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concert Grand Piano Competition 2021: Opening Gala Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra

Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra

Grand Piano Competition 2021: Opening Gala Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra


Let the 2021 Grand Piano Competition begin! Fifteen pianists, aged 12 to 17, take on time-tested masterpieces of the piano repertoire as they vie for the Grand Prize... And to start the festivities in style, world-renowned Denis Matsuev and astonishing young virtuoso Alexandra Dovgan—the competition's reigning champion—bring piano pyrotechnics to this opening gala, broadcast live from the Moscow Conservatory's Great Hall!

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  • Lialia Kandaurova | Presenter
  • Irina Tushinceva | Presenter
  • State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov" (Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra)
  • Alexander Sladkovsky | Conductor


  • Dmitri Shostakovich, Festive Overture, Op. 96
  • Frederic Chopin, Andante Spianato and Grande polonaise brillante in E-flat Major, Op. 22
    • 1. Andante spianato
    • 2. Grande Polonaise brillante
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Marche slave in B-flat Minor, Op. 31
  • Rodion Konstantinovich Shchedrin, Piano Concerto No. 2
    • 1. Dialogi. Tempo rubato
    • 2. Improvizatsy. Allegro
    • 3. Kontrasty. Andante


  • Venue: Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory (Moscow, Russia)
  • Broadcast date: April 30, 2021, 6 p.m.
  • Production date: 2021
  • Replay available until: July 30, 2021
  • Production: © Moscow Philharmonic Society
  • Available version(s): EN
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