Moscow City Symphony
Russian Philharmonic
ГБУК г. Москвы «Симфонический оркестр Москвы «Русская филармония»

II Moscow Christmas Classical Music Festival. New Year Gala-concert

Date and time: 
Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 19:00
Moscow International House of Music. Svetlanov Hall
Fabio Mastrangelo (Italy)
Daniela Schillaci, soprano (Italy)
Maxim Paster, tenor
Artemiy Cholokyan, oboe
Balalaika players trio – Konstantin Zakharato, Kirill Marchenko, Alexander Nikolaichuk
Children's Choir "Vesna"

Festive musical firework compiled of the most popular symphonic and vocal hits, vivid ballet numbers, and even virtuosic balalaika – this is New Year Gala-concert. And certainly, by tradition there will be the most incredible New Year music presents and surprises for our guests.

Daniela Schillaci who was judged the best young opera singer in the Guiseppe Di Stefano Competition in Trapani in 1998 will take part in the concert. In the same year she made her debut in Thus Do They All by W.A. Mozart (Giacosa theatre of Savona) and in Werther by J. Massenet  (theatre in Spoleto). The singer performed at the most well-known venues of the world, such as La Fenice in Venice, Massimo Bellini Theatre in Catania, Opera of Rome, Teatro Communale in Florence, Regio theatre in Turin, , opera houses of Dusseldorf, Essen, Bologna. In October 2010 participated in gala-concert at Mariinsky Theatre. Daniella Schillaci cooperates with such conductors as Zubin Mehta, Sieji Ozawa, Daniel Oren, Gunther Neuhold, Roberto Abbado, Bruno Campanella, Fabio Mastrangelo, Alain Lombard, Semyon Bychkov.

Maxim Paster - soloist of  State Academic Bolshoy Theatre of Russia. In 2006 he made his debut at San Carlo Theatre in Napoli, in 2007 – at Communale Theatre in Bologna. Maxim Paster tours a lot in Russia and abroad (Germany, Macedonia, Poland, Finland, France, Italy, Greece, Slovenia, Benelux countries). Prize-winner of many international competitions, including the XII P. Tchaikovsky International Competition, the Dvorak International Competition (Czech Republic, 2000),the Chamber singing Competition “Amber Nightingale”, I Prize (Russia, 2002), the Chamber singing International Competition named after B. Gmyrya, Grand-prix (Kiev, 2004).     

Fabio Mastrangelo graduated from Geneva Conservatory and Royal Academy of Music in London (class of M. Tipo). From 2001 to 2006 – Artistic Director of the Etoiles du Chateau de Chailly festival, France. Since 2006 F. Mastrangelo is Music Director of Fondazione Lirico Sinfonica Petruzzelli in Bari, Italy´s “youngest” opera house, which recently made it onto the list of the world´s great theatres alongside the La Scala Theatre in Milan, La Fenice in Venice, San Carlo in Naples. As a guest conductor he worked with many orchestras from Canada, Italy, Japan, Russia, Hungary, Estonia, Finland, Romania, Latvia, Germany. Since September 2007 Fabio Mastrangelo is Principal Guest Conductor of the Novosibirsk Academic Symphony Orchestra.