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Complete works for Violin and Piano

Duo Khojayan Poortinga

Complete works for Violin and Piano

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Aliud
UPC: 8717775551843
Catnr: ACDOE 1362
Release date: 01 December 2023
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Aliud
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8717775551843
Catalogue number
ACDOE 1362
Release date
01 December 2023
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About the album

For Meri Khojayan and Robert Poortinga ‘A deep lasting impression from a performance’ is their ultimate aim for their audience. Their idea of forming a duo that focusses solely on the performance of violin-piano repertoire came about at the beginning of 2015. Since then, they have dedicated their lives to a repertoire with incredible potential.
Für Meri Khojayan und Robert Poortinga ist "ein tiefer, bleibender Eindruck von einer Aufführung" ihr höchstes Ziel für ihr Publikum. Ihre Idee, ein Duo zu gründen, das sich ausschließlich auf die Aufführung von Violin-Klavier-Repertoire konzentriert, entstand Anfang 2015. Seitdem haben sie ihr Leben einem Repertoire mit unglaublichem Potenzial gewidmet.

Artist(s)

Meri Khojayan (violin)

Prize winners of numerous competitions and developing an excellent career, Duo Khojayan/Poortinga is one of the most proficient violin piano duos of their generation.  “They know how to move the public, thanks to the charming mix of talent, musical sensibility, highest technique and unbelievable entente they offer. The perfect performance of their wide and varied repertory makes each of their concerts an unforgettable event!” Amici Per La Musica’ Turin 2022 After touring in United States with the integral violin piano sonatas of Beethoven 2016, violinist Meri Khojayan and her duo-partner pianist Robert Poortinga started to play many recitals in The Netherlands, Italy, Germany and Spain. Their repertoire includes all the major works written for violin and piano which spans from the baroque to...
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Prize winners of numerous competitions and developing an excellent career, Duo Khojayan/Poortinga is one of the most proficient violin piano duos of their generation.

“They know how to move the public, thanks to the charming mix of talent, musical sensibility, highest technique and unbelievable entente they offer. The perfect performance of their wide and varied repertory makes each of their concerts an unforgettable event!”

Amici Per La Musica’ Turin 2022

After touring in United States with the integral violin piano sonatas of Beethoven 2016, violinist Meri Khojayan and her duo-partner pianist Robert Poortinga started to play many recitals in The Netherlands, Italy, Germany and Spain. Their repertoire includes all the major works written for violin and piano which spans from the baroque to the contemporary era.

Some of the recent prizes are: Grand prix from Baden Württemberg’s chamber music competition held in Germany. First prize in Luigi Nono Chamber music competition, one of the most prestigious chamber-music competitions of Italy.

They were invited multiple times to Maine (USA) for “Music Without Borders International Music Festival”.

Since 2018 The Duo participates annually in ‘Musica d’Estate festival’ taking place in the Alps of Piedmont.

In the Summer of 2021 the duo performed Mendelssohn’s double concerto in Weimar with Jena Philharmonic Orchestra.

As a duo they studied for 4 years with Lukas Hagen and Enrico Pace. Both together and alone they also had lessons from Leonidas Kavakos, Trio di Parma, Pavel Gililov, Wim Zwaag, Jaques Ogg (historically inspired performance), Vladimir Tropp, Konstantin Bogino, Jeroen Riemsdijk, Maxim Vengerov, Michael Frischenschlager, Irina Bochkova, Zakhar Bron, Boris Belkin, Ana Chumachenco and Enrico Bronzi.

The duo filmed a Biographical documentary about Pablo Sarasate, where they both played, shot and directed. The film took the attention of international press, such as “Codalario”, “Diario de Navarra”, “The Violin Channel”, “Mundo Classico” etc. As well the attention of international film festivals. The highlight of it was the “Film Flicks Festival” held in London (UK) where the documentary won “the best biographical film”title.


