The NPR’s New Season Will Start on Baikal

The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia will start its new season in Irkutsk: the Orchestra has the honor to open Denis Matsuev's 13th International Festival “Stars on Lake Baikal”. On September 1-3, 2018, the NPR and Vladimir Spivakov will give three concerts at the N.M. Zagursky Irkutsk Regional Musical Theater, which will feature also illustrious soloists: Denis Matsuev (piano), the Festival's Artistic Director, Alexandra Konunova (violin), the winner of the Third Prize of the XV Tchaikovsky Competition, young pianist and composer Elisey Mysin, a participant of the "Blue Bird" TV Show, Alexandra Dovgan (piano), the Grand Prix winner of the Grand Piano Competition-2018 , Narek Hakhnazaryan (cello), the winner of the XIV Tchaikovsky Competition, and Daniel Lozakovich (violin), the winner of the Vladimir Spivakov International Violin Competition in Ufa.

Vladimir Spivakov has taken part in the Festival as a soloist and with the “Moscow Virtuosi” Orchestra many a time. 'Vladimir Teodorovich is a great friend of the Festival, fully in love with Baikal and the Irkutsk audience. And it is a great pleasure that he is visiting us again,' - says Denis Matsuev.

The NPR's performances are held within the framework of the “All-Russian Philharmonic Seasons” Project launched by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

'The principal idea of the “Stars on Lake Baikal” assumes that it is a festival of well-loved music, - says Denis Matsuev. - Friends, outstanding musicians, come and play music that they admire, presenting themselves, their mood and preferences in choosing the repertoire. Every year they come to us - world-class stars and young musicians who have already become famous abroad but are not known to the Irkutsk audience. It is very dear to me that the Irkutsk people have got used, in a good sense, to the highest level of the artists, they are not afraid of discovering new names and trust my choice, for I see the sold-out houses and a very warm reception each year.'


XIII International festival «Stars on Baikal»

Zagurskiy Irkutsk State Musical Theater

September, 1
Alexandra Konunova, violin
Denis Matsuev, piano
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Bruch. Concerto No. 1 for violin and orchestra in G minor, op. 26
Beethoven. Concerto No. 3 for piano and orchestra in С minor, op. 37
Beethoven. Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92

September, 2
Elisey Mysinpiano
Alexandra Dovganpiano
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Bach. Concerto No. 5 for piano and orchestra in F minor, BWV 1056 (movements II-III)
Mendelssohn. Concerto No. 1 for piano and orchestra in G minor, op. 25
Stravinsky.  Divertimento from the ballet “Le baiser de la fée” 
Tchaikovsky. Suite from the ballet “The Sleeping Beauty” 

September, 3
Narek Hakhnazaryancello
Daniel Lozakovithviolin
Denis Matsuevpiano
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Tchaikovsky. «Variations on a Rococo Theme» for cello and orchestra, op. 33
Tchaikovsky. Concerto for violin and orchestra in D major, op. 35
Grieg. “Per Gynt” Siute No. 1, Op. 46
Grieg. Concerto for piano and orchestra in A minor, op. 16

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