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8 May

Open rehearsals of famous musicians will be held at the third Platonov Arts festival!

Julian Rachlin and Mischa Maisky will held open rehearsals at the festival

Violinist and conductor Julian Rachlin and cellist Mischa Maisky will held open rehearsals at the festival 2013.

This unique opportunity will be available for teachers and students of the Voronezh children's art schools, music and pedagogical colleges, Voronezh Academy of Arts - as well as for representatives of the performing arts.

Julian Rachlin is one of the most exciting and respected violinists of our time. For the last 24 years, he has been captivating audiences around the world with his distinctively rich sound, superb musicianship and outstanding interpretations. He has established close relationships with many of the most prestigious conductors and orchestras. Always willing to expand his musical horizons, Julian is also praised as a viola player and, most recently, as a conductor.  

Julian Rachlin studied with the eminent pedagogue Boris Kuschnir at the Vienna Conservatory and took private lessons with Pinchas Zukerman. He gained international acclaim overnight in 1988 by winning the "Young Musician of the Year" Award at the Eurovision Competition in Amsterdam. He then became the youngest soloist ever to play with the Vienna Philharmonic, making his debut under Riccardo Muti.

Since September 1999, Julian Rachlin has been on the faculty at the Konservatorium Wien University.

Mischa Maisky has the distinction of being the only cellist in the world to have studied with both Mstislav Rostropovich and Gregor Piatigorsky. Rostropovich has lauded Mischa Maisky as "...one of the most outstanding talents of the younger generation of cellists.  His playing combines poetry and exquisite delicacy with great temperament and brilliant technique."  

Born in Latvia, educated in Russia, after his repatriation to Israel, Mischa Maisky has been enthusiastically received in London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, New York and Tokyo, along with the rest of the major music centers. 

As an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist during the last 30 years he made well over 35 recordings with such orchestras as Vienna, Israel and Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony,  Orchestre de Paris, Orpheus und Chamber Orchestra of Europe and others.

Truly a world-class musician and regular guest in most major International Festivals he collaborated with such conductors as Leonard Bernstein, Carlo Maria Giulini, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Daniel Barenboim, James Levine, Charles Dutoit, Mariss Jansons, Valery Gergiev and Gustavo Dudamel and his partnerships have included artists as Martha Argerich, Radu Lupu, Nelson Freire, Evgeny Kissin, Lang Lang, Peter Serkin, Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Vadim Repin, Maxim Vengerov, Joshua Bell, Julian Rachlin and Janine Jansen to name just a few.