In the recent interview to magazine “Russian world” artistic director and chief conductor of the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra Vladimir Fedoseyev said, that with the external restraint “the Japanese audience is very musical and answers any feeling. And they put the Russian music on one of the first places from the viewpoint of melody and display of feelings”. Incredible popularity of Tchaikovsky’s music in Japan is mostly explained by the fact that the composer is “a great melodist” and “a composition master”. Moreover, according to Vladimir Fedoseyev, “Tchaikovsky’s music is very expressive, they also appreciate this”. And, finally, “In Tchaikovsky’s music there is that simplicity which costs a lot. Genius simplicity, for example, like Mozart had”.
In the forthcoming concerts of the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra there will be all genres of the Russian genius: symphony (last triad – no. 4, 5 and 6), concerto (violin and piano concerto no. 1), ballet (Big suite from “Swan Lake”) and opera (“Iolanta”). The concert performance of opera “Iolanta” is the main event of the tour. The orchestra will represent in Japan for the first time such a scale project – with the Russian soloists (only the role of Iolanta will be sung Japanese singer Mieko Sato) and with one of the best Russian Choir (Moscow State Academic Chamber Choir headed by Vladimir Minin). The concerts will take place in the main Philharmonic concert hall of Tokyo – Suntory Hall. Also the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra will perform in Nagoya, Osaka, Hamamatsu, Masashino, Matsudo and Tsu.
As the soloists young promising Japanese musicians are invited, they both are pupils of the Russian perform school. Tamaki Kawakubo (violin) is a pupil of Zakhar Bron, a winner of the Pablo Saratase International competition and the Tchaikovsky International Competition. Pianist Hisako Kawamura ia a pupil of Vladimit Kraynev, a winner of the Piano competition named after Clara Haskil (Switzerland).
Except Tchaikovsky’s music the audience will listen to Symphony no. 7 by Beethoven and Borodin’s music.
Japan, 26 May – 13 June