Sixty two talented young people from Serbia, Republika Srpska and Russia were able to interact with one another, study with famous masters and, naturally, battle it out for the festival prizes. Of those participants in the 18 to 25-year-olds’ programme, the best was a Serbian accordionist quintet from eastern Sarajevo – Accordeus. The 13 to 17-year-olds’ category saw Svetlana Zvereva, from St Petersburg, winning the Gold Matryoshka, pianist Yana Yakovlevich, Belgrade, winning the silver, and soprano Violetta Sabayeva, Omsk, receiving the bronze.
Young musicians Alena Rostovskaya (soprano, Russia), Alex Mirkovich (accordion player, Serbia), Mina Radivojevic (soprano, Russia) Elizaveta Antonova (vocalist, Russia), Alexandra Latinovic (violinist, Serbia) and Vladislav Khandogiy (piano, Belarus), performing for festival guests.
An open masterclass by Valery Gergiev proved a surprise for festival guests and participants.
The Russian presence at the festival continues to grow, year on year, with 21 participants coming to the festival, from seven cities: St Petersburg, Tyumen, Omsk, Orenburg, Tomsk, Khanty-Mansiysk and Muravlenko.
Of those participants in the 18 to 25-year-olds’ programme, the best was a Serbian accordionist quintet from eastern Sarajevo – Accordeus. The gold award (the Golden Matryoshka) was presented by Valery Gergiev, conductor and Artistic Director at the Mariinsky Theatre.
Every evening audiences were able to enjoy performances by famous musicians – including violinists Roman Simović and Tatiana Samouil, mezzo-soprano Miliyany Nikolic, cellist Justus Grimm – with their performances accompanied by the Bolshoy Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Srbolyub Dinic.
Sixty five competitors — from Serbia, the Republika Srpska and Russia — took part in the fourth Bolshoi Festival of Russian Music. Russian participants represented a total seven cities, including Muravlenko, Cape Kammeny, Noyabrsk, Omsk, Orenburg, Tomsk and Khanty-Mansiysk.
The international jury for the fourth Festival was headed by the famous pianist and honoured Russian artist Yury Rozum.
Russian participants represented a total seven cities, including Muravlenko, Cape Kammeny, Noyabrsk, Omsk, Orenburg, Tomsk and Khanty-Mansiysk.
The Festival opening with a concert from the “Bolshoi” symphony orchestra, conducted by Srboljub Dinić, director of the Mexico City Opera, followed by a performance from renowned tenor Zoran Todorović.
People’s Artist of the Russian Federation and famous pianist Yuri Rozym, as well as young Armenian star and winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition, cellist Narek Akhnazaryan. Violinist Nemanja Raduolović closed the Festival, together with the Double Sens ensemble.
A new feature of the fourth Festival consisted of unique master classes for young musicians, led by Nemanja Radulović, Zoran Todorović, Narek Akhnazaryan, and Yuri Rozum.
More than 70 young talents took part in the contest program. The third place in the competitive program was won by the fifteen-year-old violinist Anastasia Chugaynova from Khanty-Mansiysk. Second place was awarded to the Serbian vocal and instrumental ensembles, and the main prize of the festival — the golden matryoshka — received student of the Faculty of Music Art in Belgrade pianist Leo Borislavlevich.
Laureate of international competitions pianist Yuri Rozum performed works of Russian composers
The first show by young russian performers. Music schools of Omsk, Tomsk, Muravlenko, Noyabrsk, Orenburg and Khanty-Mansiysk were represented.
The world-famous Serbian violinist Nemanja Radulovic played a concert accompanied by the Belgrade Symphony Orchestra conducted by Srbolyub Dimic.
The Patriarch of Serbia visited the second day of the festival
The second music festival was opened with a concert by Denis Matsuev. This year, 95 contestants competed for the festival's award. Trio Assaha from the Academy of Music in Belgrade became a gold medalist. Pavle Krstic, a student of the Isidor Bayich secondary school from Novi Sad, received a silver award. Vanya Chirkovich from the Academy of Music in East Sarajevo got a bronze matryoshka.
The Czech National Orchestra performed the opera "Time of the Gypsies", accompanied by "No Smoking Orchestra".
A performance by Denis Matsuev, one of the most outstanding pianists of the world music scene.
Film director Emir Kusturica and NIS CEO Kirill Kravchenko at the Opening ceremony
The Festival is opened by film director Emir Kusturitsa and Kirill Kravchenko, Deputy CEO, Gazprom Neft, and CEO, NIS. The star of the festival is Russian pianist Yuri Rozum.
Divna Ljubojevic, together with the “Melody” choir and the “No Smoking Orchestra”, performing the famous opera “Time of the Gypsies”
With honoured guests at the event including Italian actress Monica Bellucci.
Director Emir Kusturica at the Opening ceremony
Festival performers include the Czech National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jan Kucera