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The opening of the season at the Mariinsky. A marathon of prize-winners from the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition

Cello, Piano, Violin, Voice
The opening of the season at the Mariinsky. A marathon of prize-winners from the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition 

The theatre’s new 233rd season opens at all three venues.
A performance by Dmitry Masleyev, recipient of the 1st prize and Gold Medal at the XV Tchaikovsky Competition, will open the marathon of performances by prize-winners of this music competition. The programme for his concert, in addition to virtuoso works by Liszt, Schumann and Rachmaninoff, will include the elegiac Tchaikovsky and the gallant Haydn. 

Over the course of the season the Concert Hall will see performances by all competition prize-winners as part of this series. 
Dmitry Masleyev’s recital also opens the Mariinsky Theatre’s season of on-line broadcasts. 

For fans of vocal music the most eagerly anticipated event of the Mariinsky’s “marathon” will be a concert by Gold Medal recipients mezzo-soprano Yulia Matochkina and baritone Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar (27 September). The programme includes chamber music by Russian classical composers and opera arias by Berlioz, Saint-Saëns and Musorgsky.

Recipient of the competition’s 4th prize pianist Lucas Debargue will be performing at the Concert Hall with the Mariinsky Orchestra under the baton of Valery Gergiev (29 and 30 September). The programme includes works by Tchaikovsky, Bruckner, Liszt and Prokofiev.

Rachmaninoff’s nine Études-Tableaux and Prokofiev’s highly demanding Sonata No 8 will be performed on 4 October by pianist Sergei Redkin, a graduate of the St Petersburg Conservatoire who won 3rd prize at the competition. The programme for Lukas Geniušas’ recital (8 October) includes works by Brahms, Chopin, Prokofiev and Desyatnikov. Those who wish to hear nineteen-year-old American pianist George Li perform Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt will have to wait until 28 November.

The cello category will be represented by two prize-winners. Recipient of the 1st prize Andrei Ionuț Ioniță will appear on 3 October with pieces by Schumann and Rachmaninoff and sonatas by Brahms and Shostakovich. Silver Medal recipient Alexander Ramm has chosen a highly unusual programme: on 14 October he will be performing sonatas by Mendelssohn and Britten, a suite by Cassadó and a violin sonata by Franck arranged for cello.

13 November will see a recital by the charismatic Pavel Milyukov, recipient of the 3rd prize. The darling of the audience and recipient of the special prize “For the best performance of a concerto with chamber orchestra” Clara-Jumi Kang will be appearing at the Concert Hall on 8 December.