Season 2016/2017


29 September 2016

Small Hall of Moscow Conservatory

Melodiya Apriori 1st Recital: LOW STRINGS
Serge Poltavsky (viola, electronics), Evgeny Rumyantsev (cello), Grigory Krotenko (double bass) 
Bernhard Romberg. Trio in Eminor from 3 trios d'une difficulte progressive for viola and two cellos, op.38, #1
Alfred Schnittke. Hymn II for cello and double bass
Efrein Oscher. Escenas del Sur for viola and double bass
Ludwig van Beethoven. Duet mit zwei obligaten Augenglaesern for viola an cello in E flat major, WoO 32
Vladimir Ryabov. Motet to the Cologne Cathedral for viola, cello and double bass from the European cathedrals cycle, op. 77
Matthew Locke. Fantasia No.3 for three violas da gamba from Suite No.1 in C minor Flatt Consort
Ylva Lund Bergner. Palabras for viola and electronics (recorded for iTunes only)
William R. Shannon. Tableau alla Bachiana for cello with tape
Alexandra Filonenko. Jackson (G) for double bass and electronics (recorded for iTunes only)
Peter WesenAuer. Lasterhaftes Trio for viola, cello and double bass

3 October 2016
Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory

IV RISE &GO! Charitable Concert for palsy children
Persimfans (First Symphony Ensemble – conductorless orchestra)
Richard Wagner. Overture to Parsifal
Anatoly Lyadov. The enchanted lake
Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Romeo and Juliet overture-fantasia
Alexander Scriabin. Rêverie (Dreams)
Alexander Mosolov. Iron Foundry (Factory: machine-music)
Alexander Lebedev. Concert for piano and orchestra, part 2
Sergei Prokofiev. Ode to the end of the war

Funds raised from the tickets selling and private donations go to the Addresses of Mercy Charitable Foundation. Clicking on this link you can make your own donation anytime. “Rise & Go!” campaign for palsy children rehabilitation courses covering is on 24/7.

29 October 2016
Small Hall of Moscow Conservatory

Melodiya Apriori series 2nd Recital: QUINTET+
Ludmila Berlinskaya (piano), New Russian Quartet ft. Julia Igonina (1st violin), Elena Kharitonova (2nd violin), Mikhail Rudoy (viola), Alexey Steblev (cello) + Igor Fedorov (clarinet)
Nikolai Medtner. Piano quintet in C major, po.posth
Sergei Prokofiev. Overture on the Hebrew Themes, op.34
Alexey Kurbatov. Sextet (commissioned piece)
Dmitry Shostakovich. Piano quintet in G minor, op.57

29 November 2016
Small Hall of Moscow Conservatory

Melodiya Apriori series 3rd Recital: 3X3
Lukas Geniušas (piano), Aylen Pritchin (violin), Alexander Buzlov (cello)
Dmitri Shostakovich. Piano trio No.1 in C minor, op.8
Mieczysław Weinberg, Piano trio, ор. 24
Maurice Ravel. Piano trio in A minor, M.67

29 December 2016
Small Hall of Moscow Conservatory

Melodiya Apriori series 4th Recital: LIEDERABEND
Andrei Jilihovsci (baritone), Vadym Kholodenko (piano)
Alban Berg. Sonata for piano, op.1
Paul Hindemith. Einleitung und Lied, op.37/2
Hugo Wolf. 18 Mörike-Lieder from all four songbooks
Richard Strauss. Morgen (recorded encore)

21 March 2017
Yamaha Artists Centre

Yuri Favorin (piano), Serge Poltavsky (viola)
Alexey Sysoev. Present Perfect. World première

In partnership with Yamaha Music Russia

Season 2017/2018

3 October 2017
Niko Art Gallery

V RISE & GO! Charitable concert for palsy children
Natalia Muradymova (soprano), Yury Favorin (piano), Alexey Kurbatov (piano), Aylen Pritchin (violin), Haik Kazazyan (violin), Ilya Gaisin (violin), Sergei Suvorov (cello), Igor Fedorov (clarinet)

Aram Khachaturian. Trio for clarinet, violin and piano
Sergei Prokofiev. Four Etudes for piano
Sergei Prokofiev. Sonata #2 for violin and piano
Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Four romances
Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Трио "Памяти великого художника"

Funds raised from the tickets selling and private donations go to the Addresses of Mercy Charitable Foundation. Clicking on this link you can make your own donation anytime. “Rise & Go!” campaign for palsy children rehabilitation courses covering is on 24/7.


