About Emil Rovner
Cellist and teacher of Russian descend comes from Gorki, where he studied under Anatoly Lukianenko. While only ten years old, he debuted as soloist with the Gorki Philharmonic Orchestra. He pursued his musical education under Ivan Monighetti in Madrid, Boris Pergamenschikow in Berlin and also in Basel. He also studied conducting with Margarita Samorukova and singing with Ulrich Messthaler (Schola Cantorum Basiliensis). Upon the recommendation by Vladimir Ashkenazy, he debuted as soloist with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, conducted by Gary Bertini. Recently, he appeared as soloist with such orchestras as St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Münchner Kammerorchester, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Kammerorchester Basel, Camerata Bern, Moscow Symphony Orchestra or Kammerakademie Potsdam. He maintains close artistic contacts with contemporary composers such as Heinz Holliger, Valentin Silvestrov, Elen Firsova, Per Nørgård, Tigran Mansurian or Sofia Gubaidulina. The Russian-Canadian Composer Evgeny Shcherbakov wrote and dedicated Concerto for Cello and Voice in one Person to Emil Rovner. Emil Rovner received numerous prizes at international cello competitions, including the 1st prizes at the J. Brahms Competition in Austria, the Jost Competition in and at the J. S. Bach Competition in Leipzig.