Platonov festival continues to introduce the audience with contemporary composers and invites the spectators to the evening, dedicated to Leonid Desyatnikov art.
Leonid Desyatnikov is one of the most widely played modern Russian composers. Laureate of the State Prize of Russian Federation, honored art worker.
Leonid Desyatnikov was born in 1955 in Kharkiv. After the graduation of the school at Kharkiv Art Institute, he entered Leningrad Conservatory named after Rimsky-Korsakov, where he studied composition at Boris Arapov class and instrumentation from professor Boris Tishenko. Since 1973 he lives in Saint-Petersburg.
As a 3d year student, Desyatnikov wrote his first opera «Poor Liza» after Nikolay Karamzin novel. This opera was then staged by Yury Borisov in Moscow Chamber Music Theatre named after Boris Pokrovsky.
He wrote music for the films: «Sunset» (1990), «Lost in Siberia»(1991), «Moscow nights»(1994), «Hammer and Sickle»(1994), «Giselle’s Mania»(1995), «Whoever softer»(1996), «Moscow» (2000, «Golden Ram» award), «His Wife’s Diary» (2000, «Nika» award as a best film), «Tycoon» (2002), «Dreaming of Space»(2005).
Desyatnikov has been collaborating with Gidon Cremer since 1996 as a composer (Wie der Alte Leiermann...; the chamber version of Sketches to Sunset; Russian Seasons) as well as arranging the works of Astor Piazzolla, including the tango-operita Maria de Buenos Aires.
He wrote operas: «Nobody Wants to Sing or Bravo-bravissimo, Pioneer Anisimov» and «Vitamin of Growth», staged in Musical Theatre for Young Audience «Looking Glass»; «The Children of Rosenthal»- in Bolshoi Theatre; vocal cycles- "Love and the poet's life" after poems of Nikolai Oleynikov and Daniil Kharms, "Five poems of Tyutchev"; cantata " Pinega legend of the duel and the death of Pushkin" and "the Gift" after the verses of Gavrila Derzhavin; "Leaden echo» after the poems of Gerard Manly Hopkins. He is also the author of the ballet "Love song in a minor» and other works.
His music has been performed at major music festivals in Lockenhaus (Austria), Gstaad (Switzerland) and at the "December evenings of Sviatoslav Richter's.» His music was performed by orchestras such as German Berlin Symphony orchestra and Gewandhaus Symphony orchestra (Leipzig.)
For a long time Desyatnikov actively cooperated with the Alexandrinsky theatre, for performances of which he created musical accompaniment. In 2009-2010 years he worked as a Music Director of the Bolshoi theatre of Russia.
Alexei Goribol is an outstanding Russian pianist. Honoured Artist or Russia, laureate of XI International Contest of Chamber Music in Trapani named after Dmitriy Shostakovich «Classica Nova».
He performs in Russia and Europe, records CD, runs music programs at 5th Channel(«Night. Sound. Goribol»), participates in music festival. He is known as a passionate propagandist of Leonid Desyatnikov music and a first performer of his works of a composer. He was also a musical director of the films: «His wife’s diary»(directed by Alexei Uchitel), «Moscow» (directed by Alexander Zeldovich, Gran-Prix of IV International Musicfilm biennial in Bonn) and «There is no death for me» (directed by Renata Litvinova).
From 2004 to 2007 he supervised The Art Festival in Kostomuksha (Karelia). Since 2008 he is one of the main supervisors and organizers of The Levitan festival in Ples and an artistic director of the Russian-Finnish musical and poetic festival «In the Vyborg’s direction». An artistic director of the Britten evenings in Bolshoi Theatre of Russia (2013). Since 2013 he is one of the organizers and leaders of the annual cycle of music programs in Multimedia Art Museum (Moscow).
Аlexander Trostyansky – an eminent violinist, laureate of many prestigious music contests and awards.
He toured in more than 70 Russian cities and 25 countries of the world, performing in Big Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Big Hall of Saint-Petersburg Phillarmony, Concert Hall of De Dulen and Jurriaanse Hall (Rotterdam), Linbery Studio of Royal Theatre of Covent-Garden (London), Goetheanum (Dornach), Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (West Palm Beach), Shenberg Hall (Los Angeles), Herbst Theatre (San-Francisco) and Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall.
The violinist collaborated with such amazing musicians as Alexander Rudin, Alexei Lubimov, Natalya Gutman, Yury Turovsky, Alexander Melnikov, Tatiana Kuindzhi, Denis Shapovalov, Jean-Guihen Queyras. He is a permanent participant of the music festivals such as «Moscow Autumn» and «December evenings», «Music in the St. Michael’s Church»(Hamburg), Festival named after Oleg Kagan in Kreut etc.
Since1997 Alexander Trostyansky is a professor of Moscow State Conservatory.