In the autumn of 2019, on 4–10 September, the European Foundation for Support of Culture, the Dmitry Yablonsky Foundation, the Gas Concert entertainment organisation and Kyiv Virtuosi Orchestra will hold a Kyiv Virtuosi Symphony Orchestra Tour performing at Ukraine’s best concert venues.
Kyiv Virtuosi is Ukraine’s first independent orchestra. In 2016, the long-standing friendship and collaboration between Ukraine’s best musicians, winners of international competitions and world-renowned cellist and conductor Dmitry Yablonsky prompted the performers to form Kyiv Virtuosi, a world-class chamber orchestra. The great performing talents of the orchestra’s members have made Kyiv Virtuosi Ukraine’s best-known orchestra. Each year, they give over 100 concerts in Ukraine and abroad, in particular, in Israel, Azerbaijan, Spain and Switzerland.
The inaugural concert will be held on 4 September at the Chernihiv Regional Philharmonic Centre of Festivals and Concert Programmes (Chernihiv); then the orchestra will perform at Kharkiv Philharmonic (Kharkiv), Dnepropetrovsk Philharmonic (Dnipro), Odessa State Philharmonic (Odessa) and the National Tchaikovsky Music Academy of Ukraine (Kyiv); the tour concludes at the Lviv National Philharmonic (Lviv). Dmitry Yablonsky (US/Israel), principal guest conductor of the Novaya Rossiya State Symphony Orchestra and of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Visiting Professor at Baku Conservatory and the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University, will be conducting during the tour. Gil Shohat, famous composer and conductor, Knight of the French Order of Arts and Letters, will also take the stage in Lviv.
Anna Ulaieva, Winner of the 2018 International Malta Piano Competition, piano teacher at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz (Austria), an Austrian pianist of Ukrainian origin, will be the soloist at the tour concerts.
The tour programme will feature famous works by modern Maltese and other European composers.