded with international awards Slovenian violinist artist Volodja Balzalorsky will take the stage Dec. 29 at the Akbank Art Center for music lovers.Award-winning Slovenian violinist Volodja Balzalorsky will take the stage Dec. 29 at the Akbank Art Center.
Numerous highly praised concerts, broadcasts, CD and TV recordings in various countries have established Balzalorsky’s reputation as an artist with a sensitive, intelligent and intuitive gift of interpretation, a polished technique, as well as a rich, full tone.
The violinist was recently honored with several International Music Awards, including the Hollywood Music in Media Award in 2009 - Best Classical; The Inland Empire Music Award Music Award 2008 - Best International Artist; the Ontario Independent Music Award 2007 - Best International Artist; the Canary Island Music Award 2007 - Best Interpretation; the Julij Betetto Music Award 2006; nominations for the Los Angeles Music Award 2007 and 2008, as well as the nomination for the Hollywood Music Award 2008 - Classical.
Balzalorsky has been a guest artist at international festivals and concert series in various countries and is particularly active in the field of chamber music. He works with many international groups and ensembles and for several years has successfully performed in duo with pianists Christoph Theiler and Hinko Haas.
Critics have commented on the degree to which he is able to develop and maintain unity with his musical partners in this milieu, presenting an exceptional harmony of ease and authenticity of performance.
He is a member of the Amael Piano Trio, the Trio Ritratto dell’amore and a member and artistic director of Ensemble Ouverture. Balzalorsky also performs in duo with renowned American-Russian pianist Vladislav Kovalsky; the two performed very successfully together at Carnegie Hall in New York in September 2005.
One of Balzalorsky’s specialties is the development of a repertoire for violin solo and percussion. His recent collaboration with renowned American percussionist Amy Lynn Barber, with whom he performed in the Percussion Plus Project at the Interlochen Arts Center in the United States, and repeated in Prague and in Venice, to much acclaim. Balzalorsky’s special interests include the promotion of contemporary music. Several known composers have written music especially for him.
Balzalorsky has made extensive live and archival radio and TV recordings throughout Europe and the U.S.
Recently four CDs were released as part of his LIVE Collection; five more are planned for release on the CANTABEL label, which is supported by the Slovenian Ministry for Culture and the City of Ljubljana and features added releases by EROICA, a well-known U.S. label that features great classical artists worldwide.
The live collection of Balzalorsky is a unique presentation featuring the violinist with his chamber music partners from 1985 to the present. The performances are taken from live national broadcasts, international festivals and concert series around the world.
The concert starts at 8 p.m.