Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sverdlovsk Philharmonic opens Berezovsky festival

The Sverdlovsk Philharmonic opened the Boris Berezovsky International Festival on Friday.

The event brings together pianists to play with the best orchestras from the United States, the U.K., France, Sweden, Germany, Japan and Russia, Oblgazeta reports.

Last year's festival brought together violinists Nikita Sts and Deborah Nemtanu with violist Ellina Pak and pianist Yuri Favorin. Romania's Leonard Yordasha ensemble also participated in the event.

The Ural Philharmonic Orchestra participated under conductor Dmitry Liss.

The four-day festival includes performances of Romanian music from Liszt, Bartok and Enescu, as well as folk melodies, according to Oblgazeta.

The Ural Philharmonic Orchestra is based in Yekaterinburg and is one of Russia's top leading orchestras. It was founded in 1936 as the Orchestra of the Sverdlovsk Radio. It was renamed the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra in 1992 and received an "academic" title in 1995.