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Robert Poortinga (piano)

Prize winners of numerous competitions and developing an excellent career, Duo Khojayan/Poortinga is one of the most proficient violin piano duos of their generation.  “They know how to move the public, thanks to the charming mix of talent, musical sensibility, highest technique and unbelievable entente they offer. The perfect performance of their wide and varied repertory makes each of their concerts an unforgettable event!” Amici Per La Musica’ Turin 2022 After touring in United States with the integral violin piano sonatas of Beethoven 2016, violinist Meri Khojayan and her duo-partner pianist Robert Poortinga started to play many recitals in The Netherlands, Italy, Germany and Spain. Their repertoire includes all the major works written for violin and piano which spans from the baroque to...
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Prize winners of numerous competitions and developing an excellent career, Duo Khojayan/Poortinga is one of the most proficient violin piano duos of their generation.

“They know how to move the public, thanks to the charming mix of talent, musical sensibility, highest technique and unbelievable entente they offer. The perfect performance of their wide and varied repertory makes each of their concerts an unforgettable event!”

Amici Per La Musica’ Turin 2022

After touring in United States with the integral violin piano sonatas of Beethoven 2016, violinist Meri Khojayan and her duo-partner pianist Robert Poortinga started to play many recitals in The Netherlands, Italy, Germany and Spain. Their repertoire includes all the major works written for violin and piano which spans from the baroque to the contemporary era.

Some of the recent prizes are: Grand prix from Baden Württemberg’s chamber music competition held in Germany. First prize in Luigi Nono Chamber music competition, one of the most prestigious chamber-music competitions of Italy.

They were invited multiple times to Maine (USA) for “Music Without Borders International Music Festival”.

Since 2018 The Duo participates annually in ‘Musica d’Estate festival’ taking place in the Alps of Piedmont.

In the Summer of 2021 the duo performed Mendelssohn’s double concerto in Weimar with Jena Philharmonic Orchestra.

As a duo they studied for 4 years with Lukas Hagen and Enrico Pace. Both together and alone they also had lessons from Leonidas Kavakos, Trio di Parma, Pavel Gililov, Wim Zwaag, Jaques Ogg (historically inspired performance), Vladimir Tropp, Konstantin Bogino, Jeroen Riemsdijk, Maxim Vengerov, Michael Frischenschlager, Irina Bochkova, Zakhar Bron, Boris Belkin, Ana Chumachenco and Enrico Bronzi.

The duo filmed a Biographical documentary about Pablo Sarasate, where they both played, shot and directed. The film took the attention of international press, such as “Codalario”, “Diario de Navarra”, “The Violin Channel”, “Mundo Classico” etc. As well the attention of international film festivals. The highlight of it was the “Film Flicks Festival” held in London (UK) where the documentary won “the best biographical film”title.


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Composer(s)

Sergei Prokofiev

Sergei Prokofiev was born in the countryside of Ukraine. He studied from 1903 at the conservatory of St Petersburg, under Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Anatoli Liadov among others. He was educated as a composer, pianist and conductor. Initially, he made a name for himself as a pianist. In 1918, he left the Soviet Union for the USA, but wasn't able to succeed, and he decided to move to Paris in 1920. His concert tours brought him back to the Soviet Union in 1927, who lured him back for good in 1936. Prokofiev died in march 1953, on the same day as Joseph Stalin. Prokofiev is considered as one of the greatest Russian composers of the twentieth century, even though he wasn't a...
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Sergei Prokofiev was born in the countryside of Ukraine. He studied from 1903 at the conservatory of St Petersburg, under Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Anatoli Liadov among others. He was educated as a composer, pianist and conductor. Initially, he made a name for himself as a pianist. In 1918, he left the Soviet Union for the USA, but wasn't able to succeed, and he decided to move to Paris in 1920. His concert tours brought him back to the Soviet Union in 1927, who lured him back for good in 1936. Prokofiev died in march 1953, on the same day as Joseph Stalin.
Prokofiev is considered as one of the greatest Russian composers of the twentieth century, even though he wasn't a great innovator. He generally applied the strict classical forms and structures to his works and focused on a classical tonality, with a few exceptions of expressive dissonants and incidental bitonality. Yet, he is only explicitly neoclassicistic in his popular 'Classical Symphony', his first symphony composed in 1917. Many of his works show his humour, while his later works presented his darker, more serious side. One of his best known works is the musical fairytale Peter and the Wolf, which is popular among children all over the world.
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