“The companion performance of Brahms’s Violin Concerto was every bit as fine, with the solo violin played by Aylen Pritchin […]. This was a crack musical team at the top of its game, making Brahms sound fresh, exciting and brilliant. You’d struggle to hear this music played better anywhere. »” The Times
“Aylen Pritchin’s sound is luminous, his playing imperial. His delicate almost absent vibrato (in the tradition of Joachim) searches historical colours. Russian conductor and pianist Maxim Emelyanychev partners him on an 1875 Steinway. [...] the two soloists dialogue as equals, with noble lyricism.” Diapason
“This original and inventive interpretation, brilliantly recorded, certainly deserves to feature prominently with Suk and Katchen (decca) and Perlman and Ashkenazy (Warner) legendary recordings.” Classica
Both embarked on an international individual career, Aylen Pritchin and Maxim Emelyanychev are equally highly respected chamber music players. Best friends from the Moscow Conservatory, they have passionately explored the wide range of the violin-piano repertoire from an early age.
Long-Thibaud Competition 2014 First Grand Prix, Aylen has since then performed with prestigious orchestras around Europe and Asia : Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Svetlanov Symphony, Russian National Philharmonic, Moscow Philharmonic, Vienna Radio Symphony, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Taiwan National Symphony, Osaka Philharmonic, Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
Principal Conductor of both the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Il Pomo d’Oro, Maxim is also an exceptional keyboard player. His CD dedicated to Mozart’s Sonatas on piano forte, released on Aparté, has received numerous prestigious awards (Choc de Classica, ICMA 2019, etc.).
Their CD dedicated to Brahms violin and piano Sonatas has been released on 3 December 2021 on Aparté.
Andrej Grilc (c)
Schubert, Pokofiev, Dvorak, Grieg
Aylen Pritchin, violin / Maxim Emelyanychev, piano
“Brahm’s chamber passions”
Aylen Pritchin, violin / Maxim Emelyanychev, piano / SCO’s members
On period instruments, this recording delivers an iconoclastic vision of these repertoire standards. The authentic sound palette and the complicity of Aylen Pritchin and Maxim Emelyanychev allow here the two Russian prodigies, animated by the same musical breath, to give a fair, sincere and deeply authentic interpretation.