Elegy and austerity on the cello

Marcos Arakaki, conductor
Victor Julien-Laferrière, violoncello

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Genoveva, Op. 81: Overture
Violoncello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

Marcos Arakaki, conductor

Marcos Arakaki is the Associate Conductor of the Minas Gerais Philharmonic. He has also led other important orchestras in Brazil, United States, Mexico, Argentina, Czech Republic and Ukraine. Pinchas Zukerman, Gabriela Montero, Sergio Tiempo, Anna Vinnitskaya and Sofya Gulyak are among the renowned artists he has played with. In 2001, Arakaki won the Eleazar de Carvalho Competition for Young Conductors and, in 2009, the Camargo Guarnieri Prize, both in Brazil. He has served as the Principal Conductor in the Paraíba Symphony Orchestra and Brazilian Symphony Youth Orchestra. Leading the Brazilian Symphony, he recorded the soundtrack for the movie Our Home, composed by Philip Glass. Born in São Paulo, Arakaki holds a Bachelor’s degree in Violin from the São Paulo State University (Unesp) and a Master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Massachusetts. Over the last ten years, he gave major contributions to the development of new audiences for symphonic music in Brazil, participating in orchestral tours to more than 70 cities in the whole country.

Winner of the First Prize in the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2017, Victor Julien-Laferrière has become one of the prominent cellists of his generation. Also First Prize winner in the Spring Prague International Competition in 2012, the French musician completed his studies in the Paris Conservatory and then studied at the Vienna University with Heinrich Schiff and with Clemens Hagen in the Mozarteum Salzburg. He has performed as soloist with the Orchestre National de Belgique, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Brussels Philharmonic, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie and many others. In chamber music, he has been a regular guest in festivals all over Europe. His appearances in radio and TV include shows for France Musique, the BBC in London and MezzoTV. Julien-Laferrière’s first album dedicated to sonatas, released with pianist Adam Laloum in 2016, received great reviews from the press, including Diapason, Classica and other important magazines.

Programa de Concerto

26 Apr 2018
Thursday, 8:30 pm

Minas Gerais Hall
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27 Apr 2018
Friday, 8:30 pm

Minas Gerais Hall
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