In the Concert hall of the Mariinsky theatre will host organ festival

© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Polypirate in fotoracconti hall of the Mariinsky theatre. Archival photoIn the Concert hall of the Mariinsky theatre will host organ festival© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Polypirate the image Bank

Sixth international organ festival will be held from 13 to 21 October in the Concert hall of the Mariinsky theatre, the press service of the theatre.

Among the participants of the International organ festival musicians from Russia, France, Sweden, the Netherlands and Korea. The concert programmes will sound classic solo organ works for organ and orchestra, transcriptions and improvisations.

The festival opens with a recital by a young Swedish musician Johannes Skoog. In her debut performance at the Concert hall of the Mariinsky theatre organist have included works by Debussy, Dupre, Liszt, Alain and duruflé.

Also among the new names on the festival Daria Burlak is the winner of this year one of the most prestigious competitions in the Grand Prix de Chartres in France. As part of its concert on 14 October will be performed works of Buxtehude, Scarlatti, Bach, Dupre and others.

For the first time at the festival, Leo van Duslar (Netherlands) — titular organist of the hall, Concertgebouw and the Church of St. Martin in Groningen. On the evening of October 20 will feature works by French and German composers.

Among the permanent participants of the musical forum is a well – known organist Thierry Escaich (France), who will perform twice with the Symphony orchestra of «the Mariinsky theatre» under the direction of Misha Damev. In addition to the works of Franck and Saint-saëns organist included in the program of concerts of his own compositions: Concerto for organ and orchestra No. 3, transcription and improvisation.

Russian Lada labzina organist will present the premiere of his own transcription of «Pictures at an exhibition» by Mussorgsky.

Will conclude the festival on October 21 the performance of another debutant of the forum organist from Korea – Shin Dong-Il, who will present a retrospective of organ music from the EIGHTEENTH to the twentieth century.

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