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Grand Opening Festival
Classical Music Series:
Vladimir Dyo and Svetlana Smolina in a Duo Recital
Vladimir Dyo, Violin
Svetlana Smolina, Piano
Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:00 pm
at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
The Solo & Chamber Music Concert Series presents a program of masterpieces by Debussy, Franck, Prokofiev, and Ravel in the beautiful acoustics of the 1867 Sanctuary performed by two of the region's finest artists, violinist Vladimir Dyo and pianist Svetlana Smolina.
The program includes: Claude Debussy, Violin Sonata in G minor; Cesar Franck, Violin Sonata in A major; Sergei Prokofiev, Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major; Ravel, Tzigane.
Founded by violinists Vladimir and Yevgeniy Dyo, the S & CM Concert Series offers outstanding recitals of classical music to communities in the Delaware Valley and beyond. Artists are invited based on their ability to move listeners' hearts, thus making each concert unique and memorable for its beauty and excellence. Each concert program is thoughtfully crafted to meet the highest artistic standards.
From the heart — may it return to the heart! - Beethoven.
Since his debut with the Kazakh State Symphony Orchestra at age 12, Vladimir Dyo has toured and performed in prestigious venues of the former USSR, Europe, Asia, and the United States, including Rachmaninoff Hall, Tchaikovsky Hall, Column Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, UNESCO, KBS Hall, Carnegie Hall and Walt Disney Hall. He has received numerous top awards from national and international competitions (including Grand Prize at the Michelangelo Abbado International Competition in Milan, Italy, 2nd prize at the International Yampolski Violin Competition in Moscow, Russia, etc.), foundations, and politicians. Vladimir has performed on BBC World Service program, and multiple times on Kazakhstan National Radio and Television. In 2015, he was honored to be invited as guest soloist along with coloratura soprano Sumi Jo to perform with Ulsan Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium), and at the United Nations’ Peace Concert at the UN General Headquarters in NY.
Vladimir was featured as soloist and chamber musician at the international music festivals including the Graduates of Moscow Conservatory (Russia), Ost-West-Musikfest, Prague-Vienna-Budapest, and Mozarteum (Austria). The Cliburn Institute (USA), Seoul International Music Camp Festival, GwangJu International Classic Festival (Korea), the iPalpiti International Laureates Festival (Los Angeles, USA), and collaborated with eminent musicians. Critics write: "His mystic contour merged with instrument and hypnotized the audience....Subtlety and flawlessness of Rachmaninoff's endlessly versatile music created such an emotional reaction with the audience that many had tears on their eyes..." — musicologist N. Zemlyakova. "Dyo's Sarasate was dazzling..." — Michael Church, BBC World Service.
His teachers include Svetlana Abdussadykova, Raissa and Aiman Mussahadjaeva in Kazakhstan, where he studied in the famous Baiseitova School and Kazakh National Academy of Music (currently Kazakh National University of Arts). He studied with Dr. Eduard Schmieder at SMU and Temple University. He holds a B.S. in Violin Performance and Pedagogy from the Kazakh National Academy of Music (currently Kazakh National University of Arts), Artist Diploma and M.M. in Violin Performance from Southern Methodist University, and a D.M.A. in Violin Performance from Temple University.
As devoted pedagogue, Dyo continues the traditions of the Bel Canto Violin School (advocated by Schmieder). He currently serves as a full-time faculty member and coordinator of chamber ensembles at the Boyer College of Music and Dance; in addition, bi-annually serves as violin faculty at the Summer and Winter Music Camp Festivals in South Korea. Prior to joining Temple faculty, Dyo taught violin and conducted the symphony orchestra at the Kazakh National Academy of Music, Astana, Kazakhstan; served as violin professor and soloist at the international Summer Music Camp Festival in Seoul, South Korea; served as concertmaster of the Kazakh State Chamber Orchestra, and was featured as faculty member and assistant conductor at the Summit Music Festival in New York. His research interests include application of bel canto style to violin performance, string performance and pedagogy.
