Violinist Vladimir Jablokov will be performing a unique arrangement of Vivaldi’s iconic Four Seasons, arranged for 2 Violins, Cello and Piano with his fellow performers at St. Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal. This will be something very very special.
The latter half of this concert will feature some of the most popular classics in Vladimir’s repertoire, including Hungarian Dance No. 5, Blue Danube, Radetzky March, Theme from Schindler’s List, If I Were A Rich Man and more audience favourites.
Vladimir will be joined by the following musicians on the afternoon.
Bios. of those performing with Vladmir is detailed below:
Solok Koka: Born in Durrës, Albania, Sokol Koka began studying cello in the music school of his city where he graduated with the highest honor in 1990. He continued his studies in the High School of Fine Arts of Tirana for two years before joining the cello class of Professor Rocco Filippini in the Conservatory “G.Verdi” of Milan, Italy where he graduated in 1995. Later he got a Masterclass Diploma in chamber music from Hochschule fur Musik und Theater, München. He was the recipient of Rheinland-Pfalz-Foundation for chamber music “Villa Musica” and joined also the masterclasses of Georgy Kurtag in Prussia Cove. Apart his chamber music activity, Mr.Koka has been from 1997 to 2008 member of the Symphony Orchestra of Milan “G.Verdi”. In 2009 he won the audition of RTE National Symphony Orchestra and moved to Dublin.Currently, Mr.Koka is a freelance chamber music and orchestra musician with RTE Concert Orchestra and Ulster Orchestra.
Katie O’Connor: Violin Katie studied violin with Brian McNamara in the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and graduated with an Honours Bachelor in Music Performance. She works regularly with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra and the Wexford Opera Festival Orchestra. No stranger to the contemporary Irish music scene, Katie has worked with many artists including U2, The Frames, The Corrs and Glen Hansard. Internationally Katie has performed with Micheal Buble, Puff Daddy, Josh Groban, Kanye West, and the Three Irish Tenors, touring across the globe in some of the world’s most prestigious concert venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall.
Inna Firsova: Inna Firsova was born in Chita/Russia and started her piano lessons with Svetlana Korzhova in Ukraine. At the age of 13 she was the 1st prize winner of the “Vivat Musica” international competition for Young Pianists in Nova Kakhovka. 2007, Inna won two 1st prizes at the “Jugend musiziert” All-German Competition for Violin and Piano Duo and for Woodwind and Piano Duo. In Bad Minden/Germany Inna was selected to play Mozart’s Concerto No. 11 with Capella Istropolitana. Her other prizes include a scholarship award from the “Yehudi Menuhin/Live Music Now Rhein-Ruhr” Association, as well as awards from the Lions Club of Ludenscheid (Germany). Inna Firsova was a young student at the Music Academy of Hamburg in the class of Prof. Grigory Gruzman. In 2006 she continued her studies with him in Weimar at the Musikgymnasium Schloss Belvedere, from which she graduated in 2009. Then she studied at the Folkwang University of Arts in Essen, Germany in the master classes of Prof. Arnulf von Arnim, Henri Sigfridsson and Evgeni Sinaiski. 2015 Inna Firsova won the competition of Dörken Stiftung/Herdecke and was chosen for a series of 18 solo concerts in Germany for the season 2016/17. Her appearances with the orchestras include The 3rd Piano Concerto by Rachmaninov, Mozart, Beethoven and Clara Schumann. Inna‘s performance engagements include concerts all over the Europe, USA and Japan. Inna Firsova and violinist Aleksey Semenenko made numerous duo-concerts throughout Europe, including the Berlin Philharmonie, the Usedom Music Festival and the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festspiele (Germany), the Bonn Beethoven House (Germany) and at the international Summer Acadamy in Cervo (Italy). She performs with Aleksey Semenenko around the United States, including important concerts at Merkin Concert Hall (New York City); The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington DC) and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston). At the 67th Dubrovnik Festival in 2016, the Duo Semenenko-Firsova was presented with the Jury Prize as well as the Orlando Prize for best artistic achievement of the Festival. 2017 they gave their Debut at the Wigmore Hall in London and since than made several recordings for BBC Radio 3.
Tickets €20.00 available from Youghal Heritage Tours, 85, North Main Street, Youghal and/or telephone Yew Wood Venues 087 9593276 or online at Eventbrite (admin fee applies)
“This event is supported by the Local Live Performance Programme Scheme 3 County Cork together with Cork County Council & The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport & Media”