May 30, 2009


May 30, 2009
Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater, New York

“…A parade of exceptional young talents…” -Toronto Star

“Moving! Magic! Exceptional!” – Washington Post

YOUNG STARS OF THE YOUNG CENTURY – World’s most talented young virtuosos in one NYC concert! The opening of the Third Annual Children’s Festival of Russian Culture in New York will feature some of the world’s most gifted young musicians and is set to dazzle New York audiences. Most of the prodigies come from the far corners of the former Soviet Union. All were winners of national and international competitions and chosen by the Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation. The evening is a vibrant mix of breathtaking solo performances and duets. Hosting the concert is a special guest, an internationally acclaimed Russian pianist OLGA KERN, Gold medal winner of the 2001 Van Cliburn Piano Competition.

he Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation ( was established in 1994 and is headed by celebrated Russian violinist and conductor Vladimir Spivakov, conductor of the famed Moscow Virtuosi and the National Philharmonic of Russia. The Foundation participates in the UNESCO project “In Support of the Culture of Peace and Non-Violence.” Since its inception, it has granted scholarships to more than 800 young talents.

This concert is presented by Maestro Artist Management and Russian American Cultural Heritage Center. The “Children’s Festival of Russian Culture” is an annual project of RACH-C, the Russian American Cultural Heritage Center ( The Festival is made possible, in part, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and the Russky Mir Foundation.

I Part

Vladislav Kern, piano

F. Chopin. Fantasy-Impromptu Op. 66
F. Liszt. Consolation No.3 in D-flat major
E. Nazareth. Tango Style

Aleksandra Li, violin

C. Saint-Saens. Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso op.28
F. Kreisler. Chinese Tambourine
Julia Vanyushina, piano

Artem Naumenko, flute

G.Briccialdi. Il Carnevale di Venezia
A. Bazzini. La Ronde des Lutins, Op. 25
N. Rimsky-Korsakov,” Flight of the Bumblebee”
from the opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan
Julia Vanyushina, piano
Nariman Sakhabiev, voice

L.Denza, “Funiculì, Funiculà”
E. di Capua, O! Sole mio
J.Haydn Sailor’s Song
Julia Vanyushina, piano


II part

Julia Vanyushina, piano

S. Rachmaninov. Etude-Tableaux Ор.39, No.1
F. Liszt. Transcendental Etudes:
Etude No.12, Chasse Neige
Etude No.8, Wilde Jagd

Vasiliy Stepanov, cello

D.Popper. Polonaise de concert, for cello and piano, Op. 14
Marina Syngatova, piano

Stanley Cai, piano

R. Schumann. Variations on the name Abegg, op. 1
F. Mendelssohn. Rondo Capriccioso, op. 14


A.Piazzolla. The Tango of Love

Venue: Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater

Lincoln Center
1941 Broadway (on 65th St between Broadway & Amsterdam)
New York, NY
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