Saturday, July 21, 2018

Urals State Conservatory holds Masters World Performing Arts concert

Yekaterinburg's Urals State Conservatory held a concert entitled Masters World of Performing Arts last Tuesday, bringing together renown musicians to perform selected works by classical composers.

Among the participating musicians were Russia's Trio, who performed selections by Rachmaninoff, and famed German violinist Jurgen Kussmaul, who played solo string arrangements of works by Mozart. Sponsored by the Russian Ministry of Culture and Gazprom, Masters World Performing Arts was held as part of Russia's Year of Culture.

"The significance of this project in our time can hardly be overestimated," Trio's pianist Victor Yampolsky said. "Thanks to the support of Gazprom and the Ministry of Culture manages to invited Russian outstanding masters of the performing arts from different countries to ensure that students, teachers and music lovers in any Russian region had the opportunity to...communicate with major musicians. This is a great example of how timeless values always prevail against momentary difficulties and troubles."

Tuesday's Masters World of Performing Arts concert was open to students and teachers of Urals State Conservatory. Also in attendance was an invited group of Gazprom Transgaz Yekaterinburg employees.

The concert series will continue throughout September at musical conservatories in Saratov, Novosibirsk and Astrakhan. Italian woodwind quartet Soloists of Milan and Israeli violinist Yair Kless will join the roster of musicians for engagements in Nalchik and Moscow in October and November.