30 May 2012

On May 30 the Musical Olympus Foundation held a concert for patients of the St. Petersburg Children's Hospice. The children were visited by young artists: Anastasia Subrakova (violin), Mikhail Shaffartsik (violin) and Konstantin Klochin (accordion). They performed classical and Russian folk works, as well as their own compositions. The performance was joined by a young patient of the hospice, Gavrila. He is just ten years old. Gavrila played the keyboard for the participants and guests of the concert, and also sang Ave Maria. Gavrila was accompanied by his teacher, accordionist Konstantin Klochin. At the end of the concert the artists and audience together performed a song from the ‘Gena the Crocodile’ cartoon – ‘Let the pedestrians run clumsily over puddles’ and the Foundation members presented young patients with classical music discs of the Musical Olympus Festival.

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29 May 2012

The fifth concert of the 17th International Musical Olympus Festival was held on May 29 at the Grand Hall of the D.D.Shostakovich St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonia. Participating in the concert were the soloists Ivan Podyomov (oboe, Russia) and Julian Steckel (cello, Germany). The musicians were accompanied by the St. Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra, conducted that night by Dimitris Botinis (Greece). The artists performed the works by Dvorak, Strauss, Ravel.

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28 May 2012

A concert of classical music took place on May 28 at the №2 St. Petersburg House of Veterans within the social program frameworks of the International Musical Olympus Festival. That day the veterans saw performances by young Russian musicians, such as Sophia Viland (flute), Alexandra Korobkina (violin) and Ksenia Gavrilova (piano). The artists performed the works by Charles Marie Widor, Igor Frolov and other composers.

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27 May 2012

On May 27 the St. Petersburg State Capella hosted the fourth concert of the 17th International Musical Olympus Festival main program. That night accompanied by the State Capella Symphony Orchestra under the baton of a Greek conductor Dimitris Botinis were brilliant performers Manuel Blanco Gomez-Limon (trumpet, Spain) Artem Chirkov (double-bass, Russia), Andrey Gugnin (piano, Russia). The musicians performed the works by Ravel, Hummel, Bottesini and Rachmaninov.

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25 May 2012

On May 25 the St. Petersburg State Academic Capella hosted the third concert of the 17th International Musical Olympus Festival. That night the Capella saw performances of Kah Chun Wong (conductor, Singapore), Tomasz Daroch (cello, Poland), Daniel Kharitonov (piano, Russia), Alexandra Korobkina (violin, Russia) Anastasia Subrakova (violin, Russia), Marina Grauman (violin, Russia), David Chakvetadze (violin, Russia). The artists were accompanied by the State Capella Symphony Orchestra and performed the works by Lutoslawski, Rachmaninov, Liszt, Chopin, and Maurer.

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24 May 2012

On May 24 within the frameworks of the Musical Olympus festival for the first time a concert of classical music took place at the Kresty Prison. Participants of the concert were young Russian musicians, laureates of international competitions in Europe, Asia and the Americas: Anastasia Subrakova (violin), Anastasia Golovina (violin), Sophia Viland (flute), ESSe-Quintet (Kirill Evseev, balalaika prima; Dmitry Gogolev, domra alto, domra small; Daria Chernykh, balalaika kontrabass; Ksenia Kvochko, accordion; Mikhail Krylov, accordion). The artists performed the works by Paganini, Izaya, Zraya, Gershwin, as well as their own compositions. The concert was held by the president of the Musical Olympus Foundation Irina Nikitina. The artists’ performance at the Kresty Prison was the first in a series of the Festival’s social concerts. These concerts are also scheduled at the № 2 House of Veterans (May 28) and the Children's Hospice (May 30).

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