Tchaikovsky is a name that resounds regularly in St. Petersburg and there might seem no need to draw additional attention to it. But, if you take a closer look, you will see that the legacy of the great composer is rarely heard outside academic halls. The purpose of the new Tchaikovsky.spb.ru festiva
l is precisely to change this, to boost interest in this composer of genius among young people. Tthe festival will be held from October 2021 to March 2022 already for the foгrth time. The project will be organised by the Tchaikovsky Centre of Musical Culture together with the the Committee for Culture of the Government of St. Petersburg, European Foundation for Support of Culture and International Cultural Foundation.
The main purpose of the festival is to draw young people to Tchaikovsky’s music, to develop creative initiatives at the intersection between genres and trends and to erase prejudices about the “academic inaccessibility” of classical art. Performers from Russia, Italy, Estonia, China, Armenia, Belarus and other countries will take part in concerts, exhibitions, music, poetry, composition and art contests dedicated to Tchaikovsky’s legacy. Jazz, folk interpretations, classics, romances, contemporary graphics, historical posters, medallion art, excursions, poetry, choreography and musical theatre: the sparkling facets of the 2021 festival are innumerable. The events within the Festival are a treasury of sound, colour, creative discovery and emotion.
On the 12th Februry cellist Boris Andrianov, winner of the International Piano Competition in Zagreb and the International Tchaikovsky Competition will perform at the Small Hall of the D.D. Shostakovich Saint-Petersburg Academic Philharmonia togerher with the St. Petersburg State Governor’s Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maxim Alekseev