Music

I Musicanti Will Perform Works by Shostakovich and Glinka in the Programme  ‘Alexandra and the Russians’, 3 September

I Musicanti Will Perform Works by Shostakovich and Glinka in the Programme ‘Alexandra and the Russians’, 3 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/08/2017 10:48 AM

A mixed instrument international but London-based  chamber music ensemble, I Musicanti, will perform Shostakovich and Glinka.  Two classics of Russian chamber music for piano and strings, with their triumphal introductory piano chords, contrast with a mysterious exploration of the lowest (and the not so low) string sounds. The programme also features the first of four […] Read More

KinoVino Kaukasis with Olia Hercules, Calvert 22, 30 August

KinoVino Kaukasis with Olia Hercules, Calvert 22, 30 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/08/2017 10:12 AM

A mesmerising night of intoxicating scents, sights and flavours from the Caucasian mountains. Join  KinoVino Kaukasis to explore a beautiful cuisine prepared for you by one of the most vibrant chefs on current food scene – Olia Hercules. Olia exploded the food world several years ago with her debut cookbook “Mamushka” and her second culinary […] Read More

Anna Netrebko Stars in Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida in Salzburg, 6 August Onwards

Anna Netrebko Stars in Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida in Salzburg, 6 August Onwards

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/08/2017 11:05 AM

A famous Russian operatic soprano Anna Netrebko is soon to shake foundations during the Salzburg Festival in Verdi’s Aida — the new collaboration with Iranian artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat who has been appointed opera’s artistic director. Tatyana van Walsum designed the costumes for the production. Riccardo Muti will conduct the Vienna Philharmonic. Some 15 years […] Read More

Mussorgsky, Khovanshchina, Royal Albert Hall, 6 August

Mussorgsky, Khovanshchina, Royal Albert Hall, 6 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/08/2017 10:57 AM

Shot through with noble melodies and orchestrated by Dm. Shostakovich, Mussorgsky’s ‘national music drama’ weaves a darkly tangled political web in which Russia herself is the casualty. Caught between reformists and continuity, the nation struggles to find peace, and the conflict leads only to death in the opera’s shattering climax. Semyon Bychkov conducts the BBC […] Read More

A Memorable Decade with London Philharmonic Orchestra. Interview with Vladimir Jurowski

A Memorable Decade with London Philharmonic Orchestra. Interview with Vladimir Jurowski

BY Matteo Morelli POSTED 31/07/2017 10:37 AM

Russian-born Vladimir Jurowski is one of today’s most sought-after and dynamic conductors, who also acts as the Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the celebrated London Philharmonic Orchestra. As the LPO website informs, a wide selection of Vladimir Jurowski’s live recordings with the Orchestra  was released on its LPO Label, including Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 3 and Symphonic Dances; Tchaikovsky’s Symphonies 1, 4, […] Read More

The New Generaton Festival of Classical Music in Florence, 31 August – 3 September,

The New Generaton Festival of Classical Music in Florence, 31 August – 3 September,

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 30/07/2017 11:39 AM

Florence has a new classical music festival. Named The New Generation Festival, it was christened by “The Times” as  “the Glyndebourne of Italy”. The festival features performances from the world’s finest leading young musical talents. Very soon we are going to publish an interview with one of them — a young but super-talented soprano singer […] Read More

Conductor Gianluca Marciano and Violist Maxim Novikov Launch a New Festival of Classical Music in Lerici, Italy, 25 August – 8 September

Conductor Gianluca Marciano and Violist Maxim Novikov Launch a New Festival of Classical Music in Lerici, Italy, 25 August – 8 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/07/2017 11:45 AM

Set on the famous coastline of the Golfo dei Poeti, the seaside town of Lerici and the neighbouring Cinque Terre have been a magnet for poets and composers alike, from Shelley, Byron and Lawrence to Wagner. Conductor Gianluca Marciano launches a new festival of music and poetry in his home town, with a programme inspired by the sea and the […] Read More

