In an ongoing commitment to young artists, Avie presents the debut recording by the sensational young violinist Rudens Turku. Wherever he performs, Rudens enthralls audiences and captivates critics. The Albanian-born, German-resident impresses with his steadfast technique, masterful musical style and engaging personality. His debut disc on Avie includes three mainstays of the central European repertoire, Schumann’s Sonata No. 1, Brahms’ Sonata No. 2, and the Franck Sonata. Born into a musical family, Rudens emigrated from Albania at the age of 14 with nothing but a violin in his hand. He rapidly rose through the musical ranks and graduated with distinction from Munich’s Academy for Music and Theater. His career has since taken him on tours throughout Germany as well as to France, Italy, Luxemburg, Spain, Switzerland and the United States. Rudens is partnered on his Avie debut by the outstanding young Russian pianist Milana Chernyavska.
"...The playing on this release from Turku and Chernyavska is never self-indulgent or showy. Their sensitive and thoughtful approach blends well with episodes of considerable vitality and high enthusiasm. Turku does not play with the robustness or possess the weight of tone of some performers, which is especially noticeable in the Brahms work. However, Turku’s perceptive and affectionate approach soon becomes extremely endearing.
Well done Turku and Chernyavska, and congratulations to Avie for an excellent release."