ALISSA MARGULIS violin
JURA MARGULIS piano
Sons of the well-known pianist Vitaly Margulis (who unfortunately passed away a short time ago), siblings Alissa and Jura Margulis offer a sophisticated program that they put together in 2011 to celebrate the Hungarian composer Franz Liszt in the bicentenary of his birth, combining his original works to arrangements for violin and piano of some of his famous compositions.
Alissa and Jura were born in Russia and grew up surrounded by music.
Alissa studied violin in Koln, Germany, specializing with such masters as Ana Chumachenko, Vladimir Spivakov, Ida Haendel, Shlomo Mintz and many others. She has won prizes in the most important international competitions, from the “Vienawski” to the “Viotti”, and the “Vittorio Gui” in Florence.
Jura studied with his father in Fribourg at the “Musikhochschule”, and later at the “Fondazione Pianistica di Cadenabbia (Lago di Como)”, before moving to the US to study with Leon Fleisher at the “Peabody Conservatory” of Baltimora, where he finally settled for good. Nowadays he is esteemed all over the world both as an interpreter and as a teacher.
They are both quite active in concert halls and recording rooms and can boast a priviledge relationship with Martha Argerich, which makes it possible for them to be regular invited at the “Lugano” Festival.
“Exceptional” [The Guardian]
“A revelation” [Ivry Gitlis]
“Jura Margulis' pianistic skills are exceptional… Young, steel-fingered and highly musical."
[Los Angeles Times, USA]
FRANZ LISZT (RAIDING, 1811 - BAYREUTH, 1886)
Duo Sonata sulla Mazurka in Do diesis minore,
op. 6 n. 2 di Chopin (1832-35)
Romance Oubliée (1880)
Rapsodia Ungherese dalla Parafrasi su “Die drei Zigeuner”
arrangiamento per violino e pianoforte: Jenö Hubay
Sonetto del Petrarca n. 104, “Pace non trovo” (1843-46)
arrangiamento per violino e pianoforte: Jura Margulis
La Lugubre Gondola (1885)
Grand Duo Concertant su la Romance de M. Lafont “Le Marin” (c. 1837)