Virtuoso pianist Oleg Maisenberg to play in Sofia

Photo: Sofia Philharmonic Oleg Maisenberg

The outstanding pianist Oleg Maisenberg is set to play for the Bulgarian audience on 1 July at Bulgaria Hall in Sofia. Together with the Sofia Philharmonic, he will perform Rachmaninoff's brilliant Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. The programme of the concert, to be conducted by Oleg Ptashnikov, will also include Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 1.

A world-renowned musician, Oleg Maisenberg is one of those pianists whose tours are invariably successful. His resume includes collaborations with orchestras such as the Israel Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic, etc. He frequently appears with chamber orchestras such as the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - New York, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Wiener Virtuosen (members of the Vienna Philharmonic), Kremerata Baltica, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie - Bremen, and the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra. He has an ongoing collaboration with violinist Gidon Kremer, which dates back to their youth years in Russia.

Oleg Maisenberg has appeared at some of the most popular festivals in Salzburg, Vienna, Lockenhaus, Lucerne, Berlin, Florence and Edinburgh as well as at the Ruhr Piano Festival and the Sviatoslav Richter Festival in Moscow, among others.

One of the high points of his career is a series of 12 recitals he performed at the Wiener Konzerthaus during the 1994/95 season, with every concert dedicated to a different composer.

Maisenberg became an honorary member of the Wiener Konzerthaus Society in 1995 and was awarded the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art, I Degree, in 2005 - Austria's most prestigious accolade recognising exceptional contribution to the culture of the country.

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