III International Music Festival
Music and Fine Arts
In May-June of 2013 the III International Music Festival La Renaissance will be held at the Moscow Conservatoire. Participating in the Festival organization are: the Moscow State P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, the French Institute in Russia (Institut français de Russie), the Cervantes Institute in Moscow (Instituto Cervantes de Moscú), the «Art of Goodness» («De Boni Arte») Charitable Foundation. The Festival is convened on the initiative of the Alta Capella early brass wind instruments ensemble comprising graduates, students and post-graduates of the Conservatoire.
The Festival-2013 themes are the links of music and fine arts. The musical contents of concerts will be supplemented with a demonstration of paintings and book miniatures of the Renaissance. For the first time the Festival framework will include the scientific-practical conference «Musical iconografhy from the Middle Ages up to the epoch of Enlightment». Under the programme The Year of germany in Russia and the Year of the Netherlands in Russia (May 29-30) to be held by he Research Methodological Centre of Historic Musicology at the Conservatoire’s Department of Foreign Music History (headed by prof. M.A. Saponov, Dr. of Art).
The Festival’s concerts will be held in the Conservatoire’s Maly and Rakhmaninov Halls, in the Moscow Roman-Catholic Cathedral, in the Naryshkin Chambers of the Vysoko-Petrovsky Monastery.
Among participants are Andrew Lawrence-King, a legendary early harp-player (Great Britain); Wim Becu (Belgium), a world-famed sackbut-player, professor of the High School of Arts (Akademie für Alte Musik, Bremen). The celebrated La Fenice ensemble headed by Jean Tubéry (France) will perform with the programme «Rubens and Musicians». Guillermo Pérez (Spain), a unique performer on a medieval organ-portative, will present his new achievement – a reconstructed experimental organ invented by Leonardo da Vinci.
The events included into the Festival’s programme will give students an opportunity of freeof-charge participation in master-classes and lectures of prominent performers in the field of early music, but also a chance to perform together with them on the same stage in concerts concluding each master-class. In the previous La Renaissance festivals (April 2011, January-February 2012) took part William Dongois, one of the world leading cornet-players, and Stefan Legée, a trombone-virtuoso (both of France); Véronique Daniels (France–Switzerland), a major in Europe expert in medieval dance, a choreograph and dancer; Isacco Colombo (Italy), a multi-instrumentalist. Their joint performances together with the Alta Capella ensemble (artistic director – Ivan Velikanov) took place with success in the Conservatoire’s Rakhmaninov Hall.