St Petersburg, The Mussorgsky Hall

Chamber music series

The ХVII festival International Conservatoire Week

Isao Matsushita

Yutaka Makino

Sergei Rachmaninoff
Elegy, Op. 3 No. 1

Karol Szymanowski
Eine Don Juan-Serenade from 3 Masques, Op. 34

Franz Liszt
Tarantella from Années de pèlerinage

Tsovinar Oganesyan
Concerto No. 3 for two kanuns and piano
Impromptu for two kanuns and piano

Folk songs arranged by Zoltán Kodály, dance tunes for fiddle solo

The programme featuring representatives of four higher music education institutions – Tokyo's University of the Arts (Japan), the Yerevan State Komitas Conservatoire (Armenia), the Franz Liszt Academy of Music (Budapest, Hungary) and the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music (Warsaw, Poland) – comprises works that differ in style and national flavour. The musicians from Japan will perform works by contemporary Japanese composers on the koto, a traditional Japanese instrument. This plucking instrument, distantly related to the zither or Russian gusli, appears in two forms: "classical" and with seventeen strings. Yet another folk instrument that can be plucked – the kanun – will be heard in a performance by the Armenian delegation. The ensemble from Budapest (vocals, violin and piano) will perform folk songs and tunes common in Transylvania and various other regions of Hungary. The concert programme will also include piano compositions by Rachmaninoff, Liszt and Szymanowski performed by the young but already acclaimed Polish pianist Kiryl Keduk.

The concert is being held with the support of the Consulate General of Hungary in St Petersburg and the Polish Institute in St Petersburg

Age category 6+

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