17.11. KUPPELSAAL HANNOVER, 19.11. KURHAUS WIESBADEN, 20.11. SMETANA HALL PRAGUE, 24.11. MUSIKVEREIN VIENNA
Organizer: European Foundation for Support of Culture
After last year's successful concert tour, the renowned Malta Philharmonic Orchestra is touring through Europe again. As a musical ambassador of its home country, the orchestra stops at the legendary Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein, the Smetana Hall in the Art Nouveau ensemble of the Prague Municipal House, Wiesbaden's luxurious Kurhaus and the monumental Dome Hall of the Hannover Congress Centrum.
19-year-old violin virtuoso Daniel Lozakovich, whose career experienced a spectacular take off when, in 2015, he began a close artistic collaboration with Valery Gergiev, is featured as the concert's guest star. At the age of only fifteen, Lozakovich signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon and is now internationally acclaimed as a virtuoso who captivates audiences with the sheer magic of his extraordinarily mature interpretations. This is exactly what it takes to be a soloist in Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's Violin Concerto, one of the most popular concerts of its kind. Lozakovich is also playing the solo part in Alexey Shor's "Phantasms".
The violin concerto by Malta's most frequently performed contemporary composer is a striking, melodious bravura piece that proves why Shor's compositions are appreciated by top orchestras and famous soloists worldwide. Sergey Smbatyan, Chief Conductor of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, has received many awards and regularly performs with internationally renowned orchestras.
Alexey Shor - “Phantasms” for violin and orchestra
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64
Sergey Prokofiev - Symphony N. 1 in D Major Op. 25