Trans-Siberian Art Festival finished with the concert in Tokyo Opera City Hall on 22nd of June
On 22nd of June Tokyo Opera City Hall hosted the final concert of III Trans-Siberian Art Festival, which moved its both geographical and artistic boundaries this year.
In concert on 22nd of June "Violin of XXI century" Vadim Repin presented concert number 3 for Violin and Orchestra "De Profundis" by Lera Auerbach, and - in creative tandem with Misha Maisky - Double Concerto by Brahms. Misha Maisky also played Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme. Japan Philharmonic Orchestra celebrating these days its 60th anniversary, was conducted by Maestro Junichi Hirokami.
Third Trans-Siberian Art Festival was held from March to June 2016. This year's festival for the first time went beyond Russia, its concerts were held in 18 halls of 16 cities: 9 Russian (Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Omsk, Yekaterinburg, Ordynskoye, Iskitim, Akademgorodok), 3 in Israel (Tel Aviv, Rishon Lezion, Rehovot), 4 in Japan (Tokyo, Nagoya, Sapporo, Maebashi).
"From the very beginning, the central idea of the festival was Novosibirsk and its geographical position - it is, as the Trans-Siberian Railway, a kind of cultural and natural bridge between East and West - emphasizes Vadim Repin, the artistic director of the festival, - This city is the center from where the geographical areas in which the festival is developing "grow". This position will not change in the future. Whatever geography will expand, all of the major events will always be held in Novosibirsk, this city are the roots of the festival. In other cities and countries, we show only a few specific projects, which are initially present in Novosibirsk to the public. "
47 events were held in the framework of the festival: 22 concerts were held in Russia, 14 of them - in Novosibirsk and the region; 5 concerts held in Israel, 6 - in Japan; Festival participants held 14 master classes and art meetings.
More than 1000 participants took part in the Festival – from Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Israel, Canada, China, Lithuania, Palestine, Russia, Finland, France, Switzerland and Japan.
Concerts of the festival were attended by more than 50 000 listeners, who were presented the art of 42 musicians of the highest level. 13 musical collectives and conductors, world and Russian premiere.
IV Trans-Siberian Art Festival is planned for March 2017.