On Sunday 15 July, Christian Vasquez will make his debut at the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Italy, working with young musicians carefully selected for the InterHarmony Festival Orchestra. Drawing on Christian’s expertise in working with youth orchestras, they will perform Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture and excerpts from the composer’s Symphony No. 4, plus Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Christian will be joined by guest soloist Sergey Khachatryan, who will also give a masterclass to the young musicians the day before. Find out more about the concert here.
After an intense week of rehearsals and the performance, Christian will return to Stavanger Symphony Orchestra to open the new 18/19 season with Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in September.
Sergey arrives in Italy after once again working with conductor Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, this time at the Granada Festival in Spain. After his performance at the InterHarmony Festival, he will travel to the US to perform Brahms Double Concerto at the Brevard Festival with friend and long-time collaborator Narek Hakhnazaryan.