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11 June

June, 11 – Day 9 of Platonov Arts Festival

"Seven Moons" (Ilkhom, Uzbekistan)

At 11 a.m. in Philharmonic Hall Nikolai Lugansky and Voronezh Youth Symphony Orchestra had an open rehearsal, and then, in the evening their concert took place where you could hear Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 and Franz Schubert - Two Scherzi, Piano Sonata in C minor.  

“When I was young, my father bought a toy piano. When he started picking out some melody, I told him that he did it not correctly. So, my father found that I had a perfect pitch - says Nikolai Lugansky at the press conference about his first interest in music. – He was shocked. Dad believed that perfect pitch was a myth of journalists, but it turned out that it wasn’t.”

For now, the musician regularly appears at concert halls such as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna Musikverein, Zurich Tonhalle and Suntory Hall in Tokyo, working regularly with the top international orchestras including the Orchestre de Paris, Munchner Philharmoniker, Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Russian National Orchestra.


The first performance of “Seven Moons” based on Ali-Shir Navai’s works took place in Chamber Theatre (Uzbekistan “Ilkhom” theatre, director – Vladimir Pankov). 

The things that Navoi was speaking about are very relevant, because it was a great Turkic poet and statesman. Besides, he was very rough-tempered, always opposed the government - said at the press conference the artistic director of "Ilkhom" theatre and the principal actor in the "Seven Moons" Boris Gafurov. - Navoi for us is the same as Pushkin for the Russian. He is the founder of Uzbek language.”


“someone else / a soldier’s face”

In the art centre “Commune” happened a multi-format performance of Rodion Prilepin and Dmitry Gulbin entitled “someone else / a soldier’s face”. The format of the concert can be classified as a musical and poetic performance. The program consists of poetry and music combination with expression and shamanism.


The second performances of “Fro” (Mikhail Chekhov Riga Russian theatre, Latvia), “Cabaret Brecht” (Lensoviet Academic Theatre, Saint Petersburg) and “Home. Eros. Faith.” (art group Med a prach, Slovakia) also took place in the evening.