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Leipzig Viola Ensemble

The Leipzig Viola Ensemble is a young formation founded by famous Tatjana Masurenko. Its members are active and former students of her class at the university of Music and Theatre Leipzig.

Tatjana’s idea is to increase the popularity of music originally written for viola ensembles and viola solo. A great amount of original music for viola ensemble with interesting sound ideas, unexpected characters exists – it opens a new sight on the viola as a concert instrument.

Tatjana Masurenko is a successful viola professor and leads a wonderful viola class at the University of Music and Theatre Leipzig. Many of her pupils are renowned soloist, professors and solo players in orchestras. For Tatjana it was quite a necessity to found this ensemble to be able to introduce young and highly professional viola players to the public.

Programme

  • York Bowen, Quartett for four violas
  • Georg Philipp Telemann, Concerto for four violas in e-flat major
  • Gordon Jacob, Suite for six violas
  • Georg Philipp Telemann, Concerto for four violas in a major
  • Benjamin Dale, Andante and Rondo apassionato for eight violas
  • Aram Khachaturian, Fragments from the ballet suite “Gaiane”
  • Nejat Başeğmezler, diverse pieces for viola ensemble
  • Encore miniatures by Gershwin, Shostakovitch, and the Beatles

Former members

Yuri Bondarev – from St. Petersburg, member of the Gewandhaus Orchestra Academy and Academy Quartett
Adam Newman – British graduate from Royal Academy of Music, founder of Cappa Ensemble London
Jeung In Byun – Winner of Korean Viola Competition, one of the best young Korean viola soloists
Bretislav Hera – Czech, very famous in new music scene in Leipzig, playing a lot of new compositions for viola
Cenk Erbiner – Turkish, extremely talented player and composer, founder of World Music Ensemble Leipzig
Ali Başeğmezler – Turkish, one of the best players of solo and chamber music repertoire in Turkey, solo violist of chamber Orchestra Camerata Athens in Megaron
Antonina Shvyduk – Ukrainian, extremely active in chamber music, solo violist of Bielefeld Philharmonic Orchestra
Linda Leharova – free lance chamber musician
Martin Smykal – solo violist in the Aachen Symphony Orchestra
Maria Burghoff – viola pedagogue
Khatchatur Yengoyan

Dmitri Schostakowitsch, Präludium Nr. 10 op. 34 für Viola und Klavier
Roglit Ishay – piano

Dmitri Schostakowitsch, Präludium Nr. 10 op. 34 für Viola und Klavier http://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/00-Schostakowitsch-Präludium-Nr.-10-TM.mp3

Dmitri Shostakovich, Prelude no. 24 op. 34 for viola and piano
Roglit Ishay - piano

Dmitri Shostakovich, Prelude no. 24 op. 34 for viola and piano http://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/1-Schostakowitsch-Präludium-24-TM.mp3

Moritz Gagern, Auffädeln“ for viola and speaker
Brigitte Fassbaender - speaker

Moritz Gagern, Auffädeln“ for viola and speaker http://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/2-Moritz-Gagern-Auffädeln.mp3

Alexander Glasunow, Elegie op. 44 for viola and piano
Roglit Ishay - piano

Alexander Glasunow, Elegie op. 44 for viola and piano http://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/3-Glasunow-Elegie_TM.mp3

Sally Beamish, concert no. 1 for viola and orchestra
NDR Radiophilharmonie, Garry Walker - conductor

Sally Beamish, concert no. 1 for viola and orchestra http://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/4-Beamish-Konzert_TM.mp3

Sergej Prokofiew, Romeo and Julia (ballett suite), arrangement: Vadim Borisovsky, no. 4, Montagues and Capulets (Dance of the Knights), Allegro pesante
Roglit Ishay - piano

Sergej Prokofiew, Romeo and Julia (ballett suite), arrangement: Vadim Borisovsky, no. 4, Montagues and Capulets (Dance of the Knights), Allegro pesante http://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/5-Prokofiew-Romeo+Julia-Montagues-TM.mp3

Bruno Maderna, Viola for Viola solo (live)
Tatjana Masurenko - Viola

Bruno Maderna, Viola for Viola solo (live) http://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/6-Maderna-Viola.mp3

William Walton, concert for viola and orchestra, 1st mouvement, Andante commodo
NDR Radiophilharmonie, Garry Walker - conductor

William Walton, concert for viola and orchestra, 1st mouvement, Andante commodo http://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/7-Walton-Konzert-1.-Satz.mp3

Igor Strawinsky, „Elégie“
Tatjana Masurenko - viola

Igor Strawinsky, „Elégie“ http://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/8-Strawinsky-Elegie-TM.mp3

Piotr Tschaikowski, Valse sentimentale op. 51 Nr. 6 for viola and piano
Roglit Ishay - piano

Piotr Tschaikowski, Valse sentimentale op. 51 Nr. 6 for viola and piano http://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/9-Tschaikowsky-Vals-sentimentale-TM.mp3

Edison Denisow, Chamber Music for viola, harpsichord and strings
Gewandhausorchester, Michael Agrest - conductor

Edison Denisow, Chamber Music for viola, harpsichord and strings http://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/10-Denisow-Kammermusik_TM.mp3

A. Zyganow, Introduction and Czardas (live)
Yaruss-Quartett

A. Zyganow, Introduction and Czardas (live) http://tatjanamasurenko.de/wp-content/uploads/11-A.-Zyganow-Introduktion-und-Czardas-TM.mp3

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