The 22nd International Musical Olympus Festival

May 28 – June 4, 2017, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Parade of winners of international music competitions

May 28, 16:00

St. Petersburg State Academic Cappella

Symphony Orchestra of St. Petersburg State Academic Cappella
Conductor:
Diego Martin Etxebarria (Spain),
First Prize, The Tokyo International Music Competition for conducting (Japan), 2015
A. Petrov (1930 – 2006) «Vivat, Olympus!» Celebration Overture (1996) (7')
 
J. Rodrigo (1901 – 1999) Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra (1939) (22')
Allegro con spiritu
Adagio
Allegro gentile
Soloist:
Andrea de Vitis (Italy),
First Prize, The Guitar Masters International Competition, Wrocław (Poland), 2016
 
R. Strauss (1864 – 1949) Vier letzte Lieder for Soprano and Orchestra (1948) (13')
Frühling
September
Beim Schlafengehen
Im Abendrot
Soloist:
Adriana Gonzalez (Guatemala), soprano,
First Prize, Otto Edelmann Singing Competition, Vienna (Austria), 2016; Second Prize, Public Award and three Special Prizes, The Francisco Viñas Singing Competition, Barcelona (Spain), 2017
 
A. Vivaldi (1678 – 1741) Oboe Concerto in A Minor, RV461 (9')
Allegro non molto
Larghetto
Allegro
Soloist:
Sofia Tyurina (Russia), alto saxophone,
First Prize, The Nutcracker International Television Competition for Young Performers, Moscow (Russia), 2016
 
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G. Donizetti (1797 – 1848) Overture to the opera Roberto Devereux (1837) (5')
A. Dvorak (1841 – 1904) Rusalka’s aria from the opera Rusalka (1900) (6')
Ch. Gounod (1818 – 1893) Juliette’s aria from the opera Roméo et Juliette (1867) (6')
Soloist:
Adriana Gonzalez (Guatemala), soprano
 
N. Paganini (1782 – 1840) Violin Concerto No.1 in D Major, Op. 6 (1817) (35')
Allegro maestoso – Tempo giusto
Adagio
Rondo. Allegro spirituoso – Un poco più presto
Soloist:
Leia Zhu (Great Britain),
First Prize, International Television Contest for Young Musicians The Nutcracker, Moscow (Russia), 2015

 


May 29, 20:00

Grand Hall of the D.D. Shostakovich St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonia

The concert is held in cooperation with the D. D. Shostakovich St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonia

St.Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
Conductor:
Niklas Hoffmann (Germany),
First Prize, The Donatella Flick Conducting Competition, London (UK), 2016
С. Debussy (1862 – 1918) Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894) (10')
S. Prokofiev (1891 – 1953) Violin Concerto No.2 in G Minor, op. 63 (1935) (27')
Allegro moderato
Andante assai
Allegro, ben marcato
Soloist:
Eva Rabchevska (Ukraine),
First Prize, The “Young Virtuosos” International Competition, Sofia (Bulgaria), 2017
 
B. Hamilton (b. 1966) Interzones for Vibraphone and Tape (1996) (11')
I. Xenakis (1922 – 2001) Rebond B (1987 – 1989) (6')
Солист:
Emil Kuyumcuyan (Croatia/Turkey),
First Prize, Tromp International Percussion Competition, Eindhoven (The Netherlands), 2016
 
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I. Stravinsky (1882 – 1971) Violin Concerto in D Major (1931) (20')
Toccata
Aria I
Aria II
Capriccio
Soloist:
Dmitry Smirnov (Russia),
First Prize and Audience Award, Tibor Varga International Violin Competition, Sion Valais (Switzerland), 2015
 
G. Rossini (1792 – 1868) Don Basilio’s aria from the opera Il barbiere di Siviglia (1816) (4')
A. Ponchielli (1834 – 1886) Alvise Badoero’s aria from the opera La Gioconda (1876) (5')
G. Verdi (1813 – 1901) Philippe II’s aria from the opera Don Carlos (1865) (7.30')
Banco’s aria from the opera Macbeth (1847) (4.20')
Soloist:
Chan Hee Cho (Republic of Korea), bass,
First Prize, The Viotti International Music Competition, Vercelli (Italy), 2016

