About the festival

The festival ‘’Classic over Volga’’ for the first time took place in Tolyatti in 2008 and since then is a considerable event of every summer. Mission of festival is to popularize classical music, and also expansion of opportunities for creative realization of young musicians. Unique style of "Classic over Volga" -­ performance of symphonic orchestras and vocalists on a summer open-air stage against Zhiguli Hills and Volga River in combination with additional semantic accents in the form of theatrical, graphic and design visualization.

In the first year of carrying out the festival caused at once a great interest of public unusual combination of symphonic orchestra performance with summer breeze, whisper of wave, rustle of trees... The open-air stage located on the bank of Volga, Zhiguli Hills for a while turned into natural scenery, creative inspiration of the musicians who infected the audience with love to a timeless classic - this approach obviously pleased public, always with enthusiasm perceiving innovative decisions in everything.

Organizers of festival led by his author and director Alexey Vozilov go on a difficult way: every year level of festival program raises, also responsibility to the audience grows. It is nice that in response increases audience interest for the festival.

Mission of festival is to open the road to successful career for young musicians, creative self-realization, and the audience­ to open the world of classical music, which not only does not become outdated, but becomes more actual for each of us, surely declaring that – the world has eternal values and real feelings!

Director of the festival, Mr. Alexey Vozilov, says:­"We want the most that the audience from other cities and regions became an integral part of a festival, and that they estimate and fell in love with this unique event. Some experienced judges of classics who with pleasure attend academic concerts and listen to very difficult works (which to unprepared viewer will seem extremely tiresome), with pleasure come on our festival, where of course, sounds more popular, favorite works, classic "hits" if it is so possible to be expressed. But they like special atmosphere which reminds the European festival, and thus­ with own unique face and style"...

For years of holding a festival the great number of famous actors and musical collectives - both Russian, and foreign appeared on its stage. At very intense tour schedule, they find opportunity to arrive in the summer to Tolyatti to give to the audience, to whom trips to Maryinsky Theater are inaccessible, the Vienna opera or La Scala Milan Theater, - join high art and feel heartbeat of eternally live classic...

Board of trustees

  • Filippov Sergey Vasil'evch

    Minister of Culture of the Samara Region.

  • Antashev Sergey Aleksandrovich

    Head of the city of Togliatti.

  • Andreyev Sergey Igorevich

    ex. Mayor of the Tolyatti city district. Renders assistance to a festival since 2013.

  • Vavilin Vitaly Vladimirovich

    President of JSC ‘’Globeks bank’’. The founder of "Spiritual Heritage" city fund, takes part in support of various social projects in Tolyatti. In the first years of work of the ‘’Classic over Volga’’ festival acted as his General partner.

  • Sokolov Alexander Sergeyevich

    The rector of the P. I. Tchaikovsky Moscow conservatory, doctor of art criticism, honored worker of arts of the Russian Federation, professor. In 2004 – 2008 Minister of Culture and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation.

  • Gantvarg Mikhail Hanonovich

    Rector of the N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg state conservatory¬. Honored artist of Russia.

  • Skusnichenko Pyotr Ilyich

    Dean of vocal faculty of the P. I. Tchaikovsky Moscow conservatory, head of the solo singing department.

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Place of event

The festival takes placed on the bank of Volga
in the Green zone
of Tolyatti city

Russia / Tolyatti
Komsomolskoye highway, 68

Main stage
of «Green theater»

festival of «VOLNA»
recreation center

GPS coordinates of "Volna" recreation center" 53.466796,49.390236 (53°46'67"N 49°39'02"E)

 

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Participants

Orchestras

Participant Participant
Ulyanovsk

Ulyanovsk State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Governor

Since the earliest years of the orchestra (1968) famous conductors, soloists and choirs have been taking part in the concerts. Boris Haikin, Rudolf Barshai, Kirill Kondrashin, Nathan Rakhlin, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Fuat Mansurov, Yuri Temirkanov and others performed with the orchestra at different times. Foreign conductors such as Anton Kersjes (Netherlands), Dobrin Petkov (Bulgaria), Franz-Paul Decker (Canada), Enrique Mántici (Cuba), Olivier Cuendet, (Switzerland), Espen Selvik (Norway), Maria Eklund (Sweden), and Fabio Mastrangelo (Italy-Russia) participated in the concerts as well. Mstislav Rostropovich had repeatedly worked with the orchestra both as a soloist and as a conductor.

Such outstanding musicians as Yakov Flier, Nikolai Petrov, Jean-Bernard Pommier, Nikolai Lugansky, Denis Matsuev, Igor Oistrakh, Oleg Kagan, Maxim Fedotov, and others participated in concert programs of the orchestra. The orchestra has collaborated with leading Russian choirs: The Sveshnikov State Academic Russian Choir (the State Russian Choir), State Academic Choir of Russia named after A.A. Yurlov, State Academic Choir of Belarus, and others.

