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Today Sverdlovsk Philharmonic held a press conference related to the start of the International Musical Festival “Eurasia”, which takes place in Ekaterinburg for the third time already.
Art director of “Eurasia” and chief conductor of Ural academic philharmonic orchestra, Dmitry Liss, program director of the festival and musical critic Gyulyara Sadyh-zade, composer and pianist, Anton Batagov, vice-minister of international and foreign economic relations of the Sverdlovsk region, Valentin Sokolovsky and director of Sverdlovsk Philharmonic, Alexander Kolotursky have been replying to questions from journalists.
Presidential Councilor of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Tolstoy, minister of culture of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Medinsky, governor of the Sverdlovsk region, Yevgeny Kuyvashev have unveiled the festival.
Opening the press conference, Dmitry Liss said that active festival life is a typical feature of Sverdlovsk Philharmonic. This fact is of a great importance not only for musicians and listeners, but also for our image – image of the city. He pointed out: the concert, that is opening the festival, contains all the main ideas of “Eurasia” and its central focus this year – Mediterranea. It is also a world premiere of Anton Bagatov’s work “I see your dream, you see my dream”, which was dedicated to the festival and Ural philharmonic orchestra. It is also the music of a French composer Caesar Frank, and of a Greek artist Christos Hacis.
Anton Batagov has expressed his gratitude to the festival staff. “Each detail”, he said, “is important, mature and finds its place”. He has also mentioned the significance of holding the festival in Ekaterinburg, which always possesses a unique atmosphere of kindness and affection. The author of a world premiere has stressed that the idea of “Eurasia” is based on harmony between East and West, which shows two different ways to a common point.
III International Musical Festival “Eurasia” will take place in Ekaterinburg from 6 to 15 of October, 2015. However, it is not only for concerts that will be held during the festival, but also for a grand OFF-Program.
It includes meet-the-artist and signature-sessions with musicians, live concert broadcasts, lectures and master classes.
After each concert, there will be a signature-session with artists in the Small lounge near the concert hall. Our listeners will have an opportunity to get an autograph from Christine Pluhar, Luke Debarga, Anton Batagov, Dmitry Liss, Sheikh Salem Al-Gazuli and other festival participants.
The festival will expand itself thanks to Virtual Concert Hall: there will be three live concert broadcasts. That includes a final concert broadcast of UAFO with Dmitry Liss, concert of the Symphonic Chorus and “Arditti-quartet” with Yuri Bashmet. Broadcast is available at www.sgaf.tv
An important meet-the-artist session with pianist and composer Anton Batagov will be held by a program director of the “Eurasia” festival, Gyulara Sadyh-zade.
Master-classes from Ural academic philharmonic orchestra’s concertmasters and an open rehearsal (lecture with praxis) of “Arditti-quartet” will take place at Sverdlovsk Philharmonic and Ural musical college, which is an official partner of the “Eurasia” festival.
Moreover, a new project “The Shining World” by a famous Ural vanguard artist, Sergei Parfenyuk will be presented in the Great lounge of the Philharmonic starting from 6 October. This exposition includes two dozens of sweeping picturesque works that are interconnected with the theme of the festival.
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English text coming soon.
A great cultural program was taking place from October the 4th to October the 16th. It was the first time when the cultures of East and West carried on such an intensive and extensive dialogue on the line of Europe and Asia. The festival caught a buzz among the fine judges of music and among the mainstream audience as well. We observed in front of our eyes the “maturation” of the festival, and it infuse with a hope that in future the festival will range among the significant music festivals of the country and of the world.
An interesting statistics, or the Second International Festival “Eurasia” in facts and figures.
1 flag of the festival was fluttering proudly above the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic.
1 scientific conference, organized collaborative with Ural Federal University took place.
1 sparkling new harpsichord settled in the city special by the festival.
2 worlds premieres happened at the festival
2 flags – the flag of Yekaterinburg and the flag of Sverdlovsk region welcomed the guests.
2 charity concerts took place under the auspices of the off-program.
2 presentations adorned the off- programme.
