Water & Let’s Tango

Today we dance stories and breathe life into the perfect instruments. Perfection is the basic precondition of all, the dancers, musicians and gems. This shall constitute the background for this Gem Dance Collection. Tanzanite: deep blue waters in different lights; Red Spinel: illuminating tangos in different colors.

The Kirichenko Twins are internationally acclaimed dancers. Their choreographies are filled with emotions and yet formality, which are the binding and opposing poles within their universe of artistic phantasy and structural formality.

Four perfect musical instruments are brought to shine by Maja Weber, Xiaoming Wang, Sebastian Bohren and Lech Antonio Uszynski, who form the renowned Stradivari Quartett. Their musical talent and enthusiasm vibrate through their Stradivaris. The flow of the waters is awoken by Alexey Botvinov’s mastering of the grand piano.

Together, they excel in their search to visualize space through dance and elevate music to the next level. This touching intensity, refinedness and expressiveness result in pure emotion and visual sensation.

Water & Let’s Tango

Today we dance stories and breathe life into the perfect instruments. Perfection is the basic precondition of all, the dancers, musicians and gems. This shall constitute the background for this Gem Dance Collection. Tanzanite: deep blue waters in different lights; Red Spinel: illuminating tangos in different colors.

The Kirichenko Twins are internationally acclaimed dancers. Their choreographies are filled with emotions and yet formality, which are the binding and opposing poles within their universe of artistic phantasy and structural formality.

Four perfect musical instruments are brought to shine by Maja Weber, Xiaoming Wang, Sebastian Bohren and Lech Antonio Uszynski, who form the renowned Stradivari Quartett. Their musical talent and enthusiasm vibrate through their Stradivaris. The flow of the waters is awoken by Alexey Botvinov’s mastering of the grand piano.

Together, they excel in their search to visualize space through dance and elevate music to the next level. This touching intensity, refinedness and expressiveness result in pure emotion and visual sensation.

Tanzanite – Waters

FRANZ SCHUBERT
Impromptu Op. 90 No. 3 (D. 899/3) in G-flat major

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Piano Sonata No. 14, Op. 27, No. 2 in C-sharp minor
„Moonlight Sonata“
Movements I, II and III

PHILIP GLASS
Metamorphosis IV

PHILIP GLASS
Tirol Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
Movement II

Tanzanite – Waters

FRANZ SCHUBERT
Impromptu Op. 90 No. 3 (D. 899/3) in G-flat major

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Piano Sonata No. 14, Op. 27, No. 2 in C-sharp minor
„Moonlight Sonata“
Movements I, II and III

PHILIP GLASS
Metamorphosis IV

PHILIP GLASS
Tirol Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
Movement II

Red Spinel – Let’s Tango

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA


Verano Portena

Invierno Portena

Chador

La Muerte del Angel

Primavera Portena

Escualo

Oblivion

Libertango

Red Spinel – Let’s Tango

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA


Verano Portena

Invierno Portena

Chador

La Muerte del Angel

Primavera Portena

Escualo

Oblivion

Libertango

Vitae

OLEKSANDR AND SERGIY KIRICHENKO are choreographers, ballet masters and freelance professional dancers since 2012. From 1998–2012 they were soloists, members of the Ballet of the Zurich Opera House, Heinz Spoerli. They graduated from the State Ballet Academy Kiev in 1995, were principals of the Ukrainian National Opera and Jeune Ballet de France.

MÉLANIE BOREL graduated from the École de Danse de l’Opéra de Paris, and the École Nationale Supérieure de Danse in Marseille. Since 2008 she is member of the Ballet of the Zurich Opera House, Heinz Spoerli.

ALIANA PIZZI graduated from the Royal Conservatory Madrid, Spain, and is freelance.

ALEXEI BOTVINOV graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, Prof. Gornostayeva, was mentee of Alexis Weissenberg. From 1994-2012, he performed for Heinz Spoerli, Ballet Director and Choreographer of the Ballet of the Zurich Opera House.

MAJA WEBER plays the Stradivari violoncello “Bonamy Dobree-Suggia”. She studied with Prof. Frans Helmerson, Prof. Walter Levin and played with the Alban Berg Quartet, Ars Amata Zürich, Amar Quartet and created the “Stradivari Quartett”.

XIAOMING WANG plays the Stradivari violine “Aurea”. He studied under Prof. Xu Lu at the Central Conservatory in Beijing, under Gerhard Schulz of the “Herbert von Karajan Center Vienna”. He was concertmaster of the “UBS Chamber Orchestra” and “UBS Verbier Orchestra”. Since 2008 Xiaoming Wang has been the 2nd concertmaster of the orchestra of the Zurich Opera House.

SEBASTIAN BOHREN plays the Stradivari violine “King George”. He was educated under Jens Lohmann of the Conservatory of Zurich, studied under Prof. Zakhar Bron, Igor Karsko, Prof. Ana Chumachenco and Ingolf Turban.

LECH ANTONIO USZYNSKI plays the Stradivari viola “Gibson”. He studied with Prof. Ana Chumachenco, Prof. Zakhar Bron, Maestro Rudolf Barshai and Prof. Michel Rouilly.

OLEKSANDR AND SERGIY KIRICHENKO are choreographers, ballet masters and freelance professional dancers since 2012. From 1998–2012 they were soloists, members of the Ballet of the Zurich Opera House, Heinz Spoerli. They graduated from the State Ballet Academy Kiev in 1995, were principals of the Ukrainian National Opera and Jeune Ballet de France.

MÉLANIE BOREL graduated from the École de Danse de l’Opéra de Paris, and the École Nationale Supérieure de Danse in Marseille. Since 2008 she is member of the Ballet of the Zurich Opera House, Heinz Spoerli.

ALIANA PIZZI graduated from the Royal Conservatory Madrid, Spain, and is freelance.

ALEXEI BOTVINOV graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, Prof. Gornostayeva, was mentee of Alexis Weissenberg. From 1994-2012, he performed for Heinz Spoerli, Ballet Director and Choreographer of the Ballet of the Zurich Opera House.

MAJA WEBER plays the Stradivari violoncello “Bonamy Dobree-Suggia”. She studied with Prof. Frans Helmerson, Prof. Walter Levin and played with the Alban Berg Quartet, Ars Amata Zürich, Amar Quartet and created the “Stradivari Quartett”.

XIAOMING WANG plays the Stradivari violine “Aurea”. He studied under Prof. Xu Lu at the Central Conservatory in Beijing, under Gerhard Schulz of the “Herbert von Karajan Center Vienna”. He was concertmaster of the “UBS Chamber Orchestra” and “UBS Verbier Orchestra”. Since 2008 Xiaoming Wang has been the 2nd concertmaster of the orchestra of the Zurich Opera House.

SEBASTIAN BOHREN plays the Stradivari violine “King George”. He was educated under Jens Lohmann of the Conservatory of Zurich, studied under Prof. Zakhar Bron, Igor Karsko, Prof. Ana Chumachenco and Ingolf Turban.

LECH ANTONIO USZYNSKI plays the Stradivari viola “Gibson”. He studied with Prof. Ana Chumachenco, Prof. Zakhar Bron, Maestro Rudolf Barshai and Prof. Michel Rouilly.