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Zlatkin, Eduard (1960–Present)

Bassist from Minsk who was a member of the Leningrad Chamber Orchestra from 1984 until 1988 and the Haifa Symphony Orchestra from 1990 until 2000 when he joined the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.  Other groups with whom he has worked include the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic and the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra.

On 21st December 2002, the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra and Groot Omroepkoor rang in the holidays with Roel van Oosten’s “Quatre Noels Anciens”, Arvo Part’s “Cantus in memory of Benjamin Britten”, Alexandre Tansman’s oratorio, Isaie, le Prophete, and Ralph Vaughan William’s “Fantasia on Christmas Carols”.

The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet offered up Camille Saint-Saens’ “Concert voor piano en orkest nr. 5 op. 103 in F”, sandwiched between Sergei Prokofiev’s “Egyptische Nachten, suite op. 61” and Igor Stravinsky’s Petroesjka, on 26th October 2007.

On 13th December 2008, they teamed up with Groot Omroepkoor and honoured the Advent with their rendition of Mauricio Kagel’s Sankt-Bach-Passion.  They performed Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Derde orkestsuite in D BWV 1068”, Joonas Kokkonen’s “…durch einen Spiegel…”, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Pianoconcert nr. 24 KV 491” with pianist Olli Mustonen, and Olli Mustonen’s “Tripelconcert voor drie violen en orkest” with violinists Pekka Kuusisto, Elisabeth Perry and Candida Thompson on 20th December 2008.

On 6th June 2009, they reunited with Groot Omroepkoor at the Holland Festival for a concert of Hendrik Andriessen’s “Ricercare”, Louis Andriessen’s “Nocturnen”, and Stravinsky’s Canticum sacrum ad honorem Sancti Marci nominis and “Greeting Prelude”.  Those two groups added the Nationaal Kinderkoor to their ranks for a pair of Brahms motets, “Es ist das Heil uns kommen her” und “Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz”, Anton Bruckner’s “Ave Maria” and “Virga Jesse floruit” and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Hodie on 18th December 2009.

On 17th April 2010, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra presented Victoria Borisova-Ollas’s “Wings of the Wind”, Prokofiev’s “Vijfde symfonie in Bes, opus 100”, and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Tweede pianoconcert in c, opus 18, with Denis Matsuev at the keys.

Eduard is also a member of the International Society of Bassists.