on 28 August 2013

Musical Olympus festival concerts in Baku have become a tradition

Young musicians, prize winners of prestigious international contests from Russia, Azerbaijan, Lithuania, and USA will soon present international Musical Olympus Festival in Baku. Festival concerts will take place on 20, 21 and 22 September 2013 within the framework of the V Uzeyir Hajibeyli International Festival at the Grand Hall of the Magomayev Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Hall.

Concerts of the Musical Olympus Festival will take place in Azerbaijan for the second time already. One of the best European orchestras will accompany the performances of the young representatives of the world musical elite – the Bogdan Varhala Slovak State Chamber Orchestra conducted by the many times participant of the Musical Olympus Festival in St Petersburg, winner of the Festival’s Audience award conductor Ayyub Guliyev (Azerbaijan).

“Any cooperation, particularly creative one, implies mutual interest and enrichment, as well as requires open and friendly atmosphere for its development. This is exactly how we develop our partnership with the Uzeyir Hajibeyli International Festival in Baku”, says Irina Nikitina, President of the Musical Olympus Foundation. “Azerbaijan enjoys rich cultural traditions and brought up many outstanding musicians for the world and especially Russian musical stage. Today Baku is a modern, developing cultural center and we are happy to once again present the Musical Olympus Festival to the Baku audience”.

The saxophonist Ashu from the US will open the series of Musical Olympus concerts in Baku. On September, 20 he will perform the works by А. Glazunov and А. Piazzolla under the accompaniment of the Slovak orchestra. On September, 21 Russian pianist Varvara Nepomnyashchaya will play J.S. Bach concerto in A major and twelve Chopin preludes (No. 13-24) on stage of the Azerbaijan Philharmonic Hall. The concert will also feature a violinist from Azerbaijan Jamila Garayusifli who will perform Mozart violin concerto No.5 in A major. The concert series will conclude on September, 22 with a solo performance of the Lithuanian piano duo - Vilija Poskute & Tomas Daukantas. The musicians will present to the audience a programme for two grand pianos consisting of musical pieces by M. Ravel, P. Tchaikovsky, and F. Liszt.