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.