The festival's music programme is in full swing

As part of the autumn programme of the XII International Platonov Arts Festival, Voronezh residents have enjoyed performances by Serbian artists and a concert by a chamber orchestra from Moscow on the stage of the Philharmonic Hall.

On September 2nd, the festival was opened by musicians from Serbia - Nemanja Stanković (cello) and Maja Mihić (piano), who played a duet in Russia for the first time. In the first part, musicians performed experimental works by contemporary Serbian authors - Dragana Jovanović, Milica Ilić, Ognjen Bogdanović and Branka Popović. The second part featured famous works by Chopin, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky. "The unique combination of modern and classical works allowed everyone present to experience the depth and versatility of art," noted Alina Frolova (Lady.Vrn media).

On September 17th, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra "Musica Viva" presented an evening of exquisite music to Voronezh residents. At the concert, works of ancient baroque and 20th century by Arcangelo Corelli, Francesco Geminiani, Paul Hindemith and Benjamin Britten were performed. "Since Platonov wrote in the 20th century, we made sure to include the music of his contemporaries in the concert, and in another part, we decided to play ancient music in contrast, to show the different aesthetics of polar styles – baroque and modern," said the artistic director and conductor of the orchestra, Alexander Rudin. Such diverse music corresponds to the group’s moto – "not to repeat ourselves." Therefore, we can say with confidence that the audience of the Platonov Arts Festival were lucky enough to hear an exclusive programme from "Musica Viva".

On September 29th, there will be a concert by Daniel Kharitonov, one of the best young pianists in Russia, who will play on the stage of the Philharmonic Hall along with the Voronezh Academic Symphony Orchestra conducted by Igor Verbitsky. The programme includes Sergei Rachmaninoff and Igor Stravinsky.

On September 30th, a violinist Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev will play a duet with Daniel Kharitonov. Elvin is called the "Azerbaijani Mozart", and the musician performs in the most prominent concert halls throughout the world on a 1715 Guiseppe Guarneri's violin. The programme includes pieces by Sergei Prokofiev, Claude Debussy, Johannes Brahms and a Turkish composer Fazil Sai.

On October 2nd, the autumn programme of the XII International Platonov Arts Festival will conclude with a concert of the Ensemble of soloists of the Russian National Orchestra "Camerata RNO". An important feature of the group is the performance of even significant pieces of composition without the participation of a conductor. The programme includes works by Georg Philipp Telemann, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Wagner and Bohuslav Martinů. Tickets to the concerts can be purchased on our website in the "Programme" section.