Palace premieres concert

26 March, Sunday, 19:00

Alessandro SCARLATTI. STABAT MATER for soprano, mezzo-soprano and string orchestra

Stabat Mater dolorosa — "the sorrowful mother was standing" — is one of the medieval sequences (religious songs performed during catholic mass). Franciscan friar Jacopone da Todi is considered an author of the Latin verses. He was one of the most educated personalities of his time, who wrote many sacred texts. The poem Stabat Mater dolorosa tells about suffering of Mary, mother of Jesus, mourning her crucified son’s death.

The concert programme includes:

Antonio VIVALDI. Sinfonia alla rustica

Giovanni PLATTI. Oboe concerto

Joseph HAYDN. Violin and piano concertos 


Marina ZYATKOVA, soprano (Italy)

Every concert of the young singer becomes a special event. Music critics describe her voice as a voice of an angel beauty, purest tone and perfect technique of performance.  Marina Zyatkova studied at the Moscow Choir Academy. From 2003 till 2005 she was a member of the Opera Studio Nederland in Amsterdam, where she sang operatic parts such as Mademoiselle Silberklang in Mozart's Der Schauspieldirektor, Pamina in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Adele in J.Strauss' Die Fledermaus, Nitocris in Handel's Belshazzar and others. Prize Winner at the prestigious vocal contests.

Anna KIKNADZE, mezzo-soprano

Prize-winner at the Operalia and International Moniuszko Competitions; Diploma-recipient at the Rimsky-Korsakov Young Opera Singers’ Competition. Soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers from 2000. Joined the Mariinsky Opera Company in 2009. Her repertoire includes leading mezzo-soprano parts of the world opera classics.

Maria SAFARIANTS, violin

Brilliant representative of the St.Petersburg violin school; Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation; author of the idea and Artistic Director of the St.Petersburg Palaces Music Festival; outstanding solo violinist, who performs at the world best venues; permanent partner of the world leading symphony orchestras.

Sergei URYVAEV, piano

Graduated from the Leningrad Conservatoire in 1966. Completed his post graduate studies in 1973. Since 1973 till present he has been conducting the chamber ensemble course at the St.Petersburg Conservatoire (now as a professor). Performs as a soloist, member of the chamber ensembles and accompanist.

Alexei GOLOVIN, oboe

Born in Leningrad. Graduated from the Serebryakov School of Arts, Mussorgsky Music College andConservatorio di musica “Giuseppe Verdi” di Milano (Italy). Prize Winner at the several international competitions and at the All-Russian Competition. Recipient of the St.Petersburg Governmental Prize. Principal Oboe of the Chamber orchestra of the Music Hall Theatre (Artistic Director and Principal Conductor – Fabio Mastrangelo) and of the Taurida International Symphony Orchestra (Artistic Director and Principal Conductor – Mikhail Golikov). Soloist at the St. Petersburg House of Music. Founder and Artistic Director of the Russian Avantage Chamber Music Ensemble. Alexei Golovin has been performing actively in Russia and abroad.

Taurida International Symphony Orchestra

Taurida International Symphony Orchestra and Chorus are the followers of the cultural and creative heritage of the orchestra and choir of Capella «Taurida», which was reestablished by the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of States as a collective of musicians served Prince Grigory Potemkin in 18th century. The orchestra consists of bright virtuoso musicians from different countries, most of them are studying or graduated from theSt.Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire.

Conductor – Angelo GABRIELLI (Italy)

Dress code: creative black-tie

Duration time — 2 hours 30 minutes
Ticket cost — 1500-3000 roubles 

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