The Moscow State Academic Symphony Orchestra under direction of Pavel Kogan with the participation of the Winner of the 2018 Niccolo Paganini International Violin Competition Kevin Zhu (USA) will perform on this day. Kevin has rich experience in performing at prestigious venues such as the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Mozart Hall, Vienna House Concert and others. In April 2018, Kevin Zhu was awarded the 1st prize at the 55th Paganini International Violin Competition in Genoa. The Honored Artist of the Republic of Tatarstan Vasily Valitov will be at the conductor desk.
25 February 2021
P. DUKAS – «The Sorcerer's Apprentice», symphonic scherzo
F. LISZT – «Dance of the Dead», for Piano & Orchestra
On 25 February, 2021 in the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, the Moscow State Academic Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Pavel Kogan within the frameworks of the philharmonic subscription No. 23 “Pearls of program music” will present a magnificent unforgettable program with the most popular works of Paul Abraham Dukas - French composer, music critic and teacher; Franz Liszt - Austro-Hungarian composer, teacher, conductor, publicist, one of the largest representatives of musical romanticism, the greatest pianist of the 19th century. His era was the golden age of concert pianism. Liszt was at the forefront of this process, having unlimited technical capabilities. Until now, his virtuosity remains a guide for modern pianists, and his works remain the pinnacles of piano virtuosity. As well as the works of Sergei Rachmaninoff - a Russian composer, pianist and conductor. Rachmaninov synthesized in his work the principles of the St. Petersburg and Moscow composer schools (as well as the traditions of Western European music) and created his own original style, which subsequently influenced both Russian and world music of the 20th century. At the conductor's desk is a laureate of the V Gustav Mahler Competition of Conductors in Bamberg (2016), a young conductor from Singapore - Kahchun Wong. Soloist - the Winner of International competitions - Andrei Gugnin (Piano).
On 13 May, 2021, at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, the Moscow State Academic Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Pavel Kogan within the framework of the philharmonic subscription No. 23 “Pearls of Program Music” will present a magnificent unforgettable program of the most popular works of Beethoven, a German composer and pianist, the last representative of the “Viennese classical school”. Beethoven is a key figure in classical music in the period between Classicism and Romanticism, one of the most performed composers in the world. As well as works by R. Strauss, one of the greatest creators in German culture at the end of the 19th - first half of the 20th century. The author of large-scale programmed symphonies and operas, the continuer of the traditions of Liszt and Wagner, he draws a kind of line under the era of European musical romanticism and lifts the curtain of expressionism and neoclassicism.
The concert is conducted by the Music Director and Chief Conductor of the orchestra Pavel Kogan, the People's Artist and Laureate of the State Prize of Russia, whose contribution to art has been awarded the most prestigious international awards. In 2019, the Maestro celebrated his 30th anniversary of the leadership of MSSO. Under his direction, a well-recognized in the world performing style of the collective was formed, in which an extremely wide repertoire is combined with a refined depth of interpretation and virtuosity of performance. Soloist – Dmitry Masleev, Laureate of the VII Adilia Alieva International Music Competition in Gaillard (France, 2010, I prize), the XXI Roma International Piano Competition (Italy, 2011, “Chopin” Prize), and the Antonio Napolitano International Piano Competition in Salerno (Italy, 2013, 1st Prize).