Alexander Yakovlev on the jury of the XX International Contest for Young Musicians 'The Nutcracker' 2019
One of the most cherished projects of the RUSSIA-KULTURA Television Channel, each year the 'Nutcracker' contest unravels new and exciting talents from all over the world and provides young performers with opportunity to showcase their skills on a professional level, as well as exchange experiential knowledge and receive the judgement of eminent professionals.
YAKOVLEV FESTIVAL 2019
The IV St. Petersburg International Music Summer Academy and Festival & Competition 'Grand Piano in Palace'
The IV St. Petersburg International Music Summer Academy and Festival & Competition 'Grand Piano in Palace', arranged with support of the State Russian Museum and Radio 'Orpheus', was held in Saint Petersburg on August 1-9, 2019. 'Grand Piano in Palace' is the meeting point for classical music lovers. Geography of 'Grand Piano in Palace' expands every year. On August, 2019 the festival has gathered musicians, teachers and participants from USA, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Japan, China, Argentina, Brasilia, Mexico, Italy, Russia.
THE RARE PERFORMED CONCERTO BY N. MEDTNER
The Third Piano Concerto by Nicolai Medtner was performed by Alexander Yakovlev
The Third Piano Concerto by Nicolai Medtner was performed by Alexander Yakovlev and The Great Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrey Anichanov in the Great hall of the Shostakovich Saint Petersburg Philharmonia. Medtner was in the shadow of his great contemporaries, primarily Rachmaninoff. However, he is increasingly named a genius, and his music is equated with the greatest treasures of classical music. Alexander Yakovlev told in the exclusive interview for Belcanto.ru about his artistic career, the composer, music competitions and much more. The video or the concert is available on YouTube
Alexander Yakovlev performed his own versions of works by Prokofiev and Mussorgsky at the Beethovenfest Bonn Festival
These included Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kijé (op. 60) and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, as well as his own arrangement of Mussorgsky’s Night on Bold Mountain. The audience were also delighted by traditional transcriptions of the Scherzo and March from the opera The Love for Three Oranges, three pieces op. 96, and Sonata No. 4 in C minor, all by Prokofiev.