Representing Revolution: the Challenges of Commemoration. Interview with Russkaya Capella. Part II

Representing Revolution: the Challenges of Commemoration. Interview with Russkaya Capella. Part II

BY Ashley Holdsworth POSTED 28/07/2017 11:40 AM

We continue the publication of interview with Svetlana Zvereva. Svetlana Zvereva is co-Musical Director of Russkaya Cappella, a chamber choir based in Glasgow and specialising in Russian Orthodox liturgical music, folk song and art song. Russkaya Cappella produced a season of concerts in June 2017, Music from the Time of the Earthquake, which featured recently […] Read More

Bone Music, Garage Museum, Moscow, 14 August – 05 October

Bone Music, Garage Museum, Moscow, 14 August – 05 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 26/07/2017 1:46 PM

Bone Music is an exhibition examining a unique episode in postwar Soviet history. From the late 1940s to the early 1960s, inventive Soviet music lovers made illegal copies of banned music on used X-ray film. Their recordings were not limited to Western jazz and rock-n-roll, but also featured Russian émigré music, as well as popular […] Read More

Ben Frost & Daníel Bjarnason: Music for Sólaris, Barbican Centre, 29 July

Ben Frost & Daníel Bjarnason: Music for Sólaris, Barbican Centre, 29 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/07/2017 10:31 AM

Composers and producers Ben Frost and Daníel Bjarnason lead a performance of their music for Andrei Tarkovsky’s sci-fi classic Solaris, accompanied by video manipulations by Brian Eno and Nick Roberton. Having previously worked together on the score for The Deep (2012), Frost and Bjarnason have combined their backgrounds in classical and electronic composition for Sólaris. […] Read More

Teodor Currentzis and MusicAeterna to Open Festival in Salzburg with Mozart’s Requiem, 23 July onwards

Teodor Currentzis and MusicAeterna to Open Festival in Salzburg with Mozart’s Requiem, 23 July onwards

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/07/2017 11:50 PM

Celebrated Greek-Russian Perm-based conductor Teodor Curentzis and his ensemble MusicAeterna will be opening Salzburg Festival on Sunday, 23rd July, with Mozart’s Requiem — the final and unfinished masterpiece of the Austrian composer. Few musical works are as steeped in legend as Mozart’s Requiem in D minor, K. 626. Commissioned anonymously by the eccentric count Franz […] Read More

Finding Kastalsky. Interview with Co-Founders of Russkaya Capella Svetlana Zvereva and Stuart Campbell

Finding Kastalsky. Interview with Co-Founders of Russkaya Capella Svetlana Zvereva and Stuart Campbell

BY Ashley Holdsworth POSTED 21/07/2017 3:59 PM

In June 2017 a rare piece by Alexander Kastalsky, Requiem for Fallen Brothers, which had laid forgotten for many decades, was performed by Russkaya Capella in Glasgow. The choral work was composed in 1917. The Russkaya Cappella is a unique musical Russian-British collaboration, a mixed chamber choir with a wide repertoire drawn from Russia’s rich musical heritage, sadly unfamiliar […] Read More

BALLET-OPERA: Liturgie by Spectra Ensemble at Robin Howard Dance Theatre, The Place, 25 July

BALLET-OPERA: Liturgie by Spectra Ensemble at Robin Howard Dance Theatre, The Place, 25 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/07/2017 9:00 AM

Ballet-opera Liturgie was first conceived by Diaghilev and his Ballets Russes collaborators while carousing with the Italian Futurists and Igor Stravinsky. First formed in Paris in 1909, the Ballets Russes cultivated an international reputation that attracted stellar collaborations between figures across the worlds of dance, music, design and fashion: from Coco Chanel and Jean Cocteau […] Read More

The Mariinsky Ballet Opens Its New Season with Don Quixote, 24 July

The Mariinsky Ballet Opens Its New Season with Don Quixote, 24 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/07/2017 10:30 AM

