Anna Litvinenko, winner Start in Splendor Prize

Splendor and the Cello Biënnale present: “Playing with Words” by & with cellist Anna Litvinenko (winner of the 2019 Start in Splendor Prize)

The 2019 Start in Splendor Prize was awarded to cellist Anna Litvinenko. This prize, part of the Dutch National Cello Competition, is awarded on behalf of the Cello Competition, the Amsterdam Cello Biënnale and Splendor Amsterdam. It is aimed at promising young cellists who, next to an exceptional ability on their instrument, show extraordinary programming talents. The strongest, most creative performance concept is awarded the Start in Splendor Prize: the winner is granted the means to realise and produce their unique concert programme in Splendor.

Anna Litvinenko received the Start in Splendor Prize for “Playing with Words”, a remarkable concept programme in which composed and improvised chamber music, literature, art history and live drawing are combined into a Gesamtkunstwerk. After some significant Covid delay, this wonderful concept can finally be realised and attended: on Friday, January 28th 2022 at 18:00 and 21:00 and on Saturday, January 29th at 15:00 and 21:00, “Playing with Words” will be performed in Splendor’s Main Hall. Anna will be joined on stage by her Kalea colleagues Katie Macdonald (flute) and Beatriz Rola (violin), and visual artist Phoebe Pryor (live drawing).

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