Building upon the thriving year-round music salons series curated by Alexander Karpeyev, Pushkin House’s brand new Festival of Russian music enables audiences to discover rarely heard Russian composers in a series of concerts, recitals, workshops and masterclasses.
The Festival opens with a concert in the exceptional acoustic of the historic baroque church St John’s Smith Square in Westminster.
The wonderfully intimate recital room at Pushkin House in Bloomsbury Square will allow audiences to get close to the artists for Festival recitals, a masterclass for piano and a very special Theremin Day built around the seldom heard Theremin, the electronic musical instrument which is played without touching.
The Actors’ Church, St Paul’s Covent Garden will be the venue for a sparkling concert of works for voice, piano, flute and clarinet.
Festival Director Alexander Karpeyev will be the soloist at the opening concert with the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Blair MBE.