Review of an interview with Vladimir Fanish
LIVE AT TOORAK SYNAGOGUE with the cellist Umberto Clerici and pianist Konstantin Shamray, was the first of many performances in a magnificent heritage listed 1300 seated, domed and acoustically beautiful sounding venue.
The special concert featuring Bruch’s Kol Nidrei and Rachmaninov’s colossal Cello sonata in honour of the composer’s 150th birthday, with a small surprise from a combined StKilda/Toorak Synagogue Choir brought a standing ovation.
Vladimir Fanish, a vibrant young conductor and pianist with creative vision, has over the past few years reintroduced salon-style performances in private homes, cafes and art galleries.
In the early 1900, this intimate style of performing was very popular and Vladimir through his LIVEATYOURS.COM.AU with his wife Eleanor Lyons, an internationally acclaimed soprano feels there is a niche amongst the wider community to preserve the spark of live music performances.
Vladimir said he “cannot wait to engage with the wider Melbourne community, as music is a universal language that unites individuals’ souls.”