About the Festival
For the 6th time already, in February 2013 the Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi will bring together leading russian and foreign musicians, artists and filmmakers. The festival is under the artistic direction of Maestro Yuri Bashmet.
Launched in 2008 as an international music festival, the time when Sochi was still fighting for the title of the Olympic city, the Music Forum, held every year now, and has grown significantly strong. Among the participants of the past festivals one can list such renowned artists as Vadim Repin, Ulyana Lopatkina, Oleg Maisenberg, Nino Katamadze, Alexander Melnikov, Sergey Krylov, Alena Baev, Massimo Mercheli, Valery Gergiev, Renaud Capuçon and Denis Matsuev, Trio of Jacques Lussier, soloists of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky theaters and many others.
The regular participants of the festival are the only Russian Chamber Orchestra - winner of a Grammy - the "Moscow Soloists" chamber orchestra and the State Symphony Orchestra "New Russia".
The inverse image of the Cultural Olympic program in Sochi“ - so named his Arts Festival Maestro Bashmet, and the resort christened it as a cultural revolution.
Ten days of the festival revived the city: cultural community tasted, enjoyed and discussed the events which grew strong from day to day. Most dedicated art lovers spent each evening visiting the events of the festival.
The fact that Winter International festival in Sochi will be one of the main cultural events of the future Sochi Olympics makes no doubt.
On Sunday there triumphantly ended an International Sochi Arts Festival by Yuri Bashmet. At the closing ceremony Mayor of Sochi Anatoly Pakhomov said that the festival has become a wonderful holiday of music, introducing to the audiences classical music, dramatic arts and exhibition projects. According to him, "Maestro Bashmet helps Sochi residents to prepare for the 2014 Winter Olympics."
Radio VOICE of RUSSIA
Winter Arts Festival in Sochi begins to set the tone and direction of the other festivals - this year to gather the experience guests came from other cities and even countries.
.... All this slowly transforms the Sochi Festival from the category of exhibition of the top that can be assembled in one place (this idea is followed by the festival organizers) in the event, which opens up new artistic standards and sets guidelines. This year a lot of decision-makers and important figures, including major regional Philharmonic directors, have come to Sochi on their own initiative.
Scattering of Russian and international stars in the capital of the Winter Olympics. - International Arts Festival, organized by Yuri Bashmet woke the dead season in Sochi
Arts Festival is considered to be one of the most exciting events that take place in Sochi. It is attended by artists and composers, whose tour schedule is formed a year ahead. That’s why the spectators come from all over Russia
TV channel TVC
Winter International Arts Festival under the direction of Yuri Bashmet started in Sochi. This time maestro decided to literally hit the resort residents and guests of the Russian resort capital. Bashmet has collected in Sochi a unique constellation of outstanding musicians, dancers, directors and art figures.
Winter Festival of Yury Bashmet was called a cultural revolution at the resort. Concert Hall of the city could not accommodate all those wishing to join the beautiful.
TV channel RUSSIA 24
February 16 SUPERSTAR of Cuban jazz, 14 nominations, 5 GRAMMY awards and 3 Latin GRAMMYs. 11.01.2013 г.
Pianist Chucho VALDES will give a concert at the VI International Winter Arts Festival in Sochi
Quite an event of the Festival!24.12.2012 г.
The legendary band from Ireland “De Dannan” on February 23 in the Concert Hall of the Winter Theater in Sochi at the VI International Festival of Arts