The InClassica International Music Festival is the largest and most ambitious music festival ever held in the Middle East. world-class performance and international collaboration.
InClassica is pleased to present the biggest names in classical music today, with artists from Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas, for an unparalleled program of phenomenal concerts.
It’s a place where some of the greatest musical minds in the world today come together, where amazing concerts take place and long-standing partnerships. It is a place where the public can discover new and historical works, where creative aspirations come true and where the mind lets itself wander.
For this very special concert, in addition to The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky, the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz conducted by its conductor, Michael Francis, will perform Childhood Memories by contemporary composer Alexey Shor. This retrospective, nostalgic and at times melancholy work by the composer-in-residence of InClassica is a virtuoso and highly evocative piano concerto spread over nine haunting movements.
The soloist of this concert is the famous Russian pianist Andrey Gugnin, a performer who won the prestigious Sydney International Piano Competition in 2016, and received the Gold Medal and Audience Award at the XCI International Gina Bachauer Piano Competition in 2014 and second prize at the 2013 Beethoven International Piano Competition in Vienna. In addition to many famous CD releases, his recording of Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra has been featured on the Oscar® winning Steven Speilberg’s film Bridge of Spies.