Award-Winning Ukrainian Violinist to Play at the Paramount
The Paramount Theatre will present award-winning violinist Aleksey Semenenko in concert on Saturday evening, February 1, at 8 p.m. Following the weather-related cancellation of the Burlington Ensemble on January 2, this will be the first concert in the sixth season of Passages at The Paramount. Semenenko will be appearing with Pianist Inna Firsova. Semenenko was awarded the Paramount Theatre Award at the Young Concert Artists final auditions in New York City in November of 2012. Semenenko has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the Moscow Virtuosi, the Kiev National Orchestra, the Junge Philharmonie in Cologne, and the Sinfonietta Hungarica, among others. His honors include First Prize in the 2012 European Young Concert Artists Auditions in Leipzig, Germany, the Alois Kottmann Award at the 2010 International Day of Music Festival in Hofheim, Germany, the Grand Prix of the 2006 National Violin Competition in Lviv, Ukraine.
Semenenko, who was born in Odessa, began his violin studies when he was six with Zoya Mertsalova at the Stolyarsky School; only a year later he performed Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in A Minor with the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra. He currently studies with Zakhar Bron at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne. Semenenko plays a 1760-70 Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi violin, loaned to him by the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben fund of Hamburg, Germany. The Paramount Theatre is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 30 Center Street in Rutland, Vt. Visit paramountlive.org. or call 802-775-0903.