Festival 2011

XVI International Festival "Musical Olympus"
May 22 – 31, 2011

May 22, Sunday
The Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall

The concert is held in cooperation with the Mariinsky Theatre

The Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra
Conductor                Clemens Schuldt (Germany), First Prize, The Donatella Flick International Conducting Competition, London (Great Britain), 2010
A.Petrov                           “Vivat, Olympus!” Celebration Overture
H. Vieuxtemps                Violin Concerto No.5 in A minor, op. 37
Soloist                     Nikita Borisoglebsky (Russia), First Prize, The Jean Sibelius International Violin Competition, Helsinki (Finland), 2010

C.Gounod                         Aria of Faust from “Faust”
J.Massenet                       Aria of Chevalier Des Grieux from “Manon”
G.Verdi                               Aria of Rodolfo from “Luisa Miller”
Soloist                    Jaesig Lee (Republic of Korea), tenor, First Prize, Gian Batista Viotti International Music Competition, Parma (Italy),2010


W.A.Mozart                      Aria of Conte from “Le Nozze di Figaro”
G.Bizet                            Toreador’s Song from “Carmen”
G.Verdi                            Aria of Rodrigo from “Don Carlo”
Soloist                  Yoontaek Rhim (Republic of Korea), baritone, Second Prize, The Maria Callas Grand Prix, Athens (Greece), 2011

A.Catalani                        Aria of Wally from “La Wally”
P.Tchaikovsky                 Tatiana's Letter Scene from “Yevgeni Onegin”
Soloist                  Sun Young Seo (Republic of Korea), soprano, Grand Prix, The Maria Callas Grand Prix, Athens (Greece), 2011

May 23, Monday
St. Petersburg State Academic Cappella

W.A.Mozart                      Sonata in D major for piano four hands, KV 381
S.Prokofiev                      “Cinderella” ballet suite (arrangement for two pianos by Mikhail Pletnev)
"Remnant Piano Duo": Hee Jin & Hyun Joo June (Republic of Korea), Second Prize and Audience Prize, The ARD International Music Competition, Munich (Germany), 2010



Adios Nonino
Suite Troileano

Soloist                 Alexander Mirtenev (Russia), bandoneon, First Prize, The International Bandoneon Competition, Klingenthal (Germany), 2009
ClubTango Orquesta: Sofia Petrova (violin), Oleg Belov (piano), Vladimir Kirasirov (guitar), Zakhar Antonov (doublebass), First Prizes, International competition “Libertango”, Lanciano (Italy), 2009 and  “Citta di Castelfidardo” International Award, Castelfidardo (Italy), 2009

May 24, Tuesday,
The Hermitage Theatre

The State Hermitage Orchestra
Conductor               Stilian Kirov (Bulgary), Third Prize and Orchestra Prize, The Mitropoulos International Conducting Competition, Athens (Greece), 2010
G. Rossini                         "Il barbieri di Seviglia" Overture
J.S.Bach                             Violin Concerto in E major, BWV1042
Soloist                      Alexandra Conunova (Republic of Moldova), Second Prize, The Tibor Varga International Violin Competition, Valais (Switzerland), 2010

C.Nielsen                              Flute Conceto
Soloist                     Loïc Schneider (France), First Prize and Audience Prize, The ARD International Music Competition, Munich (Germany), 2010


E.Elgar                                Cello Concertoin E minor, Op. 85
Soloist                     Alexey Zhilin (Russia), Third Prize, The International Johannes Brahms Competition, Pörtschach (Austria), 2010

A.Ponchielli                       Trumpet Concerto in F major
Soloist                     Romain Leleu (France), Prize “Soloist Revelation of the Year”, French Classical Music Award,  Paris (France), 2009

May 25, Wednesday
The Hermitage Theatre

St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor            Jeffery Meyer (USA), Third Prize, The AntonioPedrotti International Conducting Competition, Trento (Italy), 2008
F.Liszt                             Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major
Soloist                  Masataka Goto (Japan), First Prize, The International Franz Liszt Piano Competition, Utrecht (The Netherlands), 2011

