Financial support: Elena Heinz, Paul C. and Virginia C. Cabot Trust,
Joe Jefferson Fund, Dr. Paul Polishuk, Professor Raphael Hillyer,
Rabbi Polak, Ruth Margaret Lomon
Press Release (english)
BOSTON—The Educational Bridge Project’s sixteenth annual Russian-American festival took place from October 27th through November 15th. The festival featured representatives of prestigious artistic and educational institutions of St. Petersburg, the cultural capital of Russia: St. Petersburg Radio, St. Petersburg University, St. Petersburg Conservatory, as well as four librarians from the Children's Libraries of the Frunzensky District in St. Petersburg. Additionally, three young Russian musicians participated in this festival−Alexey Stadler, a cellist from St. Petersburg, Peter Lundstrem, a violinist from Moscow, and Aiman Baymuldina, a pianist from Moscow.
Festival highlights include concerts of classical music performed by acclaimed St. Petersburg pianist Igor Uriash and by the three young musicians, multi-media presentations by librarians Olga Buslaeva, Yulia Kushchenko, Olga Sidorova, and Tatiana Glavatskaya, lectures by Elena Kiyko, Chief Editor of Cultural Programs at the St. Petersburg Radio, as well as a musical evening at the private residence of Dr. John Silber, President Emeritus of Boston University.
The educational institutions that hosted the festivals events and participants ranged from Brookline public schools to universities such as Harvard, MIT, Tufts, Brandeis, NEC and Boston University. All programs of the Festival were free and open to the public. The full schedule is posted below.
Representatives from two sides
Educational Bridge Project
Harvard University (90th Anniversary of the Harvard University Band)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
New England Conservatory (Composition Department)
Boston University (Distance Education)
EDUCATIONAL BRIDGE PROJECT 16th FESTIVAL FALL 2009 – SELECTED EVENTS
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Aiman Baymuldina, a young pianist from Kazakhstan, was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in 1992. At the age of five, she began studying violin and piano at the K. Baiseitova Special Music School for Talented Children.
In 2002 Baymuldina began her studies at the Central Musical School of the P. I. Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, where she concentrated on piano under the tutelage of Professor M. A. Marchenko. She is now completing her final year of studies. Among her many accomplishments are the following:
2007 - Grand prix at the International competition "Arts of the XXI-st century" (Vorzel, Ukraine)
2008– 1-st prize of the International Competition "Music without limits" (Druskininkai, Lithuania)
2009 - Grand prix in a nomination chamber ensemble, International Competition "Art and Education" in the XXI Century (Uvaskula, Finland)
2009 – 1-st prize of the International Competition "The Muse Junior" (Santirini, Greece) (return to schedule...)
Elena Kiyko, the Chief Editor of Cultural programs of St. Petersburg National Public Radio, graduated with honors from the Leningrad State Conservatory in 1975. In 1974 she started working on the Leningrad Committee for Television and Radio as a musical editor, and since that time her career is closely associated with Leningrad/St. Petersburg Radio House. Ms. Kiyko is an initiator and a participant of such projects as radio stations “Polden’” ["Midday"], “Peterburgskaya Kul’tura” ["Petersburg Culture"], “V efire 1 studiya” ["Studio 1 on the Air"] (direct air with guests invited), “Govorit Leningrad v Peterburge” ["Leningrad Speaks in Petersburg"] (for the 80th anniversary of radio), and international projects such as “Okno v Niderlandi” ["A Window to the Netherlands"] (for 300th anniversary of the Great Embassy of Peter the First in Europe, and for the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg).
Since 1991 Elena Kiyko has been the only anchor for the direct broadcast of shows in the concert halls of St. Petersburg; she is well-known outside Russia for her programs shown in France, Germany, and Holland. In 2006, Ms. Kiyko was awarded the Laureate of the journalist competition of North-West “SeZaM” and the medal “V Pamyat’ 300-letiya Peterburga.” She was awarded Matvei Frolov’s Prize for the work on the reconstruction of the First Studio. (return to schedule...)
