The State Tretyakov Gallery Launches The First Int...

The State Tretyakov Gallery Launches The First International Festival VIVARTE

The State Tretyakov Gallery will host the First International Festival VIVARTE. The festival has a unique concept making it one of a kind. Six concerts of classical music, 25 participants, 16 works of Russian and West European composers of the 19–20th centuries, a music promenade and a jazz evening — this is the festival’s program.

An exhibition of one masterpiece from the reserve stock of the Tretyakov Gallery will accompany each concert. These significant works of art, exhibited extremely rarely will have explicit or indirect links and parallels with music. Thus, the Festival offers an invaluable opportunity to see the originals rather than their replications. The aim of the festival is to show the close connection between music and visual art and to bring modern viewers and listeners into the dialogue, to give them an opportunity to take a fresh look at our collection through music.

One of the concerts (June 04) will be dedicated to the 110th anniversary of the prominent composer D.D. Shostakovich (1906–1975).

The VIVARTE festival will end on June 05 with a “music walk” between the two buildings of the Tretyakov Gallery — from Lavrushinsky Lane to the Crimean Bridge. On the way, they will give several impromptu mini-concerts. In the evening, all the musicians will join for a rousing jam session under the leadership of renowned Ivanov Brothers jazz project.

Well-Known artists from different continents will take part in the festival. You will be able to hear Vilde Frang (violin, Norway), Itamar Golan (piano, Israel), Stefan Vladar (piano, Austria), Arkady Shilkloper (French horn, Alpine horn), Julian Rakhlin (violin / viola, Austria), Grigory Kovalevsky (contrabass), Alexey Goribol (piano), Tatyana Kuindzhi (soprano), and many others. The glorious cohort will be led by Boris Andrianov, the star of the world stage, laureate of prestigious international competitions, and artistic director of the International Cello Festival Vivacello.

Every ticket to the VIVARTE Festival concerts gives a right to see the main exhibition of the State Tretyakov Gallery free of charge.

29 May — 5 June
The State Tretyakov Gallery
Lavrushinsky Lane, 10, hall 33