23 May 2013

The second concert of the XVIII International Musical Olympus Festival took place at the Hermitage Theater on May, 22. It featured musicians from Russia and the Netherlands. Olga Volkova (violin, Russia), Ivan Sendetsky (violin, Russia), and Gulnara Shafigullina (soprano, Russia-Netherlands) presented to classical music lovers musical pieces by Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, and Verdi to the accompaniment of the Tavricheskaya chapel international symphony orchestra (conductor Mikhail Golikov, Russia).

22 May 2013

The opening ceremony of the XVIII International Musical Olympus Festival took place on May, 21 at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg. On that evening about 1000 residents and guests of St Petersburg came to listen to masterpieces of world classical music performed by prize winners of the most prestigious international musical contests. The audience was impressed by the performance of young musicians from Greece, Italy, and Russia and gave them standing ovation.

Dimitris Botinis (conductor, Greece-Russia), Alexey Zhilin (cello, Russia), Andrey Baranov (violin, Russia), and Federico Colli (piano, Italy) took part at the concert. To the accompaniment of the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra, the musicians performed pieces by Schuman, Brahms, Verdi, Boito, and Massenet. The evening closed with the overture by the Russian composer Andrey Petrov “Vivat, Olymous!” written specially for the Festival.

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23 April 2013

Roberto Fonseca, one of the most distinctive representatives of Afro-Cuban jazz and modern jazz as such, presented his new album “YO” in St Petersburg and Moscow. Released in 2012, the album hit the Western critics’ list of top jazz albums of the year. The third visit of Roberto Fonseca to Russia, organized by the Musical Olympus Foundation, demonstrated the musician’s limitless mastery as performer and composer, as well as fruitful development of his multifaceted artistic talent.

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13 April 2013

In spring 2013, International Musical Olympus Festival will gather in St Petersburg prize winners of the most famous and prestigious musical contests. From May, 21 to June, 2 prominent young musicians from 13 countries will visit the Northern capital of Russia and perform the masterpieces of the world classical music for the St Petersburg audience.

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04 March 2013

Annual gala concert of the Musical Olympus Festival took place in Carnegie Hall (New York) on March 3, 2013. This seventh addition of the Musical Olympus Foundation introduced the best modern classical music performers, winners of prestigious contests and participants of the annual Musical Olympus Festival in St. Petersburg.

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25 February 2013

This April exceptional Cuban musician and composer Roberto Fonseca described by the Western music critics as “the man has soul” will present his new album “YO” and a concert program with the same name to the Russian audience. The performance of Roberto Fonseca in Russia is organized by the Musical Olympus Foundation for the third time and will take place on April, 15 at the St Petersburg Music Hall Theatre and on April, 16 at the Moscow Club “Reka”.

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