Peter Lundstrem was born into a family of musicians on April 27, 1993 in Moscow. At the age of six he began studying at the Gnessin Special Music School of Moscow. Currently he studies at the Moscow State Chopin College of Musical Performance under Professor I. B. Tkachenko. At the age of nine, Lundstrem won First Prize at the International Competition at Vorzel, Ukraine (2003). He actively participates in concerts performed in the most prestigious concert halls of Moscow and other Russian cities as well as abroad. He is a recipient of the M. Rostropovich Stipend and the Moscow Cultural Committee's Stipend. He won two Special Prizes at the Moscow Romantic Music Festival for Young Musicians (2009), and he was awarded a Diploma at the 6th P. I. Tchaikovsky International Youth Competition in Suvon, Korea (2009). (return to schedule...)
Alexey Stadler was born into a family of musicians on the 13th of June, 1991 in St. Petersburg. At the age of 4 he started playing violoncello in Professor A. Lazko's class at the Palace of Youth. Stadler currently studies at the N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov Musical College of St. Petersburg under Professor K. Kucherov.
Stadler won First Prize at the Glazunov International Competition (Paris, France, 2003) and Grand Prize at the International Competition “Art of the XXI century” (Vienna, Austria, 2006). He has also received the National Awards for “Young Talent” (2008, 2009), “Hope of Russia” (2008), and the A. Petrov Award (2008). He participated in the Summer Tour of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra (2008) conducted by Sir Colin Davis, as well as in master classes in Finland, Switzerland, Sweden, France, Austria (Prof. Frans Helmerson, Mihaela Martin), and Russia (Prof. David Geringas).
In October 2008, Stadler played the Russian premiere performance of Norwegian Composer H. Sommero's "Concertino for Cello" with the Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra in the Grand Philharmonic Hall, St.Petersburg.
Also in 2008, Stadler recorded Rachmaninov’s Sonata on a cello made by A. Jacout that belonged to Emperor Nicholas the Second.
Alexey Stadler’s engagements with orchestras include the St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonic Orchestra, the Yaroslavl Academic Symphony Orchestra, the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, and the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra. He regularly performs recitals in St. Petersburg Small Philharmonic Hall. (return to schedule...)
Margtarita Dmitrievna Ufimtseva graduated with honors from St. Petersburg (Leningrad) State University in 1951 with a major in Botanical Geography. She successfully defended her dissertation and continued working for the Department of Biogeography and Environmental Protection at the University, building her career path from an assistant to a full professor position. Prof. Ufimtseva is the author of three textbooks, four monographs, and more than 150 scientific papers on problems of botanical geography, geochemical ecology, and city ecology. Prof. Ufimtseva has participated in a number of national and international conferences and is the recipient of numerous awards. Besides professional work, Prof. Ufimtseva’s interests focus on the field of literature and the arts. Her book, “Petersburg’s Pianist Igor Uryash,” was published in 2006. (return to schedule...)
Laureate of the International and All-State Russian piano competitions, Igor Uryash studied at the St. Petersburg (Leningrad) Conservatory under Professors Anatoly Ugorskiy and Tatiana Kravchenko. A brilliant solo performer with an extensive repertoire, maestro Uryash regularly appears as a soloist and chamber ensemble performer throughout Europe, USA, Canada, and Southeast Asia. Over the years he has collaborated with such world famous musicians as Mstislav Rostropovich, Maxim Vengerov, Viktor Tretiakov, and Valery Gergiev, among others. Often the first interpreter of new music, Uryash has participated in numerous music festivals, including “Dekabrskie Vechera” (Russia), “Mozart week” (Austria) and “Musicalishe Sienergien” (Italy). He maintains an active performing schedule while continuing his work at the Conservatory, and by so doing he develops further prestigious traditions of the Russian piano school established in the 19th century by Conservatory founder Anton Rubinstein. (return to schedule...)
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