Bratislava goes musical – for 51st time

THE ANNUAL festival of classical music in the Slovak capital – Bratislava Music festival – tries to continue its previous success also in 2015, offering a host of famous orchestras, soloists and conductors apart from the host ones, between September 25 and October 11.

Slovak philhamronics with chief conductor Emanul VillaumeSlovak philhamronics with chief conductor Emanul Villaume (Source: Courtesy of Slovak Philharmonics)

The top names among guests include, for example, Russian mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina (at the opening concert with Slovak Philharmonics, conducted by chief conductor Emmanuel Villaume); solo singers Cinzia Forte, Laura Polverelli, Celso Abelo, and Mirco Palazzi; violinists Vadim Gluzman, Valery Sokolov, Pierre Amoyal, Dalibor Karvay; pianists Simon Trpčeski, Andrey Yaroshinsky, Pavel Giliov, Boris Berezovsky; cellist Michal Sťahel, Yura Lee on viola, and trumpeter Renhold Freidrich; as well as organist Dexter Kennedy.

Conductors coming to Bratislava are also a nice array of famous names, like Alexander Rahbari, Ion Marin, Andrey Boreyko, Ginaluigi Gelmetii, Christian Macelaru, Hun-Joung Lim, Heiko Matthias Förster, Dmitri Jurowski, Juraj Valčuha. Orchestras include – apart from the Slovak Philharmonics who play three concerts – Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Norddeutscher Rundfunk Orchester Hamburg, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, Janáček Philharmony Ostrava, Russian Philhamronic Orchestra, and Slovak musical bodies: Symphonic Orchestra of the Slovak radio, Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina (to perform with the folklore ensemble Lúčnica), and chamber orchestras Quasars Ensemble, The Moyzes Quartet and the Mucha Quartet. A special guest will be the Korean Symphony Orchestra that is slated to play Dvořák’s “New World Symphony”.

Part of the festival is also in 2015, as every year, the New Talent international competition of young performers that will be live broadcast in a network of member radio stations.

More detailed information on the programme, venues and tickets can be found at www.bhsfestival.sk/en.

 

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