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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W.A. Mozart (1756 – 1791) Overture to the opera Don Giovanni (1787) (6')
 
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
Soloist:
Leia Zhu (Great Britain),
First Prize, The Nutcracker International Television Competition for Young Performers, 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)
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

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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R. Wagner (1813 – 1883) Vorspiel und Liebestod from the opera Tristan und Isolde (1857) (18')
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