E V E N T S​

05 Mar 2018

Ian Roach Hall, Scotch College, Melbourne, AUS

Mozart and Shostakovich Quintets

Once again Eliah's delighted to join violinist Wilma Smith and her Friends at the 2018 Concert Series of Wilma&Friends at the remarkable Scotch College in Melbourne. The programme includes Mozart's rarely hear quintet for horn and strings, Shostakovich's Piano Quintet, as well as Brahms' Horn Trio. More info and ticket sales here.  

23 Jun 2018

2:30pm Memorial Hall, Pehi Kupa Street, Waikanae, NZ

Emona Piano Quintet @ Waikanae

Eliah is delighted to perform once again at Waikanae in a programme of piano quintets with his friends and wife Caroline. Joined by New Zealand celebrities Michael Houstoun, Wilma Smith and Gillian Ansell, the Emona Piano Quintet will perform Dvorak's beloved piano quintet No. 2 and Dohnanyi's magnificent piano quintet No.1. As a calming interlude the group will meditate on Puccini's soulful interlude "Crisantemi" in its string quartet version. HERE for more information and bookings. 

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F E A T U R E D   R E V I E W S

Emona Chamber Players

As of today, 12 June 2017 the brand Emona Chamber Players is born. Behind the Emona-name stands a flexible ensemble of New Zealand and internationally renowned musicians to bring high-quality chamber music to New Zealand and Australian audiences. The ensemble will appear in different configurations with unlimited possibilities of repertoire and groupings. Watch this space for upcoming concert events!     


NZCT Chamber Music Contest 2017

Eliah is joining the adjudication team of CMNZ for the annual National Chamber Music Contest 2017. As adjudicator he is looking froward to discovering and encouraging New Zealand's young talents in the Hawkes Bay and the Southern Regions. Read more here.

Limmud New Zealand - Jewish Music 

Once again Eliah is happily involved with Limmud NZ - the festival of Jewish learning on the weekend 26, 27 August at Diocesan School in Epsom, Auckland. A member of the Steering Group and the Programming Committee, Eliah is also looking forward to performing with internationally renowned pianist and Jewish scholar Jascha Nemtsov. More information and bookings: LIMMUD 

“Sakakushev-von Bismarck's virtuosity was unswerving in the chromatic dashes of the first movement, his dialogues with [pianist] De Pledge heart-rending... Heartstopping Sakakushev-von Bismarck, with his beautifully gauged vibrato, the emotionally charged bent notes...”

The New Zealand Herald  09/10/2012


"The first movement of Dvorak's Cello Concerto, dispensed with admirable poetry and fire by the APO's exceptional principal cello, Eliah Sakakushev-von Bismarck."​

The New Zealand Herald 30/11/2013


"Cellist Eliah Sakakushev-von Bimsarck gave a rapturous performance". "The Strauss was amiably lightweight and Sakakushev-von Bismarck, playing without a score, wove his sinuous lines through the orchestra web with elegance and the subtlest of rubato."

The New Zealand Herald 03/10/2015


"Cellist Sakakushev-von Bismarck employed a warm, singing tone throughout... Here [Richard Strauss's Romance] and in the following Respighi, the cellist gave a sincere, unaffected performance of a work that could easily descend into mere sentimentality. The playing itself was gorgeous, the soloist knowing when to step back and form part of the orchestral texture and when to step forward and shine."

Bachtrack 03/10/2015 

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J. S. Bach - Prelude in C

© 2012 by Eliah Sakakushev-von Bismarck

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