Roman Mints

Roman Mints sündis 1976. aastal Moskvas ja alustas viiuli mängimisega viieaastaselt. Aastal 1994 pälvis ta Londoni Kuningliku Muusikakolledži fondi stipendiumi ning õppis ka Guildhalli Muusika- ja Teatrikoolis, pälvides mõlemas koolis erinevaid auhindu. Tema õpetajad olid L. Svetlova, N. Fikhtengoltz ja F. Andrievsky. Roman Mints on teinud Desyatnikovi, Golijovi, Taveneri, MacMillani, Scelsi ja Mozetichi teoste Venemaa esiettekandeid ja ka üle viiekümne Tabakova, Desyatnikovi, Bennett, Finnissy, Irvine, Langer, Vassiljev, Burrell, Miyachi, Duddell ja teiste teoste maailma esiettekandeid. 1998. aastal asutasid Roman Mints ja oboist Dmitri Bulgakov Moskvas “Homecoming” kammermuusika festivali, mis on Venemaal laialdaselt tunnustanud ja omaks võetud. “Homecoming” kontserdiprogrammide sisuks on temaatilised teoste valikud, millel on üks võimas läbijooksev, kuid mitte ilmtingimata muusikaline idee. Festivali algusest saati on Roman loonud enam kui nelikümmend sellelaadset teost. 2002. aasta aprillis juhtis Roman ka Venemaal represseeritute muusikaprojekti, mis koosnes kahest kontserdist ja heliloojate, kelle muusikat oli represseeritud, konverentsist. Selle projekti tulemusena ilmus Klassika XXI Kirjastuse poolt raamat ja CD. Roman on salvestanud ECM-i, Black Boxi, Quartzi ja muude plaadifirmadega ning tema albumitel kõlavad mitmed maailma esiettekanded. ECM-i Dobrinka Tabakova teoste album nomineeriti Grammy auhinnale parima kaasaegse kogumikuna. Roman on teinud koostööd dirigentide Andrew Davise, Saulius Sondeckise, Vladimir Ziva, Vladimir Ponkiniga; viiuldajate Gidon Kremeri, Alina Ibragimova, Boris Brovtsyni, Alexander Sitkovetskyga; flutistist Sharon Bezaly, oboistide Dmitri Bulgakovi ja Nicholas Danieliga; pianistide Katya Apekisheva, Alexander Kobrini, Charles Oweni, José Gallardo, Vadym Kholodenkoga; tšellistide Boris Andrianovi, Aleksander Buzlovi ja Tatiana Vassilievaga; viiuldajate Maxim Rysanovi ja Nils Mönkemeyeriga; lauljate Gweneth-Ann Jeffersi, William Purefoy, Anna Dennise ja teistega. Roman on esinenud sellistes tuntud koosseisudes nagu London Mozart Players, Londoni Kammerorkester, Leedu Kammerorkester, Musica Viva Orchestra, Vene Filharmoonia, Kremerata Baltica, Praha solistid ja Praha Sinfonia muu hulgas. 2008. aasta suvel, Gidon Kremeri kutsel, juhtis Roman Grammy-võitnud Kremerata Baltica Orchestra Sigulda ja Lockenhausi festivalidel. Väljaspool klassikalist ala on Roman töötanud vaba-improvisatiivse saksofonisti Paul Dunmalliga, Brianiga Irvine Ensemble'ga, Pokrovsky Ensemble'ga ja Vene IDM grupiga EU. Ta on osalenud ka mitmes teatriprojektis, sealhulgas Langer Ariadne ja Stravinsky's “Soldier's Tale”, töötanud lavastajate Vasili Barkhatovi ja Tim Hopkinsiga, koreograafide Alla Sigalova ja Oleg Glushkoviga ning filmi režissöör Alexander Zeldovichiga. Tema Mozetichi viiuli kontserdi “Affairs of the Heart” salvestust kasutati Hongkongi balleti, Royal Winnipeg balleti ja Q-tantsuettevõtte lavastustes. Romani viimasel CD-l Ysaye, Schnittke, Piazzolla ja Silvestrovi soolo teosed viiulile kasutab uuenduslikku lähenemist salvestusel ja toimetamisel, et tõlgendada neid teoseid. Albumil on ka Dobrinka Tabakova “Spinning a Yarn for violin and kolesnaya lyra" (vene hurdy-gurdy) maailma esiettekanne . Roman salvestas mõlemad partiid, kasutades stereosalvestust. Augustis 2017 tegi Roman Faradz Karayevi kammerorkestriga Ühendkuningriigis esmaesitluse Bergi viiuli kontserdi seadele. Roman Mints was born in 1976 in Moscow and began playing the violin at the age of five. In 1994 Roman won a Foundation Scholarship to the Royal College of Music in London, and also studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, winning prizes at each. His teachers were L. Svetlova, N. Fikhtengoltz and F. Andrievsky. Roman Mints has given Russian premieres of works by Desyatnikov, Golijov, Tavener, MacMillan, Scelsi and Mozetich and has also given world premieres of over fifty works by Tabakova, Desyatnikov, Bennett, Finnissy, Irvine, Langer, Vassiliev, Burrell, Miyachi, Duddell, and others. In 1998 Roman Mints and oboist Dmitry Bulgakov founded the Homecoming Chamber Music Festival in Moscow, which has gained widespread recognition and a substantial following in Russia. The core of Homecoming concert programmes are themed selections of works with one powerful underlying, but not necessarily musical, idea behind them. Since the inception of the festival, Roman has authored more than forty such programmes. In April 2002, Roman co-directed the Suppressed Music project in Russia, which comprised two concerts and a conference on composers whose music had been suppressed. A book and CD were released as a result of this project, by the Klassika XXI Publishing House. Roman has recorded for ECM, Black Box, Quartz, and other labels, and his albums feature a number of world-premiere recordings. An album of works by Dobrinka Tabakova for ECM was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Compendium. Roman has collaborated with conductors Andrew Davis, Saulius Sondeckis, Vladimir Ziva, Vladimir Ponkin; violinists Gidon Kremer, Alina Ibragimova, Boris Brovtsyn, Alexander Sitkovetsky; flautist Sharon Bezaly, oboists Dmitri Bulgakov and Nicholas Daniel; pianists Katya Apekisheva, Alexander Kobrin, Charles Owen, José Gallardo, Vadym Kholodenko; cellists Boris Andrianov, Alexander Buzlov and Tatiana Vassilieva; violists Maxim Rysanov and Nils Mönkemeyer; singers Gweneth-Ann Jeffers, William Purefoy, Anna Dennis and others. Roman has performed with such prominent groups as London Mozart Players, London Chamber Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Musica Viva Orchestra, Russian Philharmonia, Kremerata Baltica, Prague Soloists and Prague Sinfonia, among others. In Summer 2008, after an invitation from Gidon Kremer, Roman led the Grammy-winning Kremerata Baltica Orchestra for performances in the Sigulda and Lockenhaus Festivals. Outside the classical field, Roman has worked with free-improvising saxophonist Paul Dunmall, the Brian Irvine Ensemble, Pokrovsky Ensemble, and Russian IDM group EU. He has also participated in several theatre productions including Langer’s Ariadne and Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale. He has worked with theatre directors Vasily Barkhatov and Tim Hopkins, choreographers Alla Sigalova and Oleg Glushkov, and film director Alexander Zeldovich. His recording of Mozetich Violin Concerto ‘Affairs of the Heart’ was used in productions by Hong Kong Ballet, Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the Q-dance company. Roman’s latest cd of solo works for violin by Ysaye, Schnittke, Piazzolla and Silvestrov uses innovative recording and editing approach to interpreting these works and will be released in 2014. The album also includes a world premiere recording of Spinning a Yarn for violin and kolesnaya lira (Russian hurdy-gurdy) by Dobrinka Tabakova. Roman recorded both parts using multi-tracking. The latest album featuring works by Russian composer Leonid Desyatnikov was received very warmly by the press, including five star review from BBC Music Magazine. In August 2017 Roman gave a UK premiere of Faradzh Karayev’s chamber orchestra arrangement of Berg’s Violin Concerto.
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