- 3 Apr 2015 9:00 AM
A return festival of Hungarian side is being held in Russia in five different cities from March 30 to June 30.
‘We hope that through these events Russia will come a little closer to its Hungarian audience’, Viktor Minkov, the programme’s art director said. ‘Within the Days of Russian Culture we have tried to present a diversified programme, which includes classical music played by world-famous artists and young talents of Russia, and of course the Finno-Ugric ensemble, Italmas, has paid tribute to the roots of the host country’, he continued.
To remind you, the full programme also included a photo exhibition presenting Russian cultural heritage sites; a concert of vocal and instrumental music played by the Terem-Quartett from St Petersburg with Yekaterina Solovyova, a soloist from the Mariinsky Theatre; a solo concert by Russian romance singer Oleg Pogudin; a concert by pupils from a leading Russian music school; Gogol’s play Marriage performed by the Alexandrinsky Theatre; and a closing concert by Italmas, the State Academic Song and Dance Ensemble from the Udmurt Republic.
Each performance ended with numerous encores, showing the audience’s appreciation for the well-attended events. Young virtuoso, pianist Vladislav Fedorov, had this to say: ‘It’s my life, I can’t live without it. I can’t imagine myself without concerts and performances. When I know that I participate in events like that, I immediately want to play my instrument, train a lot and learn something new. It is complicated, but it is worth doing for these emotions and the applause.’