29.08. Pratum Integrum

Wednesday 29.08.2018 7.30 PM Gdańsk St. Trinity Church

Pratum Integrum (Russia) - orchestra on period instruments
Pavel Serbin (artistic director, conductor)
Sergei Filchenko (principal violin)
Russian 18th century orchestral music and music of Gdańsk of the same period

Part I

Georg Simon Löhlein (1725-1781 Gdańsk)

Partita in D major for orchestra

Allegro maestoso, Andante, Suabois, Minuetto /Trio, Alla polacca

Anton Ferdinand Tietz (1742-1810)

Quintetto in D minor for 2 violins, 2 violas and cello

Andante con sordini – Allegro

Cantabile con sordini – Allegro assai

Performers: Sergei Filchenko (violin), Natalia Kosareva (violin), Sergei Tishchenko (viola), Anna Zhuravleva (viola), Pavel Serbin (violoncello)


Part II

Maxim Berezovsky (1744-1777)

Sinfonia in C major (ca. 1772)

Allegro Molto – Andante – Presto

Franz Kerzelli (ca.1740-after 1795)

Symphonie in B-flat major

Grave – Allegro



Dmitry Bortnyansky (1751-1825)

Orchestral music from Le Fête du seigneur (1786)

Sinfonia : Allegro spirituoso – Andantino – Presto

[Baletto]: Moderato-Allegretto


Pratum Integrum, a Russian orchestra on period instruments, was founded in Moscow in 2003. The Latin name translates as ‘unmown meadow’ and refers to fresh sounding but still obscure baroque and classical compositions which form the core of the orchestra’s repertoire. Musicological research undertaken by Pavel Serbin, the Artistic Director, enabled Pratum Integrum to give Russian premiere performances of more than two hundred compositions (the list includes works by such composers as Theodor Schwartzkopf, Anton Ferdinand Tietz, Antonio Rosetti and Joseph Wölfl, to name just a few). Among the most memorable projects were the premieres of Georg Gebel’s Johannes Passion, Lully’s Les Saisons and Yevstigney Fomin’s Orfeo ed Euridice (the latter with the Russian Horn Orchestra).

The orchestra has had the great honour to perform with Trevor Pinnock, Peter Neumann, Sigiswald and Wieland Kuijkens, Alfredo Bernardini, Paolo Grazzi, Simone Kermes, Sara Mingardo, Mireille Delunsch, Paul Esswood, Philippe Jaroussky, Christophe Rousset, Winfried Bönig and others. It was also a genuine pleasure to appear at prominent international festivals including Tage Alter Musik (Regensburg), Musica Antiqua (Bruges), Nordlysfestivalen (Tromsø), the Magdeburg Telemann Festival and Early Music Festival in St. Petersburg.

Pratum Integrum has released more than fifteen recordings for the Caro Mitis label. Among them are monographic albums featuring names known only by music scholars until recently: Tietz, Rosetti, Wölfl and Platti. Most of these albums have been highly rated by important foreign music magazines (Diapason, Toccata, Le Monde de la Musique, Positive Feedback Onlineand others). One of the albums comprising Orchestral suites by Telemann (CM 0022010-2) was awarded Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik in 2011. More info: www.pratum.ru

Artistic Director Pavel Serbin

Pavel Serbin is a performer on the cello and viola da gamba, a teacher at the Moscow Conservatoire, a founder of the ensemble A la Russe and both soloist and Artistic Director of the orchestra Pratum Integrum. Born in Moscow in 1978, he graduated from the Gnessin Music School where he studied with Honoured Culture Worker Vera Birina, and the Moscow Conservatoire, where among his teachers were professors Dmitry Miller (violoncello), Alexander Rudin (chamber music) and Alexander Galkovsky (quartet). He has also attended classes at the Royal Academy of Music in The Hague taught by Jaap ter Linden (baroque cello) and Wieland Kuijken (viola da gamba). Serbin has won prizes at the Bruges Early Music Competition (1999, as part of the Gassenhauer Trio) and the competitions Premio Bonporti and Van Wassenaar (2000, in a duet with Olga Martynova). His has written a Ph.D. thesis on cello music composed in Russia from the late 18th to early 19th centuries.

In 2003 he was among the founders of the orchestra Pratum Integrum, which performs on period instruments. At his initiative the Pratum Integrum has performed some two hundred compositions never heard before in Russia. As a soloist Serbin has presented to the Russian public chamber cello pieces by Jan Bohumir Práč, Johann Heinrich Facius, Gottfried Rieger and Jacob Klein. Serbin has played with the Academy of Ancient Music (London) led by Christopher Hogwood and Paul Goodwin, the orchestra Moderntimes_1800, the Bergen Barokk ensemble, and others. Since 2008 he has taken the role of conductor. Under his direction Pratum Integrum has performed symphonies by Haydn, Antonio Rosetti and Johann Baptist Vanhal, as well as Yevstigney Fomin’s melodrama Orfeo ed Euridice.

Concertmaster Siergiej Filchenko

ergei Filchenko – violinist, viola player, soloist in the Musica Petropolitana and Playel Trio ensembles, concertmaster of the Pratum Integrum. Graduated from the St. Petersburg Conservatoire and also studied with Mariе Leonhardt (Amsterdam). Prizewinner with the ensemble Musica Petropolitana at the Early Music Competition in Manchester (1990) and the Van Wassenaer Competition in the Netherlands (1993). In 1995 he received an award for the Best Interpretation at the Pietro Locatelli Competition (Amsterdam). In 2001–2002 Sergei Filchenko regularly collaborated with Pavel Serbin on a number of musical projects and he later agreed to become a soloist and concertmaster for the Pratum Integrum orchestra. It is Sergei Filchenko who takes much credit for the orchestra’s impressive string group.