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11 July 2016

Valery Gergiev performs in Berlin with the Russian-German Music Academy orchestra

The Russian-German Music Academy’s second concert took place on 6 July, 2016 in the Great Hall of the Konzerthaus in Berlin.

The orchestra of musicians from Russia and Germany, headed by Valery Gergiev, repeated the program it had performed a month earlier in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory: Richard Strauss’s tone poem Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life) and Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3. The program concluded with a demanding contemporary musical drama, Tabula Russia, written only a year ago by Moscow-based composer Vladimir Tarnopolsky. This work had its Russian premiere during the Moscow stage of the Russian-German Music Academy’s work, on 10 June, 2016.

Earlier, the young musicians from two countries gathered for joint rehearsals at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, which serves as the home base for cooperation within the Russian-German Music Academy framework.

Expanding international cultural exchange on such a large scale as the Russian-German Music Academy, and developing the skills of musicians from Germany and Russia, has been made possible thanks to Gazprom Group’s sponsorship.

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