The star of the Mariinsky Theatre and the assistant of Gergiev and Currentzis will open the festival "Classics" with two Novosibirsk premiers

17 november 2016, 04:01

On 2nd of December Novosibirsk Philharmonic International Festival "Classics" will be opened with the concert of trumpeter of Mariinsky Theatre Timur Martynov and Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra. The conductor will be Valentin Uryupin - assistant of Valery Gergiev and Teodor Currentzis, winner of the prestigious conductor's contest named after Mahler. Two Novosibirsk premieres will sound in the performance of musicians.

On 2nd December Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra will open the program of the international festival "Classics". Soloist in the program will be Timur Martynov – a trumpeter and soloist of Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra. In 2005-2006 the musician worked in Novosibirsk as soloist as of Teodor Currentzis orchestra Musica Aeterna. At a recent Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra’s CDs Timur Martynov plays solo with Denis Matsuev, the recording was performed under conducting of Valery Gergiev. The trumpeter performs at the most prestigious festivals around the world as a member of the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra and solo.

“The concert-opening of the festival "Classics" for Novosibirsk audience  will be a meeting with both two bright young musicians and the compositions which haven’t yet sounded  in our city, - says Vladimir Kaluzhsky, artistic director of Novosibirsk State Philharmonic, - Vyacheslav Kruglik is a St. Petersburg composer, our contemporary, the author of a large number of compositions for solo wind instruments. His Concerto for trumpet and orchestra will sound in our city for the first time. The poem "Meeting of the Volga and the Don", classic of 20th century by Sergei Prokofiev will also be performed for the first time. This music was written on the occasion of the opening of the Volga-Don canal: it predictably creates a picture of great socialist construction, and meanwhile certainly bears a trace of genius of its creator”.

Valentin Uryupin – a talented clarinetist and conductor, winner of numerous international competitions will conduct Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra at the concert-opening of the festival. One of the highlights of his success was the recent victory in a conductor’s competition named after Gustav Mahler held in Bamberg. This is one of the most prestigious conductor's competitions in the world today, among the most famous winners of this competition there is Gustavo Dudamel.

Among the creative partners of Valentin Uryupin there are conductors Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Felix Korobov, Teodor Currentzis, violist and conductor Yuri Bashmet, cellist and conductor Alexander Rudin, violinists Anne-Sophie Mutter, Viktor Tretyakov, Jean-Luc Ponty, Alena Baeva, Sergey Krylov, cellist Alexander Buzlov, drummer Mark Pekarsky, singer Joyce di Donato, Simone Kermes and other famous musicians. Valentin Uryupin assisted to maestro Valery Gergiev. Since August of 2011 Uryupin is conductor of the Perm Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.   

International festival "Classics" will be held from 2nd to 8th of December and will bring together seven concerts of international, Russian and Novosibirsk performers in such genres as ballet, ancient and classical music. Among the stars of the festival there are Ilze Liepa, Alexander Rudin, organist Jevgenia Lisicina (Latvia), pianist Tanel Joamets (Estonia) and other stars. According to the organizers, the program includes compositions that represent classic examples of its genre. The slogan of the festival is "Art of the highest standard".

The partner of the festival is “Rosbank”.

         Tickets for the festival cost from 300 to 1800 rubles and are available in the ticket office and at Philharmonic website for purchase online.

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