27 October 2017
Niko Art Gallery

SOLO CELLO: Boris Andrianov

Giovanni Sollima. Alone
J.S.Bach. Suite #3
Giovanni Sollima. Lame
J.S. Bach. Suite #4
Giovanni Sollima. Lamentatio
Zoltán Kodály. Sonata #8


1 December 2017
Niko Art Gallery 

Yury Favorin piano recital

Nikolai Tcherepnin. The Masque of the Red Death, Choreodrama in one act based on Ed.Poe, op.49
Arthur Lurié. Formes en l'air, dedicated to Pablo Picasso
Gavriil Popov. Large Suite, op.6
Alexander Scriabin.Sonata #10, op.70


14 December 2017
Tchaikovsky Concert Hal

DIE ÜBERMENSCHLICHE MUSIK. Dedicated to the centennial of Russian Revolution
Persimfans+ Düsseldorfer Symphoniker

Ludwig van Beethoven. Egmont Overture
Kurt Schwitters. Die Ursonate
Julius Meitus. At Dneprostroi
Wolfgang A. Mozart. Die Zauberflöte overture in arrangement for the cinema, clubs and schools
Edmund Meisel. Music to The Battleship Potemkin movie (fragment)
Julius Meitus. For Ilich Death (rhythmic declamation)
Joseph Schillinger. October symphonic rhapsody

Supported by Göthe-Institut Moskau, Auswärtiges Amt and North Rhein-Westphalia State Administration in partnership with Helikon Artists and Tonhalle Düsseldorf.


Season 2018/2019

29 November 2018

Yamaha Artists Centre

Yury Favorin (piano), Dmitry Shchyolkin (percussion)

Alexey Sysoev. Present Indefinite. World première

In partnership with Yamaha Music Russia 


25 March 2019

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

Lukas Geniušas (piano)

Solo recital: Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Desyatnikov


Season 2020/2021

22 July 2020 
NIKO Gallery


Julia Igonina (violin), Maxim Emelyanychev (piano)
Chamber music: Schumann, Chausson, Brahms, Grieg


5 August 2020

NIKO Gallery


Natalia Muradymova (soprano), Anton Zaraev (baritone), Irina Orzhekhovskaya (piano)

Russian romances and voice cycles: Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Sviridov, Rachmaninoff

11 August 2020 
NIKO Gallery

Alisa Ten (voice), Serge Poltavsky (viola d’amore), Rust Pozyumsky (viola da gamba), Marina Belova (lute)
“Reflection of imaginary beauty”: Baroque music recital 


18 August 2020 

NIKO Gallery

Nadezhda Artamonova (violin), Alexey Kurbatov (piano)
Chamber music: Medtner, Schumann, Mahler, Kurbatov, Grieg


21 September 2020 

NIKO Gallery


Olga Tolkmit (soprano), Ksenia Bashmet (piano)
Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Puccini


13 October 2020

NIKO Gallery

NOVOSELIE: 4 voices & 4 violas

Chamber recital ft. folk'n'baroque music, Peter cantus, Rust Pozyumsky's compositions 

Voices: Alisa Ten, Marfa Semyonova, Evgeny Bargintsev, Dmitry Matvienko

Violas: Serge Poltavsky, Vadim Weinstein, Rust Pozymsky, Anton Izgagin


19 October 2020 

NIKO Gallery

Piano duet

Anna Geniushene & Lukas Geniusas 
Ravel, Debussy, Stravinsky


21 October 2020 
NIKO Gallery


Charitable musical marathon to raise funds for the VIVA Charitable Foundation 


25 October 2020 

NIKO Gallery


Intrada vocal ensemble under Ekaterina Antonenko

Russian baroque music

23 November 2020 

NIKO Gallery


Daria Zykova (soprano), Varvara Myagkova (piano)
Bach, Shostakovich, Prokofiev


18 December 2020 

NIKO Gallery



Italian Renaissance music


30 January 2021 (shifted from 19 October and 7 December)


Albina Latipova (soprano), Anna Geniushene (piano)

