At last we have got "The Baroque in the Open Air" as nature is omnipresent in the Baroque music!
At last the Baroque style will find itself where it belongs naturally – in the open air. So, dear geeks who are into the Baroque, you've got a good cause to rejoice. We have prepared a programme, in which nature is expressively present in various style clusters and conceptual dimensions inherent in the 18th century. Nature as nature proper and nature as a metaphor. We specifically invite the admirers of Rousseau, Stern, de Sade and other intellectuals of the Enlightenment as after the concert you will definitely have something to discuss under Sofia's famous ash-treeJ
In the concert, Open Opera Ukraine musicians will be playing and singing under the baton of Ilia Korol, a famous multi-style violinist-viola player-conductor!
Conductor: Ilia Korol (Austria)
Soloists: Inna Husieva (soprano), Anna Tverdova (soprano), Ihor Voronka (bass)
Baroque orchestra Open Opera Ukraine
Concert host: Anna Gadetska
The Ukrainian violinist, violist and conductor, Ilia Korol, is an internationally acclaimed artist.
A true specialist in Early Music, he is widely regarded as one of the best in his field. He has performed at the most important festivals in Europe, Asia, and the USA. He played with orchestras such as the Musica Antiqua Köln (Director: Reinhard Goebel), with which he toured the USA with concerts in venues like Carnegie Hall in New York, Disney Hall in Los Angeles, Berkeley, Santa Barbara and Santa Monica.
He has performed as concert-master and soloist with different orchestras: the Orchester Wiener Akademie (since October 2008), Baroque Orchestra Musica Angelica Los Angeles (since October 2010), The Bach Ensemble (Director: Joshua Rifkin) and the Spanish Baroque Orchestra RCOC from from Barcelona. He was also a member of the ensemble Ars Antiqua Austria and the Clemencic Consort. In 2003, Ilia Korol and Julia Moretti founded the chamber orchestra moderntimes1800, which he conducted at the Ruhr-Triennale Festival (2005), the Salzburger Festspiele (2006), at the Theater an der Wien, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Rheingau Music Festival, at the Innsbruck Festwochen Festival, the Wiener Festwochen (2004), at the Festival De La Chaise Dieu and at the Händel Festspiele Halle. Over the years, famous conductors and soloists worked with moderntimes1800, including Juliane Banse,
Florian Boesch, Max Emanuel Cencic, Karina Gauvin, Vivica Genaux, Reinhard Goebel, René Jacobs, Simone Kermes, Patricia Petibon, Christoph Prégardien and Julian Prégardien, Anna Prohaska, Daniel Reuss, Michael Schade, Daniel Taylor, Lawrence Zazzo and others. Ilia Korol has led orchestras in Spain, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, USA and other countries.
Numerous CD recordings attest his lively chamber music activities as well. His last CD publication includes the first recording of Johannes Brahms Violin Sonatas on historical instruments with Natalia Grigorieva (CD of the month and the year of 'music web international').
The world premiere recording of Violin Sonatas by George Onslow with Norbert Zeilberger was awarded a Diapason d'Or and was enthusiastically received by the press. The recording "Sinfonias from the nlightenment"with moderntimes1800 was awarded a Diapason d'Or as well.
As a passionate teacher, Ilia Korol holds numerous master-classes at the Academy of Performing Arts in Vienna, at the Moscow Conservatory, at the Belgrade Music Academy, at the Gmunden Austria Baroque Academy, at the Innsbruck Festival, at UCLA and Los Angeles, amongst others. From 2008 to 2010 Ilia Korol was a lecturer in an early music education course at the University Mozarteum Salzburg, Innsbruck. Some of his students have become internationally renowned artists.
Ilia Korol has been living in Austria since 1997 (currently in Vienna) and acquired Austrian citizenship in 2001 for his musical achievements. His engagements for this 2018- 2019 season include a concert with J.S. Bach's Johannes-Passion (BWV 245) in Madrid as well as Dido and Aeneas in his native Ukraine.