… After a very few notes it became clear what makes Denis Severin such a successful cellist: it is a rare joy to listen to such a deep, soft and sensuous sound. His performance can truly be called a “bel canto cello.”

/Michael Gottshtayn, Badische Zeitung, Germany/

Denis Severin is a professor of cello at the Geneva University of Music and the Bern University of Arts(Switzerland), where he teaches cello as a major, baroque cello as a minor and chamber music.

A coveted guest professor, he also teaches master classes and leads orchestra projects at the Centro superior de musical Katarina Gurska (Madrid, Spain), the Jāzeps Vītols Academy of Music (Riga, Latvia), the Central Conservatory of Music (Beijing, China), Franz Liszt Academy of Music (Budapest, Hungary) and the National University of Arts (Kharkov, Ukraine).

Regularly gives summer master-classes in Germany, France, Poland, Russia, Georgia and Brazil.

Denis Severin is Prize Winner of ECHO KLASSIK (2015) and GRAMMY AWARDS (2007), laureate of several international competitions in Greece, Italy and Spain.

Denis Severin serves as a jury member for a number of music competitions: International Chamber Music Competition (Illzach, France, March 2013), 7th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians (Monteux, Switzerland, March 2012) and Young Swiss Musicians Competition.

He also became president of an international charitable organization Art Without Borders and an organizing committee member of the European String Teachers Association.

Performs as a soloist with: European Youth Symphony Orchestra (EU), Basel Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (Switzerland), “Feel Harmony” Chamber Orchestra Poznan (Poland), State Symphony Orchestra, Kiew Chamber Orchestra (Ukraine), St. Petersburg State Capella Orchestra, Archangel State Chamber Orchestra (Russia), Armenian State Chamber Orchestra.

D. Severin is member of diverses chamber music and baroque ensembles: Spyros Piano Trio, Swiss Baroque Soloists, Les Solostes de Geneve (Switzerland), Ars Antiqua Austria, Wiener-Akademie (Austria), Ensemble Baroque de Limoges (France), Capella Gabetta, Harmonie Universelle (Germany), The Russian Virtuosi of Europe (London, England).

Collaborates with many of the greatest names in contemporary classical music. Those are artists and ensembles like Quatuor Mosaïques, Natalia Gutman, Christophe Coin, Sergio Azzolini, Jordi Savall, Christopher Hogwood, Cecila Bartoli, Antonio Meneses, Martin Haselböck, Heinz Holliger, Bartek Niziol, Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Sol Gabetta.

Denis Severin performs at festivals and concerts held in some of the most prestigious venues around the globe, among which are Queen Elizabeth Hall (London, England), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Musikverein Wien (Austria), Konzerthaus Berlin (Germany), Philharmonic Society Concert Hall (Prague, Czech Republic), Cité de la Misique, Radio France Concert Hall (Paris, France), Victoria Hall, Tonhalle Zurich (Switzerland), Lutoslawski Concert Hall (Warsaw, Poland), National Philarmonic Kiew (Ukraine) and many others.

In 1996 Denis Severin graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where he studied under professor Dmitry Miller.

1997-2003 continued his education under professor Daniel Grossgurin at the Geneva University of Music, professor Thomas Demenga at the Music Academy of Basel and professor Christophe Coin at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Switzerland).

He also attended master classes of such professors as Janos Starker, Natalia Gutman, Antonio Meneses, Anner Bylsma, Truls Monk and Garry Hoffman.

2016
2015
Kronberg Cello Festival

Kronberg Cello Festival

Kronberg, Germany

Sep, 28 - Oct 2

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Concert “Schubertiade” in Neuchâtel (Switzerland)

Concert “Schubertiade” in Neuchâtel (Switzerland)

September 18, 2016

Lucern Festival

Lucern Festival

SPYROS PIANO TRIO

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Festival & Masterclass Pila (Poland)

Festival & Masterclass Pila (Poland)

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 July 3 to July 6, 2016Madrid, Spain

July 3 to July 6, 2016Madrid, Spain

Concert “Cellissimo” and master-classes in Centro Superior Katrina Gurska

June 25 to June 27 Music Academy in Kotlas, Russia

June 25 to June 27 Music Academy in Kotlas, Russia

Concerts and Master-Classes

Archangel Chamber Orchestra

S.Slovachevski, D.Severin, V.Pesin. G.Zotov

4.06 Thun (Switzerland) 5.06 Beuggen (Germany)

4.06 Thun (Switzerland) 5.06 Beuggen (Germany)

Cello ensemble of Geneva University of Music

Direction Denis Severin

13-16 of May 2016

13-16 of May 2016

13.05 Archangel state chamber orchestra

15.05 Concert and Master-Classes in Saratov

2-4 of Mai Porto (Portugal)

2-4 of Mai Porto (Portugal)

Concert and Master-Classes in Escola Superior de Musica

Akkordy Xortizy Competition, Zaporozhye

"Akkordy Xortizy" Competition, Zaporozhye

28.03-1.04.

Opening Concert 28.03

Symphonie Orchestra, Conductor:V.Redya

Soloists:B.Pivnenko,T.Korsunskaya, Y.Kot, D.Severin

Orchestra of Cherkassy Philharmonie

Orchestra of Cherkassy Philharmonie

25.03.2016

Conductor O.Diachenko

Soloists Tatiana Korsunskaya (piano)

Denis Severin (cello)

Master-Classes for Cellists

Master-Classes for Cellists

28.02-5.03.2016 Academy of Music in Gdansk (Poland)

Student Chamber Orchestra

Direction: Denis Severin

Vivaldi Program

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27.02.2016 Villa Dutoit

27.02.2016 Villa Dutoit

Geneva, Switzerland

Benefit Concert for Association "Art without Borders, Basel"

Tatiana Korsunskaya (piano)

Denis Severin (violoncello)

Project “Cellissimo”

Project “Cellissimo”

25th February,

Neuchâtel (Switzerland)

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Master-Classes

Master-Classes

February, 12-13

Lyon, France

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Feb 2, Khmelnitsky, Ukraine

Feb 2, Khmelnitsky, Ukraine

Khmelnytsky Philharmonic,

Tatiana Korsunskaya (piano)

Denis Severin (cello)

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Jan 31, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine

Jan 31, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine

Khmelnytsky Philharmonic

Conductor Taras Martynnik

Tatiana Korsunskaya

Denis Severin

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Jan 28, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

Jan 28, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

Chamber Music Concert

Denis Severin (cello)

Tatiana Korsunskaya (piano)

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Naxos Records: J.S. Bach, Brandenburg Concertos.

(2007 Grammy Nomination, Swiss Baroque Soloists)

Sony Music Entertainment: S. Rachmaninov,

Romances for Cello and Piano

Denis Severin, Tatiana Korsunskaya 2009)

Eloquentia: A. Vivaldi, Violin Concertos

(2008 Choc du Monde de la Musique Awards, Harmonie Universelle)

Panclassics: G.M. Cambini, String Quintets (Ensemble Entr’acte, 2010)

Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm: Luise Adolpha Le Beau, Chamber Music (Bartek Niziol, Denis Severin, Tatiana Korsunskaya, 2014)

ECHO KLASSIK (2015)

Radio broadcasts: Schweizer Radio DRS 2 (Switzerland), Radio de la Suisse Romande (Espace-2, Switzerland), Deutschlandfunk (Germany), Radio Belgrade (Serbia) Radio France, and Polskie Radio (Poland).

E-mail: severindenis@bluewin.ch