… 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.

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Glarus (Switzerland)

Glarus (Switzerland)

28.12.2015

Concert with Barock Ensemble “Capella Gabetta”

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December 24, 2015

December 24, 2015

National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia

Soloists: Sergey Orstrovsky (violin) and Denis Severin (cello)

Conductor: Sergey Ostrovsky

Tschaikovsky, Haydn, Shostakovich.

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Georgia Tour

Georgia Tour

Master-Classes and Recital with Tatiana Korsunskaya (piano) at Tbilisi State Conservatoire (Georgia)

19-21 Dezember 2015

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Budapest

Budapest

Master-classes and Concert-Conference at F.Liszt Music Academy in Budapest.

3-4 December 2015

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Echo Klassic 2015 Award

Echo Klassic 2015 Award

ECHO KLASSIK 2015

Bartek Niziol Tatiana Korsunskaya, Denis Severin

ZDF TV - LIVE

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Tiberius Festival, Romania

Tiberius Festival, Romania

10-12 of November

Denis Severin (cello)

Martin Litschgi (clarinet)

Tiberius String Quartet

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Chamber orchestra of Geneva University of Music

Chamber orchestra of Geneva University of Music

24.10 Bern / 25.10 Neuchâtel

Chamber orchestra of Geneva University of Music

Direction D. Severin

Academic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of Rovno

Academic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of Rovno

October 8, Rovno, Ukraine

Conductor: Sergey Chernyak/ Soloists:Tatiana Korsunskaya (piano) Gabrielle Brunner (violin) Denis Severin (cello)

The program includes works by Mozart, Vivaldi, G.Brunner

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The chamber orchestra Lviv's Virtuosos

The chamber orchestra "Lviv's Virtuosos"

Oct. 6 / Lviv Philharmonic

International Festival "Contrasts"

Soloists: Gabrielle Brunner (violin)

Denis Severin (cello)

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International Festival  The Contrasts

International Festival " The Contrasts"

October 5, Lviv Philharmonic / Chamber Concert

Tatiana Korsunskaya (piano)

Gabrielle Brunner (violin)

Denis Severin (cello)

The program includes: L.A.Lё Bo and music of contemporary Swiss composer

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The anniversary concert of Quattro Corde ensemble

The anniversary concert of "Quattro Corde" ensemble

October 3, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

"Quattro Corde" ensemble and Denis Severin

The program includes works by Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi

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Concert of Ancient Music

Concert of Ancient Music

October 2 17:30 Kiev

Church of St. Catherine

The program includes works by Bach, Handel, Telemana

Music Dialogs Ukraine/Switzerland

Music Dialogs Ukraine/Switzerland

October 1, 19:00, Kiev

National Ukrainian Philharmonic / Kiev Chamber Orchestra

Gabriel Brunner /violin/ Denis Severin /cello/

The program of modern music of Ukrainian and Swiss composers

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International Music Festival Kharkov Assembly

International Music Festival Kharkov Assembly

September 28, 18:30

Great Hall of KSUA

The program of works for solo cello

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SPYROS PIANO TRIO

SPYROS PIANO TRIO

Tatiana Korsunskaya (piano)

Bartek Niziol (violine), Denis Severin (cello)

Winners of ECHO KLASSIK 2015

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Festival & Master Class Pila, Poland

Festival & Master Class Pila, Poland

Master Class 13-21 of August 2015

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Basso dela Battaglia

"Basso dela Battaglia"

11.07.2015 / Bosau, Germany

Chamber music concert

Pierre Martens (bassoon)

Denis Severin (cello)

Sergej Tcherepanov (piano, organ, harpsichord)

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Festival Los Noturnos de Sibeles

Festival "Los Noturnos de Sibeles"

03-09.07.2015 / Madrid, Spain

6.07.2015 Palacio de Cibeles

Sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Claudio Martinez Mehner (piano)

Denis Severin (cello)

Master-classes for cellists 4-5 and 7-9 of July

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Festival & Master-Class

Festival & Master-Class

26-30.06.2015 / Kotlas, Russia

Archangel chamber orchestra

V. Onufriev (conductor)

A.Trostiansky (violin)

S. Glavatskih (piano)

D. Severin (cello)

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24.06.2015 / Bern, Switzerland

24.06.2015 / Bern, Switzerland

Hofwiler Musikbegegnungen

W.A.Mozart (1756-1791)

Monika Urbaniak (violine)

Pavel Mazurkevitch (piano)

Denis Severin (cello)

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21.06.2015  / Erlangen, Germany

21.06.2015 / Erlangen, Germany

Camerata Franconia

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12.06.2015  / Peking, China

12.06.2015 / Peking, China

Central Conservatory of music

Master-Classes for cellists and chamber music groups

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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