April 22, 2016 | The Tchaikovsky Concert Hall "Romantic Concertos" Subscription Series Soloists: Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, violin Philipp Kopachevsky, piano Conductor - Konstantin Khvatynets Sibelius. "Finland", Symphonic Poem, Op. 26 Grieg. Concerto for piano and orchestra in A minor, Op. 16 Gounod. Ballet Divertissement from the opera "Faust" Saint-Saëns. Concerto No. 3 for violin and orchestra in B minor, Op. 61 BUY TICKET The instrumental concerto is often compared to the portrait in fine arts: the solo part reflects, as if in a mirror, the image and the inner world of the author. In this season, the Moscow PhilharmonicSociety has dedicated several concert series to musical portraits displaying different interpretation traditions and approaches to the genre. Due to outstanding performers the popularity of such concerts does not dwindle over the years, and each time the audience follows, keeping their breath, the soloist's “brushstrokes” depicting the face of a genius. In the era of Romanticism the performer-soloist, who draws the image of the composer and at the same time gets transformed into him, came to the fore in a concert.. The next concert of the "Romantic Concertos” Subscription Series will feature talented young musicians who became famous and who confirm their star potentials in each performance. On this night the audience will hear outstanding works by Romantic composers Grieg and Saint-Saens, written for solo instrument and orchestra, played by Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, Philipp Kopachevsky and the NPR under the baton of Konstantin Khvatynets. In addition, there will be performed symphonic works by Sibelius and Gounod, seldom heard in concert halls of the capital. Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, a prize-winner of the Monte Carlo Competition and the Tchaikovsky Competition, is regarded today as one of the most brilliant violinists of his generation. He is one of those few who were able to win the hearts of music lovers and to achieve international fame quite quickly. "Boriso-Glebsky's technique is top class with a sharpness which is unique. What impresses the most is his ability to play softly and still maintain elegance and focus. It is fantastic how his instrument transforms into a flute or a clarinet, and how his playing has a singing quality.” (Magnus Hagland, Goteborgs Posten, Sweden, 2012). Pianist Philipp Kopachevsky, a laureate of international competitions, became particularly popular in Japan, where on special commission by the NHK he has recorded a Chopin Album which gained rave reviews. “The natural blend of mastery and spiritual maturity with raw emotion, the freedom with which the pianist expresses himself and his Romantic sincerity and nobleness win one over from the very first notes...From the first notes he plays, you sense the pianist’s powerful and lyrical individuality. His piano sings – this is a very rare quality nowadays, typical of a Romantic worldview; he retains clarity in his pianism and his phrasing is beautiful and pliant... “ The NPR will be led this night by Konstantin Khvatynets, a student of Gennady Rozhdestvensky, the Conductor of the N. Satz Moscow State Academic Children's Music Theatre, the Principal Conductor and Musical Director of the "Moscow Operetta" Theater, a former participant of the NPR's conductor- training group.