2 Orthodox churches embraced Romanian choir “Byzantion”
3 cities of Sverdlovsk region welcomed the concerts of the festival.
3 choirs sang at the festival’s concerts
3 ensembles took part in the Festival
3 workshops were given by the participants of the festival.
4 “Guest talks” were held for the listeners and for the media personnel.
6 composers participated in the Festival’s marathon.
6 orchestras performed on the Philharmonic’s stage.
7 languages needed to understand the musicians without help of the interpreter
8 conductors directed the musical ensembles.
9 symphonies were performed in Yekaterinburg for the first time.
13 Festival’s days raced by.
14 flags of the participating countries waved at the entrance to the Philharmonic.
14 representatives of the federal and foreign mass media covered the events of the festival.
14 “Bird cherry pies” autograph signing sessions wiped off the barriers between the listeners and the musicians.
15 concerts took place at the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic
25 soloists were glanced at the festival programme
32 countries were the participants of the festival.
50 interpreters helped the guest to break linguistic divides.
69 baskets with the special black berry pies were presented to the participants of the festival.
86 volunteers helped during the festival.
100 charity tickets were given to the society of physically challenged people “Sodruzhestvo”
250 minutes is the total time of the program “ The way of water, the way of bamboo”
300 musicians of Yekaterinburg took part in the festival.
339 musicians from around the world came to take part in the festival.
469 rubles is the average price of the tickets.
550 listeners visited the concert of Mannheim Philharmonie Orchestra in Kamensk- Uralsky.
608 virtual visitors listened to the on-line broadcast of the festival’s opening.
700 small Chinese drums were taken home by the listeners of Hong Kong Orchestra.
7000 programmes for the concerts were taken by the visitors of the festival.
8553 tickets were bought for the Philharmonic Concert Hall.
16 675 on-line visitors of www.evrasiafestival.ru and www.sgaf.ru web sites were following the festival events.
In 2015 – The Third International Festival “Eurasia”. See you there!
Turkish pianist and composer
“What a fantastic festival! Thank you Dmitry Liss, for an most inspiring evening, for your inspiration and a great playing Ural Philharmonic! Also a wonderful crew surrounding us during my lovely stay in Ekaterinburg! A very big thanks to all of you!!!
Hans van der Zanden
The festival “Eurasia” not only unites spaces but epochs as well. On 14th of October in the midst of the festival, the harpsichord, a must-have instrument came into the philharmonic’s collection.
The art of harpsichord is negligibly known in the city of Yekaterinburg, the main reason for that was the deficiency of the decent instrument.
The instrument that has arrived in the Sverdlovsk Academic Philharmonic is a perfect copy of the French harpsichord of 1730 by master Blanche. The new instrument makes to fine limits the details of the historical harpsichord of the XVIII century: it is decorated with painting and woodcarving, has two manuals, three registers and a lute. This very instrument is the best choice for introducing the wide variety of European harpsichord music and for developing of the genre of early music in the philharmonic in general as well. A special device allows retuning the instrument from the modern tuning into several old ones, and, in fact, it makes an effect of the three instruments.
People that participated in the press-conference:
- the initiator of the harpsichord purchase-the organist of Yekaterinburg’s Philharmonic society , art-director of Bach-Fest in Yekaterinburg Taras Baginets;
- the foreman that constructed the instrument – Jukka Ollika (Finland);
- our expert in choosing the harpsicord construction – the famous organist, harpsicordist and conductor, the professor of
the Hague’s conservatoire, the founder of Amsterdam’s baroque orchestra and choire Ton Koopman. He’s the one who’s going to present the new instrument to our audience on a concert at the 14 of octoberin within the framework of the second International music festival “Eurasia”
The harpsicord’s going to sound for the very first time on the the tenth of november at the concert of an outstanding russian harpsicordist and musicologist Alexander Mikapar.
We hope that the purchase of a harpsicord will initiate the appearance of new voices of the past epochs at the Yekaterinburg Philarmonic Society:the viola da gamba, the baroque violin and the lute.
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