About the Festival
This VII Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi, being held simultaneously with the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, promises to be the brightest and most ambitious. The audiences expect to meet with stars of the opera world Barbara Frittoli, Erwin Schrott, Ian Bostridge, Olga Peretyatko and Anna Samuel, outstanding pianists Denis Matsuev, Olli Mustonen and Fazil Say, and People’s Artist of the USSR Viktor Tretyakov. Others on the list are Grand Prix international competition winners, violinists Agata Szymczewska, Sergei Krylov and Renaud Capuçon, flutist Massimo Mercelli, cellist Enrico Dindo, German Kyuss Quartet, and performers playing traditional ethnic instruments Yomahiro Coto and Gevorg Dabaghyan. The musical surprises of the program include the Russian premiere of a new composition of the classics of Polish music by Krzysztof Penderecki and works by Mozart and Italian composers of the XIX–XXth centuries rarely performed in our country.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
.... 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.
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
The fact that Winter International festival in Sochi will be one of the main cultural events of the future Sochi Olympics makes no doubt.