The sixth Trans-Siberian Art Festival, headed by Vadim Repin, will be opened on March 21, 2019 in the Arnold Kats State Concert Hall in Novosibirsk. The events of the Russian part of the forum will be held from March 21 to April 22 in Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Samara, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tyumen and Tobolsk, as well as in cities of Novosibirsk region and the Krasnoyarsk Region. The overseas part of the route will be held in the USA, Japan, South Korea, Austria and France from June to December 2019.
At the sixth edition of the forum the significant tradition of the premiere performance of works by contemporary composers will be continued. Earlier, the public had already presented works by B. Yusupov, L. Auerbach, A. Raickopoulou, A. Molchanov, M. Krutik, D. Schnider, S. Gubaidulina. In 2019 the Trans-Siberian Art Festival will present three premieres: in the framework of the “Made in Siberia” project Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a piece “Music of the Sea” by Novosibirsk composer Boris Lisitsin; the work of the German composer Enjott Schneider “Don Juan and Leporello” for double bass and bass balalaika with orchestra will be performed in Krasnoyarsk; the artistic director of the Festival Vadim Repin will present dedicated to him Violin Concerto by Alexander Raskatov. The foreign audience will see the premieres of past years: Vadim Repin will perform violin concerto “De Profundis” by Lera Auerbach at Carnegie Hall in New York and “Dialogue: I and You” for violin and orchestra by Sofia Gubaidulina in the Vienna Concerthaus.
The main principle of the festival policy - an invitation of the world-class performers to get the most diverse experience by both musicians and listeners - this year is implemented by the participation of conductors Tugan Sokhiev, Charles Dutoit (France), Jan Pascal Tortelier (France), Muhai Tang (China), who will introduce to the Russian audience the mastery of Harbin Symphony Orchestra, pianists Konstantin Lifschitz (Switzerland), Denis Kozhukhin, Sergey Tarasov, Andrey Korobeinikov, Claudia Yang (China), violinists Daniel Lozakovich (Sweden), Roman Simovic (Montenegro), Sergei Dogadin, cellists Antonio Meneses (Brazil), Alexander Knyazev.
Along with the main - musical - component of the Trans-Siberian Art Festival the theatrical art is most clearly represented this year. In commemoration of Year of Theatre in Russia performances of the Milan puppet theater “Carlo Colla & Figli” will be held in Novosibirsk and Moscow, and on March 27 Wangner's opera “Tannhäuser” will be performed in Novosibirsk. The concert performance of the opera under the baton and version complied by Dmitry Jurowski will be performed by the Trans-Siberian Festival Orchestra, for which the best young musicians from the region were chosen. The festival program will also include a multimedia staged concert based on the opera by I. Stravinsky “The Soldier, the Devil and the Violin” with the participation of A. Makarevich and V. Pozner under the direction of conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky (the USA), and a joint project of Vadim Repin and prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Theater of Russia Svetlana Zakharova “Pas-de-deux for Toes and Fingers 1.5” will be presented on a tour in Japan.
Along with the unique experience of organizing a festival orchestra, other educational projects are being implemented within the forum. French director – documentary filmmaker Bruno Monsaingeon, best known to the Russian audience by his film “Richter: The Enigma” will present to Novosibirsk and Krasnoyarsk audience the film “Return to Russia”, dedicated to the legendary Yehudi Menuhin. For the third year the Trans-Siberian TONALi-Tour cultural and educational project has been carried out in Novosibirsk and Samara, in the framework of which schoolchildren “test” the professions of the production and concert cycle; a series of workshops “Simply Communicate with the Star” is organized; a long-term program “School of Masters” takes place for the second year, where professors of European schools conduct a week-long course with young musicians who have passed a special choice; the events of Arts Journalism Seminar also take place for the second year and include open lectures, master classes, round tables and art talks with leading music journalists of the country. This year, the main lecturers of the Seminar will be the teachers of the Higher School of Economics, the authors of the textbook “Multimedia Journalism”, which became the winner in the nomination “Textbook of the XXI century” at the Moscow International Book Fair 2018.