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Saturday, March 17, 2018

“Belgorod spend the night in the organ hall”

International festival BelgorodMusicFest 2016 “Borislav Strulev and friends” celebrates its fifth anniversary and will be held from 27 February to 7 March, in the Belgorod Philharmonic. In addition to the first-ever concert in the mine, which will be held in its framework in Gubkin (about this event have already told “MK”), viewers will find many other interesting performances.

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The aim of the festival is to unite musicians and give the audience an opportunity to hear the masterpieces of world classical, jazz and contemporary music in professional performance — and sometimes in new arrangements. It was attended by Michel Legrand, Elena Obraztsova, Svyatoslav Belza, Viktor Tretyakov, Arkady Leytush, Aleksey Tatarintsev, Vladimir Matorin, Robbie Lakatos, Yulia Makhalina and Evgeny Margulis, Alexander Markov, Aidar Gainullin and many other famous performers. At this time, the artistic composition will be not less bright.

Each year the program is full of premieres and experimental performances. One of them is a new cello Concerto by Rachmaninov, the orchestration of which was made by the conductor Arkady Leytush. The founding father BelgorodMusicFest — the musician-virtuoso Borislav Strulev, who was one of the first to perform jazz at violoncheli and over the years have played virtually the entire classical repertoire written for this instrument. He also acts in theater projects, working with pop artists and combines classic sounds with electronic music.

Photo courtesy of the press service of the festival

Ten days on the scene: the soloist of the Mariinsky theatre and the Metropolitan Opera, winner of “Grammy” and the holder of the title “world’s Best bass” Ildar Abdrazakov; legendary violinist, teacher and composer albert Markov; “the living Paganini” from the U.S. – violinist Alexander Markov; accordionist-virtuoso from Hungary Orosz Zoltan; winner of first prizes at the International piano competition Joanna Hodges; winner of the first prize at the International competition of conductors named after Georg Solti in Frankfurt, Jose Luis Gomez (Spain), protege of the legendary Dave Brubeck — jazz pianist Eldar (USA), ensemble with the mesmerizing sound of “janushka” (Austria) and many others.

– I was on BelgorodMusicFest “Borislav Strulev and friends” he has made me an incredible impression, – shares his emotions, Alexander Markov, on the stage – all color world culture: the best musicians, virtuosos, living legends, skill and professionalism which impossible to describe in words. I also liked the Belgorod and his amazing hospitality, and wonderful, warm welcome of the audience that keenly reacts to everything that happens on stage. Well, of course, separate the rapture deserves a great friend and an outstanding cellist Borislav Strulev.

Photo courtesy of the press service of the festival

One of the highlights will be the show-concert “a Night in the organ hall” on February 28. This will be an atmospheric event, which will incorporate elements of various arts: Alexander Markov will perform with his “Golden” rock violin, actor Vasily Michkov read poems to the accompaniment of organ and cello. With them on stage will sisters Anna and Natalia Borovik — violinist and Director of orchestra “Mezzo Music”.

– I will never forget joint concerts with such musicians as Michel Legrand, Victor Tretyakov, Elena Obraztsova and many other legendary artists, already known in history, – says Natalia. Chamber music will blossom and fresh unseen colors, while “Night in the organ hall”, we will show what is creativity without boundaries and how unusual it can be combined with the organ, cello and violin.

In addition to concerts, the festival will be organized numerous master-classes and creative meetings with artists.


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