2021년 대한민국

/ 2021년 대한민국

Russian Seasons in the Republic of Korea

The project's main development phase in 2021 was the events organized by the Russian Seasons in the Republic of Korea. It is no less symbolic that for more than 30 years, the countries have been connected by fruitful cooperation. Since October 2021, when the Russian Seasons were solemnly opened in Seoul, the project has held ten concerts in six different cities: Seoul, Daejeon, Incheon, Gwangju, Goyang, Novongu. Three of them were shown on Stay Home with Russian Seasons resources and got more than 500,000 views. The concerts were also broadcasted on Korean resources with a maximum of 80,000 Korean unique viewers.


The project was inaugurated on October 2, with a concert by the Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra conducted by maestro Yuri Bashmet. During the next few days, the musical program was shown in five other South Korean cities. The next part of the program was a performance by the famous Russian violinist Vadim Repin, accompanied by South Korean pianist Tae-Hyung Kim. The musicians gave two different concerts in Seoul and Daejeon on October 17 and 18, 2021.

The next phase of the project's South Korean program took place a month later: on November 21, as part of the tour continuation, a lecture by Leo Tolstoy's descendant, Presidential Advisor on Cultural Affairs - Vladimir Tolstoy, was held at Hankuk University of Foreign Languages. It was followed by a milestone event, the unveiling of a bust of the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy at the Seoul House of Literature and an exhibition of young artists' works from the Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg.


The Russian Seasons events series was concluded with two exceptional concerts by the Mariinsky Theater Stradivarius Ensemble, conducted by maestro Valery Gergiev, on November 24, 2021.

On December 30, 2021, the Russian Seasons' online closing ceremony was held in the Republic of Korea-2021. The closing ceremony included a broadcast of the ballet "The Nutcracker" performed by Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet students to the music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky performed by the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra. The New Year's Eve performance video was made the day before at the famous Mariinsky Theater. On New Year's Eve, December 31, the broadcast of the ballet "The Nutcracker" was presented on the project partner's platform Smotrim.