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Three centuries of classical Romance

The music Festival and Competitions of Vocal and piano douets

three_centuries_o_-classical_romance.gifLocations: St. Petersburg State Cappella, Shostakovich St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonic (Glinka Small Hall), Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory (Glazunov Concert Hall)

This chamber music competition gives young artists the opportunity to perform vocal and piano duets along with masters of the operatic scene on the best philharmonic stages of St. Petersburg, as well as take part in master classes from remarkable Russian and foreign pedagogues. Organizer: Irina Bogacheva Public Charitable “Art-Petersburg”, director: Elena Bogachevs, art-director: Irina Sharapova.

The first festival-competition took place at 2003 June.

Posted on 23rd January 2007
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Two centuries of Russian Classical Romance

Irina Sharapova is a Music Director of new unique project Two Centuries of Russian Classical Romance. The project is intended to present the remarkable phenomenon of world culture - Russian classical romance (Art Song, Lied). Classical music lovers around the world will get acquainted with popular and unknown chamber vocal masterpieces of Russian composers from the beginning of XIX - end XX centuries. Now she has recorded three CDs in this project.

The project is intended to present the remarkable phenomenon of world culture - Russian classical romance (Art Song, Lied). Classical music lovers around the world will get acquainted with popular and unknown chamber vocal masterpieces of Russian composers from the beginning of XIX - end XX centuries - Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Rachmaninov, Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Sviridov and others

cd1.gifThe first CD of the Project - Only Masterpieces shows the results of the development of Russian classical chamber vocal music through two centuries, in which the Russian Soul is most fully expressed. This CD is filled with nostalgia for the great past of Russia and with hope for its’ revival .

Posted on 23rd January 2007
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Russian Virtuosi Project

russuan_virtuosi.jpgThe is a unique musical team, created by the known Petersburg’s musicians: Alina Boguk, Tatiyana Kostyanaya and Irina Sharapova. The trio is unique by the instruments and by repertoire. The combination of national instruments - Russian domras or Italian mandolins - and a classical piano gives surprising effect [CD, MP3].

REPERTOIRE

  • Russian folk music for domra
  • Original music for mandolins: Vivaldi, Concert for 2 mandolins G-dur, Vivaldi, Concert for 2 mandolins C-dur.
  • Original music for domra: of contemporary composers Slonimsky, Tsigankov, Shalov, Handoshkin…
  • Russian, European and American Classical and modern music arrange for domras and mandolins: Rossini, Torelli, Fuketti, Silvestri, Klemente, More, Paganini, Sarasate, Rimsky-Korsakov, Glinka, Vielgorsky…

Alina Boguk
domra, mandolin,
the Laureate of International competitions

Tatiyana Kostyanaya
domra, mandolin,
the Laureate of International competitions

Irina Sharapova

Posted on 23rd January 2007
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Anthology of Russian Classical Romance

slonimsky.jpgEspecially noticeable among the concerts of the last years is her unique effort carried out together with her partner baritone Andrei SLAVNY, prize winner of international competitions. It is Anthology of Russian Classical Romance, a cycle of 27 concerts encompassing actually all important vocal pieces of the Russian chamber classics of the 19th and 20th centuries.

On photo: Sergei Slonimsky (composer) , Andrei Slavny (baritone), Irina Sharapova

Posted on 23rd January 2007
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