Viktor TRETYAKOV – Violin

 

Masterclass: July 10th – July 15th

Class complete – WAITING LIST ONLY

Location: SIRMIONE

Viktor Tretiakov è nato in Siberia nel 1946 in una famiglia di musicisti. All’età di sei anni iniziò ad apprendere la musica nella scuola di Irkutsk, dove prese lezioni di violino dal M° Gordin. Un anno più tardi il giovane talento fu mandato a Mosca per entrare nella Scuola Centrale del Conservatorio di Mosca. Qui studiò con il Prof. Jurij Jankelevic, un insegnante che ha seguito con cura molti famosi violinisti russi. Jankelevic restò l’insegnante di Tretiakov per tutti i corsi del Conservatorio ed anche nel corso di specializzazione.

Viktor Tretiakov si aggiudicò il Primo Premio al Concorso Ciaikovskij di Mosca, nel 1966. David Ojstrach soleva dire di lui: “Tretiakov è il talento più autentico e seducente che abbia incontrato nel nostro Paese.” Si esibisce spesso nel suo paese e all’estero con i più prestigiosi solisti e direttori d’orchestra del mondo. Ha tenuto concerti nelle maggiori città europee ed americane. In Italia ha già effettuato diverse tournèe come solista ed ha suonato con le orchestre sinfoniche della RAI di Torino e Roma.

Nel nostro Paese è conosciuto per le sue periodiche esibizioni con Jurij Bashmet, Svjatoslav Richter e Natalia Gutman. Per un lungo periodo è stato anche direttore dell’Orchestra da Camera di Stato dell’URSS (prima di lui diretta da Barshaj). Dal 1993 al 1994 dirige l’Orchestra da Camera di Monaco. Numerose le sue incisioni di CD con le principali case discografiche. Attualmente alterna la sua attività di solista con l’attività didattica è difatti insegnante al Conservatorio Statale “Ciaikovskij” di Mosca, al Conservatorio di Monaco in Germania e a Turku in Finlandia.

 

 

Son of a musician who played in the military band in Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, he showed an extraordinary musical talent at a very early age. In 1956 he entered Yury Yankelevich’s class at the Moscow Central School of Music, later entering the Moscow Conservatoire.

In 1966, at the age of 19 he won the first prize in the Third International Tchaikovsky Competitionand was invited to appear on several international concert tours – something that had become much easier after the pioneering visits outside the Soviet Union by artists such as Richter, Gilels, Rostropovich, and Oistrakh. Influence of the last could be noticed in Tretyakov’s interpretations and also in his choice of the repertoire. His unique style is supported by impeccable technique and deep musical insight, created by an expressive phrasing. Tretyakov favour great romantic violin concertos such as Brahms, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius and music of Prokofiev and Shostakovich.

Named a People’s Artist of the USSR in 1987,[2] Tretyakov was granted the Russian Prize for the encouragement of achievements in art and literature “Triumph”. He is laureate of the Shostakovich Prize, awarded by the Yuri Bashmet International Charitable Foundation, and the Glinka State Prize of the RSFSR (1981) (other recipients include the Borodin Quartet and composer Valery Gavrilin), and recently was awarded “the Order of Service to the Fatherland” by President Vladimir Putin.

Since winning the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1966, Tretyakov has performed with almost every major orchestra in the world, including Berlin, Vienna, Moscow, St. Petersburg, London, Los Angeles, and Munich Philharmonic Orchestras, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Staatskapelle Dresden, Bamberg SO, NDR Hamburg, WDR Cologne, NHK Symphony, the Kirov Orchestra, the Concertgebouw Orhestra of Amsterdam, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Symphony, and symphony orchestras of Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Atlanta, Detroit, San Francisco, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Toronto, and many others. He has worked with conductors including Rostropovich, Ormandy, Temirkanov, Alekseev, Jochum, Krips, Gergiev, Fedoseyev, Maazel, Kempe, Jansons, Järvi, Levine, Mehta, von Dohnanyi, Penderecki, Previn, and Kondrashin. He plays a 1772 Nicolo Gagliano violin.

For many years, Tretyakov has taught at the Moscow State Conservatory. In 1996, he took a teaching post in Cologne, Germany. From 1986 to 1994, he was the jury president of the International Tchaikovsky Competition. Additionally, he has served as a jury member of competitions in Brussels, Hanover, Sendai, Moscow, Helsinki, Zagreb, and many others. His notable students include Ilya Kaler, Natalia Likhopoi, Evgeny Bushkov, Sergei Stadler, and Daniel Austrich.

An active chamber musician, Tretyakov has performed together with Mstislav Rostropovich, Svyatoslav Richter, the Borodin Quartet, Oleg Kagan, David Geringas, Evgeny Kissin, and Elisabeth Leonskaja. Together with Vassily Lobanov, Yuri Bashmet, and Natalia Gutman, he has formed a piano quartet, in which he performs regularly. Their performances include concerts in Moscow, Berlin, Munich, Istanbul, Paris, Athens, Lisbon, and Copenhagen.