12 July 2012

August 27, 28 and September 1 the participants of Musical Olympus will give their first performances in Rennes, Bretagne’s administrative center. The Brittany Symphony Orchestra (Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne) will accompany young musicians during the summer musical festival in Rennes.

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15 June 2012

The Musical Olympus Foundation within the framework of the new project NO BORDERS Festival held a long-awaited concert of Bobby McFerrin and Chick Corea, who have been the two undisputed geniuses of jazz for over several decades. The warm reception inspired the musicians to play several pieces encore and even invite the audience to sing together from the stage.

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06 June 2012

The 17th International Musical Olympus Festival in St. Petersburg ended with a concert at the Grand Hall of St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonic named after D.D. Shostakovich. The Festival was held in the Northern capital from May 22 to June 3, with 32 young participants from Russia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Hungary, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Greece, the USA, Mexico, Korea, Japan and Singapore. The main program included seven concerts at the best venues of St.Petersburg: the Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall, St Petersburg State Capella, the Philharmonic Hall and the Hermitage Theatre.

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05 June 2012

Audience Award at the 17th International Musical Olympus Festival – a handmade silver Easter egg by a famous jeweler Vladimir Mikhailovwent to a Japanese conductor Yuki Kakiuchi, supported by the majority of the audience. Voting was carried out at each concert through question lists. The organizers received a total number of over one thousand filled-in question lists from the audience. As the Audience Award winner, Yuki will be the first to receive an invitation to participate in an international Musical Olympus festival concert program.

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03 June 2012

The final – seventh – concert of the Musical Olympus Festival took place on June 3 at the Grand Hall of the D.D.Shostakovich St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonia. That night accompanied by the St. Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra were soloists from the USA (Tori Huang, piano), Spain (Ana Maria Valderrama, violin) and Moldova (Olga Busuioc, soprano). The orchestra was under the baton of a Japanese conductor Yuki Kakiuchi. The musicians performed the works by Rossini, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov, Dvorak, Kalman, Mozart and other composers.

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01 June 2012

On June 1 the Hermitage Theatre hosted the sixth concert of the 17th International Musical Olympus Festival main program. That night the Hermitage Theatre saw performances of young musicians from Russia, Switzerland and Republic of Korea. The concert opened with the performance by St. Petersburg ESSe-Quintet (Kirill Evseev, balalaika prima; Dmitry Gogolev, domra alto, domra small; Daria Chernykh, balalaika kontrabass; Ksenia Kvochko, accordion; Mikhail Krylov, accordion). In the second part there were performances by Simon Wiener (violin, Switzerland) and Haeran Hong (Republic of Korea, soprano). The musicians performed the works by Budashkin, Kramar, Tsintsadze, Glazunov, Massenet, Verdi, Mozart, Donizetti and other composers. The artists were accompanied by the State Hermitage orchestra under the baton of a Russian conductor Mikhail Agrest.

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