The Mariinsky Ballet opens its London season with the company’s sparkling production of Petipa and Gorsky’s exuberant classic, Don Quixote. Set in romantic Spain, the plot unfolds as the love between Kitri and Basilio is challenged by the fruitless attempts of Kitri’s father to engineer a more lucrative match for his unwilling daughter. The excitement, […] Read More

Evgeny Kissin Recital, Fondation Louis Vuitton, 17 July

Evgeny Kissin Recital, Fondation Louis Vuitton, 17 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 10/07/2017 6:00 PM

Evgeny Kissin was born in Moscow in October 1971 and began to play by ear and improvise on the piano at the age of two. At six years old, he entered a special school for gifted children, the Moscow Gnessin School of Music, where he was a student of Anna Pavlovna Kantor, who has remained […] Read More

Symphony of Resonances by O+A (Bruce Odland/Sam Auinger), Thessaloniki, 14 July

Symphony of Resonances by O+A (Bruce Odland/Sam Auinger), Thessaloniki, 14 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 10/07/2017 9:00 AM

Arseny Avraamov’s Symphony of Sirens (1919–1923) is a sonic legend, a gigantic public event that was impossible to record or to transmit. Text scores and some articles by its creator—an eccentric author, composer, researcher, and inventor—are all that remain. Symphony of Sirens is a beautified translation, the original title, Symphony of Factory Horns, refers to the steam powered timekeepers of […] Read More

Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra: Yuri Temirkanov Conducts Pieces by Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff, Athens, 6-7 July

Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra: Yuri Temirkanov Conducts Pieces by Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff, Athens, 6-7 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 03/07/2017 10:10 AM

Conducted by the great Yuri Temirkanov, the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra invites audiences to two special evenings under the shadow of the Acropolis. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya will be presented on 6 July, followed by internationally renowned, 25-year-old Spanish cellist Pablo Ferrández’s performance of P. I. […] Read More

Athens State Orchestra: Battleship Potemkin, Sergei Eisenstein, Dmitri Shostakovich,

Athens State Orchestra: Battleship Potemkin, Sergei Eisenstein, Dmitri Shostakovich,

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/07/2017 11:51 AM

A landmark masterpiece in the history of cinema and arguably the greatest silent film ever made, Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin will be shown at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, during which time the Athens State Orchestra will be performing live Dmitri Shostakovich’s music. Five Shostakovich symphonies (4, 5, 8, 10 and 11) will accompany Eisenstein’s […] Read More

Violinist Maxim Vengerov to Perform at the Sheldonian Theatre, 4 July

Violinist Maxim Vengerov to Perform at the Sheldonian Theatre, 4 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/06/2017 3:42 PM

Originally, it was expected that Lang Lang will perform on this date. However, due to the need of therapy, he had to cancel his concert .In place of Lang Lang’s Maxim Vengerov is going to perform the Brahms Violin Concerto. The second half of the original programme remains unchanged (Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4). The programme […] Read More

BBC Proms 2017. Russian Highlights

BBC Proms 2017. Russian Highlights

BY Olga Jegunova POSTED 27/06/2017 4:00 PM

Our readers may already anticipate the feast for the ears and eyes, which is the BBC Proms, taking place at the Royal Albert Hall each year. One of our authors makes a comprehensive list of those musical concerts featuring Russian classical music performed throughout the Proms season.  BBC Proms is a world-famous classical music festival. […] Read More

Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva Guildhall Professors and Highly-Acclaimed Piano Duo Perform Rachmaninov, 10 July

Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva Guildhall Professors and Highly-Acclaimed Piano Duo Perform Rachmaninov, 10 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/06/2017 10:59 AM

An exceptional pianist himself, Rachmaninov comprehensively explored works for the instrument and these works for two pianos are no exception with romantic melodies that stunningly reveal the piano’s the expressive possibilities. One of the most highly-acclaimed piano duos performing today, Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva are passionate advocates for the wide range of four hands […] Read More

