Festival 2013

The 18th International Festival Musical Olympus
May 21 – June 2, 2013
St. Petersburg

May 21, Tuesday 19.00
The Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall

The concert is held in cooperation with the Mariinsky Theatre

The Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra
Conductor                   Dimitris Botinis (Greece/Russia), First Prize, The All-Russian Musical Competition, Moscow (Russia), 2011
A. PETROV             “Vivat, Olympus!” Celebration Overture
J. BRAHMS             Concerto in A minor for Violin and Cello with orchestra, op. 102

Vivace non troppo

Soloists                        Andrey Baranov (Russia), Violin, First Prize, The Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition, Brussels (Belgium), 2012
                                       Alexey Zhilin (Russia), Cello, Second Prize, The Isang Yun International Competition, Tongyeong (Republic of Korea), 2012


A. GLAZUNOV              Grand adage from “Raymonda”, op. 57
C. Saint-Saens            Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso for violin and orchestra, op. 28
Soloist                       Andrey Baranov (Russia), Violin, First Prize, The Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition, Brussels (Belgium), 2012

R. SCHUMANN           Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 54

Allegro affettuoso. Andante espressivo. Allegro
Intermezzo. Andantino grazioso   |
Allegro vivace                                   | without pause

Soloist                        Federico Colli (Italy), First Prize, The Leeds International Piano Competition (Great Britain), 2012

May 22, Wednesday, 19:00
The Hermitage Theatre

International Symphony Orchestra of Cappella Taurida
Conductor                Mikhail Golikov (Russia)
D. SHOSTAKOVICH           Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, op. 77

Nocturne. Moderato
Scherzo. Allegro
Passacaglia. Andante                     |
Burlesque. Allegro con brio            |      without pause

Soloist                    Olga Volkova (Russia), First Prize, The Nielsen International Music Competition, Odense (Denmark), 2012

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P. TCHAIKOVSKY       Variations on a Rococo Theme for cello and orchestra
Soloist                    Ivan Sendetskiy (Russia), First Prise, The Knushevitsky International Cello Competition, Saratov (Russia), 2012

G. VERDI                     Aria of Amelia from  “Simon Boccanegra”
                                      Aria of Odabella form “Attila”
                                      Aria of Leonora from “Il Trovatore”
Soloist                   Gulnara Shafigullina (Russia/Netherlands), soprano, First Prize, The International Vocal Competition in 's-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands), 2012

May 24, Friday, 19:00
St. Petersburg State Academic Cappella

St. Petersburg State Academic Cappella Symphony Orchestra
Conductor           Tobias Volkmann (Brazil), Second Prize and Orchestra Prize, The Jorma Panula International Conducting Competition, Vaasa (Finland), 2012
L. van Beethoven            “Egmont” Overture, op. 84
L. GROENDAHL              Trombone Concerto

Moderato assai ma molto maestoso
Quasi una legenda. Andante grave
Rondo. Allegretto scherzando

Soloist                 Nicolas Moutier (France), Second Prize, The “Prague Spring” International Competition, Prague (Czech Republic), 2011

E. TUBIN            Double Bass Concerto

Allegro con moto
Allegro non troppo
Andante sostenuto

Soloist                Igor Eliseev (Russia), First Prize, The Koussevitzky International Double Bass Competition, St. Petersburg (Russia), 2011

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S. RACHMANINOV      Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, op. 18

Adagio sostenuto
Allegro scherzando

Soloist              Ah Ruem Ahn (Republic of Korea), Second Prize, The Santander International Piano Competition (Spain), 2012

May 28, Thursday, 19:00
The Hermitage Theatre

C. Frandelli                   Prelude-improvisation for  Guitar
J. Turina                         Sonata for solo Guitar in three movements, op.61
M. de Falla                    The Miller’s Dance from the ballet “The Three-Cornered Hat”
Soloist              Dmitry Voronin (Russia), Laureate of the International Competition Festival for Performers “Playing Slonimsky”, Saint Petersburg, 2012

J. ALVAREZ                  Temazcal for maracas and tape
I. XENAKIS                 Rebond B
Soloist            Vassilena Serafimova (Bulgaria), percussions, Third Prize, The TROMP International Music Competition, Eindhoven (The Netherlands), 2010

