Soloists of the Music House will perform in European capitals for Prokofiev's Anniversary
In April 2016, the St. Petersburg Music House and Rossotrudnichestvo have prepared a series of concerts, dedicating them to one of the greatest artists of the XX Century - Sergei Prokofiev. The young soloists will perform the Composer's 125th Anniversary Concerts in European Russian Science and Cultural Centers.
On 5 April, the concert tour will begin in Vienna. Listeners will hear the performance of the Winner of Neuhaus International Festival-Competition (Moscow, 2013) German Kitkin and the Holder of the Title "The Best Performer of Chamber Orchestra Concert in the Second Round" at Tchaikovsky International Competition (Moscow, 2015) cellist Fedor Amosov. Program: Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev.
The winner of Tibor Varga International Violin Competition (Switzerland, 2015) Dmitry Smirnov and the winner of Schumann International Competition (Germany, 2012) Andrei Telkov (piano) will give two Concerts – in Warsaw 19 April and in Brussels 21 April. Soloists will perform the masterpieces by Prokofiev, as well as outstanding works of European classics - Haydn and Debussy.
In other European capitals – Bratislava and Prague will perform the winner of Aponte Agustin International Competition (Spain, 2016) violinist Polina Borisova and the winner of MozArte International Piano Competition (Germany, 2015) Natalia Sokolovskaya. The solists of St. Petersburg Music House will play the masterpieces by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev's on 21 April – in Bratislava, and on 22 April – in Prague.
Sergei Prokofiev (April 23, 1891 – March 5, 1953) – Russian and Soviet composer, pianist, conductor and teacher. Prokofiev's contribution to world musical culture is colossal. Prokofiev was always on the lookout, as he said "the original, own musical language", and enriched it with new techniques in the fields of instrumentation, melody and harmony. Prokofiev`s heritage comprises 11 operas, 7 ballets, 7 symphonies, 8 concerts, as well as many instrumental works. Among them - the works for children and fairy tales, as well as work dedicated to the works of his contemporaries and creativity of the war period.
During the Great Patriotic War, Prokofiev directed his effrorts to write patriotic works, feeling in as a part of tragic events and worrying about the fate of the Motherland. At this time, he created a monumental opera "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy's novel, as well as masterpieces awarded with the Stalin Prize: Seventh and Eight Piano Sonatas of the famous "War Sonatas" series and grandiose Fifth Symphony.
"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.