Challenge
ENIGMA - works for solo Viola
Johann Sebastian Bach / Igor Stravinsky / Fritz Kreisler / Paul Hindemith / Henri Vieuxtemps / Michael Kugel / Krzyzsztof Penderecki
Dana Zemtsov

ENIGMA - works for solo Viola

SACD hybride | Channel Classics | 0723385357148 | CCSSA 35714 | 04-14

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About the album

Unlikely other stringed instruments the viola repertoire hasn't been as thoroughly
explored, but this colourful anyhology of music for solo viola contains some of the
most challenging works. Famous for her soulful dedication to the viola Dana Zemtsov
takes the listener along to a world of warm, deeply touching sounds. She wants to
warn the listener for the music on her debut recording: ... here one will scarsely find
lyrical melodies and heartwarming beauty with which music is so often associated.
Instead, there will be tales of war, perplexed wanderings through obscured labyrinths,
intense cries of despair, sour tears of sorrow, maybe at places an ironic grinn...
For 2014 and 2015 Channel Classics and Dana agreed on two more recordings, one
with piano acccompaniment and another with orchestra.

Winner of numerous competitions and developing an outstanding career, Dana Zemtsov (b.
1992) is one of the most promising international viola soloists of her generation.
Highlights in the 2012 / 13 season include Dana’s performance of the Bartók Viola Concerto
in the Great Hall of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, chamber music with Janine Jansen
and Martin Frost during the Utrecht Chamber Music Festival and a recital in Carnegie Hall of
New York.

Dana is First Prize laureate of several competitions in Luxemburg, Italy, Austria, Germany,
Portugal and the Netherlands. In 2010 she won the Dutch Television competition ‘Evening of
the Young Musician’ becoming the ‘Young Musician of the Year’ and representing The
Netherlands at the Eurovision Young Musicians Competition in Vienna.
Dana is regularly appearing on the most important international stages and festivals as well as
chamber music partner as soloist.

Dana Zemtsov was born in 1992 in Mexico City. She comes from a family of musicians. At
the age of 5 she received her first music lessons from her grandmother and from her parents,
both viola players, Mikhail Zemtsov and Julia Dinerstein. Since 2012 she studies with the
famous viola virtuoso Michael Kugel.
 

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Werke für Viola solo mit der erfolgreichen und herausragenden Bratscherin Dana Zemtsov.

Als Gewinnerin zahlreicher Wettbewerbe und nach international erfolgreichen Konzertauftritten gilt Dana Zemtsov als vielversprechendes Nachwuchstalent ihrer Generation.
1992 wurde die Bratscherin in Mexico City geboren. Ihren ersten Musikunterricht erhielt sie von ihrer Großmutter sowie ihren Eltern, die beide selber Bratscher sind: Mikhail Zemtsov und Julia Dinerstein. Seit 2012 studiert Dana beim berühmten Bratschenvirtuosen Michael Kugel.
 
Diese farbenfrohe Zusammenstellung von Werken für Viola solo enthält einige anspruchsvolle Kompositionen. Dana Zemtsov nimmt den Zuhörer mit ihrem warmen, einfühlsamen Ton und ihrer seelenvollen Interpretation auf eine gelungene Entdeckungsreise.
 

Zemstov plays excellent, musically intelligent and the choice of works demonstrates taste and knowledge.
Luister
Tracklisting
01-06-2014 CCSSA 35714 - ENIGMA - works for solo Viola - Dana Zemtsov - Luister
05-05-2014 CCSSA 35714 - ENIGMA - works for solo Viola - Dana Zemtsov - De volkskrant
21-04-2014 CCSSA 35714 - ENIGMA - works for solo Viola - Dana Zemtsov - Musicalifeiten
16-04-2014 CCSSA 35714 - ENIGMA - works for solo Viola - Dana Zemtsov - De volkskrant
14-04-2014 CCSSA 35714 - ENIGMA - works for solo Viola - Dana Zemtsov - NRC Handelsblad
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