IRKUTSK, January 5 (Itar-Tass) — People’s Artist of Russia Denis Matsuyev and his friends will give Christmas concerts ion Irkutsk, the regional centre of the pre-Baikal region, on Thursday and on Saturday.
Matsuyev who was born and made his first steps in music in Irkutsk has made it a good tradition to give Christmas performances in his native city, a member of the direction of the Irkutsk State Musical Theatre named after Nikolai Zagurskiy told Itar-Tass.
The program of the first concert will include works by Sergei Rakhmaninov, Dmitry Shostakovich and Bartok. Violinists Boris Brovitsyn (Britain) and Sergei Krylov (Italy) as well as violist Yulia Deineka and cellist Alexander Buzlov will perform together with Matsuyev in the first concert on Thursday.
On Saturday, Matsuyev will play Schubert, Beethoven, Grieg and Stravinskiy. Jazz compositions will be included in the programs of both concerts, which will be conducted by Svyatoslav Belza.
Prior to getting enrolled to the Moscow Conservatoire, Matsuyev had finished a regional arts school in Irkutsk and took part in his first concert with a symphony orchestra when he was ten.
Matsuyev organizes the annual international music festival “Stars of Baikal”, an inter-regional contest of young performers and charitable auctions to support young talents.