The Annual Charity Ball "Nostalgia"

June 2 – 3, 2018
Catherine’s Palace, Tzarskoye Selo, St. Petersburg, Russia

Program of the event

Saturday, June 2

18:30 – Guest gather at the Cameron Gallery in the park of the Catherine’s Palace.

From the very first minute you will be involved in the atmosphere of a festival. Drinks and snacks will be offered. Solemn transition to the Palace from the Cameron Gallery and through the park. Private tour of the Palace with its newly restored halls. Visit to the Amber Hall, the gem of the Catherine’s Palace. Exclusive visit to Agate Rooms restored in 2013.

20:00 – Gala dinner in the Grand hall of the Catherine palace.

  • Opening of the Ball
  • Delicious Gourmet Seated Dinner prepared by Grand Hotel Europe’s Chef.
  • Wonderful music performed by a symphonic orchestra.
  • Dancing, dancing, dancing…
  • Haut-couture show.
  • Souvenirs.
  • Possibility to get one’s photo made by the world renowned photographer Willy Haslinger.
  • Optional visit to Military Chamber – First World War museum (upon separate request).
  • Charity lottery with prizes from prominent brands: Cartier, Vladimir Mikhailov, Domain Burnier, boutique Bulthaup and many others.
  • Pyrotechnic show in the park.

Dress code: Black or White tie

Sunday, June 3

12:00 – 15:00 – Brunch at the Bellevue restaurant at the Kempinski Moika 22 Hotel (Moika river emb., 22) with the most impressive panoramic view of St. Petersburg: Palace Square, the Hermitage, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and even more.

16:00 – The final concert of the 23nd Musical Olympus International Festival at the Grand Hall of the State Academic Cappella of St. Petersburg, one of the most beautiful historical concert halls of St. Petersburg designed by Leontiy Benoit in 1886.

  • Symphonic Orchestra of the Cappella
  • Conductor Amos Chia (Singapore), First prize, The International St. Petersburg Open Conducting Competition, 2017
  • Paloma So (China/ UK), First Prize, The Nutcracker International Television Competition for Young Performers, Moscow (Russia), 2017
  • Ivan Krpan (Croatia), First Prize, The Feruccio Busoni International Piano Competition, Bolzano (Italy), 2017
  • Iurii Iushkevich (Russia), Audience Prize, The Elena Obraztsova International Competition of Young Opera Performers, Saint-Petersburg, 2017
  • Jinho Seo (Republic of Korea), Second Prize, Grand Prix Maria Callas International Vocal Competition, Athens (Greece), 2017

Works by Prokofiev, Beethoven, Mozart, Rossini, Vivaldi, Verdi