J.Ibert                            Concertino da Camera for Alto Saxophone and Eleven Instruments
A.Piazzolla                    Two Tangos (Arr. for Saxophone and String Orchestra by Ashu)
Soloist                  Ashu (USA), First Prize, “The International Salon de Virtuosi Career”, New York (USA), 2008


J.Rodrigo                    Concierto Madrigal for Two Guitars and Orchestra
Soloists                Anabel Montesinos (Spain), First Prize, The Michele Pittaluga Classic Guitar Competition, Alessandria (Italy), 2010
                               Marco Tamayo (Austria), participant at the Musical Olympus festival 2000

R.Strauss                    Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 11
Soloist                    Premysl Vojta (Czech Republic), First Prize and Audience Prize, The ARD International Music Competition, Munich (Germany), 2010

May 27, Friday
Grand Hall of the D.D.Shostakovich St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonia

St. Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra
Conductor            Ayyub Guliev (Azerbaijan), First Prize (G.Sinopoli’s Award), The Arturo Toscanini International Conducting Competition, Parma (Italy), 2010
C.Saint-Saёns            Bacchanale from “Samson and Dalila”
                                      Aria of Dalila from “Samson et Dalila”
G.Mahler                     Urlicht from the Symphony No.2
P.Mascagni                 Aria of Santuzza from “Cavalleria rusticana”
G.Bizet                         Aria of Carmen from “Carmen”
Soloist                   Anna Lapkovskaya (Belarussia / Germany), mezzo-soprano, Third Prize, The Leyla Gencer Voice Competition, Istanbul (Turkey), 2010


J.Brahms                    Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, op. 15
Soloist                    Denis Kozhukhin (Russia), First Prize, The Queen ElisabethInternational Music Competition, Brussels (Belgium), 2009

May 29, Sunday
St. Petersburg State Academic Cappella

St. Petersburg State Academic Cappella Symphony Orchestra
Conductor              Dimitris Botinis (Greece), First Prize and Audience Prize,The Antonio Pedrotti International Conducting Competition, Trento (Italy), 2006
C.Saint-Saëns                     Havanaise for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 83
                                                Introduction and Rondo Cappricioso for Violin and Orchestra, Op.28
Soloist                    Solenne Païdassi (France), First Prize, The Long – Thibaud International Violin Competition, Paris (France), 2010

P.Tchaikovsky                      Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 33
Soloist                   Christoph Croise (Switzerland), Grand Prix, The IBLA Foundation Grand Prize Competition, Ragusa, Sicily (Italy), 2010


E.Grieg                               Suite “From Holberg’s Time”, Op. 40, fragments (arr.: Maarten Jense)
A.Piazzolla                         Four, for Tango (arr.: Signum Saxophone quartet)
SIGNUM Saxophone Quartet (Germany), First Prize, International Musical Competition, Verona (Italy), 2010
Blaž Kemperle– soprano saxophone
Simon Schuller– alto saxophone
   Alan Lužar – tenor saxophone
David Brand – bariton saxophone

G.Verdi                                  Aria ofOronte from ”I Lombardialla Prima Crociata”
F.Cilea                                  The song of Federico from “L'arlesiana”
G.Puccini                              Aria of Rodolfo from “La Boheme”
Soloist                   Mario Chang (Guatemala), tenor, First Prize, The Francisco Vinas International Singing Competition, Barcelona (Spain), 2011

The concert is sponsored by Vontobel Foundation (Switzerland)

May 31, Tuesday
Grand Hall of the D.D.Shostakovich St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonia

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

St. Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra
Conductor                Vsevolod Polonsky (Russia), participant at the Musical Olympus festival 2004
F.Chopin                            Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
Soloist                       Yulianna Avdeeva (Russia), First Prize, The Chopin International Piano Competition, Warsaw (Poland), 2010

W.Kilar                                 “The Pianist”, film music
E.Morricone                         “La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano”, film music
M.Nyman                              “The Piano”, film music
Soloist                       Igor Uriash (Russia)