The BSO Summer Concert of Classical Russian Music, 1 July

The BSO Summer Concert of Classical Russian Music, 1 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/06/2017 10:08 AM

Expect grand passions, tender moments, and melody after wondrous melody in a concert that features Tchaikovsky’s vivid 5th Symphony. We are delighted to have Tim Crawford as the soloist in a rare performance of the luscious violin concerto by the ‘Russian Mendelssohn’, Alexander Glazunov. A wonderful finale to our season. Despite still studying for his […] Read More

London Phoenix Orchestra. The Art of Folk Music of Eastern Europe, 29 June

London Phoenix Orchestra. The Art of Folk Music of Eastern Europe, 29 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 25/06/2017 4:55 PM

An evening of music inspired by the Art and Folk Music of Eastern Europe, journeying from Poland to the highlands of Armenia, through to Russia. The concert opens with Witold Lutosławski’s Little Suite. Then brilliant Armenian violinist Ani Batikian joins the London Phoenix Orchestra, conducted by Levon Parikian, in Aram Khachaturian’s exuberant Violin Concerto, a […] Read More

Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra Performs Rachmaninov at Cadogan Hall, 28 June

Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra Performs Rachmaninov at Cadogan Hall, 28 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/06/2017 3:06 PM

Rachmaninov’s Symphony No.3 was first performed in London in 1937, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham for his new London Philharmonic. Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra brings this work of ‘superb Russian melancholy’ to life, conducted by Martin André. The concert also features Stravinsky’s Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1920 version) and Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, performed by Hannah […] Read More

Strains of Revolution, II, The British Library, 27 June

Strains of Revolution, II, The British Library, 27 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/06/2017 10:51 AM

See the exhibition through a musical lens A unique opportunity to hear the Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths exhibition brought to life with music. Working closely with the collection and Performing the Jewish Archive, composers and musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music have composed new works inspired by the objects on display. These […] Read More

Strains of Revolution. Part I,  The British Library, 27 June

Strains of Revolution. Part I, The British Library, 27 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/06/2017 6:46 PM

Enjoy free music in the Entrance Hall Hear the Library filled with the sounds of Jewish music performed from artefacts that survived the Revolution, as well as new commissions inspired by the items on display in the Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths exhibition. Members of the Clothworkers Consort of Leeds choir come together with musicians composers […] Read More

Lecture – recital Music of the Russian Revolution 1917. 2 July at Pushkin House

Lecture – recital Music of the Russian Revolution 1917. 2 July at Pushkin House

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/06/2017 10:00 AM

Yulia Chaplina (piano & narration) Jonathan Deakin (guest performer, piano duo) A wonderful 60 mins programme of Russian piano music is presented by Yulia Chaplina and Jonathan Deakin (no interval). The programme includes music by Rachmaninov and Prokofiev written during the 1917 Russian Revolution as well as other compositions written before and after, illustrating the […] Read More

Tchaikovsky Gala at the Royal Albert Hall, RPO,  20 June

Tchaikovsky Gala at the Royal Albert Hall, RPO, 20 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 16/06/2017 9:18 AM

Experience the passion, magic and drama of Tchaikovsky in a concert full of some of his most celebrated works, including the incomparable Piano Concerto No.1, performed by the young and internationally acclaimed Swiss-Canadian pianist Teo Gheorghiu, exquisite extracts from the enormously popular The Nutcracker, and a thrilling 1812 Overture firework finale – all conducted by the RPO’s Permanent Associate […] Read More

Saved from Oblivion: Songs by the Russian Composer Nikolai Golovanov Performed by the Bolshoi Soloist Igor Golovatenko, 17 June

Saved from Oblivion: Songs by the Russian Composer Nikolai Golovanov Performed by the Bolshoi Soloist Igor Golovatenko, 17 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/06/2017 11:50 PM