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A. PIAZZOLLA                         Libertango
С. DULFER                             Lily Was Here
R. JOHNSON                         Sweet Home Chicago
Soloist                        Dmitry Bezdenezhnikh (Russia), bayan, First Prize (Variety Show) and Second Prize (Classic), The International Accordion Competition “Citta di Lanciano” (Italy), 2012

A. ROSENBLATT                     Carmen Fantasy on themes from the opera by G. Bizet for clarinet and piano
Soloists                     Nikita Lyutikov (Russia), clarinet, Second Prize, Gartow Stiftung Russian-German completion, St.Petersburg (Russia),  (2011)
                                    Sergey Redkin (Russia), piano, First Prize, The  Lind International Piano Competition, Helsinki (Finland), 2012

May 30, Thursday, 19:00
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                       Daniel Smith (Australia), First Prize, The Fitelberg International Conducting Competition, Katowice (Poland), 2012
W.A. MOZART           Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”, KV 551

Allegro vivace
Andante cantabile
Menuetto. Allegretto
Finale. Molto allegro

W.A. MOZART          Aria of Fiordiligi from “Cosi fan tutte”
                                   Aria of Pamina from “Die Zauberfloete”
G.F. HAENDEL        Aria of Cleopatra from ''Julio Cesare“
G. PUCCINI             Aria of Musetta from “La boheme”
Soloist                           Olena Tokar (Ukraine), soprano, First Prize, The ARD International Music Competition, Munich (Germany), 2012

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L. van BEETHOVEN          Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, op. 73

Adagio un poco mosso                       |
Rondo. Allegro, ma non troppo          | without pause

Soloist                           Alexey Gorlatch (Germany), First Prize, The ARD International Music Competition, Munich (Germany), 2011

May 31, Friday, 19:00
The Hermitage Theatre

The State Hermitage Orchestra
Conductor                    Gergely Madaras (Hungary), the ARTE Live Web Prize, the Besançon International Competition for Young Conductors (France), 2011
F. MENDELSSOHN           Symphony No.4 in A major “Italian”, op. 90

Allegro vivace
Andante con moto
Con moto moderato
Saltarello. Presto

C. DEBUSSY                      Two danses for Harp and orchestra
                                              Danse sacrée
                                              Danse profane
Soloist                         Eliza Netzer (Switzerland), harp, First Prize, The International Young Musicians Competition “Prize Antonio Salieri”, Legnago (Italy), 2010

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R. SCHUMANN            Cello concerto in A moll, op. 129
                                              Nicht zu schnell
                                             Sehr lebhaft
Soloist                        Victor Julien-Laferrier (France), First Prize, The “Prague Spring” International Music Competition, Prague (Check Republic), 2012

C.W. GLUECK             Aria of Orfeo from “Orfeo ed Euridice”
G. BIZET                       Habanera from “Carmen”
G.F. HAENDEL            Aria of Serse from “Serse”
G. BIZET                      Seguidilla from “Carmen”  
Soloist                     Nathalie Mittelbach (Switzerland), mezzo-soprano, First Prize, The Haefliger Swiss International Singing Competition, Bern (Switzerland), 2012

The concert is sponsored by the Bank Vontobel (Switzerland)

June 2, Sunday, 16:00
St. Petersburg State Academic Cappella

International Symphony Orchestra of Cappella Taurida
Conductor                      Mikhail Golikov (Russia)
F. CHOPIN               Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, op. 11
                                     Allegro maestoso
                                     Romance. Larghetto
                                     Rondo. Vivace
Soloist                             Varvara Nepomnyashchaya (Russia), First Prize, The Geza Anda International Piano Competition, Zurich (Switzerland), 2012

Ch. GOUNOD          Aria of Juliette from “Romeo et Juliette”
G. PUCCINI              Aria of Lauretta from «Gianni Schicchi»
P. Mascagni              Intermezzo from «Cavalleria rusticana»
G. VERDI                  Aria of Violetta from “La traviata”  
Soloist                  Anna Sohn (Republic of Korea), soprano, Second Prize, The ARD International Music Competition, Munich (Germany), 2012