Festival 2004

IX International Musical Olympus Festival
May 28 – June 02, 2004

May 28, Friday
The Hermitage Theatre

The State Hermitage Orchestra
Conductor                      Vasily Petrenko (Russia), First Prize, The 6th Cadaques International Conducting Competition, Barcelona (Spain), 2002
A. Petrov                               “Vivat, Olympus!”, Celebration Ouverture
K. Saint-Saens                     Concerto №3  for Violin and Orchestra
Soloist                            Valentina Sviatlovskaya (Russia), First Prize, The Renata Molinari International Violin Competition, 2002

Ian David Munro                      “Dreams”, for Solo Piano and Orchestra
Soloist                             Ian David Munro (Canada), Grand Prize for Composition, The Queen Elisabeth International Musical Competition, Brussels, 2003

M.M. Ponce                               Concierto del Sur
Soloist                             Flavio Sala (Italy), First Prize, Michaele Pittaluga International Guitar Competition, Alessandria, 2003

F. Liszt                                       Concerto #2 for Piano and Orchestra
Soloist                            Roberto Giordano (Italy), Special prize of the Seiler Piano Fabric, Kitzingen, Germany, 1996

May 30, Sunday
(the concert is included in the program of the Amber Night Ball)
The Yousoupov’s Palace

Keiko Abe                                Variations on Japanese Children´s Songs (1982) for Marimba Solo
Neboisa Jovan Zivkovic        "Ultimatum Ι" for Marimba Solo
Soloist                         Theodor Milkov (Greece) Laureate of the International «Evrovision» competition,  Berlin, 2003

E. Trostiansky- E. Shabalin       Quadrille
V.Andreev                                       Romanian Song and Czardas
L.C. Daquin-V. Zazhigin              Cuckoo
U.Yoko-V.Averin                            Sacura, Theme and Variation on the Japanese folk song for Balalaika Solo
B.Kozlov - E. Shabalin                 The Small Detective
Soloist                                   Ilia Petrov (Russia), Grand-Prize, The International Moscow Competition for Folk Instruments  Performers, 2003

The Russian Performing Arts Foundation Grant-holder Irina Sergeeva
A.Piazzolla                                     Libertango / Meditango
P.de Sarasate                              “Navarra”
N.Risol - M.Nazarchuk                Hungarian Czardas
Soloists                              Aleksander Orlov and Mikhail Nazarchuk (Ukraine), prize-winners of international Folk Music Competitions

May 31, Monday
Grand Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia

The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Opera music concert  “Mikhail Glinka and his Musical World”
Conductor                  Dmitriy Hokhlov (Russia)
M. Glinka                           Overture to “Ruslan and Ludmila”
                                           Cavatina of Ludmila from “Ruslan and Ludmila”
Ch.Gounod                       Valse of Juliette from “Romeo and Juliette” (1865)
Soloist                       Ju Park Hyun, First Prize, The Shizuoka International Opera Competition, Hamamatsu, 2003

M.Glinka                          Overture to “Life for the Zsar”
                                          Aria of Ivan Susanin from “Life for the Tzar”
Ch.Grounod                    Aria of Mephistipheles from “Faust”
G.Rossini                        Aria of Basilio from “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”
Soloist                      Mahera Serhiy, First Prize, The International Voice Competition of Bilbao, 2003

M.Glinka                           Romance of Antonida from “Life for the Tzar”
G.Meyerbeer                    Cavatina of the Page from “Les Huguenots”
Soloist                     Victoria Voitenkova (Russia), Musical Olympus Foundation Award, 2003

W.A.Mozart                         Aria of Figaro from “Le nozze di Figaro”
P. Tchaikovsky                  Aria of Onegin from “Eugene Onegin”
                                            Aria of Eletsky from “The Queen of Spades” (1890)
Soloist                     Papendell Guenter, third prize, The International ARD Music Competition, Munich, 2003
P. Tchaikovsky                   “Francesca da Rimini”, symphonic fantasia in Уminor, op.32 (1876)

June 1, Tuesday
Grand Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia

The State Hermitage Orchestra
Conductor                   Andris Nelsons (Latvia)
W.A. Mozart                         Concerto #5 in A major for Violin and Orchestra, KV219
Soloist                        Corinne Chapelle (France), Second prize, Liana Issakadze International Violin Competition, St. Petersburg, 2003

P.Tcaikovsky                      Variations on Rococo Theme in A Major for Cello and Orchestra, op.33
H. Vieuxtemps                  Concerto №5 in A minor for Violin and Orchestra, op.37
Soloist                        Suyoen Kim (Korea), First Prize, International Leopold Mozart Violin Competition, Augsburg, 2003

C. Saint-Saëns                 Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso op.28
N. Rimsky- Korsakov       "Le coq d'or" (Zimbalist) for Violin and Orchestra
Soloist                        Nicolas Koeckert (Germany), First Prize, International Violin Competition in Novosibirsk, 2001

A. Glazunov                        Concerto in A minor for Violin and Orchestra
Soloist                        Patricia Kopatchinskaja, First Prize, Credit Suisse Young Artists Award, 2002

June 2, Wednesday
Grand Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia

The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor                  Vsevolod Polonsky (Russia), Audience Prize, International Competition for Young Orchestral Conductors, Besancon, 2003
S.Prokofiev                         Concerto #3 in C major for Piano and Orchestra, op.26
Soloist                        Sergey Kuznetsov (Russia), Second prize, The International  Geza Anda  Competition, Zuerich, 2003

S. Rachmaninov               Concerto #3 in D minor for piano and orchestra, op.30
Soloist                        Wen-Yu Shen (China), Second prize (piano), The Queen Elisabeth International Competition, Brussels, 2003

W.A. Mozart                        Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (to be confirmed)
Soloist                        Rachel Cheung Wai Ching (China), First Prize, Vladimir Horowitz International Competition for young pianists, Kiev, 2003

W. Lutoslawski                 Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
Soloist                        Bartosz Koziak (Poland), First Prize, The Witold Lutoslawski International Cello competition, Warsaw, 2001