Would you like to discover a new name in the history of Russian music which had been cast into oblivion and then rescued from it? Learn of someone you might have never heard before? And listen to new musical pieces performed by a leading soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre? Then you definitely should go to this […] Read More

Fundraising Dinner Concert ‘1917: The Final Flowering’ by Alexander Karpeyev. 22 June

Fundraising Dinner Concert ‘1917: The Final Flowering’ by Alexander Karpeyev. 22 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 12/06/2017 1:34 PM

Alexander Karpeyev is music curator at the Pushkin House and Artistic Director of the London Medtner Festival. He is quickly gaining reputation as one of the leading Russian pianists of his generation. On 13 February 2017 he gave a critically acclaimed recital at London’s prestigious Kings Place. Reviews of 1917: The Final Flowering are available at […] Read More

Culture and Revolution II: Music and Performance, British Library, 15 June

Culture and Revolution II: Music and Performance, British Library, 15 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 07/06/2017 12:11 PM

The Russian Revolution heralded an explosion in artistic creation and expression. In the second of four illustrated lectures on the Russian avant-garde, Rosamund Bartlett explores the impact and influence of the events of 1917 on music and performance. Rosamund Bartlett is a leading authority on the cultural history of Russia. Best known for her acclaimed […] Read More

SOUNDS OF THE REVOLUTION. Review

SOUNDS OF THE REVOLUTION. Review

BY Iva Novakova POSTED 10/05/2017 12:11 PM

What could be a better place in London than the British Library to resurrect a revolutionary atmosphere of 1917 Russia and retrospectively reflect on the world-changing events of the period! A brief encounter with Lenin alias Jacob Richter, together with the architectural features of the Entrance Hall – its monumental scale with whitewashed and bricked walls resembling […] Read More

Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano

Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/04/2017 9:29 PM

Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano Part of International Piano Series Alexander Gavrylyuk, winner of the 2005 Arthur Rubinstein Competition, makes his debut in the International Piano Series. De Telegraaf calls Alexander Gavrylyuk ‘one of the great discoveries of the past decade’. Please note change of programme. His recital begins with an imposing piano transcription of Bach’s Toccata […] Read More

Music from the Time of the Earthquake: Concert by Russkaya Capella, Glasgow, 10 -11 June

Music from the Time of the Earthquake: Concert by Russkaya Capella, Glasgow, 10 -11 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/04/2017 5:35 PM

The final appearances of Russkaya Cappella in Glasgow during the 2016-17 season will follow this June. This commemorative programme  is tied up to the centenary of the Russian revolutions. There will be two successive concerts given by the ensemble On Saturday 10 June at 13.00 at Renfield St Stephen’s Church, Bath Street, lasts approximately 45 minutes. […] Read More

Late at the Library: Sounds of the Revolution, British Library, 5 May

Late at the Library: Sounds of the Revolution, British Library, 5 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/04/2017 5:06 PM

This night of radical sound and silent film is directed by Gabriel Prokofiev with the superb musicians of the Renegade Orchestra. Echoes of Russian classical music greats are cut with sonic experimentation and electronica, reflecting the remarkable avant-garde experimentation of a century ago, alongside a screening of the 1927 film The End of St Petersburg […] Read More

THEATRE: MOZART & SALIERI by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian House for Culture and Science, 22nd May

THEATRE: MOZART & SALIERI by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian House for Culture and Science, 22nd May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/04/2017 1:18 PM

Time Zone Theatre’s acclaimed revival of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s rarely performed masterpiece is touring in  England and Denmark this year. We are delighted to celebrate the start of our tour with a special performance at the Russian House of Culture and Science on 22nd May at 8pm.  “Villainy and genius can never be compatible?“ The opera […] Read More

Semyon Slepakov Charity Concert in aid of Gift of Life. 1st May

Semyon Slepakov Charity Concert in aid of Gift of Life. 1st May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/04/2017 2:00 PM

