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16 April

Replacement of Music Programme Participants

Yuri Bashmet and "Soloists of Moscow"

Due to changes in tour schedules of the invited artists, performers in three concerts of the music programme will be replaced. 

The concert in Green theatre

On June 7 on the picturesque open-air stage of Green theatre in the Central Park of Culture and Leisure on there will be a performance of Israel Chamber Orchestra. The soloist, instead of Benjamin Schmid from Austria will be a Hungarian cellist Laszlo Fenyo. 

The musician is already familiar to the audience of Platonov Arts Festival: in 2015 Benjamin Schmid gave a successful concert in the Philharmonic Hall. After winning several international competitions, Laszlo Fenyo now belongs to the world elite of cellists and is considered to be one of the most highly demanded solo performers in Hungary. 

The stars of the world opera

One of the most interesting concerts of our programme, “The stars of the world opera” which will take place on June 9 on the stage of the Opera and Ballet Theatre, will also see some changes.

The concert soloist instead of Mark Heller will be a Russian tenor Dmitry Korchak. He will be singing arias and duets from world opera classics together with a Greek singer Christina Poulitsi to the accompaniment of the festival orchestra. 

Dmitry Korchak is an international superstar. The singer performs on the best opera stages (La Scala, Covent Garden, Metropolitan Opera, etc.) and takes part in the leading festivals of the world, including the well-known Salzburg Festival. 

He is the award winner of the Glinka International Vocal Contest, the Francisco Vinas International Singing Contest (Barcelona, Spain), and Operalia, the World Opera Competition founded by Placido Domingo (Los Angeles, USA), where he has received awards in two nominations at the same time. Dmitry has collaborated with such conductors as L. Maazel, R. Muti, K. Nagano, Z. Mehta, M. Minkowski, P. Domingo, V. Fedoseyev, V. Spivakov, M. Pletnev and others. 

The concert on June 16

Due to logistical problems caused by the airlines workload during FIFA World Cup, Camerata of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will not be able to take part in Platonov Arts Festival. The participants of our 2016 programme were expected to come back to Voronezh this year. 

However, the ensemble chosen to replace Camerata is equally interesting and famous. It is a Grammy-winning chamber ensemble “The Moscow Soloists” founded by Yuri Bashmet, its current art director, conductor, and solo performer. 

During their creative life “The Moscow Soloists” have given about 2000 concerts. Their art was applauded in over 50 countries of Europe and Asia, North and Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. “The Moscow Soloists” have performed on the world-known stages: Carnegie Hall in New York, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Barbican Hall in London, Tivoli in Copenhagen, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Musikverein in Vienna, National Academy of St Cecilia in Rome, Sydney Opera House, Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory. The ensemble participates in the “Promenade concerts” in Albert Hall in London, in concert series Prestige de la Musique in Pleyel in Paris, in Sony Classical in Theatre des Champs-Elysees. 

In 2008 the ensemble earned a Grammy award for their recording of music by Stravinsky and Prokofiev. “The Soloists” also received three Grammy nominations: in 1994 for their disk with recordings of music works by Shostakovich and Brahms, in 2006 – for the recording of chamber symphonies by Shostakovich, Sviridov and Weinberg, and in 2009 for the recording of music works by Japanese and Chinese composers. 

Previously bought tickets are valid.

If you wish to return your ticket due to the changes in the programme, you can do it in the festival ticket offices. If you purchased your ticket online, please follow the instructions on Kassir.ru.