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5 Feb 2018

Belarus to host Vladimir Spivakov’s festival on 10-15 February

MINSK, 6 February (BelTA) - The fifth edition of the International Festival Vladimir Spivakov Invites will be held in Belarus from 10 to 15 February 2018, BelTA learned from the organizers. The forum, which Vladimir Spivakov holds once in two years, always features prominent singers, great theater plays and young talents.

The 2018 festival will open with a concert featuring the legendary duet of Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov on 10 February.

In a concert with the Moscow Virtuosi chamber orchestra Vladimir Spivakov will not only conduct but also play the violin (Bach Concerto for Two Violins). The concert will also feature young pianist from Japan Shio Okui, a prize-holder of international competitions, a scholarship holder of the Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation. The Moscow Virtuosi chamber orchestra will give concerts in Mogilev (11 February), Gomel (12 February) and Minsk (13 February).

On 12 February the Belarusian State Philharmonic will feature a concert of young talented musicians: pianist Livyka Shtirbu-Sokolov of Moldova and violinist Yuri Revich of Russia. Yuri Revich made his debut in New York’s Carnegie Hall in 2009 and also performed in La Scala, Musikverein, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and others. Livyka Shtirbu-Sokolov took up piano lessons when she was six. The daughter of a composer and a pianist has taken part at numerous prestigious music competitions and festivals, including the Eurovision Young Musicians 2014. At Vladimir Spivakov’s Festival the young talents will be accompanied by the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Belarus.

The festival will wrap up with the Minsk premiere of the extravagant play Corps by Emio Greco and Pieter Scholten (Ballet National de Marseille) at the Bolshoi Theater of Belarus on 15 February.

“I am always heartened by the sincerity and warmth of our regular meetings at the concerts of the Vladimir Spivakov Invites International Music festival, which has become an inherent part of my life and, I hope, the cultural life of Belarus,” Vladimir Spivakov noted.

The festival is held in support of the Culture Ministry of Belarus. The general partner of the festival is Alfa-Bank. The official partners of the forum are Servolux, Lukoil Belarus and Velcom.


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