The big gala-concert of the Instrumental Department will take place in the Organ Hall. The audience will be presented with a rich and diverse program with solo and ensemble performances by young musicians and their teachers.
An intensive music educational program and the eventfulness of the concert life are the trends of Yuri Bashmet’s Sochi Festival. The Instrumental Department officially starts its work in the day of the official opening of the festival.
The name of maestro Bashmet attracts to Sochi the most influential musicians – virtuosos, soloists, pedagogues, professors of prestige academies of Europe, Asia, and America, who are ready to share their experience and knowledge with young musicians.
The 2020 Instrumental Department includes nine disciplines: the entire string family (violin, viola, cello, double bass), brass instruments (trumpet, trombone, French horn), piano, and percussion instruments.
The piano class will be supervised by the chair of the examination committee of the Higher School of Music in Paris, professor David Lilley.
The violin classes will be conducted by the professor of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel and the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp Tatiana Samouil (Belgium) and the professor of the Cologne University of Music, jury member of prestigious international conference Mihaela Martin (Germany). The legendary leader of the orchestra of Herbert von Karajan, laureate of the European Parliament prize, participant of chamber ensembles of the Berlin Philharmonic, professor of the Berlin University of Arts Wilfried Strehle will conduct viola master-classes; the student of Mstislav Rostropovich, professor of Queen Sofia Higher School of Music in Madrid, the Cologne University of Music, Hanns Eisler Higher School of Music in Berlin, Kronberg Academy, and Barenboim-Said Academy, Swedish cellist Frans Helmerson will share his performance secrets; the double bass class will be conducted by the new participant of the Sochi Festival, professor of Banská Bystrica Academy of Arts, president of the Slovak Society of Double Bass Players Jan Krigovsky.
The wind instruments classes will be supervised by the classical and jazz virtuoso trumpeter, professor at Ithaca College’s Whalen Center for Music in New York Frank Gabriel Campos, the trombone section leader at Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, professor of Zurich University of Arts David Bruchez (Switzerland), and the horn section leader at the Bern Symphony Orchestra and Basel Chamber Orchestra, professor of higher musical schools in Lausanne and Lucerne Olivier Darbellay (French horn, Switzerland). The Serbian composer and virtuoso percussionist, professor of the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna Nebojša Živković will give percussion instruments classes.