Can you hear the lament of Montparnasse, the bustle of pubs, or the whisper of the Baltic Sea? Is it possible in one journey to experience and savor the beauty of not one, but ten countries, which we usually can't afford in real life?
Dear friends! We invite you to a cello music concert "Incredible Journey with a Cello Across Europe," taking place in

Riga, Tallinn, Pärnu, and Tartu.

The program features works by composers from various countries, performed by the virtuoso cellist from Latvia, Kirill Varyash, and pianist Tatyana Chigorskaya.

Kirill Varyash is a cellist who has been actively reviving and developing the Old School of Performance for the last ten years.

Tatyana Chigorskaya is a Latvian pianist, concertmaster, teacher, arranger, and author of lectures and courses for children about music.

The concert program includes pieces by Saint-Saëns, Paganini, Bach, Dvorak, Popper, Chopin, Schubert, and others.
As told by Kirill Varyash - cellist:
"In music, there are various concepts of expressing one's ideas in a piece by a performer.

For example, jazz musicians modify the original text of a work to convey their emotions.

However, I believe that genuine improvisation is not so much altering the text written by the composer as it is creating one's world-view in that piece through time and sound colours.

In the process of artistic performance, new factors come to the fore—inspiration and enthusiasm, born of the moment.

It can be argued that the performer is also an improviser: he never plays a piece the same way"

Aleksei Bljahhin
concert organizer
Primarily, I organize my own concerts. However, when I first met cellist Kirill Varyash, I was struck by his unique playing style and depth of performance.

Kirill Varyash spent 10 years in Pletnev's orchestra and has traveled the world. For the past 5 years, he has been performing solo concerts. Due to recent events, he had to move to Riga.

I would like to recommend you attend this concert to appreciate Kirill Varyash's unique play.

See you at the concerts!
Listen to some excerpts from other concerts by Kirill Varyash and Tatyana Chigorskaya:
Pablo de Sarasate's "Andalusian Romance" arranged for cello. 2-minute excerpt.
Pablo de Sarasate's "Playera".

The title "Playera" comes from the Spanish word meaning "melancholic song."

Sarasate, of course, wrote this piece for violin.

Listen to the cello arrangement made by Kirill Varyash.
Concert program

C. Saent-Saens
Allegro appassionato op.43 (4`)

J. Offenbach
Jacqueline's Tears op.76, No.2 (7')


N. Paganini
Variations on a Theme from "Moses in Egypt" (7')


F. Chopin
Nocturne, op. 9, No. 2 (5')

Czech Republic

A. Dvořák
Rondo, op.94 (8')


G. Goltermann
Capriccio, op.24 (4')


J.S. Bach
Gavottes 1 & 2 from English Suite No. 6 In D Minor, BWV 811 (8')


F. Schubert
"Impromptu" op.90, No.3 (6')

A. Arvo Pärt
Spiegel im Spiegel (1978) (11')

D. Popper
Hungarian Rhapsody, op.68 (9')

W.H. Squire
Tarantella, op.23 (4')

M. de Falla
La vida breve (4')
Participants in the concert include
Kirill Varyash
In 1998, he graduated from the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory under the guidance of Professor A. Knyazev.

In 1984, he became the winner of the Regional Competition for young cellists in Moscow.

In 1989, he was awarded at the Moscow Young Cellists' Competition.

In 1998, he joined the "Sheremetiev Ensemble" (piano quartet) as a member and leader.

In 2001, as part of the "Sheremetiev Ensemble", he was a laureate of the International Brahms Competition, Austria.

In 2002, with the "Sheremetiev Ensemble", he recorded a disc of works by the American composer John Mitchell.

In 2005, a new "Sheremetiev Ensemble" disc was released, featuring piano quartets by R. Schumann and J. Brahms.

From 2003 to 2018, he worked with the Russian National Orchestra under the direction of M. Pletnev.

Since 2012, he has been actively involved in reviving and further developing the so-called Old School of Performance. Representatives of this school were Liszt, Paganini, Kontski, Chopin, Cortot, Rachmaninoff, Kreisler, Pyatigorsky, Shafran, and many other eminent musicians. One of the last representatives of this School is Martha Argerich, a performer who has most fully preserved the technological and musical techniques.

From 2012, he teaches the art of cello playing.

Since 2018, he has been performing as a soloist. He has experience performing both solo and chamber concerts in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, England, Singapore, Ukraine, and Russia.

Since 2022, he resides in Latvia.
Tatyana Chigorskaya
Pianist, accompanist, teacher, arranger, author of lectures and courses for children.

She graduated with honors in 2008 from the Belarusian State Music Academy, a laureate of national and international competitions.

Since 2011, she has been living in Riga, where she leads an active concert and educational life.

2001 International Competition "Music", Minsk, Belarus - 2nd place

2003 State Competition "Playing with the Orchestra", Minsk, Belarus - 2nd place

2006 Performance of Shostakovich's 1st concerto with an orchestra

2008 Chamber Ensembles Competition "Orpheus", Grodno, Belarus - 3rd place

2013 "Art of the 21st Century" Competition, June 11 – 22, Mänttä and Lempäälä, Finland, Stockholm, Sweden - 1st place in the accompanist category

2014 16th International Competition "EUTERPE" - 1st place in Chamber Ensemble category

2015 25th International Music Competition "Citta di Barletta" - 1st place in Chamber Ensemble category
Those who have attended our concerts before have noticed that our ticket prices are not fixed; they constantly change. The general principle is simple: the earlier you buy a ticket, the cheaper it will be.

Ticket prices increase approximately every two or three days. It's similar to airplane tickets, the closer to the flight, the more expensive they are.
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Contact information
+372 5142 537
+371 26032157
  • Aleksei Bljahhin