Exclusive charity concert of stand-up comedy star Semyon Slepakov on 1 May at Under the Bridge in aid of Gift of Life and Podari Zhizn. Followed by drinks reception with the performer. Hosted by Chulpan Khamatova. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit children with cancer in Russian hospitals. Thanks to generosity of the sponsors, […] Read More

Vladimir Tarasov. Tapestry of Sound. 21 April at White Space Gallery

Vladimir Tarasov. Tapestry of Sound. 21 April at White Space Gallery

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/04/2017 12:57 PM

A world-famous drummer and visual artist, Vladimir Tarasov will perform at White Space Gallery on Friday 21 April, 19.00. Introduced by Alexander Kan RSVP essential White Space Gallery at Cultural Dialogue. 6 Pall Mall East, London SW1Y 5BF “Vladimir Tarasov, a drummer of rare subtlety and cunning, takes sensual delight in the very touch of his […] Read More

CONCERT: BMW GROUP Brings Valery Gergiev to Perform Rakhmaninov on Trafalgar Square, 21 May

CONCERT: BMW GROUP Brings Valery Gergiev to Perform Rakhmaninov on Trafalgar Square, 21 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/04/2017 7:28 PM

The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev, performs an all-Rachmaninov programme in London’s Trafalgar Square on Sunday 21 May, the sixth concert in the Orchestra’s annual BMW LSO Open Air Classics series, free and open to all. Rising star pianist Behzod Abduraimov makes his debut with the LSO performing Rachmaninov’s famous Rhapsody on a […] Read More

London Concert Choir Programme Featuring Rachmaninov’s Choral The Bells with Natalya Romaniw, Andrew Rees and Michael Druiett, 29 March, Barbican.

London Concert Choir Programme Featuring Rachmaninov’s Choral The Bells with Natalya Romaniw, Andrew Rees and Michael Druiett, 29 March, Barbican.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/03/2017 12:00 AM

Rachmaninov’s choral symphony The Bells is the main work in this all-Russian concert. Written in 1913, Rachmaninov declared it his favourite of all his compositions. Its four movements brilliantly portray the glittering silver sleigh-bells, mellow golden wedding bells, clamorous brass alarm bells and mournful iron funeral bells on the journey from youth to the grave. […] Read More

THEATRE: WNO and Royal Welsh College of Music Mark 100 Years Since the Russian Revolution with Opera, Chamber Music and Drama Revival

THEATRE: WNO and Royal Welsh College of Music Mark 100 Years Since the Russian Revolution with Opera, Chamber Music and Drama Revival

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/03/2017 12:00 AM

Arts organisations across Wales are putting together a season of performances and events for “R17” – the first collaboration of its kind, which capture the social and cultural explosion of the era, and Wales’ historic connections with the Russia of 1917. Russian Revolution will be a major presentation of three epic Russian themed works for […] Read More

MUSIC: Russian Vocal Virtuosi. The Hermitage Ensemble Concert at St Nicholas-at-Wade church in Kent. 21 March

MUSIC: Russian Vocal Virtuosi. The Hermitage Ensemble Concert at St Nicholas-at-Wade church in Kent. 21 March

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/03/2017 12:00 AM

The Hermitage Ensemble is a choir consisting of Russian vocal virtuosi from St Petersburg. The group have been performing their unique mixture of Orthodox chants and folk music, with some modern hits too, in churches across Europe for twenty years. Their sound has been described as “one moment like a Slavic barber shop quartet and the next like […] Read More

Review: Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi in London

Review: Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi in London

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/03/2017 12:00 AM

Within just a single week,  “Ensemble Productions” brought two absolutely stunning events to London. The first one — the superb celebration of classical music by maestro  Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi Orchestra — took place on 8th March at the Barbican Hall. The orchestra gave their single performance in London to celebrate the International Women’s Day. […] Read More

Pavel Timofeyevsky Piano Recital, 2 May

Pavel Timofeyevsky Piano Recital, 2 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/03/2017 12:00 AM

