The Seventh International Music Festival “We Gather Friends!”

1 августа 2013 г. - 29 августа 2013 г., Рахманиновский зал консерватории | Festivals

Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory

The Center "World Music Cultures"

The Seventh International Music Festival
“We Gather Friends!”

“We Gather Friends!” This is an appeal of the Moscow Conservatory to musicians and musical institutions worldwide to participate in an international music festival which has been held at its famous Rachmaninoff Hall since 2007. Every August this hall, which is acoustically unique, is becoming a place where young musicians and eminent virtuosos of both the East and the West meet together for the whole month. Programs of classical music from various areas of the world keep alternating here with folklore, jazz and theatrized evenings, as well as with workshops and slide lectures.

A concert of the pupils of the Moscow Conservatory’s International Summer School becomes the central event of every festival. For a while, people of different nationalities, ages and levels of training are becoming nurse-children of the world famous musical university, so that it is one of the most magnificent and delightful moments for them to appear on the stage of the Rachmaninoff Hall.

Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory is a worldly famous university — renowned with such names as Rachmaninoff and Skryabin, Prokofiev and Shostakovich, Richter and Gilels, Oystrakh and Kogan — is happy to welcome students from all over the world and is eager to share with them the great Russian school traditions of teaching music and music history.

In the August of 2013, the festival will gather friends from Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Colombia, India, Japan, Norway, Russia, Spain, and the USA.

The Festival Program

  • 1 August, Thursday — “The Young Talents of Granada” | Juán Elvira Márquez, Eloy García Pérez, Germán García Pérez | piano (Spain)
    Performed: Isaac Albéniz, Frédéric Chopin, Claude Debussy, Felix Mendelssohn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert, Antonio Soler
  • 2 August, Friday — Mahmud Salah and the Ensemble “Ghadim Sharq” (“Ancient Middle East”) | voice, qhaval, nağara, tar, kamancha (Azerbaijan)
    Performed: сlassical mugham, Azerbaijani folk tunes
  • 3 August, Saturday — Evgeny Novikov | saxophone | Alexander Mayboroda | 1st violin | Anna Kobzareva | 2nd violin | Irina Sopova | viola | Svetlana Vladimirova | cello | Nikita Kuklin | piano
    Performed: Santiago Báez, Adolf Busch, Claude Debussy, Paul Hindemith
  • 7 August, Wednesday — “Drawing with the Sound” | Koichi Yoshida | shakuhachi (Japan) | Ekaterina Nazarova (Ena) | calligraphy
  • 11 August, Sunday — Sergey Zhuravel | flute | Olga Gotovtseva | oboe | Olga Sycheva | bassoon | Ekaterina Nazarova | 1st violin | Ekaterina Valiulina | 2nd violin | Irina Sopova | viola | Igor Nechaev | cello | Mikhail Shevnin | double-bass | Natalia Sokolovskaya | piano
    Performed: César Franck, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • 14 August, Wednesday — Indian Classical Music and Dance | teachers of the Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Center of the Embassy of India in Moscow: Badri Narayan Pandit | tabla | Raghav Raj Bhatt | kathak (India)
  • 15 August, Thursday — The Quartet “Unda maris” (“Sea Wave”): Svetlana Usacheva | oboe | Daria Dvernik | violin | Regina Shteynman | viola | Irina Vylegzhanina | cello
    Performed: Sir Malcolm Henry Arnold, Johann Christian Bach, Franz Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ignace Joseph Pleyel
  • 17 August, Saturday — Bjørn Alterhaug Quintet (Norway): Bjørn Alterhaug | double-bass | John Pål Inderberg | baritone saxophone | Johan Erik Nylander | drums | Frode Nymo | alto saxophone | Vigleik Storås | piano
  • 20 August, Tuesday — Concert of the Students of the Moscow Conservatory’s International Summer School

  • 22 August, Thursday — The Gustav Mahler Piano Quartet (Austria): Wolfgang David | violin | Yushan Li | viola | Wolfgang Panhofer | cello | Christopher Devine | piano
    Performed: Johannes Brahms, Irina Dubkova, David Gompper, Gustav Mahler
  • 24 August, Saturday — “A Musical Journey throughout Latin America” | Soloists of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Antioquia directed by Camilo Giraldo (Colombia)
    Performed: Edmundo Arias, Joe Arroyo, Ary Barroso, Bonifacio Bautista, León Cardona, Gonzalo Curiel, Jaime Echavarría, Astor Piazzolla, Tito Puente, Moisés Simons, Ángel Villoldo, popular Latin-American tunes

  • 25 August, Sunday — Aleksey Gulyanitskiy | violin | Apet Asyan | viola | Vasily Kukharenko | viola | Paul Suss | cello | Rustem Shagimardanov | double-bass | Maria Suss | piano. Performed: Gustav Mahler, Astor Piazzolla, Franz Schubert, Joaquín Turina
  • 26 August, Monday — Alexander Shaykin | piano
    Performed: Ludwig van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Schubert
  • 27 August, Tuesday — “The Mysteries of Armenia. Armenia — Israel: the Dialogue of Musical Cultures” | Mikael Ayrapetian | piano (Armenia) | Vladimir Sergeev | violin
    Performed: Robert Amirkhanian, Robert Andriasian, Aleksandr Arutiunian, Baal Ha-Sulam, Arno Babadjanian, Eduard Baghdasarian, Aram Khachaturian, Komitas, Willy Weiner, traditional Armenian songs
  • 29 August, Thursday — “Open Stage”, a project of the Moscow City Department of Culture, together with Foundation for the Development of Creative Initiatives, present a play-concert: “Oh, nightingales, do not disturb the soldiers…” Prayer for Russia | Artistic Director: Alexander Solovyev | Stage Director: Petr Tataritsky | Participants: The Concert Choir directed by Alexander Solovyev | Laureate of “The Person of Russia” Award: Petr Tataritsky | an actor of “Lenkom” Theater Alexey Kizenkov | Honored Artist of Russia Galina Uletova | Soloists: Maria Chelmakina, Olesya Nedelka, Olga Veselova, Alexey Vyaznikov, Taras Yasenkov | piano: Eugenia Krivitskaya, Mikhail Krivitsky, Alexander Shaykin

All concerts begin at 19:00.
Tickets can be purchased at the Moscow Conservatory’s box office.
On 20 August, the admission is free.

The Scientific and Cultural Center “World Music Cultures”: +7 (495) 629 2191
Artistic Director of the Festival: Dr. Margarita Karatygina