Rastrelli Cello Quartet
Kira Kraftzoff, Mischa Degtjareff, Kirill Timofeev, Sergio Drabkin.
David Popper: Tarantella; Bela Bartok: Six Rumanian Dances; Edvard Grieg: Two excerpts from Peer Gynt-Soveigs Song, In the Hall of Mountain King; Brahms: Six Hungarian Dances (Nos. 13, 14, 10, 17, 20, 19); Paul Desmond: Take Five; Tchaikovsky: Andante Cantabile from String Quartet No. 1; Tchaikovsky: Melody, Op. 42, No. 3; Karl Davidoff: By Fontain; Beatles Song Book.
"These four players showed some of the best qualities of the venerated Russian cello tradition, namely lustrous tone combined with soulful expression"
A singularly unique ensemble, the Rastrelli Cello Quartet has been thrilling audiences with their renderings of non-traditional programming since 2002. Kira Kraftzoff - founder and artistic director, Kirill Timofeev, Misha Degtjareff and Sergio Drabkin formed the ensemble with a mission to perform music between the genres, and their widely varied programs mix comfortably works by Bach, Saint-Saens and Tchaikovsky with that of George Gershwin, Dave Brubeck and Leroy Anderson. The name of the Quartet is taken from the eighteenth-century architect Bartholomew Rastrelli, who designed the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, the home city of three of the four Quartet members.
The Rastrelli have performed in many of Europes great concert halls, including the Gasteig in Munich, Berlin Philharmony, Konzerthaus Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, St. Petersburgs Philharmonic Hall, Bulgaria Hall Sofia, the Liederhalle Stuttgart, Leiszhall Hamburg und Mariinsky Theater St. Petersburg. In addition to concert tours in Europe, the USA and Russia, the Rastrelli performs at such summer music festivals as the Beethoven Festival Bonn, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Darmstadter Festspiele, Branderburgische Sommerkonzerte, Oberstdorfer Musiksommer, Hohenlohe Kultursommer, Rheingau Musikfestival, Ohridsko Leto (Macedonia) and the Meadowlark Music Festival USA, cooperated with Giora Feidman, David Geringas, King Singers and Gilles Apap.
Broadcasted by: NBC, SWR, BR, HR, ABC, Chicago Classic FM and many others.
The Rastrelli Quartet currently has seven recordings (Rastrelli, Volumes 1-6 and "Cello Effect") on the Solo Musica, TonArt, Manchester and Genuin labels.
In 2009, the Rastrelli Quartets CD Cello in Classic was nominated for a Russian Grammy and was given a second prize award.
Regents Theater at Holy Names University (View)
3500 Mountain Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94619
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