The last week of June on "Stay Home with Russian Seasons " will grant viewers two exclusive broadcasts from the VIII Trans-Siberian Art Festival . All classical music lovers will be able to see modern interpretations of time-proven works performed by talented musicians.
On June 29, the audience will be presented with a broadcast of a chamber program; performed by Vadim Repin, the Artistic Director of the Festival , and young musicians Pablo Ferrandez and Denis Kozhukhin , who are already among the world's performing elite. Pablo Ferrandez is a Stradivari cellist who recently performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra under Gustavo Dudamel, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Daniele Gatti, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, and Christoph Eschenbach. Pianist Denis Kozhukhin has toured throughout Europe and the USA, performing solo concerts at such prestigious venues as Berlin's Pierre Boulez Hall, Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie, and Vienna's Konzerthaus.
At the Arnold Kats State Concert Hall , the musicians will perform Sergei Rachmaninoff's Sonata for Cello and Piano , written in 1901, shortly after the famous Second Piano Concerto. It meant only one thing: the composer's recovery from his prolonged creative crisis and return to his former shape. Also, Maurice Ravel's Sonata for Violin and Cello will be performed, a classic of French music that was searching for a new sound - and the result is a piece for an unusual ensemble, the predominance of melodic logic in which produced an abundance of dissonance. The audience will also be entertained by the much more traditional Sergei Taneyev's Trio : it combines Russian song intonations with the polyphonic mastery and classical proportions in Taneyev's style.
On the 1st of July ,we will broadcast the world premiere : the Novosibirsk Academic Symphony Orchestra and conductor Kazuki Yamada will play the concert piece for orchestra 'Tobolsk Princesses' by Elena Demidova , Novosibirsk composer and associate professor at the Glinka Novosibirsk Conservatory. The concert piece "Tobolsk Tzarevnas " was written for the classical ensemble of the big symphony orchestra. In the same broadcast, conducted by Kazuki Yamada will be Sergei Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1, in which the solo will be performed by the Festival's Artistic Director Vadim Repin, and Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 4, one of the great Austrian composers' best works.
The Trans-Siberian Art Festival is a Russian forum created and led by Russian musician Vadim Repin."We regularly collaborate with ʺRussian Seasonsʺ; before the pandemic, we went on tours, and now we've moved to an online format - broadcast marvelous concerts. I am delighted that audiences worldwide will be able to see the magnificent performances from the VIII Trans-Siberian Art Festival. I hope that everyone who will be watching them will experience immense pleasure, comparable to that experienced by the artist on stage," -Vadim Repin.
Trans-Siberian Highway , to which the Festival's name refers, reflects the idea of connecting the cultures of East and West, uniting a large number of Russian cities into a single creative highway. Also, the Trans-Siberian Art Festival is a great Russian forum, every year presenting premieres of works by talented contemporary composers: B. Yusupov, L. Auerbach, A. Raikopoulou, E. Schneider, S. Gubaidulina, A. Raskatov. Among the participants of the Festival are conductors: Kent Nagano, Charles Dutoit, Leonard Slatkin, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Vladimir Spivakov, and many others. The Art Festival's most important direction is to work with beginners and young musicians, and its programs are also included in the cultural presentation of Russia at the international level.