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The home concert in Zhangjiagang

It was just wholehearted: both, our performance and the way it was received by the audience as well as the way they reflected on the language of music at that premiere soiree of Russian romantic songs, Russian romances…

Together with Olga Samosuyeva, the pianist, we found ourselves in a very warm and friendly atmosphere in a Chinese city Zhangjiagang. It was the home place filled with respect for classical music and with LOVE FOR BEAUTY!.. We were pleased to see a lot of spectators and even chairs for kids in the chamber, for some families had come with children and there was not enough room. For the first time the viola played here: both as solo and in the ensemble with the piano.

To some extent, the initial concept was to arrange a musical and educational event. We talked about facts about composers, new audience were immersed in not only the world of music, but also the details of music creators’ lives: the music pieces by Schubert, Bruch, Reger, Beethoven, Wieniawski, Tchaikovsky, Glier were played and, of course, Shostakovich was performed – his Russian Romance song for the film “The Gadfly” and many more…

Why particularly romance songs? Because it seems to me that the soul SINGS in them regardless of age and experience if the audience!…
The public response was amazingly sound! We hope to help promote a new surge in building cultural activities-bridges in Zhangjiagang and beyond.

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