Vladimir Spivakov for the first time played a duet with Vadim Repin, and also addressed to the scientists of Akademgorodok at the Trans-Siberian Art Festival

27 march 2017, 01:13
Vladimir Spivakov and Chamber orchestra "Moscow Virtuosi" performed at the Trans-Siberian Art Festival on 26th of March in Novosibirsk. At the concert Vladimir Spivakov and Vadim Repin played for the first time in a duet: Concert for two violins of Bach was performed in the performance of soloists and orchestra. At the end of the concert, Vladimir Spivakov turned from the stage to the scientists of Akademgorodok with a request "to do something with a deficit in the world of love".

On March 26th Vladimir Spivakov performed in Novosibirsk with State Chamber Orchestra "Moscow Virtuosi " in Novosibirsk. The concert was held within the framework of Vadim Repin’s Trans-Siberian Art Festival and became the first where Vladimir Spivakov and Vadim Repin played in a duet.

"At the rehearsal we found such mutual understanding as if we played together the last 25-30 years," said Vladimir Spivakov. "Before that, I accompanied Vadim many times, standing behind the conductor's console, and even at the opening of this hall, it was a very memorable concert, very good, at least for me", said Vladimir Spivakov, recalling the opening concert of Arnold Kats State Concert Hall held on September 11, 2013.

Maestro emphasized that playing in ensemble is a great and special skill: "It is important not to stick out, on the contrary - you need to treat yourself as calmly as possible. There is something higher - there is music, there is Bach Universe, before it we bow".

The musician also said that they have a long warm relationship with the artistic director of the Trans-Siberian Art Festival, and one of the main qualities that Vadim Repin has in his opinion is the nobility of the game, the focus on the essence of music and indifference to external effects.

"There is a lot of aggression, imperfection, anti-harmony in the world. And in music there is no aggression - it calms people, consoles, harmonizes. All negative feelings disappear, people rise", said Vladimir Spivakov at a press conference before the concert.

At a concert on March 26th in Novosibirsk, on the main stage of the festival - in Arnold Kats State Concert Hall - along with the Concerto for two violins, basso continuo and the Bach Orchestra the following compositions sounded - Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony, Kancheli's Little Danelia, and the cycle "Seasons in Buenos- Aires" by Piazzolla performed by artists of the orchestra Denis Shulgin, Lev Iomdin, Georgiy Tsai and Evgeniy Stembolsky.

 During the concert, additional places for the audience were placed on the stage, including gifted children: the free presence of young talents at concerts of Moscow Virtuosi Orchestra is a requirement of the collective.

Vladimir Spivakov and his orchestra after the performance of the main program presented the crowded hall three encores - before the last one, Libertango by Astor Piazzolla, the conductor addressed the audience with the words that now, in his opinion, the world lives in a deficit of love: "And I very much ask Scientists of the Academgorodok to do something with it".

The concert was attended by Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in Siberian Federal District Sergey Menaylo, Governor of Novosibirsk Region Vladimir Gorodetsky, First Deputy Governor Yury Petukhov, Chairman of the Council of Deputies of the city of Novosibirsk Dmitry Asantsev, Head of the Department of Culture, Sports and Youth Policy of Novosibirsk Mayor Anna Tereshkova, Olympic champion Alexander Karelin and many other representatives of the government and the business community of Novosibirsk.

Tickets for the concert of Moscow Virtuosi Orchestra and Vladimir Spivakov were bought back in January - less than a month after the start of ticket sales for the concerts of the Trans-Siberian Art Festival.

On 24th and 25th of March Moscow Virtuosi Orchestra and Vladimir Spivakov performed in Krasnoyarsk, also in the framework of the Trans-Siberian Art Festival.

Trans-Siberian Art Festival was opened in Novosibirsk on 15th of March and will last to 3rd of April. Tickets for most of the concerts are sold out. The program of the festival and ticket online purchase is available on Philharmonic official website.

The Festival is supported by: official sponsor of Trans-Siberian Art Festival Joint Stock Company "Russian Railways" (JSCo "RZD"), Sponsor of Trans-Siberian Art Festival SIBUR Holding, general partner of Philharmonic – VTB24 and partner of the Philharmonic Public Company Moscow Exchange. 

Photoreport of Alexander Ivanov

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