Dear friends of music and art,

On January 18th, 2020 the musical and artistic prelude into 2020 took place with the exhibition of “A Song of Dreams” by Natalia Simonenko and the concert of pianist Georgy Voylochnikov. This event was entirely devoted to Russian culture, because not only were both artists originally from Russia – the musical program was also represented solely by Russian composers and, while the impressionistic style of painting is strongly reminiscent of works by Monet, at the same time it also emphasizes it’s closeness to Russian realism.

Photo: Johannes Paqué

Georgy Voylochnikov immediately convinced the audience with his first solo performance in the Musikstudio of his high musical level. Last but not least, this was thanks to the fabulously beautiful interpretations of the compositions by Sergey Rachmaninov, who, incidentally, was heard for the first time in the Musikstudio! On the Pleyel grand piano from 1937 the pianist interpreted the thoughtful-melancholic mood up to the extreme emotional ups and downs wonderfully with the highest technical and musical skill that these works require. From pianissimo to fortissimo the dynamics of the instrument were fully exhausted while the listeners were tempted to immerse themselves in the imagery of Natalia Simonenko and thus had the opportunity to feel a breath of the dreamy Russian soul. This impression continued in the works of Tchaikovsky, Medtner and Scriabin. Georgy Voylochnikov ended the concert with an unusual piece that roused the audience from their reverie. With the unorthodox Humoresque by contemporary composer Rodion Shchedrin, the concert came to a happy end and prepared the audience for the opening speech to the vernissage.

A wonderful start to 2020! Of course, we would also like to thank the numerous and very interested audience again that went to the Musikstudio on this rainy day to escape the winter with the spring-like pictures!

Dear friends of music and art,

It is still winter, but together with the artist Natalia Simonenko we decided to conjure up the spring! With “A Song of Dreams” she has put together an exhibition that will set us in tune with the awakening of nature in a dreamy fantasy! You can access the exhibition here.

Georgy Voylochnikov, who already appeared in the Musikstudio together with Sara DeAscaniis in 2019 and who left an enthusiastic audience behind, takes the musical lead. This time, however, he is solo with – to match the exhibition – Russian music.

Look forward to a spring exhibition that will make you forget the cold days of winter!

Saturday, 18 January 2020
15:30 pm


Musikstudio & Galerie: Gabriele Paqué
Blücherstrasse 14
53115 Bonn


Pyotr Tschaikowski (1840-1893)
From the seasons. No. 1, January

Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Prelude in F sharp minor op. 23 no. 1
Prelude in B minor op. 32 no. 2
Lilacs op. 21 no. 5

Alexander Scriabin (1871-1915)
6 Preludes op. 13
Waltz in A flat major op. 38

Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Etude-tableau in E flat minor op. 39 no. 5

Nikolai Medtner (1880-1951)
Primavera in B major Op. 39 No. 3

Alexander Scriabin (1871-1915)
Etude in C sharp minor op. 2
5 preludes op. 74

Rodion Shchedrin (*1932)

The admission is free!
A donation for the musicians will be requested.

Georgy Voylochnikov

Foto: Emil Matveev

“A sincere reading of Scriabin’s music … very subtle, sensual, sublime”
(Prof. Mikhail Voskresensky, Chairman of the 4th International Scriabin Competition in Moscow).

Georgy Voylochnikov was born into a family of musicians in Voronezh in 1985 and received his first piano lessons from his father at the age of three. At the age of eight, he entered the Central Music School in Voronezh, where he became a pupil of Valery Volkov.
From 2002 to 2006 he studied at the Gnessins Musical College in Moscow in the class of the famous Professor Andrey Khitruk. During this period, he won the 3rd prize in the competition All-Russian Competition for Young Pianists in Voronezh and the 2nd Prize (1st Prize was not awarded) at the Moscow Götefest Piano Competition in Moscow. In 2006 he began to study at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory under the guidance of the outstanding pianist and laureate of the Tchaikovsky Competition and Queen Elizabeth Competition Stanislav Igolinsky. With him, Georgy continued his postgraduate studies and won at the same time several prizes in prestigious competitions such as the Takamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan, the competition “Premi Principat d’Andorra” and the International Scriabin Competition in Moscow. Since 2014 Georgy Voylochnikov studies for his concert exam at the University of Music and Dance Cologne in the class of Professor Ilja Scheps.
Among the numerous awards that he won in recent years are the International Music Competition Cologne (1st Prize and Audience Award), the Karl-Robert Kreiten Music Competition in Aachen (1st prize), Istanbul Orchestra Sion International Piano Competition (2nd prize), International Piano Competition Geilenkirchen (3rd prize), Spanish Composers International Piano Competition in Madrid (3rd prize). He is also semi-finalist at the UNISA International Competition in Pretoria, South Africa, at the Telekom Beethoven International Piano Competition in Bonn, at the International Schubert Competition in Dortmund, and was selected for the 2015 Tschaikowsky International Piano Competition. He has appeared as a soloist and with various ensembles both in his homeland Russia and in Ukraine, in Japan and in most European countries. He was invited to attend the Chopin Festival in Gdansk on the occasion of Fryderyk Chopin’s 200th anniversary. The highlight of the last year was his interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto with the Academic Philharmonic Orchestra in Voronezh, Russia.

I am looking forward to your visit!

Gabriele Paqué

Note on parking!
Parking spots in Bonn-Poppelsdorf, about a 10 minutes walk from the Blücherstraße!

Current exhibition: Natalia Simonenko presents “A Song of Dreams”
The gallery is open on saturdays between 14 and 18 pm.
After telephonic agreement the gallery can also be visited at other times.
Blücherstr. 14, 53115 Bonn
Phone: 0228-41076755