Schumann, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff


23 April 2021 

St Andrew's Anglican Church

Varvara Myagkova (piano)

"Sacred and profane": Bach, Scarlatti, Messiaen 


21 June 2021 

NIKO Gallery


Maxim Rysanov (viola), Jacob Katsnelson (piano) 

Bach. Sonata for viola da gamba & harpsichord No.1 in G major, BWV 1027

Schubert. Arpeggione sonata in A minor, D.821

Prokofiev. 4 pieces from "Romeo and Juliet" ballet (arr. for viola and piano by Borisovsky): Dance of the knights; Juliet as a young girl; Mercutio; Death of Juliet.


22 June 2021 

NIKO Gallery


Vadym Kholodenko (piano)

Beethoven. 12 Variations on the Russian Dance from 'Das Waldmädchen', WoO 71 

Rzewski. "The People United Will Never Be Defeated!" (36 variations on Ortega/Quilapayun's song) 


Season 2021/2022

06 October 2022

Beethoven Hall of the Bolshoi Theatre

Varvara Myagkova (piano)

Solo recital: Schubert, Brahms, Rossini, Glinka, Medtner


15 June 2022 

Great Star Hall, Moscow Planetarium

Varvara Myagkova (piano)

"Sacred and profane": Bach, Scarlatti, Messiaen / CD presentation recital 


Season 2022/2023

23 October 2022 

NIKO Gallery

Yury Favorin's solo piano recital 

Charles-Valentin Alkan. The Symphony for Solo Piano, op. 39, Nos. 4–7

Richard Strauss. Stimmungsbilder, op.9

Maurice Ravel. Miroirs, M.43


12 December 2022  TO BE SHIFTED to Zaryadye Hall on 5 March 2023

DK Rassvet / Cancelled 

Richard Strauss. Selected works:

Stimmungsbilder, op.9

Die Vier letzten Lieder, op. posth 

Piano Quartet in C minor, op.13

Yury Favorin (piano)

Olga Tolkmit (soprano)

Stanislav Malyshev (violin)

Serge Poltavsky (viola)

Olga Kalinova (cello) 


6 February 2023

NIKO Gallery

Ladies Apriori reloaded

Darya Zykova (soprano) & Varvara Myagkova (piano)

Vsevolod Zaderatsky. 12 preludes from 24 composed in 1934

Mieczysław Weinberg. “Yiddish (Jewish) Songs”, 1st songbook, op.13 (sung in Russian)

Dmitry Shostakovich. Selected preludes and fugues, op.87

Sergei Prokofiev. Five poems of Anna Akhmatova, op.27


22 February 2023

NIKO Gallery

Mila Frayonova (soprano/violin) & Yury Favorin (piano) 

César Franck. Violin sonata in A major; “Le vase brisé”/song for voice & piano, FWV 84

Claude Debussy. Six épigraphes antiques, L. 131 for piano solo; two songs for voice & piano “Beau soir”, L. 84, “Clair de lune”

Maurice Ravel. Blues from Violin & Piano Sonata No.2 in G 



Season 2023/2024

25 October 2023

NIKO Gallery

Alexander Kashpurin (piano). Solo recital: "Story of one's life"

Anatoly Lyadov "A Musical Snuffbox", Op.32 (1893)

Frédéric Chopin. Waltz in A-flat major, Op.34 No.1 (1834)

Galina Ustvolskaya. Piano Sonata No.6 (1988)

Manuel de Falla. Canción (1915)

Christoph Willibald Gluck/Giovanni Sgambati. "Melody" from the opera "Orfeo ed Euridice", Wq.30 (1762)

Johann Sebastian Bach/Wilhelm Kempff. "Largo" from Harpsichord Concerto No.5 in F minor, BWV 1056 (1738)

Nikolay Medtner. "Canzona Serenata", Op.38 No.6 (1922)

