On 11th of March Trans-Siberian Art Festival 2016 has started with the concert of Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra in concert hall of Mariinski Theater

4 april 2016, 12:28
On 11th of March Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra performed in concert hall of Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. The concert was under the auspices of Trans-Siberian Art Festival and became a kind of a prologue to Vadim Repin’s international forum, which will take place in April and Novosibirsk will become its center for the third time already. The concert in Mariinsky Theatre was the final chord of an orchestra’s great European tour, which programs were visited by more than 9000 European listeners. The tour was dedicated to the orchestra’s 60th anniversary.

The direction of Mariinsky Theatre, Trans-Siberian Art Festival and Novosibirsk State Philharmonic Society presented the orchestra this anniversary gift, which gave a start to the Festival-2016 on one of the best world stage. In St. Petersburg the violinist, student of Zakhar Bron Mone Hattori, known to last year Trans-Siberian festival listeners, performed with the orchestra. Novosibirsk Philharmonic orchestra was conducted by Gintaras Rinkevicius – the artistic director and chief conductor of the collective. In the concert there were the Overture to Weber opera "Oberon", Wieniawski Concerto for Violin and Orchestra number 1 and Tchaikovsky Symphony number 4. "Libertango" by Astor Piazzolla was performed as encore.

The direction of Mariinsky Theatre has decided to broadcast the concert online, so it could be listened not only in St. Petersburg, but also in many parts of the world. To be noted, the concert hall for up to 1110 people was almost completely filled with listeners.

"We can say with confidence that this tour was extremely successful: the orchestra obeyed very important areas - not only Vienna but also Düsseldorf, and Madrid. Public interest was very high - throughout the tour halls were filled to 100%, or were close to it, and, of course, everywhere we were met with a very warm welcome, after each concert the audience demanded an encore, - says Nikolay Sizikov, director of Novosibirsk philharmonic Orchestra . - In Vienna, the audience applauded long and hard".

Record broadcast is available online on the media site of Mariinsky Theatre.

From 9th to 24th of April in Novosibirsk, with the support of the Governor and the Government of the Novosibirsk region Trans-Siberian Art Festival will be held for the third time, which artistic director is a star of the world classical music, a native of Novosibirsk, violinist Vadim Repin. In 2016, the festival will for the first time expand its geography beyond Russia. Along with concerts held in Novosibirsk, there will be several in Moscow, Ekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk, Omsk.

Within 16 days of the festival will be held 13 concerts with the participation of the stars of the world stage, such as the conductors Pietari Inkinen, Frank Strobel, Lio Kuokman, Gintaras Rinkevicius, Alim Shakhmametiev, violinists Vadim Repin, Pinchas Zukerman, Clara-Jumi Kang, Alekzsey Igudesman, pianists Boris Berezovsky and Daniil Trifonov, cellists Misha Maisky, Amanda Forsyth, Henri Demarquette, clarinetists Michael, Alexander and Daniel Gurfinkel, performer of contemporary dance Manaho Shimokawa, violist Andrei Gridchuk. The special guest of the festival is Polad Bülbüloğlu.

Prepared according to the official website of the Trans-Siberian Art Festival