Bach – Vivaldi
The Four Seasons by Vivaldi is one of the most popular compositions at all times. In 1725 one of the most famous composer’s opuses entitled “The Contest between Harmony and Invention” (op.8). First 4 concertos of this set are entitled by the author, respectively, “Spring”, “Summer”, “Autumn”, and “Winter”. These concertos demonstrate staggering Vivaldi’s innovation in Baroque concerto music. The concerto possesses ternary cyclic form, prominent contrasts solo and tutti, brightness of virtuosic description.
At the 21st century Bach’s music is modern more than ever. Nothing could shake love of humanity to Bach. Instrumental concertos by Bach will be executed at the concert.
Polina Lapteva graduated with honours from Moscow State Conservatory named after P. Tchaikovsky (class of Professor People’s Artist of Russia E. Grach). Prize winner of All-Russian Chamber Ensembles Competition (Saint Petersburg, 2002); International Violinists’ Competition (Yakutsk, 2005), International Festival (Hungary, 2005). Constant participant of “Crescendo” and “Generation of Stars” Festivals. Performs with symphony and chamber orchestras at the best concert halls in Moscow (Grand and Small Halls of the Conservatory, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall), Saint Petersburg and Warsaw (Congress Hall). At present time is the soloist of Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra.
Honoured Culture Worker of Russia Nadezhda Demianova – prize winner of the Marguerite Long and Jacques Thibaud Competition (Paris, III Prize, 1981), the International J.S. Bach Competition (Leipzig, II Prize, 1984), International Pianists Competition “Art of the XXI century” (Kiev, I Prize, 2000).
Rodion Petrov (violin) graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory named after P. Tchaikovsky (class of Professor M. Glezarova). Prize winner of the International Competition “Valsesia Musica” (Italy, 2005, I Prize), the Fourth Moscow International Paganini Competition (2005, II Prize), the International Competition named after Rodolfo Lipizer (Italy, 2006, II Prize and five special prizes), the International Paganini Competition (Italy, Genoa, 2007, II Prize). Performed at the best concert halls of the world such as the Grand Hall of Conservatory in Moscow, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Santory Hall in Tokyo, etc.