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RAC Presents Cello/Guitar Duo

April 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Two outstanding young Russian soloists, cellist Boris Andrianov and guitarist Dimitri Illarionov, appear at the Sebastopol Community Church on Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 pm. Andrianov, who plays the cello with the ease of a violin, and Illarionov, who does not seem to know any instrumental boundaries, show an unbelievable breadth of musicality. The concert includes works by Stravinsky, de Falla, and others including a Moldavian Folk Suite.

Both musicians have won important competitions. Their duo CD “Classical Duo” (by Delos Records, USA) was in the preliminary list of nominations for Grammy Award. This CD, as well as Dimitri Illarionov’s solo CDs with Naxos, Daminus Records and Edition Doberman and Boris Andrianov’s CDs with Quartz Records, were highly acclaimed by critics. The duo has given concerts in Europe, North America, and Asia.

Cellist Boris Andrianov, winner of the bronze medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition, is the first Russian laureate at the International Rostropovich Competition in Paris. His talent has been recognized by Zubin Mehta – “his profound musicality and phrasing impresses one almost immediately” and Daniil Shafran – “one of the most talented cellists of Russia at present.” Boris Andrianov has performed at the Moscow Conservatory halls, Moscow Philharmonic Hall, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, the Concertgebouw and other major houses. He has performed with the French National Orchestra, the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, the Beethoven Orchestra. His CD of Rachmaninov and Shostakovich sonatas with pianist Uri Urasin on the Quartz label received the Gramophone’s “Editor’s Choice”.
Guitarist Dimitri Illarionov is the winner of two of the most prestigious guitar competitions in the world – the International Guitar Foundation of America Solo Guitar Competition and the International Guitar Competition of Francisco Tarrega. Dimitri has played in some of the most prestigious halls in the world – Tonhalle (Zurich, Switzerland); Lutfu Kirdar (Istanbul); Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory; Concert Hall “Bulgaria” (Sofia); Osaka Symphony Hall; “Schleswig-Holstein” Music Festival. He teaches at the Russian Gnesins´s Academy of Music.

Tickets may be purchased through our website:, at, at Handgoods in Occidental, and if available, at the concert. Individual tickets are $30.00 for general admission, free for students accompanied by parents and $10.00 for unaccompanied students with ID. For further information, visit or call 874-1124.


April 14, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Redwood Arts Council
(707) 874-1124


Community Church of Sebastopol
1000 Gravenstein Hwy N
Sebastopol, CA 95472 United States
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(707) 823-2484