From 6 October to the end of 2019, famous pianist Philipp Kopachevsky and world-renowned conductor Pavel Klinichev was touring across Russia. The project was organised by the European Foundation for Support of Culture and the Association for Support of Cultural Initiatives (Russia).
Philipp Kopachevsky is a soloist with the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic, a participant in the Stars of the 21st Century federal programme of the Moscow Philharmonic (with support from the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation), laureate of eight prestigious international competitions, including the 10th International Schubert Piano Competition in Germany. The musician regularly gives concerts in the United Kingdom, Germany, the United States, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Greece, Poland, Spain and many Russian cities.
Pavel Klinichev is a Russian opera and symphony conductor and associate professor at Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, conductor of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia. The maestro has performed with the Bolshoi Theatre’s opera, ballet and orchestra at many famous theatres and concert halls, including La Scala in Milan, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Royal Theatre of Covent Garden, the John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts in Washington, the Paris National Opera (Palais Garnier), the Mariinsky Theatre, the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan and the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing.
On 6 October, as part of the opening concert of the tour, the musicians performed at the Saratov Regional Philharmonic Society named after Alfred Schnittke (Saratov), accompanied by the Saratov Symphony Orchestra . Then the artists appeared on stage at the Druzhba Concert Hall (Bryansk), accompanied by the Bryansk Symphony Orchestra, after which Philipp Kopachevsky together with Mikhail Kirchhoff gave a concert at the State Philharmonic Society of the Altai Region (Barnaul), accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra of the State Philharmonic Society of the Altai Territory. Thereupon Philipp Kopachevsky and Pavel Klinichev performed at the Palace of Culture (Novokuibyshevsk), accompanied by the Samara Academic Symphony Orchestra. The closing concert took place at the Samara State Philharmonic Society (Samara) with participation by the Samara Academic Symphony Orchestra.
The tour programme included works by distinguished Maltese and other European composers.