On May 10-11, 2017, the National Philharmoniic Orchestra of Russia will perform at the Concert Hall of the Omsk Philharmonic Society. It will be the 6th Edition of the "Vladimir Spivakov Invites ..." Festival in this town.. Pianists-virtuosi Alexander Malofeev and Andrey Korobeinikov will also take part in the concerts of the Festival whose programs this year are entirely devoted to Sergei Rachmaninoff's works: the Second and Third Piano Concertos, the Second Symphony, the Symphonic Dances and the Etudes-Tableaux orchestrated by Ottorino Respighi.
The "Vladimir Spivakov Invites ..." Festival was first held in 2001 in Moscow. In 2012, Omsk became another city (after Perm), which Maestro Spivakov chose for housing the eponymous regional festival. The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia invariably participates in all Festival concerts. The concerts are held with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation as part of the "All-Russian Philharmonic Seasons" Program. This Program is a singular artistic project, which the Ministry of Culture and the Moscow Philharmonic Society have been successfully implementing since 2003. The Program is aimed at reviving concert activities throughout Russia and ensuring equal access to cultural values for inhabitants of various regions of the country. The top symphonic orchestras of Russia are involved into the Project.
At his 15, Alexander Malofeev, hailed by critics a " hope of the musical Russia," has an impressive list of main awards at prestigious competitions in Russia and abroad. Among them, the victory in 2014 at the 8th Tchaikovsky International Competition for Young Musicians, where he won both the First Prize and the Gold Medal, and the Grand Prix at the First International Competition of Young Pianists “Grand Piano Competition” in 2016. Soon after winning the “Grand Piano Competition”, Alexander received an invitation from Vladimir Spivakov to take part in the NPR's Russian tours, and played in Orenburg, Perm, Ufa, while in the autumn of 2016 he gave several concerts in China, including Beijing and Shanghai, and triumphed everywhere. In June 2016, Alexander's debut solo album (Master Performers), recorded in Australia, was released.
Andrei Korobeinikov graduated with honors from the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatoire at 19 years, following Rachmaninoff's example. The pianist continued his training at the Royal College of Music in London, became a member of the International Academy of Sciences of San Marino. His concerts take place on the most important stages of the planet, he performed in more than 40 countries and won more than 20 prestigious awards. "He does not 'play' music, he just 'paints' it”. You can always expect an improvisation from him. He turns classic concerts into a storm of feelings and emotions that outmatch the impressions of a rock festival or a jam-session. His fingers re-compose music with the ease and naturalness of human breathing.
The Concert Hall of the Omsk Philharmonic Society
May 10, 2017
Rachmaninoff. Concerto No. 2 for piano and orchestra in C minor, Op.18
Soloist – Alexander Malofeev
Rachmaninoff. Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
May 11, 2017
Rachmaninoff. Concerto No. 3 for piano and orchestra in D minor, Op. 30
Soloist – Andrei Korobeinikov
Rachmaninoff – Respighi. Four Etudes-Tableaux
Rachmaninoff. «Symphonic Dances», Op. 45
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov