Conductor: Evgenij Buškov
Soloist: Ana Serova, viola
P. ALKHIMOVIČ: Belarusian Journey, Concerto grosso
A. SCHNITTKE: Suite in Ancient Style, arr. for viola and orchestra
P. I. ČAJKOVSKI: Souvenir de Florence for orchestra
The Belarus State Chamber Orchestra astonished the audiences and critics at last year’s Ljubljana Festival. The orchestra has performed for over 45 years and is one of the best chamber orchestras in its region. Without doubt, great credit is due to its excellent members as well as its leader, conductor, violinist and the honoured Russian artist Evgeny Bushkov, a winner of four major international violin competitions.
The violinist Ana Serova, an exceptional soloist and chamber musician who has compositions dedicated to her by numerous composers, will join the orchestra in the old style in Schnittke’s Suite at the concert. She studied with Yuri Bashmet and Bruno Giuranna in Siena and Cremona before embarking on her brilliant artistic career.
Another interesting performer will be the Belarus composer Peter Alkhimovič and his composition Belarusian Journey; the programme will conclude with the adorable Souvenir de Florence by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky.