“JOVAN KOLUNDŽIJA PRESENTS”
ON THE OCCASION OF INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN DAY
ECHO Klassik Winner, International Classical Music Awards Winner, UNICEF Austria Honorary Representative, Interdisciplinary Musician and Artist
YURY REVICH, violin
UKI OVASKAINEN, piano
“Full-blooded authority, fleet-fingered dexterity, innate musicality, and substantial accuracy…” The Strad
Program: L. v. Beethoven, N. Paganini, Y. Revich, B. Bartok, A. Piazzolla, G. Tartini, V. A. Mozart, P. Mascagni, P. de Sarasate
The concert will take place on
Wednesday, December 13th, 2023 at 8pm
Belgrade Philharmonic Concert Hall
Studentski trg 11, Belgrade
Ticket price: 600 Serbian dinars
Austrian violinist and composer Yury Revich won the ECHO Klassik Award, the International Classical Music Award, and his recording of Saint-Georges double concertos was listed on the US TOP 100 Billboard classical charts in 2021.
At 18, he debuted in Carnegie Hall alongside Daniil Trifonov and later debuted with Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto at Teatro Alla Scala in Milan. Since then, he has been performing at venues such as Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Musikverein, London Cadogan Hall, Vienna Konzerthaus, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Prinzregententheater Munich, Tonhalle Zurich, Leipzig Gewandhaus, BOZAR Brussels and many others.
As a soloist, he performed with the La Verdi Milano, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Zagreb Soloists, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Kammerphilharmonie Potsdam, Collegium Musicum Basel, München Symphoniker, Berliner Symphoniker, Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich, he toured with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and worked with conductors such as Mikhail Pletnev, Liana Isakadze, Sebastian Weigle, Zhang Xian, Duncan Ward, Johannes Schlaefli, etc. As a prize-winning recording artist, he recorded 9 CDs for various labels, including SONY and NAXOS. Among this repertoire are works for violin and orchestra by composers such as Romberg, Doderer, Piazzolla, Saint-Georges, and Vivaldi.
Besides performing many works dedicated to him by composers like Johanna Doderer and Benjamin Rota, Yury is a keen composer. For example, recent premieres were at the Choriner Musiksommer Festival with Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Liszt Festival in Austria, with Munich Symphony Orchestra at the Summer Proms, World Space Week 2021, and the World Expo in Dubai in 2021. In 2023 his album of music by Chevalier St. Georges was included in the official soundtrack of the Netflix series “Bridgerton”. In October 2023, he will be composing and curating music and art performances for Art Basel in Paris.
As a traditionally trained classical musician, it has always been important for Yury to collaborate with artists across the board, within and beyond classical music.
His interest in interdisciplinary and cross-genre collaborations reaches over to contemporary art, dance, literature, and various musical genres. He collaborated with Ute Lemper, Sunnyi Melles, Cornelius Obonya, Christiane Hörbiger, Ramon Vargas, Constantin Luser, Pixie Lott, Arotin and Serghei, Gabriel Prokofiev and Gérard Depardieu. In a more classical setting, he performed alongside Paul Badura-Skoda, Sumi Jo, Alexey Igudesman, Ferhan and Ferzan Önder, Angelika Kirchschlager, and various others.
Several of the artists mentioned above were guests in his concert series “Friday Nights with Yury Revich, ” which he established in 2015, and launching his new festival: Festival Nights in Vienna, in October 2023.
Born into a musical family of violinists since the 19th Century, Yury started playing the violin at age 5.
For over a decade, advocating for various charitable and philanthropic causes has been vital for him. Among his projects is the Austrian Gala Charity “All for Autism, “which he started in 2015 and advanced to one of Europe’s most significant Autism Awareness events. He created and hosted the Dreamland Gala for UNICEF for years.
Since 2021, Yury has been an Honorary Representative of UNICEF Austria. Under the invitation of the Austrian president, Yury performed his original music at, curated, and directed the concert dedicated to the Day of Austria at the 2021/2021 World Expo in Dubai.
Vogue, Forbes Magazine, The Times, ORF, ZDF, Sat1, Puls4, Die Zeit Magazin, etc have featured him.
From 2016 till 2022, Yury played on a 1709 Stradivarius; currently, he plays on Guarneri on loan from Mr. Lukas Hufnagl and on Alain Carbonar Violin made especially for him