A two-week Festival held in St. Petersburg, “Days of Boston University in Russia,” was dedicated to Boston University Professor and founding member of the Juilliard String Quartet Raphael Hillyer’s 90th birthday.  The Festival included:

  • Ten master-classes at the St. Petersburg Conservatory and Rimsky-Korsakov Music College
  • Public lecture-demonstration of the history of Juilliard String Quartet at the St. Petersburg Conservatory
  • Concert of four generations of string quartets in honor of Professor Hillyer in the State Hermitage Museum’s Theater.
  • Interviews with Russian journalists, Elizaveta Shtayger, Galina Kopytova, and Viktor Felitziant (subsequently published in major Russian journals).