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Press Release: A Night With Stradivari Violinist Yury Revich at the Hippodrome Casino London - December 5, 2020

Jan McNulty

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Press Release for Immediate Release: 24 November, 2020  
With pianist MATTHIEU ESNULT and Special Guest NATASCHA MAIR, Principal Dancer at English National Ballet
The Vienna-based violinist Yury Revich is joined by French pianist Matthieu Esnult for a varied late evening concert on Saturday December 5 at The Hippodrome Casino in London’s Leicester Square. It will feature a mix of famous pieces such as Pablo de Sarasate The Carmen Fantasy and Debussy Clair de Lune with a few less well-known including some virtuoso works for the violin, and a selection of Yury’s own neo-classical compositions. Yury plays on the Stradivari Violin “Princess Aurora” from 1709. Part of the ticket sales will go towards the Dreamland Charity.
Yury and Matthieu will also perform Saint-Saëns The Dying Swan with Natascha Mair, Principal Dancer at English National Ballet.
Program (with introductions by Yury Revich)
Claude Debussy:
Arabesque No.1 
Clair de Lune (arr.) 
Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Violin Concerto Op.2 No.1 (extract)
Igor Frolov: Fantasy on the themes of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess 
Camille Saint-SaënsLe Cygne from Le Carnaval des animaux - with Natascha Mair
Yury Revich:
Moto (UK premiere)
Layers (World premiere)
Henri VieuxtempsYankee Doodle 
Jules Massenet: Meditation from Thaïs 
Pablo de SarasateCarmen Fantasy 
Yury Revich won the ECHO Klassik 2016 "Newcomer of the Year", was "Young Artist of the Year" 2015 International Classical Music Awards and was awarded Musician of the Year by the Beethoven Center, Vienna. In the last couple of years Yury had his debuts at Tokyo's Metropolitan Arts Space, La Scala Milan, Tonhalle Zurich, Berliner Philharmonie, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Konzerthaus Berlin and Cadogan Hall London. Coming concerts include Musikverein Vienna, Konzerthaus Vienna, Rheingau Festival, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Prinzregententheater Munich, Theater an der Wien, Irish recital tour, tours with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and St. Petersburg Philharmonic. Since February 2016 Yury has performed on the Stradivari violin "Princess Aurora" from 1709 placed at his disposal by the Goh Family Foundation Singapore.
Matthieu Esnult is a young and vibrant French pianist. He has performed recently in concert halls such as London’s Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, New York’s Carnegie Hall, Paris Salle Cortot, Venice’s Fenice, and in over sixty different countries. He regularly gives concert tours in China and India.  A lover of French and Romantic music, and a graduate from Sorbonne University in French Literature and Philosophy, Matthieu loves performing as a soloist, but also with opera singers, violinists, dancers, and with his piano duo. He has been performing internationally with Yury Revich for five years. 
Natascha Mair was born in Vienna, where she graduated in 2012 at the Vienna State Opera Ballet School. In 2012 she joined the Vienna State Opera Ballet and was awarded the Jury Prize at the International Ballet School Competition in Beijing as well as the first prize in the Premio Roma Danza. In 2014 she was promoted to demi-soloist and in 2016 to soloist. In December 2018, Vienna State Ballet Director Manuel Legris promoted Mair to first soloist following a performance of Rudolf Nureyev's The Nutcracker at the Vienna State Opera House. In 2020 Natascha Mair left the Vienna State Ballet and was appointed principal dancer at the English National Ballet.

Booking Information
9pm, Saturday 5 December 2020
The Hippodrome Casino London, Leicester Square, London WC2H 7JH
(The concert will last approximately 1 hour 30 mins – 2 hours, including talks)
A limited number of socially distanced tickets are available - £21.88 each
(The performance is subject to developing Government restrictions)
‘Dreamland’ is the children’s charity created by Yury with UNICEF: www.dreamland-charity.com

Yury Revich
ECHO Klassik and International Classical Music Awards Winner
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Yury plays 1709 Stradivarius on loan from the Goh Foundation Singapore 
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