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Vladislav Lavrik

Conductor

Europe
Biography highlights

A talented trumpeter and rising young conductor, Vladislav Lavrik was appointed principal trumpet of the Russian National Orchestra at the age of 19 - the youngest person to hold a principal chair in the history of the orchestra, as well as the assistant conductor of the RNO.

 

As a soloist, he appeared on the best stages worldwide - Great and Small Halls of the Moscow Conservatory, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Salle Pleyel Paris, Lincoln Theater Napa, Theatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro, Palace des Beaux Arts in Brussels, and gave concerts in many countries as France, Italy, Germany, Holland, England, USA, Canada, Brazil, Uruguay, the United Arab Emirates, North and South Korea, etc.

 

In 2010 Vladislav Lavrik made his conducting debut with the Russian National Orchestra at Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow. The 2013 Minnesota Beethoven Festival marks his American conducting debut, leading the RNO in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral). The same year he appeared as a conductor with Napa Valley Music Institute Symphony Orchestra presenting music by Respighi, Webern, Shostakovich and Brahms. He has also guest-conducted the leading Russian orchestras, including the State Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra “New Russia”, Symphony Orchestra of the Ministry of Defence, Krasnoyarsk Symphony Orchestra, Udmurtia Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra ”Musica viva” and others.

 

Born to a family of musicians, Vladislav Lavrik completed his Master’s Degree in trumpet at Moscow State Conservatory and Opera and symphonic conducting program at Russian Gnesin Academy of Music. He perfected his skills with teachers as Vladimir Fedoseyev, Mark Elder, Kent Nagano, Alfredo Naseda, Vladimir Jurowski, Mikhail Pletnev, and Teodor Currentzis and participated in master classes with Horia Andreescu, Mark Stringer (2014), Leonid Grin, Neeme and Paavo Jarvi (2015).

 

Vladislav Lavrik is the founder and artistic director of the International Brass Days Festival at the Moscow Conservatory. He has premiered at the festival new arrangements of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, conducting a large brass and percussion ensemble in the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory.

 

His engagements have included among others Washington and St Petersburg premiere performances of the children’s musical Hermitage Cats Save the Day composed by Chris Brubeck, several performances of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin at Gnessin Academy Opera Series, Alexander Rosenblatt’s Alice in Wonderland with the Russian National Orchestra (CD, narrator Alexander Oleshko), and an Asia tour with Russian National Orchestra in South Korea, Hong Kong and Japan, having Mikhail Pletnev as a soloist.

In 2014 Vladislav Lavrik was invited to assist maestro Kent Nagano leading the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.


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Vladislav Lavrik, the trumpet soloist, navigated the opening glissando with great panache. This "young man with a horn" proved that he would do just fine in any big city. Lavrik has a gorgeous sound, with tasteful use of the wa-wa mute, and displayed the kind of innate musicality that is beyond teaching. 

- San Francisco Classical Voice

The horn of Vlad Lavrik was pure, sonorous and soaring. George Gershwin ["Rhapsody in Blue" arranged by Timofei Dokshitzer for trumpet] sounds much different in this variation but not a bit less thrilling. 

- The Orange County Register

Guest soloist for the evening was trumpeter Vladislav Lavrik who displayed accomplished musicianship and virtuosity in the Trumpet Concerto by Alexander Arutiunian. The showy cadenza written by the late Timofei Dokshizer was played with deceptive ease. Mr. Lavrik gave a sparkling sheen to his playing which kept the performance vivid.

- John Bridges’ Masterworks Review, Asheville, NC


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