CONCERT HALL HRVATSKI DOM SPLIT: Arthur Kaganovskiy, violin & Philippe Raskin, piano

CONCERT HALL HRVATSKI DOM SPLIT: Arthur Kaganovskiy, violin & Philippe Raskin, piano

Location: Concert Hall Hrvatski dom Split - Ive Tijardović Concert Hall (Tončićeva 1, 21000 Split)

Date: January 25, 2024,  starting at 7:30 PM

The Russian violinist Arthur Kaganovskiy and Belgian pianist Philippe Raskin share a series of outstanding collaborations in the performance of some of the most beautiful chamber works for violin and piano by composers such as César Franck, Maurice Ravel, Richard Strauss, Ludwig van Beethoven, and many others. Known for his intense richness of tone, exceptional technique, and musicality, Arthur Kaganovskiy was discovered at the age of six when he began studying under the guidance of the renowned violinist Isaac Stern.

He has received numerous awards and is a graduate of the Juilliard School, refining his skills under the mentorship of Pinchas Zukerman, Grigory Kalinovsky, Zachar Bron, and others. He made his debut at Carnegie Hall in 2007, and since then, his performances have taken him across Europe, North and South America, as well as China, collaborating with a variety of distinguished orchestras and conductors. Kaganovskiy has released several albums featuring works by Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Schubert, and others. He plays on a Pietro Guarneri violin from Venice, dating back to 1730, and an Ex-V.Pykayzen Carl Antonio Testore violin from 1725.

Philippe Raskin is an artist with a broad range of activities: he serves as the artistic director of the International Piano Competition Cesar Franck in Brussels and the International Music Festival Paris, where his performances are described as a "model of radiant authority (...), brilliant, generous, dedicated, and controlled." (MDM, La Libre Belgique) He studied at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Brussels and at the High School of Music Queen Sofia in Madrid, under pedagogues such as Dmitry Bashkirov and Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden.

Raskin has won numerous international competitions and performs both as a soloist and in various chamber music collaborations, as well as a soloist with several prestigious orchestras worldwide. In 2009, he opened his own music school for specialized piano instruction. Raskin served as the artistic director of the Resonances Musique de Chambre festival and teaches at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels. He is a member of the international piano faculty in Brescia and is involved in the International Academy for Music and the Arts in Vienna.

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