Acclaimed pianist Pavel Timofeyevsky returns to the Royal Over-Seas League with an exciting programme that includes one of the best loved works of the 19th century piano repertoire: Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Considered revolutionary, Mussorgsky’s cycle encourages the listener to imagine and transform music into vivid images. This enduring work inspired generations of […] Read More

CONCERT: Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Violin to Perform with  Polina Leschenko, piano, Wigmore Hall, 27 March

CONCERT: Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Violin to Perform with Polina Leschenko, piano, Wigmore Hall, 27 March

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/03/2017 12:00 AM

It is a unique opportunity offering itself to listen to the famous violin player Patricia Kopatchinskaja performing at Wigmore Hall on Monday 27 March at 7:30PM. Patricia Kopatchinskaja is Wigmore Hall’s Artist in Residence this season, and presents three concerts crafted to show the versatility, curiosity and wide musical passions of a true pioneer among […] Read More

FILM: New Babylon, World Premiere and Live Performance of Shostakovich’s Lost Piano Score by Sasha Grynyuk, 25 March

FILM: New Babylon, World Premiere and Live Performance of Shostakovich’s Lost Piano Score by Sasha Grynyuk, 25 March

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/03/2017 12:00 AM

An exceptional opportunity to hear in Barbican the score as the composer himself intended –Shostakovich’s hitherto lost original piano score to the newly restored and expanded avant-garde Soviet masterpiece about the revolutionary 1871 Paris Commune. Shostakovich’s spectacular first film score, New Babylon, was written when he was just 23 years old and is, alongside The […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky about His Family Background, Mentors and Performing Classical Music. By Irene Kukota.

INTERVIEW: Violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky about His Family Background, Mentors and Performing Classical Music. By Irene Kukota.

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 06/03/2017 12:00 AM

Alexander Sitkovetsky is a British violinist of Russian origin. Although still young, he already has his page on BBC Music and is known to have performed with the Netherlands Philharmonic, the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, London Mozart Players, Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, Brussels Philharmonic, the European Union Chamber Orchestra, Malmo Symphony Orchestra, Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau, Academy of St. Martin’s […] Read More

REVIEW: The Wide Maslenitsa at the Cadogan Hall. By Maria Golovteeva.

REVIEW: The Wide Maslenitsa at the Cadogan Hall. By Maria Golovteeva.

BY Maria Golovteeva. POSTED 06/03/2017 12:00 AM

On February 24th, the Maslenitsa Celebration Concert  took place at the Cadogan Hall. The Annual Russian Festival Maslenitsa, named after a traditional Slavic celebration of spring before the Great Lent, has been celebrating Russian art, theatre, music and Russian cuisine to London since 2009. This concert, attracting  members of  the public interested in the Russian […] Read More

CONCERT: Roustem Saitkulov to Give Solo Performance at Salle Gaveau in Paris, 3 March.

CONCERT: Roustem Saitkulov to Give Solo Performance at Salle Gaveau in Paris, 3 March.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/03/2017 12:00 AM

On 3rd March in Paris at SALLE GAVEAU Roustem Saitkulov will give a solo performance.  Roustem Saitkoulov is one of the leading pianists of his generation, who frequently teams up with other outstanding musicians, such as Maxim Vengerov. “One appreciates the remarkable technical potential of Roustem Saitkoulov, but even more the musical perspective he conveys. […] Read More

CONCERT: Boris Berezovsky to Perform at Southbank Centre on 28 February.

CONCERT: Boris Berezovsky to Perform at Southbank Centre on 28 February.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/02/2017 12:00 AM

Russian pianist Boris Berezovsky is internationally lauded for his extraordinary technical accomplishments and imaginative flair. Over the years, his recordings have been showered with accolades, including a BBC Music Magazine Award for his Chopin/Godowsky Études and the Choc de la Musique award. Beethoven’s ‘Hammerklavier’ Sonata – one of the most iconoclastic, dramatic and imposing works […] Read More

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