The composer and his music
Vladimir Peskin (1906-1988) was a Russian pianist and composer who wrote a whopping 74 minutes of absolutely wonderful music for trumpet and piano, packed with feelings, sadness, happiness, hope, passion, power, and emotions.
Having just turned thirty, the trumpet player Giuliano Sommerhalder is a laureate of the world's most prestigious international competitions, and has served as the Principal Trumpet in two of the world's leading symphony orchestras (Leipzig and Amsterdam). Today, he is active worldwide as a soloist and teacher.
The Polish pianist, Kasia Wieczorek is currently among the most sought-after pianists and chamber music partners in the world of brass instruments (but not only). She regularly collaborates with the leading international music competitions, and has a piano and chamber music professorship at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt (Main), Germany.
Giuliano about the Peskin Project
"In my first CD (as a soloist with orchestra), I recorded Peskin's Concerto No. 1 in C minor, which was enthusiastically acclaimed throughout the world. So I decided to dedicate this highly interesting composer and entire CD.
"All of the pieces are originally composed for trumpet and piano, and together with the genius pianist Kasia Wieczorek, we found a very special feeling which really fits Peskin's emotional and moving music."
"This will be my 3rd CD, and it will be recorded and published by the label MDG in Germany, on a Hybrid Multichannel+Stereo SACD (Super Audio CD).
What happens with the money from the pledges
The money from the donations will be used to cover the costs for the recording hall rental (in a monastery immersed in the silence of Westphalian countryside), the piano tuner (present at all times during recording), the piano (a carefully renewed Steinway Grand Piano from 1901!), the sound engineer, the editing, mastering, duplication and distribution of the disc.
To thank you for your contribution, along with a big Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, you will have a wide array of rewards waiting for you, each one packaged and combined according to the amount you donate. Of course, what will never be missing is a copy of the new disc, as a tangible proof of your friendship and interest towards the artists' artistic activity.
The publication of the disc is planned in October 2015.
The rewards will be the first copies of the discs to be sent out.
Vladimir Peskin (1906-1988)
Concerto No. 1 in C minor
Concerto No. 2 (Concert-Allegro) in B flat minor
Concerto No. 3 in F minor
Poem No. 1
Poem No. 2