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With great pleasure I announce the beginning of the application period for
participation in the International online contest of instrumentalists as part of the
5th International Summer Academy "Grand Piano in Palace".
Musical life in the new realities of the pandemic inevitably pushes us to be
flexible and take a modern approach to organization. Equipping the festival with
new technical possibilities, we follow traditions, strengthen creative connections
and preserve the quality and level of organization of such a precious event.
Since its inception, the Grand Piano in Palace has been an integral part of St
Petersburg's cultural life and a significant part of the biographies of the
festival’s participants. It is a true celebration of music for professionals and music
"Grand Piano in Palace - 2021" in its new format includes a series of online
auditions for performers on various instruments of different ages. In order to
preserve the main idea of the festival - a grand piano in a palace - we decided to
hold the closing ceremony, the awarding of the prize winners and the Gala
concert in the White Hall of the Marble Palace of the State Russian Museum. The
genius of the venue expands the consciousness of a young musician, inspires
him, ignites his heart and mind for further creativity. The event will take place in
The new online format of the Grand Piano in Palace festival continues to reflect
its goal of providing the best possible environment for musicians to create. We
will go to great lengths to ensure that the spirit of creative dialogue and
celebration of music is maintained throughout the festival.
On behalf of the entire Grand Piano in Palace team, I wish all participants
inspiration and success!
FOUNDER AND GENERAL DIRECTOR
AUGUST 02, 2019
The solemn opening
The solemn opening of the Festival took place on August 02 at the concert hall of the State Academic Capella of St. Petersburg. The concert hold with great success and the hall was crowded. With the orchestra St. Petersburg opera performed both eminent artists Alexander Yakovlev, Margarita Slepakova, Raúl Traver, and the winner of the previous competition of the festival "Grand Piano in Palace" young pianist Polina Chudinov. The full recording of the concert can be found on the official channel of the YouTube Festival
AUGUST 05, 2019
Concert of chamber music
Concert of chamber music with Alexander Yakovlev and Raúl Traver was held in the Concert Hall of the House of Composers. Clarinetist Raul Traver is one of the most promising clarinetists of his generation. He has been awarded in fourteen international and national competitions and has performed concerts in the most important concert halls in Spain, United Kingdom, France, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, China, Mongolia and the United States.
Hello, dear participants of the festival of piano and chamber ensembles in St. Petersburg. I'm the technical director of the festival-Alexei Khevelev. I am sure that working together on this professional music forum will bring fantastic results!
I am very glad to welcome you at our summer chamber festival "Grand piano in palace", musical feast, which will be held in Petersburg. You can always ask me for any help throughout the event. I wish you good luck and creative inspiration!
Let's get together to sound as one! “Grand Piano in Palace” is a big family. We are from different parts of the world, but we can meet every day in social networks. Joyful meetings with long-awaited friends always make you happy.