The EUFSC launches the 4th edition of the Euroasian Stars International Music Festival, taking place from 25th January to 1st February this year in Uzbekistan, in the capital Tashkent. The festival includes seven concerts in the programme of events and features renowned artists, the National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan and a chamber orchestra.
Soloists featured in the Festival include the internationally-acclaimed musicians such as: International Tchaikovsky Competitions prize-winner , violinist Haik Kazazyan (Armenia); winner of the Classic Strings Competition, violinist Meruert Karmenova (Kazakhstan); Bolshoi Theatre opera soloist, soprano Anna Aglatova (Russia); ‘People's Artist of the Republic of Uzbekistan’, tenor Ramiz Usmanov (Uzbekistan); International Tchaikovsky Competition Gold Medal Winner, cellist Sergey Antonov (Russia); soloist with the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic, pianist Philipp Kopachevsky (Russia); First Prize winner of the Tchaikovsky International Competition, violinist Sergei Dogadin (Russia); soloist of the Mariinsky Orchestra clarinet section Nikita Vaganov (Russia) and professor of Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, cellist Boris Andrianov (Russia).
The festival’s concerts will be held under the baton of 4 noted conductors: Alibek Kabdurakhmanov (Uzbekistan); Anvar Raimjanov Marius Stravinsky (UK), Mikhail Kirchhoff (Russia), who also serves as Artistic Director for Festival. They will conduct the National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan in addition to the Chamber Orchestra 'Soloists of Uzbekistan' for the programme of events.
Composers programmed include Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Alexey Shor, Chausson, Sarasate, Lehar, Arditi, Glinka and Saint-Saens
Konstantin Ishkhanov, President of the EUFSC: “I am immensely proud to officially announce that the fourth edition of the EUFSC’s Euroasian Stars International Music Festival will this year take place in Uzbekistan, a country with a rich cultural heritage and a diverse musical landscape. In addition to notably being the festival’s first edition to take place in Uzbekistan, this year’s event also marks an important milestone in our mission to help support a return to cultural activities in Europe and around the world. It is of course self-evident that the arts have endured a very difficult year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are thrilled to hold this fantastic festival which we hope will serve as a beacon of hope in these troubled times.”