Artem Chirkov
  • Sep 14, 2012 6:00 am
  • 39:38 mins
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Artem Chirkov’s only been in America for 24 hours and already he’s in our studio!  He’s visiting from Russia—where he’s the Principal Double Bassist of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Symphony—and is in town to concertize and to teach a master class at BYU. Artem Chirkov was the 2010 winner of the 1st International Double Bass Solo Competition sponsored by the Bradetich Foundation after which he made his New York debut at Weill Hall. He's recorded a CD with his wife titled “Reminiscences of the 20th Century,” and is a member of the one-of-a-kind contrabass ensemble Bassiona Amorosa.  Today Bruce Seely will chat with Mr. Chirkov about his early dreams to be a world traveler and his rigorous student years when he attended two schools in two separate countries (Russia and Germany) simultaneously! Also, pianist Jayne Galloway will join Artem throughout the hour as he performs: Adagio from "The Bright Stream" - Dmitri Shostakovich; Invocation - Miloslav Gajdos; Prelude Op. 23 No. 10 - Sergei Rachmaninoff; Elegia,Tarantella - Giovanni Bottesini Photo from left to right: Bruce Seely (host), Artem Chirkov, Jayne Galloway (pianist), Jackie Tateishi (producer) Follow Highway 89 on twitter @byuH89