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Telemann was blossoming in her hands as flower, it was turned into a theatre performance”, –
wrote the Dutch newspaper NRC after Alexandra Koreneva’s recital in Utrecht.
Alexandra Koreneva is a Russian harpsichordist and pianist, one of the brightest persons of the Moscow Conservatory, the creator of the popular Internet blog BAROQUE4YOU.
She finds a source of great inspiration in the Baroque music and the historical performing practice. Today all possible ways of performing are open for her: some of the world-famous musicians are among her friends, her recordings start coming with the most reviewed labels, such as Naïve, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi and Berlin Classics.
As many musical critics say, any piece of music becomes a theatre play in Koreneva’s fingers. No sooner had the story begun, than the audience was captivated by the variety of characters, motifs with their peculiar individuality, scarcely noticeable in an «ordinary» performing.
Alexandra Koreneva willingly plays with a great number of soloists:
It is more captivating to play with somebody, than to be a soloist, — these are new senses, new emotions. It is like another «scale», another «formal rules» — an interaction with not only the audience, but also with the musicians themselves.
Alexandra is equally eager to play harpsichord and hammerklavier.
And she is a pianist as well, because “she never gave it up, she just has no time for it now”. Among her remarkable stage partners are the flutists Erik Bosgraaf, Carsten Eckert and the famous American mezzo-sopranoJoyce DiDonato. She participated in Joyce DiDonato’s tour 2012-2015 all over Europe and Asia. Besides she is a constant participant of the ensembles Arsenale Sonoro and La Voce Strumentale.
The ensemble Arsenale Sonoro was founded by the violinist Boris Begelman. Together with him and the Italian cellist Ludovico Minasi Alexandra recently recorded the violin sonatas of Telemann. The album was “strongly recommended” by the American Fanfare Magazine and was highly valued by many European music-centered media.
The ensemble La Voce Strumentale, based on the initiative of the violinist, conductor and countertenor Dmitry Sinkovsky, quickly moved to the best concert venues — from chamber halls to big concert halls. The musicians are performing all over the world, in collaboration with the Russian soprano Julia Lezhneva; and every concert of theirs, every album becomes a highly awaited event, discussed in different countries.
Alexandra thinks that the musicians of the academic tradition need to finally break the «cold war» with their colleagues concentrated onauthentic performing. Collaborating and figuring out new important links between Baroque and Classical styles are the most productive ways to accomplish it!
So she considers the tandem work with the academic musicians of the Moscow Soloists Chamber Ensemble on the baton of Yury Bashmet (performing Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto №5) to be a unique and successful project.
In November 2016, Alexandra Koreneva started her new Facebook project — blogging about Baroque music at BAROQUE4YOU. In less than a year the blog has gathered more than 20.000 subscribers, has attracted big scale partners, and now it keeps moving forward at a stunning pace, unthinkable even for mass media! Without Alexandra’s initiative, energy and experience the project like this would hardly be possible.
I want my blog to be multifunctional. I want it to be a place where people would listen to concerts and where they would find educational and entertaining resources at the same time. Nobody uses Runet in this way. And I like being a pioneer with solid prospects.