on 26 May 2014

State Academic Cappella hosted second and third concerts of the Musical Olympus Festival

On May, 23 and 25 the State Academic Cappella hosted the second and third concerts of the Musical Olympus Festival.

The concert on May, 23 started with a pleasant celebration. President of the Musical Olympus Foundation Irina Nikitina presented the Brazilian conductor Tobias Volkmann, chosen the audience favourite at the last year’s Festival, the long-awaited Audience Award – a silver Easter egg handcrafted by the famous jeweler Vladimir Mikhailov.

Lyrical violinist from Canada Nikki Chooi opened the evening with the concerto No. 1 by M. Bruch. Then the audience witnessed a world premiere: Samuele Telari, 1 prize winner of the International Young Musicians Competition Prize "Antonio Salieri" (Italy, 2013), performed concerto for accordion and orchestra by Italian composer Enrico Blatti for the first time. The second part of the concert started with the Overture to "Le Nozze di Figaro" by W.A. Mozart. And after that young French pianist Rémi Genietwon the hearts of listeners with his emotional interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s concerto No. 1.

On May, 25 Risto Joost, chief conductor of the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, appeared at the conductor’s podium. The concert programme wasb road-ranging. Matvey Sherling, Russian saxophone player and one of the youngest Festival participants, played the lead part in Glazunov’s concerto. Mozart's clarinet concerto followed, performed by Blaz Sparovec, Slovenia’s entrant for Eurovision 2012.

In the second part of the concert Sophie Dartigalongue (France) presented to the audience G. Rossini’s bassoon concerto. The concert programme concluded with Aria of Elisabeth from ‘Tannhauser’ (R. Wagner) and Cavatina of Leonora from ‘Il Trovatore’ (G. Verdi) brilliantly performed by Seyoung Park (Republic of Korea).