I have written an article about my teacher George Neikrug and his wife Virginia who both sadly died in 2019.
Anticipating a new concert program by the amazing duet of cellist Tanya Anisimova and pianist Lydia Frumkin, I never doubt that I will experience joyful satisfaction. This certainty bases itself in both artists’ talents, in their gifts, honed by the excellent Russian performance school in their youth and enriched later in life by music making in various countries. It also follows from both artists’ complete immersion in the essence of musical works which they interpret while successfully avoiding all the temptations of a quick yet superficial impression. Merely a few musical phrases suffice to reveal both artists’ individuality. Tanya’s powerful artistic personality shows itself not only in her interpretation of works from different epochs and styles but also in her own compositions. Creative certainty and truthfulness, combined with focus of thought and emotion, induce listeners to submit to her will. Lydia’s strength lies in psychological sensitivity, the diversity and the sophistication of nuance, and aristocratic emotional restraint. When, together with their individual views on life and on art, masters unite in an ensemble, an additional dramatic tension arises. Unexpectedly, even well-known classics sound fresh, as if coming to life for the first time. And this duet’s art always exerts the appeal of what Goethe called 'das ewig Weibliche'—the eternal feminine.
Professor Mikhail Byalik
St. Peteresburg - Hamburg
following the "Beethoven –The Deaf Genius The Cassandr Of Classical Music" concert at Blue House Studio 18th Oct. 2020
|February 14th, 2021||
Arts Barn, Kentlands, Valentine Concert
Tanya Anisimova, cello and voice, with Lydia Frumkin, piano, share an exquisite medley of songs and dances created or inspired by the Romani.
|February 20th, 2021||Virtuoso Music of the Romani Diaspora. 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Featuring Tanya Anisimova and Lydia Frumkin
For further details click here
|March 14th, 2021||Arts Barn, Kentlands, Bach and Beyond|
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The second improvisation has an accidental, unexpected
and slightly unnerving video "effect" - but effective.
Recorded in Wensleydale, UK. May 2018 (on borrowed cello)
European Premiere with pianist Daniel Grimwood, London. May 2018
European Premiere - Wensleydale, UK May 2018 (on a borrowed cello)
Recorded in Wensleydale, UK. May 2018 (on a borrowed cello)
Recorded at Ushaw College Chael, Durham, UK. May 2018