Arcadi Volodos Arcadi Volodos
03.10 | 7.30 p.m.
Biel/Bienne | Logensaal
Arcadi Volodos - piano

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Sonate in f-moll D. 625

6 Moments musicaux op. 94 D.780
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Prelude in cis-moll op. 3 no. 2
Prelude in Ges-Dur op. 23 no. 10
Prelude in b-moll op. 32 Nr. 10
Melodie op. 21 no. 7 (arr. Volodos)
Serenade op. 3 Nr. 5
Andante from Cello Sonata op. 19 (arr. Volodos)


Mazurka op. 25 no. 3
Poème op. 71 no. 2
Flammes sombres op. 73 no. 2
Sonate no. 5 op. 53

Born in St Petersburg in 1972, Arcadi Volodos studied voice and conducting at the St Petersburg Conservatory before deciding to dedicate himself to the piano in 1987. He continued his training at the Moscow Conservatory under Galina Egiazarowa as well as in Madrid and Paris.

Since making his debut in New York in 1996, Arcadi Volodos has worked with leading orchestras around the world, including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic, the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic. He performs with conductors such as Lorin Maazel, James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Valery Gergiev, Riccardo Chailly, Myung-Whun Chung, Iván Fischer and Christoph Eschenbach. Volodos regularly gives recitals in London (Royal Festival Hall), Berlin (Philharmonie), Paris (Théâtre des Champs-Élysées), Amsterdam (Concertgebouw) and Vienna (Musikverein and Konzerthaus), as well as at the Salzburg Festival. In recent seasons, Volodos has been a guest at La Scala, Milan and the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and has performed with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra under Riccardo Chailly in Vienna, London and Paris, as well as giving recitals in Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, Paris, Madrid and Bologna.

Since his acclaimed debut recital discs, Arcadi Volodos Live at Carnegie Hall and Piano Transcriptions, almost all of his recordings have won numerous international awards. His discography includes the recent Volodos plays Mompou, which won the Gramophone Award and an ECHO Klassik in 2014, as well as recordings of Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto with the Berlin Philharmonic under James Levine and Seiji Ozawa. Further recordings include Schubert: Solo Piano Works, Volodos Plays Liszt and Volodos in Vienna.

During the 2014/15 season Arcadi Volodos was artist in residence at the Konzerthaus in Berlin where he gave recitals, played chamber music and also performed a number of piano concertos with the Konzerthaus Orchestra under conductors such as Iván Fischer. He also appeared with the Staatskapelle Dresden at the Salzburg Easter Festival under Daniele Gatti, as well as with the Orchestre de Paris under James Conlon, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie under Paavo Järvi and on tour in Munich, Düsseldorf, Basel, Zurich and Modena with the RAI National Symphony Orchestra and Juraj Valčuha. Volodos gave recitals in London, Brussels, Rome, Leipzig and Amsterdam and at the Salzburg Festival.

Highlights of the 2015/16 season include his return to the Salzburg Festival and concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Daniele Gatti at the Royal Festival Hall in London and with the NDR Symphony Orchestra under Christoph Eschenbach in Hamburg. He also gives recitals in all the European music centres and tours Asia during the summer.