Denis Matsuev performed the Piano Concerto No. 2 (Finale, The Contrasts) by Rodion Shchedrin. The pianist also performed the Paganini Variation for two pianos together with Alexandra Dovgan. Yulia Matochkina sang Dalila’s aria from Samson et Dalila grand opera by Camille Saint-Saёns. Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar presented Escamillo’s couplets from Carmen opera by Georges Bizet. Pavel Milyukov, accompanied by the Russian National Youth Symphony Orchestra, performed the Violin Concerto by Pyotr Tchaikovsky.
Conductor - Valery Gergiev.
The VII St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum was held from November 15, 2018 to November 17, 2018, its topic was“Culture as a Strategic Potential of the Country”. It included a business program and a festival part intended for local residents and tourists.