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The Times: a thrilling, brilliant Brahms

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« The companion performance of Brahms’s Violin Concerto was every bit as fine, with the solo violin played by Aylen Pritchin […]. This was a crack musical team at the top of its game, making Brahms sound fresh, exciting and brilliant. You’d struggle to hear this music played better anywhere. »
The Times and The Sunday Times / Edinburgh - 24.02.2023

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To mark what could be described as a mini-Brahms Festival in late February, the SCO and Maxim Emelyanychev are joined by violinist Aylen Pritchin for an exploration of the great man's orchestral and chamber works. A regular recital partner of Maxim's, Aylen plays Brahms' beloved Violin Concerto (23-24 February) before the two lead an ensemble of SCO players for Brahms' Chamber Passions (26 February).
Read the interview here:

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Critic’s Choice by the German Record Critics’ Award

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The album “Debussy, Hahn, Stravinsky: Works for Violin & Piano“ is listed in the quarterly critic’s choice by the German Record Critic’s Award in the chamber music category: “Violinist Aylen Pritchin and pianist Lukas Geniušas perform with incredible sensuality of sound, whether in Debussy’s evocative, floating sonata, Reynaldo Hahn’s sonata full of tenderness and nostalgia or in Stravinsky’s modernist Duo Concertant, which is infused with lyricism.”

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Debussy, Hahn and Stravinsky: new album is out on Mirare

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The first half of the twentieth century marks the birth of three masterpieces for violin and piano, each bearing the traits of it's author and echoing the thriving creativity of the time. Aylen Pritchin and Lukas Geniušas lead us through this mesmerizing exploration that extends from Debussy's evocative power to Stravinsky's modernism, without neglecting the nostalgic gaze of Hahn. Behold a sublime panorama of the rich and turbulent years of a musical France. © Mirare

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On period instruments, this recording delivers an iconoclastic vision of these repertoire standards. The authentic sound palette and the complicity of Aylen Pritchin and Maxim Emelyanychev allow here the two Russian prodigies, animated by the same musical breath, to give a fair, sincere and deeply authentic interpretation.

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5 de Diapason: new review


The recording of Prokofiev's violin music with Aylen Pritchin and Yury Favorin got a superb review by Jean-Michel Malkhou and 5 stars in Diapason magazine (September 2018):

Dans son premier récital, Aylen Pritchin, Grand Prix Long-Thibaud à Paris en 2014, nous avait conquis par une personnalité attachante autant que par sa virtuosité . Son deuxième album
met en lumière, chez Prokofiev, la part inventive et infiniment poétique de son inspiration, qui saisit toute I'espièglerie, I'esprit sensuel et les gestes Iudiques des Cinq mélodies. Le ciel se couvre de lourdes prémonitions aux abords de Ia première sonate, dont il habite pleinement les accès de violence comme les déchirements. En habile complicité avec son partenaire Yury Favorin, lauréat lui aussi de nombreux prix internationaux, il construit une vision grave et intense, dont la profondeur méditative n'est pas sans rappeler celle de David Oïstrakh. L'expression est soutenue (Allegro brusco), sans atermoiements (Andante), animée par une métrique implacable (finale).
L'atmosphère plus souriante de Ia seconde sonate leur sied tout autant. Un Iyrisme épanoui (Moderato), une pulsation rythmique pétillante (scherzo) et une étonnante force de conviction (finale) animent un dialogue parfaitement équilibré, offrant partout un récit persuasif et le juste ton. A I'évidence les deux interprètes parlent ici leur langue maternelle. Superbe.
Jean-Michel Molkhou


(In Russian)
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Виртуозный музыкант Айлен ПРИТЧИН – о малоизвестных шедеврах, репертуарных компромиссах и тайне своего имени.

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Prokofiev: violin sonatas

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New album is finally released by the Russian label "Melodiya". The CD contains all violin-piano works by Sergey Prokofiev recorded in 2017 with Yuri Favorin. The recording is also avaiable on iTunes and Spotify.

3x3: new chamber music recording

The new album "3x3" is released by Russian label "Melodiya" in collaboration with Apriori Arts Agency . This is a live recording made in 2016 from the Moscow Conservatory. Aylen Pritchin, Lukas Geniušas and Alexander Buzlov perform piano trios by Shostakovich, Weinberg and Ravel.

30th Nagold Summer Masterclasses

For the 3rd time Aylen Pritchin will join the team of Nagold Summer Music to give masterclasses in August 2017. For application form and more information follow the link below.

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