THE EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CHAMBER MUSIC

SILVER LYRE

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Silver Lyre 2014

A WORD ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Fifth International Festival of Chamber Music "Silver Lyre" consists of eight concerts, which will present the art of chamber music performance of the world-known groups and soloists from Israel, Italy, Turkey, France, the USA, Russia, the Czech Republic and Germany.

The present festival, a jubilee to some extent, is rather specific and differs from the previous ones, as only four concerts will take place in the Glinka's Small Hall. The other four concerts will take place in the Grand Hall of the Saint-Petersburg Philharmonia. Such non-standard decision was made, first of all, because two chamber orchestras take part in the festival - the famous Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble, and L'arte del mondo from Germany. Secondly, the organizers intended to introduce two outstanding soloists to the wide audience. These soloists are the world-famous Turkish pianist Fazil Say and a world-famous vocalist from Saint-Petersburg, Vasily Gerello, presenting a special chamber program, put together specially for the festival.
Israeli orchestra will play Elgar, Mozart and Ari Bar Droma, a modern Israeli composer, apart from the Haydn's Cello concert (with Amit Peled as a soloist). German orchestra together with a famous Italian singer Roberta Mameli will present a baroque music to the public.

Fazil Say's program includes Mozart's and Beethoven's sonatas, Chopin's nocturnes and his own compositions. Vassily Gerello will sing Glinka, Tchaikovsky and Rakhmaninov.

The organizers promise four concerts in the Small Hall to be interesting and worth visiting too.

The first concert will star a world-known Italian clarinetist Bruno Di Girolamo. Together with Saint-Petersburg musicians - a pianist Viktor Vysotsky, a violist Alexei Ludevig and a bassoonist Dmitry Krasnikov, he will play Veber, Brahms, Mozart and Glinka.

The second concert is given to Xavier de Maistre, a brilliant French harpist, well-known to Saint-Petersburg public from one of the previous festivals. He will present to the audience specially set for solo harp music by Pescetti, Mozart, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Granados, Khachaturian and Smetana.
And finally, the other two concerts will introduce the art of two outstanding chamber groups - PacificTrio, a piano trio from the USA and Prazak Quartet, a string quartet from the Czech Republic. PacificTrio will play trios by an Austrian composer Alexander Zemlinsky and an American Leonard Bernstein, as well as Three nocturnes by Bloch and Gershwin's Suite from the opera Porgy and Bess. The second ensemble will perform string quartets by Mozart, Smetana, Borodin and a modern Czech composer Jindrich Feld. The Fifth International Festival of Chamber Music "Silver Lyre" consists of eight concerts, which will present the art of chamber music performance of the world-known groups and soloists from Israel, Italy, Turkey, France, the USA, Russia, the Czech Republic and Germany.

The present festival, a jubilee to some extent, is rather specific and differs from the previous ones, as only four concerts will take place in the Glinka's Small Hall. The other four concerts will take place in the Grand Hall of the Saint-Petersburg Philharmonia. Such non-standard decision was made, first of all, because two chamber orchestras take part in the festival - the famous Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble, and L'arte del mondo from Germany. Secondly, the organizers intended to introduce two outstanding soloists to the wide audience. These soloists are the world-famous Turkish pianist Fazil Say and a world-famous vocalist from Saint-Petersburg, Vasily Gerello, presenting a special chamber program, put together specially for the festival.

Israeli orchestra will play Elgar, Mozart and Ari Bar Droma, a modern Israeli composer, apart from the Haydn's Cello concert (with Amit Peled as a soloist). German orchestra together with a famous Italian singer Roberta Mameli will present a baroque music to the public.

Fazil Say's program includes Mozart's and Beethoven's sonatas, Chopin's nocturnes and his own compositions. Vassily Gerello will sing Glinka, Tchaikovsky and Rakhmaninov.

The organizers promise four concerts in the Small Hall to be interesting and worth visiting too.

The first concert will star a world-known Italian clarinetist Bruno Di Girolamo. Together with Saint-Petersburg musicians - a pianist Viktor Vysotsky, a violist Alexei Ludevig and a bassoonist Dmitry Krasnikov, he will play Veber, Brahms, Mozart and Glinka.

The second concert is given to Xavier de Maistre, a brilliant French harpist, well-known to Saint-Petersburg public from one of the previous festivals. He will present to the audience specially set for solo harp music by Pescetti, Mozart, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Granados, Khachaturian and Smetana.

And finally, the other two concerts will introduce the art of two outstanding chamber groups - PacificTrio, a piano trio from the USA and Prazak Quartet, a string quartet from the Czech Republic. PacificTrio will play trios by an Austrian composer Alexander Zemlinsky and an American Leonard Bernstein, as well as Three nocturnes by Bloch and Gershwin's Suite from the opera Porgy and Bess. The second ensemble will perform string quartets by Mozart, Smetana, Borodin and a modern Czech composer Jindrich Feld.

The organizers thank all music ensembles and soloists, who agreed to take part in the Saint-Petersburg festival, which has already become a tradition. They hope that in the future "Silver Lyre" festival will be giving the audience an opportunity to get acquainted with the best world achievements in the art of chamber music performance.

The organizers thank all music ensembles and soloists, who agreed to take part in the Saint-Petersburg festival, which has already become a tradition. They hope that in the future "Silver Lyre" festival will be giving the audience an opportunity to get acquainted with the best world achievements in the art of chamber music performance.

Boris Berezovsky
Artistic Director of the Festival