As a graduate of both Malmö College of Music and Manhattan School of Music, Mr.Faingersh developed his unique performing style. The blend of the original music, elements of drama, and personal sound, has become the artist’s trademark. The way Mr.Faingersh uses his trombone, as well as his stage presence, distinguishes him from any other artist on the scene. His publicly and critically acclaimed show “Trombone Magic” has earned him several major Swedish artistic awards. The show has been recorded for Swedish National Television, Latvian TV and German Radio.
Highlights of the “Trombone Magic” from the last couple of years include solo performances at The Royal Danish Opera; Romeo Dreaming with Kroumata 2010, Israel tour “E.Faingersh Renaissance Show” 2009-2010; New-York 2010; “Hamlet-Drama for Trombone and Orchestra” with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra TV production 2008-2009; “Lucerne Festival” Switzerland; “ArtGenda” festival in Hamburg; “Nova Estonia” festival of contemporary music in Gdansk, Poland; “Kaliningrad State Gallery” Russia; Recital at “Target Studio”, Congress Hall, Riga, Latvia; “BIBA” brass festival, Karlskrona, Sweden.
Mr. Faingersh is much-sought composer with theatre companies in Scandinavia.
His music is used in more than 30 stage productions and with large number TV and Radio shows.
In the past 20 years I’ve been working exclusively with trombone and live electronics, playing my solo performances all around the world. And I must say that in what I do, a good microphone is absolutely essential. The “Remic Microphone” for brass (REMIC W3000) is definitely the best one I’ve had so far and I must say that the REMIC Team has done a brilliant job.
April 16th, 2016: playing at the 60th anniversary of a dear friend, amazing tuba player and artist Arkady Kirichenko:
April 3rd, 2016: playing at the Berlin Philharmonic with Aidar Gainullin, Borislav Strulev, Arkady Shilkloper and many other outstanding soloists.
March 22, 2016: “My Shakespeare” – an evening of musical storytelling at the Khan Theater in Jerusalem, Israel.
Talking about my own Shakespeare Projects (“Hamlet: Drama for the Trombone and Orchestra” and “Romeo Dreaming”) and about playing the Fool in two different productions of King Lear (the BFT production (London) and the production of the Ermitage Theater (Moscow).
January 20th, 2016: playing with my good friends and fantastic virtuoso brass musicians Arkady Shilkloper and Arkady Kirichenko at the legendary club “Dom” in Moscow.
A significant event in my life happened in November, 2015: I have joined the amazingly talented Belarus Free Theater Company (family!) to play the part of the fool in Vladimir Scherban’s “King Lear”. On November 11 and 12 we’ve played at Young Vic in London (as part of the BFT “Staging a Revolution” Festival, and in the first decade of February we have played 10 shows at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
October 19th, 2015: The Soundtrack of my Life” at the Camerata Festival in Chelyabinsk was a great success! Besides the very enthusiastic response of the audience, the festival’s jury awarded the show with a special prize for the “synthesis of arts”!
“The Soundtrack of my Life” in Ulan-Bator, Mongolia on October 4th.
“The Soundtrack of My Life” St. Petersburg, the Baltic Festival
“The Soundtrack of My Life” in Chelyabinsk on October 19th.
September 12, 2015: ”The Soundtrack of My Life” in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
August 30 and 31: two more performances of “King Lear” in the Ermitage theater in Moscow. Photos by Leonid Selemenev.
Next show is Oct. 14th at the Fomenko Theater.
Elias Faingersh rehearses the role of the fool in the “King Lear” Production of the Belarus Free Theater (director: Vladimir Scherban). The rehearsals take place in Falmouth, England. The performances are scheduled on November 11-12 in London, England.
This is already a second “King Lear” performance, where Faingersh plays the part of the fool. Despite the difference of interpretation, looks like the part grew on him!
Elias Faingersh performs his solo show “Trombone Magic” and conducts a workshop at the international trombone festival “Slider Asia” in Hong Kong.
The “Frolicsome Fellows” – 3 outstanding solo musicians – Elias Faingersh, Aidar Gainullin and Anton Dressler perform at Malmo Live in Malmo, Sweded, the hometown of Elias Faingersh.
Teater KEF brings “The Soundtrack of My Life” to the Mono Akt Festival in Kosovo! …aaaaand the “Grand Prix” prize at the Kosovo Mono Akt Festival goes to… Teater KEF for “The Soundtrack of My Life”!!
A very pleasant surprise at the closing ceremony of “Meetings in Russia” (Baltic House) Festival in St. Petersburg: our show “Morfar” (Grandfather) (in collaboration with InSite) received the “audience choice” diploma at the closing ceremony. This is not a a competition kind of a festival, it has no jury, so that’s even more significant to be distinguished and honored in such a way. The director of the festival said that so many people, moved and overwhelmed with emotion, had approached him to talk about the show, that there was really no question about that choice.
MORE DATES THIS FALL:
“The Grandfather” with “Insite” and Theater “KEF” (Malmö Sweden):
Opens October 5 and runs throughout October and November ( Sweden)
“King Lear” with “Ermitage” (Moscow, Russia):
Elias Faingersh plays the FOOL! Yes! August 23,24 and 27 at the “Fomenko” Theater (Moscow, Russia)
September 30 and November 10 at the “TUZ” (Youth Theater), December 22 at the “Fomenko” Theater (Moscow, Russia)
…and the Grand Prix goes to……: “The Soundtrack of My Life” !!!