The orchestra possesses vast symphonic repertoire, consisting of various musical styles, trends and genres. The orchestra performed all the symphonies of Beethoven, Brahms and Tchaikovsky, many works of Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Dvořák, Bruckner, Mahler, Sibelius, Richard Strauss, Debussy, and other composers, as well as concert performances of the following operas: "The Marriage of Figaro" and "The Magic Flute" by Mozart, "La Traviata" by Verdi, "Carmen" by Bizet, "Porgy and Bess" by Gershwin, "Eugene Onegin", "Iolanta" and "The Queen of Spades" by Tchaikovsky.

The orchestra became widely known outside the country. It performed in Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, France, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, and China. leninmemorial.ru
Participant Participant
Yekaterinburg

The Symphony Orchestra of the Ural State Conservatoire Named After M. Mussorgsky


The Symphony Orchestra of the Ural State Conservatoire named after M.P. Mussorgsky is one of the oldest orchestras of the Urals. The orchestra is formed of the Сonservatoire students (Department of Orchestral String Instruments and Department of Orchestral Wind and Percussion Instruments.)

An outstanding conductor and teacher, People’s Artist of the RSFSR, Professor Mark Paverman was at the origin of the orchestra. At different times the orchestra was conducted by different conductors: Honored Artist of the RSFSR Alexander Fridlender, People’s Artists of the RSFSR Yevgeny Kolobov and Wolf Gorelik, Honored Art Worker of Kazakhstan Timur Mynbayev, Honored Art Workers of Russia Alexey Lyudmilin and Boris Osipov, Honored Artists of Russia Vladimir Vishnevskiy, Vladimir Zavadskiy and Alexey Dorkin, the winner of the international competition Enkhe, Ural Philharmonic Orchestra conductor, Professor Vyacheslav Kartashov.

Throughout its history the orchestra had the honour to accompany such soloists as People's Artist of the USSR Vera Bayeva, People's Artists of Russia Nikolai Golyshev, Natalia Pankova, Shaukat Amirov, the Honored Artist of Russia Valery Shkarupa, Honored Artists of the RSFSR Lev Mirchin, Hertz Tsomyc, Sergey Peshkov, and others. Of particular note is regular fruitful cooperation between the orchestra and the students’ choir (directed by Professor Vladimir Zavadsky.)

The orchestra is not only a good practice for novice musicians. It is also a place to practice the skills for the students who study orchestra and chorus conducting, composition and musical sound-producing.

Since 2017 the orchestra has been headed by a Conservatoire graduate and teacher Andrey Kolyasnikov.

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Conductors

Fabio Mastrangelo

Participant

Fabio Mastrangelo is one of the most famous conductors in Russia and in the world. Fabio Mastrangelo can be called "the most famous Italian in the musical circles of modern Russia." Since 2013 he has been the artistic director of the St. Petersburg State Music Hall Theatre. At the same time, the Maestro conducts the Symphony Orchestra of the Yakutia State Philharmonia Simphonica ARTica and a chamber orchestra of the soloists from the Novosibirsk Academic Symphony Orchestra called Camerata. Fabio is also a principal conductor of Moscow City Symphony – Russian Philharmonic. Besides, he holds the position of artistic director of the St. Petersburg International Summer Open-Air Festival All Together and Opera and Music and Arts Festival Tremolo in Togliatti.

Andrey Kolyasnikov

Participant

Yekaterinburg


Andrey Kolyasnikov is a graduate of the Ural State Conservatoire named after M. Mussorgsky with a specialisation in orchestra and chorus conducting (under Professor V. Kartashov.) Since 2015 Andrey Kolyasnikov has been working as a teacher, director and conductor of the orchestra of wind and percussion instruments at the Ural musical college at the Conservatoire. Since 2017 he has been working as an artistic director and conductor of the College Symphonic Orchestra. In addition to this work, Andrey Kolyasnikov is actively engaged in concert activities. He performs with the Symphony and Chamber Orchestras of Sverdlovsk Tchaikovsky Music College. He is also a conductor at mass cultural city events. Andrey is the founder and director of the instrumental ensemble FanTango, where graduate and postgraduate students of the Conservatoire play. The international achievement of the team and its leader is the first prize at the prestigious International Accordion Competition Accordeon Wettbewerb, Klingenthal, Germany (2015).

Theaters and art-projects

The Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow

Participant

Moscow

It is one of the youngest musical theatres in the country. The Theatre was founded in 1991 on the initiative of the outstanding Russian conductor Yevgeny Kolobov (1946-2003) and the Prime Minister of the Government of Moscow (later — the Mayor of Moscow; 1992-2010) Yuri Luzhkov. For almost a decade and a half, the Novaya Opera Theatre remained a bright author's and, moreover, conductor's theatre. Kolobov's creative principles, his uncompromising approach to art and his team of like-minded people, brought the Theatre the love of the audience. The repertoire of the Novaya Opera Theatre today consists of several directions: Russian and Western classics, original plays, concerts and divertissements of the XX–XXI centuries. The last direction is becoming increasingly important so that the very name of the Theatre is filled with a new meaning. The mission of the Theatre remains enlightenment.

The Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow is located in the historic centre of Moscow, in the picturesque Hermitage Garden. A distant prototype of the new building of the Theatre is the summer Mirror Theatre of the architect A.N. Novikova (1910). Now the building of the Novaya Opera Theatre is an integral element of the architectural appearance of Moscow.

Winners of the competition The Grand Opera. Voices of the Future.

Participant

Saint Petersburg

From the 3 to 8 of January 2019 in St. Petersburg the I international competition of young opera singers The Grand Opera. Voices of the Future was held. The organiser and author of the project is Foundation for the Development of the Musical Arts Fabio Mastrangelo, which began its activities in November 2016.

The jury consisted of recognised Russian and foreign experts, specialists in vocal and musical art, recognised masters, soloists of Russian and European musical theatres.

One of the main goals of the project is to create an opportunity for young singers from any country to show their talent on the big stage. For some participants, the competition has become a launching pad for their further career in the music world in general and opera in particular.
01 July Monday

Passion for the opera

Concert
«Passion for Opera. The Future Generation»

This evening you will hear the works of the following masters: P. Tchaikovsky, G. Verdi, N. Rimsky-Korsakov, G. Bizet, and others.

Performed by:

- Ulyanovsk State Academic"Symphony Orchestra of the Governor" (Ulyanovsk)

- Winners of the competition"Great Opera. Voices of the Future " (Moscow, St. Petersburg)

- Conductor - Maestro Fabio Mastrangelo (St. Petersburg)

  • Beginning: 20:00
  • Duration: 2 hours with intermission
02 July Tuesday

New opera stars

Concert
«Be my love»

Enjoy the concert of the New Opera Stars. Lyrical classics and professional voices will make the evening unforgettable.

Performed by:

- The Symphony Orchestra of the Ural State Conservatoire (Yekaterinburg)

- The soloists of «the Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre» (Moscow)

- Conductor - Andrey Kolyasnikov (Yekaterinburg)

  • Beginning: 20:00
  • Duration: 2 hours with intermission
22 - 26 June
2014
crew
250 people
audience
4700 people
Participants
KAZAN
symphonic orchestra
TOLYATTI
symphonic orchestra
"Helicon-opera"MUSICAL theater
(Moscow)
Theater – Circus "KRAKATUK"
(St. Petersburg)
String quartet "ATRIUM"
(Germany)
"VARIANT" Theater
(Tolyatti)
Invited
soloists
VirgiliusNareyka
(Lithuania)
Christian Benedict
(Lithuania)
Augustus Amonov
(Russia)
Nikita Borisoglebsky, violin
(Russia)
Premiere
Musical performance
«Coffee cantata»
Coffee cantata
Opera
"Romeo and Juliette"
(Ch. Gounod), Kazan state conservatory(Moscow)
24 - 27 June
2013
crew
250 people
audience
4500 people
Participants
KAZAN
symphonic orchestra
TOLYATTI
symphonic orchestra
Ural
youth symphony orchestra
Invited
soloists
MARYINSKY Theater
(St. Petersburg)
VILNIUS Theater
of opera and ballet

(Lithuania)
Premiere
Near-musical performance
«On a high note»
«Variant» Theater (Tolyatti)
26 - 28 June
2012
crew
200 people
audience
4000 people
Participants
KAZAN
symphonic orchestra
TOLYATTI
symphonic orchestra
Ural
youth symphony orchestra
Invited
soloists
MARYINSKY Theater
(St. Petersburg)
Premiere
Near-musical performance
«On a high note»
«Variant» Theater (Tolyatti)
21 - 24 June
2011
crew
200 people
audience
2900 people
Participants
KAZAN
symphonic orchestra
TOLYATTI
symphonic orchestra
SARATOV
symphonic orchestra
Invited
soloists
MARYINSKY Theater
(St. Petersburg)
Premiere
Gala concert of
ZURAB SOTKILAVA
and soloists of "Bolshoi Theater"
20 - 21 July
2010
crew
200 people
audience
2000 people
Participants
SYMPHONIC
orchestra of Art institute
Invited
soloists
Christian Benedict
(Lithuania)
Premiere
Zurab Sotkilav
(Moscow)
4 - 5 August
2009
crew
100 people
audience
2000 people
Participants
VOLGA REGION
youth symphonic
orchestra
Invited
actors
Belarusian theater
(Belarus)
Uzbekistan theater
(Uzbekistan)
Ukrainian theater
(Ukraine)
Premiere
Concert for children
28 August
2008
crew
90 people
audience
1900 people
participants
VOLGA REGION
youth symphonic
orchestra

Partners

How to become a partner

Partners of festival are individuals and companies, which render to ‘’Classic over Volga’’ festival considerable assistance in the solution of organizational, technical, information and financial issues. Participation in holding a festival gives to partners the chance to declare the commitment to preservation of cultural values, support significant for the city and the region of projects. Besides strengthening of positive image, the partner company has ample opportunities for advance of the brand on events of a festival..

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