Music House opens concert series dedicated to the Russia Day with tour in Vientiane
7 and 9 June, Tuesday and Thursday, St. Petersburg Music House and Rossotrudnichestvo invite to Vientiane for Concert Series "Embassy of Musical Mastery", dedicated to the Russia Day. Laos audience will hear the laureates of international competitions Vladimir Ustyantsev (saxophone), Olga Yakushina (violin), Andrey Dubov (piano).
On 7th June at National Cultural Centre in Laos Vladimir Ustyantsev will perform Tomaso Vitali`s Chaconne in its own transcription and famous Rachmaninoff`s Vocalise. Program includes Ravel`s Second Violin Sonata, wherein the composer effectively used jazz elements. Laos audience will hear one of the calling cards of Russian piano music – Mussorgsky`s Series Pictures at an Exhibition.
On 9 June, Solists will perform at the Russian Embassy. Program for saxophone already performed by the concert on 7h of June will be added by Soloist piece of Bach Preludes. Piano program includes Tchaikovsky`s Series Memories of a Dear Place, dedicated to the golden days that the composer spent in the villa of his patroness Nadezhda von Meck. Olga Yakushina perform modern and classical pieces for violin, written by composers who lived in Russia. The guests of this evening will hear Wieniawski`s Brilliant Fantasy on a "Faust" Opera Theme, Taras Buevskiy`s The Voice of Loneliness, Sergei Plekhanov`s Aria Tristia and Ivan Olenchyk`s Caprice "Spanish Sketches".
Vladimir Ustyantsev (23 years old). Born in Kachkanar, Sverdlovsk Region. A Graduate of Gnessin Academy (Class of People's Artist of Russia, Professor Margarita Shaposhnikova). The Winner of International Saxophone Competition (Germany, 2014). The Member of St. Petersburg Music House Program since 2015.
Olga Yakushina (24 years old). Born in Perm. Post-Graduate Student of the Moscow Conservatory (Class of People's Artist of Russia, Professor Vladimir Ivanov) and the University Mozarteum in Salzburg. The Laureate of Leopold Auer International Competition (St. Petersburg, 2014) and «Premio Rodolfo Lipizer» (Italy, 2015). The Member of St. Petersburg Music House Program since 2013.
Andrey Dubov (28 years old). Born in Moscow. A Graduate of Gnessin Academy (Class of Professor Sergey Senkov). Post-Graduate Student of the University Mozarteum in Salzburg. The Laureate of International Piano Competition (Kazakhstan, 2015). The Member of St. Petersburg Music House Program since 2008.
Concert on June 7:
National Cultural Centre in Laos.
Beginning at 7.30 p.m.
Address: Vientiane, Rue Nokeokoummane.
Phone: +856 20 22 110 112
Concert on June 9:
Russian Embassy in Laos.
Beginning at 6.30 p.m.
Admission by Invitation Only.
Address: Vientiane, Sisattanak District, Thaphalanxay Quarter, km 4, Thadeua Street
Phone: +8 856 21-31-2219
"Embassy of Musical Mastery" is a unique project of the St. Petersburg Music House and "Rossotrudnichestvo", which takes place since 2012 and includes the creative meetings of leading Russian musicians, as well as tours of the young soloists at the Russian Science and Cultural Centers abroad. The next concert "Embassy of Musical Mastery" dedicated to the Day of Russia will take place on 8 June in Bratislava, Russian Centre of Science and Culture, Solo Concert will perform the Winner of Tibor Varga International Competition (2015) violinist Dmitry Smirnov.