Dyo's students have performed at various venues including prestigious Perelman Theater in Philadelphia and Weil Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall in New York, as winners of the international competitions. He has adjudicated the Youth Competition of Korean Musicians Association of Philadelphia in 2010, 2012, and 2014 and the Eastern Division Students Competition of Music Teachers’ National Association in 2011.
In March 2014, Dyo was appointed Concertmaster of the New Jersey Capital Philharmonic, and since 2015 serves as artistic director of the Gloria Youth Orchestra in Cherry Hill, NJ. In 2016, Vladimir co-founded the S&CM Concert Series which offers creative solo and chamber music recitals to communities in the Delaware Valley and beyond.
Svetlana Smolina performed with orchestras and in recitals worldwide. Notable appearances with orchestras include Mariinsky Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher, St.Petersburg, Philharmonic, Orchestra National de France, Odessa and Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, New Florida Philharmonic, Shreveport Symphony, New York Chamber. A frequent guest at festivals worldwide, Ms. Smolina has performed at the Salzburg Festival, Hollywood Bowl, Ravinia Rising Stars, White Nights, Maggio Musicale, Mikkeli, Ruhr, Easter, Rotterdam Phillips Gergiev, International Gilmore, Settimane Musicali di Stresa, Michelangeli, Hennessy Artists Series at Hanoi Opera House, The Voice of Music in Upper Galilee,in Royal Covent Garden Opera, Mariinsky 3 Concert Hall, Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory, Mozarteum, Merkin Hall, Kravis Center, NJPAC, Gulbenkian Foundation, Grand Artists Series in Tel-Aviv, Academia Santa Cecilia in Rome.
Recent recordings include Stravinsky’s Igor Stravinsky Les noces (Valery Gergiev, conductor on Decca/Phillips and on Mariinsky Label which received ICMA award for Best Choral Work in 2011), a recording of solo Chopin Album for the Chopin iTunes Project, Benjamin Britten Young Apollo live recording from Walt Disney Hall for BCM+D records and many broadcasts for NPR, BBC, PBS, RAI, Cultura TV and other networks.
In the summer of 2011 Svetlana joined iPalpiti Festival of International Laureates in Los Angeles, making her debut at Walt Disney Concert Hall with iPalpiti Orchestra (Eduard Schmieder, conductor). Since 2011 Svetlana is directing piano program at Philadelphia International Music Festival. In 2014 Svetlana was appointed as Artist in Residence in Temple University's Esther Boyer College of Music and Dance, in the Department of Instrumental Studies.
In 2014 Svetlana won “Live on Stage” live showcases and was chosen as their only Classical Pianist Artist for 2015-16 season. This upcoming tour brings her to more than 20 states. Svetlana recently was featured and gave an interview for Keyboard Magazine Other collaborations include a series of concerts with Robert Davi and Dave Konig at Eisenhower Park, Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater presented by Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. In 2014-15 Vadim Repin gave a series of concerts /presentation with Svetlana at the residences of Ambassador of Russia in Washington DC and in London UK for Maestro Repin‘s Trans-Siberian Art Festival. Their recent recital in March 2015 in Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada received an astonishing critical acclaim. In July 2015 they performed a recital as part of "2015 – Russian Year in Monaco" in the Salle Garnier, Monte-Carlo Opera. This "Summer Dream" Gala evening was organized in aid of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.
In 2015-16 season Svetlana opened the season with Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional Juvenil in Lima, Peru, and was chosen as the soloist on the New Year tour to China with Dublin Philharmonic/ Maestro Derek Gleeson performing Rachmaninoff Concerto throughout in 7 cities includingSuzhou Grand Theater, Harbin New Opera House and Harbin Concert Hall, Wuhan Qintai Concert Hall, Tianjin Grand Theater and in Changsha opening its new Concert Hall.
Highlights of 2016 include performances and recordings at the inauguration year opening of Tippet Rise Festival in Montana together with Christopher O’Riley, its founding director; duo recital with Vadim Repin at Cartagena Music Festival in newly renovated Teatro Colon, Bogota for “2017 Columbia- France Year ” and recital debuts in Buenos Aires and Cordoba, Argentina.
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September 22, 2016
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