Concerto for Violin and Orchestra “Jacob’s Dream” by Baruch Berliner will open the IX International “Kogan-festival” in Yaroslavl!

The opening of the Festival will be held on November 8, 2022 at 18:30 at the Russian State Academic Drama Theatre named after Fedor Volkov.

Photo: Russian State Academic Drama Theatre named after Fedor Volkov.

At the Festival opening ceremony, the world premiere will take place: for the first time, the Concerto for Violin and Symphony Orchestra “Jacob’s Dream” by the contemporary Israeli composer Baruch Berliner will be performed;the soloist is Graf Murzha (violin), Honored Artist of Russia;the producer is Nachum Slutzker (Israel).

Photo:Graf Murzha (violin).

The Festival has been held annually since 2014, and over the years of its existence has become the largest cultural and musical brand in Yaroslavl, embraced the cities of the region Rybinsk, Rostov,Veliky, Uglich, Myshkin and has acquired the status of an international festival.

“Kogan-festival” continues the traditions of the classical violin school, one of the founders of which was Leonid Kogan.There is a presentation of new musical violin and cultural projects at each Festival.

Photo: “Kogan-festival” 2021

The venues for the events of the “Kogan-festival” in 2022 will be the Millennium, сoncert and еntertainment сenter, the Russian State Academic Drama Theatre named after Fedor Volkov,the Сoncert Hall named after L.V.Sobinov (Yaroslavl State Philharmonic).

As part of the “Kogan-festival”, the “Kogan Fest” competition, for young violinists will be held for the third time. It brings together young violinists whose professional success embodies the creative potential of young performers.

The jury of the competition will be headed by Alexander Knyazev, People’s Artist of Russia.

Photo: “Kogan-festival”, rewarding of participants.

Central Military Band of the Ministry of Defense of Russia (the head of the orchestra is Colonel Sergei Durygin, Honored Artist of Russia and People’s Artist of the Republic of Dagestan), The Moscow Camerata Chamber Orchestra (conducted by Nikolai Sokolov, Honored Artist of Russia), The Yaroslavl Academic Governor’s Symphonic Orchestra (conducted by Anatoly Oselkov, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation) will take part in the concerts.

Among the soloists of the Festival there will beoutstanding masters of contemporary musical art: People’s Artist of Russia Alexander Knyazev, performing in his three roles (cello, piano, organ, Russia); one of the most brilliant and gifted violinists of his generation, Honored Artist of Russia Graf Murzha (violin, Russia);the interpreter of the violin heritage, laureate of international competitions Alexandros Chalapsis (violin, Greece);the laureate of international competitions Viktor Abramyan (violin, Russia); budding young performers Asemgul Syzdykova (violin, Kazakhstan), Kokoro Imagawa (violin, Japan), Zhuang Jiarui (violin, China), for whom Russian performing arts have become the foundation of professional growth; the youngestrepresentative of the famous musical dynasty Daniil Kogan (violin, Russia); and Andrey Tereshkov (violin, Russia).

The programmeof the concerts will include works by Baruch Berliner, Johann Sebastian Bach, Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Niccolo Paganini, Charles Saint-Saëns, Johannes Brahms, Ernest Chausson, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Dmitry Kabalevsky.