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Thu, Apr 12, 20187:30 pm
Doors open
Lobby doors open 6:30pm, House Doors open 7:00pm
Performance Hall at The Isabel
Starting at: Student $19 - Faculty/Staff $36 - General Public $39
Baroque and Beyond
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Arion Baroque Orchestra & Boris Begelman, Violin

Boris Begelman, Violinist and Guest Director

“Virtuosity, finesse, expression, imagination, nothing is missing from Sinkovsky.” —LE MONDE


We have been advised that Dmitry Sinkovsky has cancelled his engagement with Arion Baroque Orchestra due to a scheduling conflict. In Montreal and Kingston, Arion Baroque Orchestra will now be performing with Violinist and Guest Director Boris Begelman.  Boris is a Deutsche Harmonia Mundi (Sony Classics) artists, and we are thrilled he will be coming to the Isabel.


“Boris Begelman unlocks the vibrancy of music … achieving the feat partly through generous and stylish ornamentation and partly through a level of imagination and engagement that is consistently high and avoids any feeling of the routine – the essence of good Baroque music-making.” – Gramophone

Born in Moscow in 1983, Boris Begelman began his studies on the violin at  the  early  age  of  seven.  After  music  school  and  college  he  studied  at  the Moscow  State  Tchaikovsky  Conservatory  with  Mikhail  Gotsdiner  (violin)  and  Dmitry  Sinkovsky  (baroque  violin),  and  later  postgraduate  studies with  Alexei Lubimov from 2007 to 2010.

Following   his growing   interest   in   Early   Music,   Boris   obtained   his diploma  in  baroque  violin  (magna  cum  laude)  at  the  Conservatorio  Bellini  di Palermo  with  Enrico  Onofri  (violin)  and  Riccardo  Minasi  (chamber  music)  in January 2013. 

Boris regularly  appears as  concertmaster  as  well  as  soloist  with  some of the finest baroque orchestras today including Il Complesso Barocco (Alan Curtis), Concerto  Italiano (Rinaldo  Alessandrini), Accademia  Bizantina (Ottavio  Dantone), Cappella  Gabetta (Andres  Gabetta), Il  Pomo  d'oro, Cappella  Mediterranea.  He  has  performed  as  soloist  with  orchestras  under the  baton  of  Giovanni  Antonini,  Ottavio  Dantone,  Enrico  Onofri  and  other world-renowned conductors. 
Boris   directed   from   the   violin   and   played   solos   with   "Accademia Bizantina",  directed  Max  Cencic  at  Opera  di  Lausanne  with  "Il  Pomo  d'Oro orchestra",  toured  China  as  a  part  of  the  Eggner  Trio  and  conducted  Simone Kermes  and  Vivica  Genaux  with Cappella  Gabetta  Orchestra at  the  Forum Am Schlosspark, Ludwigsburg. In the 2015-2016 season the first recording of Arsenale  Sonoro with  Telemann  violin  sonatas  for  DHM  (Sony  Classics) was highly acclaimed by critics from all over the world.

During   the   2017-2018   season   Boris   will   appear   as   soloist   and/or conductor    on   the    festivals    in   Merano,    Paris   (Salle   Gaveau),   Munich (Prinzregententheater),   Berlin,   Bernau,   Helmstedt,   Dresden   (Kulturpalast), Timisoara among others.
Boris’s  next  CD  release Bach,  Sonatas  and  Partitas  for  violin  solo, is scheduled  for November  2017  on DHM (Sony Classics) label.  Boris plays on a violin by Louis Moitessier from the 1790s.


Single Ticket pricing: 

General Public: Front Orchestra $55 - Rear Orchestra $47 - Balcony $39
Faculty & Staff: Front Orchestra $52 - Rear Orchestra $44 - Balcony $36
Students: Front Orchestra $27 - Rear Orchestra $22 - Balcony $19

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