Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Musical Olympus In Singapore This Week!

The alchemists have been working hard on garnering publicity for Musical Olympus, another project organised by Olga Iserlis. Alchemy, my PR company specialises in lifestyle and luxury brands and we are really excited about the Musical Olympus. This project marks our foray into the classical music arena.

For the first time in Singapore, the acclaimed Musical Olympus International Festival will take place on January 20, 2011. This musical summit of award-winning young musicians from around the world will take place at The Esplanade, under the patronage of the World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations”. The musicians will be performing the works of R. Schumann, G. Verdi, G. Puccini, S. Prokofiev, F. Borne and other composers.

The Straits Times - 30 December 2010

Lianhe Zaobao - 18 January 2011

The Musical Olympus International Festival has been held annually in St Petersburg, Russia since 1996. The festival has come to be known as a “parade of winners.” Every year, it presents highly talented young musicians who have recently won prizes at the largest and most prestigious international music competitions. In 1997, the Festival received the patronage of the World Federation of International Music Competitions.

Since its origination in St Petersburg, the festival has already left the borders of its native land and become a significant international project with a worldwide audience. “We are constantly extending the borders of our activity. The Musical Olympus Festival in Singapore is, first of all, a new opportunity to show Asia the potential of resent stars. It is also an example of the free dialogue in the borderless language of music. We are looking forward to meeting the Singaporean audience,” says Irina Nikitina, president of the Musical Olympus Foundation and Artistic Director of the Musical Olympus International Festival, who will be in Singapore for the event.

Irina Nikitina, president of the Musical Olympus Foundation and Artistic Director of the Musical Olympus International Festival

Started by the Musical Olympus Foundation, the aim of this illustrious festival is to The Musical Olympus International Festival provides a rare opportunity to listen to winners and laureates of international competitions without having to track numerous tour schedules and travel to different places. The festival also provides music-lovers with the priceless opportunity of hearing the world’s best young musicians accompanied by renowned orchestras in the world’s most elegant halls.

On 20th January, at The Esplanade, performers will include: Hayrapet Arakelyan (Armenia, saxophone — First Prize, Jugend Musiziert Competition in Germany, 2009); Jaesig Lee (Republic of Korea, tenor — Grand Prix, The Maria Callas Grand Prix in Athens, Greece, 2009); Istvan Vardai (Hungary, cello — First Prize, The Geneva International Music Competition in Switzerland, 2008); Ilya Maximov (Russia, piano — Grand Prix, The Gabala International Piano Competition in Azerbaijan, 2009). The award-winning soloists will perform in association with the Singapore National Youth Orchestra conducted by Darrell Ang (Singapore — Grand Prix, The International Competition for Young Orchestra Conductors in Besançon, France, 2007).

Darrell Ang (Singapore) Conductor

Jaesig Lee (Republic of Korea) Tenor

Istvan Vardai (Hungary) Cello

Hayrapet Arakelyan (Armenia) Saxophone

Ilya Maximov (Russia) Piano

It will be a concert not to be missed. Tickets are priced from $10 to $40 and are available at all SISTIC outlets. For more information about Musical Olympus Foundation and Musical Olympus International Festival 2011, please visit www.musicalolympus.ru.

You can also tune in to Channel News Asia's Prime Time Morning on 19th January at 9.15am to watch the "live" interview.

Hope to see you at The Esplanade this Thursday!

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