VIII international festival VIVACELLO opened in Moscow

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In November 16, 2016 in Moscow, the VIII International Festival VIVACELLO opened – Russia’s only large-scale cello music project. Within its framework 5 concerts will be held with the participation of outstanding world performers. The festival will be interesting to connoisseurs of violoncello, especially lovers of chamber music performances, as well as all who is interested in classical and contemporary music. The program includes works by composers such as E. Elgar, A. Dvorzhak, R. Dyubyunon, A. Drubich, L. van Beethoven, J. Haydn, S.N. Ayhberg, A.F. Servais, D. Popper, N. Paganini, S. Prokofiev, D. Sollima. Detailed information about the festival was told to edition of the cultural-political magazine “E Vesti” at the opening day press conference.

For the first time VIVACELLO festival was held in Moscow in 2009. The permanent artistic director and author of the idea of the festival is the famous cellist Boris Andrianov. The organizer is the cultural and charitable fund «U-Art: You and Art” of Iveta and Tamaz Manasherov.

The festival will be held from 16 to 25 November in Moscow, in the halls of the Moscow Philharmonic and Conservatory. Among the participants are Boris Andrianov, Thorleif Teeden, David Geringas, Nicholas Altshtedt, Evgeny Tonkha, Valeria Kogan and other famous performers.

At the festival from year to year premieres of works for cello sound, including those that are written specifically for VIVACELLO. This year there will be performed the world premieres of the Concerto for Cello and Orchestra by Richar Dyubyunon and Kadish for Cello and Orchestra by Anna Drubich, as well as the Russian premiere of Antidotum Tarantulae XXI, concert for two cellos and orchestra by Giovanni Sollima, in the performance of which he will participate.

In 2016 for the first time VIVACELLO-Academy will run during the festival – a series of participants’ workshops at the Moscow Conservatory. These will be hold by Thorleif Teeden, David Geringas, Jens Peter Mainz and Claudio Bohorkes.

Two concerts of the festival will be dedicated to the anniversaries of prominent musical figures. On November 20 a concert will be in honor of the 70th anniversary of David Geringas – known musician and teacher. And on November 25 the closing the festival concert will sound to the 140th anniversary of the birth of Pablo Casals – the legendary Catalan cellist, conductor and composer. In the days of the festival a photo exhibition will run dedicated to his birthday in the lobby of the Concert Hall named after Tchaikovsky of Moscow Philharmonic.

More festival program can be viewed on its website.