Franz Liszt. "Aprés une lecture du Dante", Fantasia quasi Sonata (1849)

Franz Liszt. Piano sonata in B minor, S. 178 (1853)


30 November 2023

NIKO Gallery

Arina Lazgiian (piano). Solo recital  

Benjamin Britten. Five waltzes for piano, op. 3 (1925) / Suite for piano "Holiday diary", op. 5 (1934)

Cyril Meir Scott. Selected piano pieces

Gabriel Fauré. Selected Nocturnes

Maurice Ravel. Sonatine pour piano (1905) / Valses nobles et sentimentales (1911)


5 February 2024

NIKO Gallery

Ekaterina Vorontsova (mezzo-soprano), Arina Lazgiian (piano), Serge Poltavsky (viola)

Franz Liszt. Romance oubliée, S.527

Richard Wagner. Wesendonck Lieder, WWV 91

Felix Mendelssohn. Viola sonata in C minor, MWV Q 14

Johannes Brahms. Two Songs for Voice, Viola and Piano, Op. 9


20 February 2024

NIKO Gallery

Alexander Kashpurin (piano). Solo reictal

Franz Liszt. The Transcendental Études S.139

Sergei Rachmaninoff. Piano Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 28  


17 May 2024

NIKO Gallery

MAY NIGHTS concert series #1

Alisa Ten (vocal, viola da gamba) & Rust Pozyumsky (vocal, viola da gamba)

Rust Pozyumsky. Tiny opera “The Maid of the Sea” (2023) & new Courteous arias (2024)


24 May 2024

NIKO Gallery

MAY NIGHTS concert series #2

Olga Tolkmit (soprano) & Yury Favorin (piano)

Modest Mussorgsky. Pictures at an Exhibition (1874), The Nursery (1868/1872)

Richard Strauss. Stimmungsbulder, op.9 (1884), Vier letzte Lieder, op. posth (1848)


31 May 2024

NIKO Gallery

MAY NIGHTS concert series #3

Yury Martynov (hammerklavier) & Alexander Rudin (cello)

Ludwig van Beethoven. A selection of works for pianoforte with obbligato violoncello

- Two sonatas, op. 5 (1796)

- Twelve variations on the theme "See the Conquering Hero Comes" from Händel's  oratorio "Judas Maccabeus", WoO. 45

- Seven variation of the theme "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen" from Mozart’s opera "Die Zauberflöte", WoO. 46

- Twelve variations on the theme "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen" Mozart’s opera "Die Zauberflöte", оp. 66


5 June 2024

NIKO Gallery


Natalia Petrozhitskaya (soprano) & Pavel Konovalov (piano)

Nikolai Medtner. Five Pushkin poems, op.52 (1928)

Sergei Prokofiev. Two Puskin valses, op.120 (1949)

Benjamin Britten. "The Poet's Echo", op.76 (1965)

Boris Tchaikovsky. "Pushkin's lyrics" (1972)

Georgy Sviridov. Two fragments for piano form "The Blizzard" (1973)

Veniamin Basner. Six poems of Pushkin (1987)


Season 2024/2025

1 October 2024

NIKO Gallery

"Labirints of Beauty"

Alexander Kashpurin (piano). Solo recital

Valentin Silvestrov. "The messenger" (1996)

Nikolai Medtner. "Forgotten Melodies", op.38 (1919/1920)

Nastasia Khrushcheva. "Russian dead-ends" and a selection of piano pieces of varios Russian composers

25 November 2024

NIKO Gallery 

"Lullaby": decication to the Mother's Day 

Albina Latipova (soprano) & Yury Martynov (piano) 

Various pieces for voice and piano by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Grieg, R. Strauss, & Dunaevsky. 


13 December 2024

NIKO Gallery

Arina Lazgiian (piano). Solo recital

Claude Debussy. "Children's corner", L.113 (1906/1908) and Piano Suite, L.95 (1894/1901)

Sergei Prokofiev. 10  pieces for piano, ор.12

Dmitry Shostakovich. "Dances of the Dolls", 7 pieces for piano from "The Limpid Stream" ballet, arr. by Levon Avtamian (1950)