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Art and Artists

Russian Concert At The Palace


Miroslav Kultyshev, Vasily Petrenko & the OPMC

At the Prince’s Palace courtyard, the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra (OPMC) and young Russian Miroslav Kultyshev (28), winner of the 20th Monte-Carlo Piano Masters 2012, delighted the audience with their rendition of Rachmaninov’s third piano concerto.  Composed in 1909, it is regarded as one of the most technically challenging piano concertos in the standard classical repertoire as well as one of the most loved concertos in the Romantic piano literature.

Vasily Petrenko & the OPMC 

In the second part of the program the orchestra played excerpts of the beautiful ballet piece by Prokofiev based on Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. The conductor was young and charismatic Vasily Petreko (37) also from Russia, who had been Chief Conductor of the St Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra and took up the baton as Principal Conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in 2006. He has recently extended his contract as Chief Conductor of what’s considered the UK’s oldest professional symphony orchestra, making him their longest serving conductor since Sir Charles Groves had that position from 1963-1977.  Vasily’s dynamic musical partnership has earned a global reputation for excellence.

The next concerts at the Palace are scheduled for: July 28 & August 4 and 8.
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Photos by Celina Lafuente de Lavotha

Saturday, 27 July 2013    Section: Art and Artists    Author: Celina Lafuente de Lavotha
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