133 young talents to be awarded prizes at the Concert Hall

On 13 December there will be an awards ceremony for one hundred and thirty-three participants of the St Petersburg project Valery Gergiev’s Arts Centres for Russia’s Young Talents followed by a concert by the Youth Chamber Orchestra of the St Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov School of Music and Mariinsky Orchestra soloists.

The project Valery Gergiev’s Arts Centres for Russia’s Young Talents, run by the Mariinsky Theatre and Valery Gergiev with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, is coming to a close. The project has involved the participation of lead soloists of the Mariinsky Orchestra, Principal Chorus Master of the Mariinsky Theatre Andrei Petrenko and teachers of the St Petersburg State Conservatoire and the faculty of arts of the St Petersburg State University.

The project’s regional programme was held in major towns and cities in the Urals Federal District including Yekaterinburg, Tyumen, Khanty-Mansiysk and Surgut. It was attended by over five hundred young musicians and artists. In Khanty-Mansiysk and Surgut there were master-classes focussing on “Choral and Symphony Conducting”, “Symphony Music” and “Vocal Art” as well as round tables for children and young people from middle schools and professional academic institutions in addition to methodological seminars for teachers. In St Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Tyumen the programme also featured master-classes for decorative and applied arts with an exhibition of the finest works by participants of the master-classes. In all towns and cities the final part of the project involves a prize-giving ceremony with diplomas for participants of the master-classes. In Khanty-Mansiysk the project came to a triumphant conclusion with a joint performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony by the United Chorus of Yugra and soloists of the Mariinsky Opera and Orchestra under the baton of Valery Gergiev.

In St Petersburg the final concert and the awards ceremony will take place at the Concert Hall tomorrow, 13 December. The prize-giving ceremony for the one hundred and thirty-three participants of the master-classes in St Petersburg begins at 18:00. Subsequently, the foyer of the Concert Hall will host the grand opening of an exhibition of the best works by the young artists who took part in the master-classes for decorative and applied arts.
The evening will conclude with a concert by the Youth Chamber Orchestra of the St Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov School of Music and soloists of the Mariinsky Orchestra including Oleg Sendetsky, Alexei Lukirsky and Anton Kozmin with Dmitry Ralko conducting.

Mariinsky Media will be broadcasting concerts on-line from the Concert Hall.

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