During the UK-Russia Year of Music 2019, there will be a series of concerts in Krasnoyarsk and a number of other Siberian cities featuring UK musicians, finalists of the prestigious international classical music awards: Timothy Ridout, Benjamin Baker, Nicholas McCarthy, Peter Donohoe, and Sacconi Quartet, organist Claire M Singer and soprano Sarah-Jane Lewis. 

The UK instrumentalists, opera singers, and the organist will perform music by Benjamin Britten, Sir Edward Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Peter Tchaikovsky and Sergey Prokofiev amongst others together with The Siberian State Symphony Orchestra, based in Krasnoyarsk Regional Philharmonic. Founded in 1938, the Krasnoyarsk Regional Philharmonic is the oldest Philharmonic society in Siberia. Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic plays a leading cultural role in the Siberian Federal region of Russia.

In addition to the performances, the guest performers will also conduct master-classes for local music schools and students of the Siberian State Institute of Arts. 

October 5, Tomsk: Nicholas McCarthy Left-handed pianist

  • M. Ravel. Piano Concerto for the Left hand
  • A. Scriabin. Prelude and Nocturne for the Left Hand, Op.9
  • S. Rachmaninoff Prelude in G Minor Op.23 No.5, arranged by Nicolas McCarthy

Nicholas McCarthy is the only left-handed pianist to graduate from the Royal College of Music in its history and is now the youngest solo left-handed pianist in the world. 

05 October 2019, 19:00  

Tomsk, Organ Hall of the Tomsk Regional State Philharmonic 

*The concert will be held in collaboration with Inspire Management (UK)

October 11, Krasnoyarsk: Nicholas McCarthy left-hand-only pianist

Nicholas McCarthy left-hand-only pianist 

The Siberian State Symphony Orchestra 

Conductor – Mikhail Mosenkov

  • M. Ravel. Piano Concerto for the Left hand 
  • A. Scriabin. Prelude and Nocturne for the Left Hand, Op.9
  • S. Rachmaninoff. Prelude in G Minor Op.23 No.5, arranged by Nicolas McCarthy

Nicholas McCarthy is the only left-handed pianist to graduate from the Royal College of Music in its history and is now the youngest solo left-handed pianist in the world. 

11 October 2019 Krasnoyarsk, 19:00

Krasnoyarsk, Maly Concert Hall of the Krasnoyarsk Regional Philharmonic

*The concert will be held in collaboration with Inspire Management (UK)

December 4, Nazarovo: Benjamin Baker (Violin), Timothy Ridout (Viola)

Benjamin Baker (Violin), Timothy Ridout (Viola)

The Siberian State Symphony Orchestra 

Conductor – Mikhail Mosenkov

  • Carl Maria von Weber. Jubilee Overture Op. 59
  • Benjamin Britten. Double Concerto for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in B minor (1932)
  • Max Bruch. Double Concerto for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E minor
  • P. Tchaikovsky. Fantasy - Overture “Romeo and Juliet” 
  • Edward Elgar. "Land of Hope and Glory" March Nr.1 in D major (Pomp and Circumstance)

04 December 2019, 19:00 

Nazarovo, Krasnoyarsk region

*The concert will be held in collaboration with Young Classical Artists Trust (UK)

December 5, Krasnoyarsk: Benjamin Baker (Violin), Timothy Ridout (Viola)

Benjamin Baker (Violin), Timothy Ridout (Viola)

The Siberian State Symphony Orchestra 

Conductor – Mikhail Mosenkov

  • Carl Maria von Weber. Jubilee Overture Op. 59
  • Benjamin Britten. Double Concerto for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in B minor (1932)
  • Max Bruch. Double Concerto for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E minor
  • P. Tchaikovsky. Fantasy - Overture “Romeo and Juliet” 
  • Edward Elgar. "Land of Hope and Glory" March Nr.1 in D major (Pomp and Circumstance)

05 December 2019, 19:00
Krasnoyarsk, Maly Concert Hall of the Krasnoyarsk Regional Philharmonic

*The concert will be held in collaboration with Young Classical Artists Trust (UK)

December 13, Krasnoyarsk: Éliane Radigue | Frédéric Blondy | Claire M Singer, New Music For Organ

Programme

  • Claire M Singer —  Selection of organ and electronic works from the album Solas.
  • Éliane Radigue — OCCAM XXV
  • Frédéric Blondy and Claire M Singer — Improvisation set

13 December 2019, 19:00
Krasnoyarsk, Organ Hall of the Krasnoyarsk Regional Philarmonic 

February 14, Krasnoyarsk: Peter Donohoe and Sacconi Quartet

Peter Donohoe and Sacconi Quartet 

Programme: 

  • S. Rachmaninov. String Quartet No. 1 ‘Romance’
  • J. Dove. String Quartet 
  • S. Taneyev. Piano Quintet 

14 February 2020, 19:00
Krasnoyarsk, Maly Concert Hall of the Krasnoyarsk Regional Philharmonic

February 16, Kemerovo: Peter Donohoe and Sacconi Quartet

Peter Donohoe and Sacconi Quartet 

Programme: 

  • E. Elgar. Piano Quintet
  • S. Taneyev. Piano Quintet

16 February 2020, 19:00
Kemerovo, Grand Concert Hall of the State Philharmony of Kuzbass named after B.T.Shtokolov

February 17, Novosibirsk: Peter Donohoe and Sacconi Quartet

Peter Donohoe and Sacconi Quartet 

Programme

  • E. Elgar. Piano Quintet
  • S. Taneyev. Piano Quintet

17 February 2020, 19:00 
Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk State Philharmonic Society 

February 18, Barnaul: Peter Donohoe and Sacconi Quartet

Peter Donohoe and Sacconi Quartet 

Programme

  • E. Elgar. Piano Quintet
  • S. Taneyev. Piano Quintet

18 February 2020, 19:00 
Barnaul, Altay State Regional Philharmonic 

March 28, Krasnoyarsk: Sarah-Jane Lewis, Soprano and the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra

Sarah-Jane Lewis, Soprano / ROH Jette Parker Young Artists Programme

The Siberian State Symphony Orchestra

Guest conductor – Denis Vlasenko

28 March 2020, 19:00 
Krasnoyarsk, Grand Concert Hall of the Krasnoyarsk Regional Philharmonic

*The concert will be held in collaboration with Jette Parker Young Artists Programme / Royal Opera House (UK)

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