27 November, 21

Eight world premieres of "Russian Music 2.1"

Contemporary Russian composers presented their compositions at the finals of the Aksenov Family Foundation's “Russian Music 2.1” program

On Monday, November 22, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall of the Moscow Philharmonic Society with the participation of the Russian National Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble hosted the final of the "Russian Music 2.1" program. In 2021, the program is implemented with the support of the Presidential Fund for Cultural Initiatives. The evening was held in a concert-performance format.

Eight laureates of the 2021 program - Anton Vasilyev, Vladimir Gorlinsky, Oleg Krokhalev, Marina Poleukhina, Vladimir Rannev, Elena Rykova, Alexandra Filonenko and Alexander Chernyshkov - have received grants from the Aksenov Family Foundation to create new chamber and symphonic works, following a meeting of the international expert council* of the program. The composers' work lasted for seven months, culminating in a performance-concert. Four symphonic and four chamber premieres were performed by the Russian National Youth Orchestra and the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble under the baton of Fyodor Lednev.

Projects like Russian Music 2.1 are certainly important, they give composers the opportunity to hear their works and the compositions to become acts of art, that is, to be inscribed in the history of music
Fyodor Lednev, Conductor, Member of the Expert Council of the Russian Music 2.1 Program

"Intimate statements" and "program compositions" are how the award-winning composers describe their works. But they are all united by the search for a new language, a new sound that goes far beyond the boundaries of the traditional use of musical instruments. Video and light, dissecting instruments and space become part of the scores.

The creative concept of the evening was realized by Aksenov Family Foundation together with documentary filmmaker Dina Barinova and art studio Stain. The event at the confluence of music, performative and visual practices was seen not only by the audience gathered at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, but also by everyone who joined the online broadcast.

This year we are holding Russian Music 2.1 at Moscow's largest concert venue, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, together with the Moscow Philharmonic and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. We see our partnership with these major institutions as a sign of recognition of our initiative, which has received broad support from the professional community
Dmitry Aksenov, founder of Aksenov Family Foundation

The guests of the event were Nadezhda Oblentseva, Matilda Shnurova, Sofya Trotsenko, Victoria Kondrashova, Svetlana Dolya, Maria Fedorova, Denis Kataev, Alexey Novoselov, Ekaterina Yakimova, Ekaterina Bochavar, Dmitry Gutov, Gleb Smirnov and others.

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