The II Trans-Siberian Art Festival of Vadim Repin in Novosibirsk is over
On April 5 the II Trans-Siberian Art Festival was closed by the concert of Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Charles Dutoit with the soloists Vadim Repin and Alexander Knyazev. The Concerto for violin and cello by Brahms and Mahler’s Symphony №1 were performed.
The II Trans-Siberian Art Festival was held in Novosibirsk from 22 March to 5 April 2015, with the support of the Governor and the Government of Novosibirsk region. The artistic director of the festival is the star of the classical music world, a native of Novosibirsk, violinist Vadim Repin. In 2015 the festival concerts were also held in Krasnoyarsk, Omsk and Moscow, but according to Vadim Repin the center of the festival remains and will remain in Novosibirsk.
Vadim Repin noted that in 2016 he plans to expand the directions of the program of chamber music and master classes for young musicians. It is known that in the next year the geography of the Trans-Siberian Art Festival will be even wider: some concerts will be held in Israel and Japan.
In 2015 within 15 days of the Trans-Siberian Art Festival in Novosibirsk there were held 15 concerts with the participation of the world stars, such as conductors Charles Dutoit, Leonard Slatkin, Dmitry Yurowski, Gintaras Rinkevicius, Dmitry Liss; violinists Vadim Repin, Akiko Suwanai, Zakhar Bron and his young students – laureates of international competitions; pianists Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Rudolf Buchbinder, Konstantin Lifschitz; violist Maxim Rysanov; cellists Alexander Knyazev and Alexander Buzlov and groups: Borodin Quartet, the Urals Philharmonic Orchestra, the ensemble Lendvay & Friends.
One of the key participants of the festival is Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra which appeared on the stage in five programs. The Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra also played in the festival’s concerts.
In the frames of the Festival the violin concert №3 De profundis by Lera Auerbach was premiered in Novosibirsk. The composer with international reputation, recognized as the most performed author of her generation, Lera Auerbach wrote this concert specifically for Trans-Siberian Art Festival commissioned by its artistic director Vadim Repin. Vadim Repin, Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Dmitry Yurowski became the first performers of the concert.
Alongside with the concert programs of different genres one could attend the premieres of documentaries by John Bridcut and Maria Kononova’s art exhibition. In total, more than 200 artists: conductors, composers, artists, directors and ensembles took part in the programs of the festival in Novosibirsk.