Valentin Kovalev | Carnegie Debut

March 4, 2024

March 4, 2024 7:30 PM

Weill Recital Hall


Carnegie Hall

Event Type:

Carnegie Hall Debut

Performance Details

Monday, March 4th at 7:30 PM

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

World Premiere of Naumburg Commission “Ratcatcher” by Steven Mackey.

Additional works:

Franck | Sonata in A Major

Yoshimatsu | Ratcatcher

Piazzolla | La Muerte del Angel

Dubois | Pièces Caractéristiques en forme de Suite op. 77

Korsakov | Flight of the Bumblebee

Tickets: $25; $10 for students and seniors

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Artist Bio

Saxophonist, composer, educator, and content creator Valentin Kovalev is an ebullient and highly eclectic performer whose unique style was developed following studies in Russia, France, and the US.

Mr. Kovalev is the winner of several international competitions such as Manhattan International Music Competition (US), MTNA Young Artist Woodwind Competition (US), Classic Winds Competition (Israel), AndorraSaxFest (Andorra), Anches Simples de Toulouse (France), EkaterinburgSaxFest (Russia), GoldenSax (Ukraine). He is also the recipient of significant awards from foundations in France, where he performed in a live-broadcast concert on the radio station “France Musique.”

Valentin Kovalev has performed at the Carnegie Hall, soloed with many prestigious orchestras in his native Russia and the US, toured ten cities in China, and performed in several countries in Europe through the Rostropovich Foundation. Mr. Kovalev is a Henri Selmer, Paris artist, and is represented by Astral Artists of Philadelphia.

In response to the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, Mr. Kovalev organized a Benefit Concert in Ann Arbor, MI which raised over $17,000. This financial help went to purchase life-saving medical backpacks shipped to Ukraine through RAZOM and to resettle Ukrainian refugees arriving in Michigan through the Jewish Family Service of Washtenaw County.

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