Maxim Rubtsov, flute

Venue: Cook Recital Hall, Music Building

The Romantic Flute

Maxim Rubtsov, flute. Photo by A. Volodin.


With a hint of détente, the flute-piano duo of Maxim Rubtsov and Sergei Kvitko open their concert program with compositions by American composer John Corigliano - in celebration of his 80th birthday - and by the founder of Russian flute music Vladimir Tsybin.  The program also introduces the gifted young Russian composer Andrey Rubtsov’s Divertimento in E.

To highlight the many moods inspired by the Romantic period, spanning 19th to 21st centuries, the concert program presents compositions for flute and piano by Mieczyslaw Weinberg, a protégé of Dmitri Shostakovich. 

In conclusion the artists offer charming Russian miniatures by famous and lesser known Russian composers—Rachmaninoff, Glinka, Gretchaninoff, Varlamov and others.  Some of the scores were discovered in the Russian Imperial Collection of the United States Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

This concert gives Michigan music lovers the opportunity to hear the program that Maxim Rubtsov and Sergei Kvitko will present at Carnegie Hall on February 14.

A guest artist recital featuring Maxim Rubtsvo, flute performing with Sergei Kvitko, piano. 

$10 adults; $8 seniors; free for students and those under 18 with valid ID


About the Artists

Maxim Rubtsov is principal flute of the Russian National Orchestra and a founding member of the RNO Wind Quintet.  He is a graduate of Moscow State Conservatory.  His solo recitals have been featured on National Public Radio in the United States and on Russia’s Culture Television channel.  Flute Talk magazine calls him, “an amazing performer who commands the audience’s attention from the moment he walks on stage.”  Together with pianist Sergei Kvitko, he released the CD Russian Romance, featuring “simply beautiful Russian miniatures” spanning three centuries of music by Russian composers.

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Pianist Sergei Kvitko is president of Blue Griffin Recording in Lansing, Michigan. Born in Russia, he holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from Michigan State University. A voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (GRAMMY), Kvitko is also a composer, recording engineer and producer.  As a concert pianist, he achieved his solo debut at Carnegie Hall in 2013 following a 14-city U. S. tour.

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