May 30, 19:00

The Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall

The concert is held in cooperation with the Mariinsky Theatre

The Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra
Conductor:
Tung-Chieh Chuang (Taiwan),
First Prize, The Nicolai Malko International Competition for Young Conductors, Copenhagen (Denmark), 2015
J. Strauss II (1825 – 1899) Overture to the operetta Die Fledermaus (1874) (8')
S. Rachmaninov (1873 – 1943) Piano Concerto No.3 in D Minor, Op.30 (1909) (40')
Allegro ma non tanto
Intermezzo: Adagio
Finale: Alla breve
Soloist:
Maxim Lando (USA),
First Prize, The Nutcracker International Television Competition for Young Musicians, Moscow (Russia), 2015
 
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J. Sibelius (1865 – 1957) Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op.47 (1903) (35')
Allegro moderato
Adagio di molto
Allegro, ma non tanto
Soloist:
Veriko Tchumburidze (Georgia/Turkey),
First Prize, International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition, Poznań (Poland), 2016
 
G. Rossini (1792 – 1868) Rosina’s aria from the opera Il barbiere di Siviglia (1816) (6')
G. Puccini (1858 – 1924) Musetta’s waltz from the opera La bohème (1896) (3.30')
Ch. Gounod (1818 – 1893) Juliette’s waltz from the opera Romeo et Juliette (1867) (3.30')
G. Massenet (1842 – 1912) Manon’s recitative and Gavotte from the opera Manon (1883) (6')
Soloist:
Fatma Said (Egypt), soprano,
Gran-Prix, The International Veronica Dunne Voice Competition, Dublin (Ireland), 2016

May 31, 19:00

St. Petersburg State Academic Cappella

Symphony Orchestra of St. Petersburg State Academic Cappella
Conductor:
Dimitris Botinis (Greece/Russia)
W.A. Mozart (1756 – 1791) Symphony No.35 in D Major («Haffner»), KV 385 (1782) (22')
Allegro con spirito
Andante
Menuetto
Presto
R. Strauss (1864 – 1949) «Don Juan», symphonic poem, Op.20 (1887 – 1889) (20')
Horn Concerto No.1 in E-flat Major, Op.11 (1882 – 1883) (18')
Allegro
Andante
Allegro
Soloist:
Marc Gruber (Germany),
Second Prize and Audience Award, The ARD International Music Competition, Munich (Germany), 2016
 
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J. Brahms (1833 – 1897) Piano Concerto No.1 in D Minor, Op.15 (1858) (48')
Maestoso
Adagio
Rondo: Allegro non troppo
Soloist:
Ronaldo Rolim (Brazil),
Third Prize, Geza Anda International Piano Competition, Zurich (Switzerland), 2015

June 04, 16:00

Grand Hall of the D.D. Shostakovich St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonia

In memory of the cellist, People’s Artist of the Russian Federation, Professor at the St. Petersburg State Conservatoire Anatoly Nikitin
St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
Conductor:
Ayyub Guliyev (Azerbaijan),
Second Prize, International «Debut in der Laeiszhalle» Competition in Hamburg (Germany), 2017
J. Brahms (1833 – 1897) Piano Concerto No.2 in B-flat Major, Op.83 (1881) (48')
Allegro non troppo
Allegro appassionato
Andante
Allegretto grazioso
Soloist:
Lukáš Vondráček (Czech Republic),
First Prize, The Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition, Brussels (Belgium), 2016
 
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J. Sibelius (1865 – 1957) Valse triste, op. 44 (1904) (5’)
A. Dvorak (1841 – 1904) Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op.104 (1895) (39')
Allegro
Adagio, ma non troppo
Finale: Allegro moderato – Andante – Allegro vivo
Soloist:
Christoph Croise (Switzerland),
First Prize, The Manhattan International Music Competition, New York (USA), 2016; First Prize, The Schoenfeld International String Competition in Harbin (China), 2016
Supported by the Vontobel Bank (Switzerland)