The 10th International Festival Great Waltz
On 12 July, 2011 the press-conference, dedicated to the opening of the 10th International Festival Great Waltz, was held.
In 2011 Great Waltz Festival is 10 years. As in previous years
it will be held in the State Hermitage and the State
Masters, having already left a considerable mark in history of music
culture: soloists of Viennese opera Michael Heim and Marchella Cherno,
Swiss conductor Reto Parolari and famous Russian conductors Alexander
Kantorov, Alexey Karabanov, Dmitry Khokhlov, Igor Ponomarenko and Svyatoslav
Luther, famous pianist Pyotr Laul will appear in the concerts. People’s
Artist of the USSR Yelena Obraztsova with her favorite students will present
a concert-premiere An Evening with Prima Donna. Soloists of Mariinsky
and Mikhailovsky Theaters will give
The support of the festival was rendered by the Bank of Moscow JSC which has already formed partnership relations with the State Hermitage. One of the priority areas of activity of the Bank of Moscow in St Petersburg is preservation of cultural heritage of the Northern capital. It is the fifth joint festival of the Bank of Moscow and the State Hermitage which revives traditions of arts patronage and gives an opportunity to turn our contemporaries to the rich spiritual heritage.
Festival Great Waltz gives a unique opportunity to turn back time
and to make a journey for over than one hundred years ago. In the mid of 30s of the 19th century the first railway in Russia, joining firstly
Tsarskoye Selo with Pavlovsk and then with St Petersburg was built. In
May 1838 the building of Pavlovsky railway station was opened. A large
stone construction with splayed
However, in the first place summer musical seasons are related to Johann Strauss, a great Austrian who performed in Pavlovsk during sixteen years from 1856 to 1872.
A number of concerts in Great Waltz
Chairman of the Committee of Honor of the Festival is Director of the
State Hermitage, Chairman of