The annual music festival “Denis Matsuev with Friends” started in Kazan
Photo by Denis Gordiyko
October 14). The annual music festival “Denis Matsuev with Friends” started in
the capital of Tatarstan in the GSCH named after S. Saidashev. Ilsur Metshin,
the Mayor of Kazan, who attended the event with his family, became a guest of
the first concert.
first day of the festival, the works “Don Quixote”, the symphonic poem for
cello and orchestra by R. Strauss, as well as Concerto №3 for piano and
orchestra by P. Tchaikovsky, Variations on the Theme of Paganini for piano and
orchestra by V. Lyutoslavsky, Concerto №2 for piano with the orchestra by R.
Shchedrin sounded for the Kazan audience. Many of them were performed in Kazan
for the first time. Soloists of the musical evening were Denis Matsuev and
musician Sergey Slovachevsky. The concert was a huge success. Citizens and
guests of the city once again appreciated the talent of the virtuoso pianist.
of scholars from the interregional charity fund “New Names” deserves special
attention. It will be held on the second day of the festival, October 15 at 2
pm. The fund's mission is to create an effective system of supporting young
talents in the field of culture and art. Denis Matsuev, the president of the
fund, and Alexander Sladkovsky, the art director of the GSO RT, will present
certificates to the winners of the qualifying round for further participation
in the summer creative school.
festival was founded by Alexander Sladkovsky, a People's Artist of Russia, the
artistic director and the head conductor of the GSO RT, in collaboration with
Denis Matsuev, an outstanding pianist and public figure, a People's Artist of
concerts, including full cycles of piano concertos F. Liszt, P. Tchaikovsky,
were performed for 6 seasons of the creative cooperation of maestro Sladkovsky,
the GSO RT, and virtuosic pianist.