07 October 2011

Andras Shiff is one of the most outstanding pianists of his generation, with stricking musicalty and a virtuoso performing technique. Shiff has a substantial discography and two Grammy awards to his credit for “Best Soloist in the Classic Genre” for Bach’s English Suites (1989) and “Best Vocal Recording”

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01 September 2011

On September 30, the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory lends it stage to the piano virtuoso Andras Schiff. He is one of the greatest musicians of our time, a modest person of great talent”, says President of Musical Olympus Foundation Irina Nikitina. Andras Schiff has received many international awards, including two Grammies. In Moscow the pianist will perform Beethoven’s, Bartok’s, Janasek’s and Schubert’s Sonata.

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26 August 2010
The Musical Olympus Festival was founded 15 years ago by noted pianist Irina Nikitina, to showcase prizewinning young musicians from around the world. The festival held annually in St. Petersburg, filled the unique "White Night" season with European royalty, high society, art, haute couture style and inspiring music for 11 days and bright nights.
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10 August 2010

This year’s festival brought together 27 artists from 14 countries, with the help of Vontobel, the Swiss Investment bank, and BMW. The festival, which is known as a «parade of winners», showcased young musicians who have recently won prizes at the most prestigious international music competitions.

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07 August 2010

Irina Nikitina is the originator and director of the «Musical Olympus» international festival. She graduated from the Leningrad Conservatory in piano and the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague with a degree in harpsichord, and became known for her distinctive performing style.

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10 July 2010

St. Petersburg, the Venice of the north, is one of the cultural capitals of the world. Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin helped the city celebrate its 307th birthday. The most glamorous event was the Illusion Ball, held in President Yeltsin’s Library.

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