New Year's Eve concert at the Brucknerhaus will be Russian

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Tour of the soloists of the St. Petersburg Music House in Linz

On Friday, December 31, at 4 p.m., the St. Petersburg Music House will present a New Year’s Eve concert at the Brucknerhaus in Linz, Austria, a traditional part of its «Russian Tuesdays» series. Soloists of the St. Petersburg Music House, laureates of international competitionsAlexander Zverev (flute),Anna Savkina (violin) andTimofey Dolya (piano) will perform works by the brilliant Austrians Mozart and Kreisler, the German Romantics Mendelssohn and Schumann, the French virtuoso Taffanel, and of course Tchaikovsky. The concert will be a solemn conclusion of the cross-year of literature and theater in Russia and Austria.



Alexandra Zvereva (flute) is a student at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (class of Alexander Golyshev). Since 2019, she is a member of the State symphony orchestra «Novaya Rossiya». She is a laureate of the International Flute Competition «Domenico Cimarosa» in Italy. Laureate of the All-Russian Music Competition in Moscow. She takes part in the programs of the St. Petersburg Music House since 2013.

Anna Savkina (violin) is a trainee assistant at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (class of Professor Vladimir Ivanov). She won the International Music Competition «Buchenau Spring» in Germany. She takes part in the programs of the St. Petersburg Music House since 2019.

Timofey Dolya (piano), 28 years old, is an Assistant Trainee at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna in the class of Prof. Jan von Arnim. He won in the International Pianale Competition in Fulda, Germany, where he also took 6 Special Prize Awards. He won the Grand Prix in the International Piano Competition named after Rudolf Kehrer in Moscow. He takes part in the programs of the St. Petersburg Music House since 2017.


About music

The evening’s program will open with Rondo for flute by genius Mozart. Although Mozart was rather cautious about the flute, believing it lacked intonation and technical data, he wrote many brilliant works for the instrument that became masterpieces of the flute repertoire. The lyrical melodies of the next piece in the program — Rondo Capriccioso by «19th century Mozart» Mendelssohn for piano, arranged by Abram Yampolsky for violin, will take the audience into a magical world of fairies and elves. Continuing the program there will be Tchaikovsky’s most popular Melancholy Serenade for violin, arranged by Denis Buryakov for flute, and the brilliant Waltz-Scherzo for violin, which combines lyrical character and vivid imagery with virtuoso technique, which demands a masterful command of the instrument from the interpreter. Next, the flute will play again with Andante Pastoral et Scherzettino by French composer Paul Taffanel. In his time, he was known primarily as a teacher and excellent flutist virtuoso, whose playing was marked by refined elegance, flexibility, and sensuality. These traits are inherent in his own compositions as well. Three wonderful waltzes by Austrian composer Fritz Kreisler Liebesfreud (Love's Joy), Liebesleid (Love's Sorrow), and Schön Rosmarin (Lovely Rosemary) from a set Alt-Wiener Tanzweisen (Old Viennese Melodies) will take part in the concert. Kreisler was the one who brought into concert practice the performance of miniatures as an independent part of the program; previously they had only been played as an encore. The evening’s program will conclude with Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes for Piano, created not simply as technical pieces, but as virtuoso artistic sketches with orchestral sound.

December 31, 2021 The concert starts at 4.00 p.m.
Austria, Linz, Untere Donaulände, 7

Ticket price is € 7−20

Audience 6+

Russian Tuesdays is a joint project of the St. Petersburg Music House and the Austrian Brucknerhaus (named after composer Anton Bruckner). The project in Linz offers an annual series of chamber concerts by young Russian artists, winners of prestigious international competitions and participants in the programs of the St. Petersburg Music House.

The St. Petersburg Music House is a federal institution of culture, established in 2006 for the purpose of preparing Russian young musicians for international competitions and festivals. It occupies the Palace of Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich on Moika, 122. The artistic director is the famous cellist, People’s Artist of Russia, Professor Sergei Roldugin.

The Brucknerhaus Concert Center, named after the famous Austrian composer Anton Bruckner, was established in 1974. Every year the Brucknerhaus holds the Bruckner Festival, which brings together on one stage the greatest musicians of our time.

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