The first concert of the festival took place on April 10, 2015.
April 10, 2015 in the Grand Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Maxim Vengerov has presented the Russian premiere of the first version of Sibelius' Violin Concerto, one of the most performed works in the world. Few people know that the game is always the second edition of this show, which the composer created in 1905. The first, written exactly 110 years ago, is more complex technically. She became known to the world only in 1991, when the heirs allowed Leonidas Kavakos Sibelius once to play a concert and make a record of it.
The second part of Maxim Vengerov will arise for the conductor's stand. Under his management team Russia Honored Academic Symphony Orchestra will perform Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique.
Two-time Grammy award winner of Maxim Vengerov arrives in St. Petersburg often. Perhaps another chance to hear a concert of Sibelius and make your opinion about the most sought after violinist of our time will not be presented.
SIBELIUS. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Minor
First Edition (1904) - Russian Premier
Conductor - Alexander Titov
Soloist - Maxim Vengerov
Berlioz. Fantastic Symphony
Conductor - Maxim Vengerov