Moscow Rachmaninov to perform with Omani artists at Bosch Center

Oman Saturday 20/February/2016 20:01 PM
By: Times News Service
Moscow Rachmaninov to perform with Omani artists at Bosch Center

Muscat: Fourth concert of Moscow Rachmaninov will be presented by Arabesque International as part of the second season of the Muscat Chamber Music Series on February 24 at the Bosch Center, the American International School Muscat (TAISM).
The concert, which starts at 07:30 pm is free of charge and being held under the patronage of Envarbic Fazelianov, ambassador of Russia to Oman.
“The cellist and the pianist of the Moscow Rachmaninov Trio, along with Russian clarinettist, Sergey Petrov will perform at the concert, which will include compositions from the chamber music repertoire of composers, such as Glinka, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Glazunov, Kovács and others,” Said Ahmed Abouzahra, general manager (GM) of Arabesque International, said.
Omani musicians
“As part of the project’s aim, which is to let Omani musicians and the international artists exchange their musical experiences, three musicians from the Oud Hobbyist Association will perform with the Russian artists at the concert.
“This will not only add to the musical experiences and knowledge of the Omani musicians, but will also add to the Russians’ experience as they are introduced to Omani culture and music, which will make them go back to their country and talk about their experience,” added Abouzahra.
During the stay of the Trio in Muscat, they will also hold several workshops: on Sunday, February 21 at 12:55 pm at the American British Academy, on Monday, at 9:30 am at the PDO School and at 13:00 pm at the Al Shmoukh International School, while on Tuesday, a workshop will be held at Our Planet School at 10:30 am and another at the Azzan Bin Qais International School at 14:00 pm.
The artists will also hold two master classes for Omani musicians from the Oud Hobbyist Association on February 22 and 23, in preparation for their collective performance on February 24 at TAISM.
The Moscow Rachmaninov Trio is a musical ensemble well known to music admirers all over the world. Nineteen years of joint creative work has brought the musicians the affection of the audience, respect of their colleagues and critical acclaim both in Russia and abroad.
The Trio musicians regularly conduct major international workshops at such recognised organisations. They also organise an annual international festival for piano trios called “The Rachmaninov Trio and Friends” inviting to Moscow the best piano trios from all over the world.
Sergey Petrov has been a soloist with the Russian Philharmonic orchestra since 2002, and was also the soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre orchestra. In 2005, he won the first prize at the First International Rimsky-Korsakov competition in St Petersburg.