The 4th Vivarte Chamber Music Festival will be held at the Vrubel Hall in Moscow from May 26 to June 2.
The theme of this year’s festival is related to one of the most anticipated TG spring exhibitions: an Edvard Munch retrospective. This is the first time ever that his paintings, known for the overwhelming power of emotion and strikingly innovative artistic language, will be displayed in Russia on such a scale. The festival organizers have decided to pick up the momentum: Vivarte artistic director Boris Andrianov is planning to bring together a whole constellation of renowned Norwegian and Danish musicians – as a matter of fact, rare guests on the Russian classical music scene – and the subject of the festival's exhibition program is slated to be Russo-Scandinavian connections in the visual arts.
The 4th Vivarte installment will be attended by musicians who have already become the project’s friends: Julian Rachlin, Sarah McElravy, and Itamar Golan, as well as Dmitry Sinkovsky and his La Voce Strumentale ensemble. A number of Scandinavian musicians will perform at the Vrubel Hall for the first time: pianist Christian Ihle Hadland (Norway), Henrikke Rynning (viola da gamba, Norway), violist Lars Anders Tomter (Norway), and the Carl Nilsen quintet (Denmark).
One festival evening will be set aside exclusively for piano music performed by Ekaterina Apekisheva, a Russian-British pianist and a professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.
Another first-time Vivarte participant is the well-known British-Norwegian violin virtuoso Charlie Siem, who manages to juggle two successful careers – that of a classical music performer and of a fashion model.
Vivarte will close with a new version of Dmitry Illarionov’s "Dreams in the mirror: Satie visions", a project that combines contemporary transcriptions of Erik Satie's music with light and video experiments.
The festival is organized by the U-Art Foundation jointly with the State Tretyakov Gallery.
Artistic director: Boris Andrianov
President of the festival: Iveta Manasherova
Director General State Tretyakov Gallery
Last year, the Tretyakov Gallery together with the U-Art Foundation for the first time held the VIVARTE Chamber Music Festival. And although music has been a resident of our house for just as long as art, for us it was a bold and exhilarating step. Even before the Gallery opened its doors for the first time, the mansion of Pavel Mikhailovich Tretyakov in Lavrushinsky Lane had been often filled with the sound of music thanks to his wife, Vera Nikolaevna. >>
Artistic director VIVARTE Festival
I love chamber music. It is the best, the finest. And this beautiful music should be played with superb musicians at a grand venue. The State Tretyakov Gallery has become for us just such a venue - the house where Beauty lives, where since the times of old different arts have united, where the creative atmosphere itself is galvanizing, enriching, and inspiring >>
The VIVARTE chamber music festival is a totally new project that last year our foundation organized for the first time ever. It is associated with high hopes, expectations, discoveries, and creative plans becoming reality. We wish that the public would appreciate its uniqueness and that every evening people would be able to come in contact with art and enjoy it. VIVARTE is a week of non-stop chamber music, and in this our event is similar to many others that... >>
Founders U-Art Foundation
Lars Anders Tomter
Christian Ihle Hadland
Violin / Viola (Austria)