May 2019
21 | 05 | 2019, tu – 19:00
Myaskovskiy Concert Hall
Music and architecture
Concert series Art controversy
Iannis Xenakis, Edgar Varese, Guillaume Dufay


Ianis Xenakis
Charisma for cello and clarinet

Edgar Varese
Density 21,5 for flute

Guillaume Dufay
Nuper rosarum flores for 4 voices

Claude Debussy
Preludes for piano:
"La cathédrale engloutie" and "La puerta del vino"

Georgiy Dorokhov
Under Construction for violin and piano

George Gerschwin
An American in Paris for violin and piano (transcription by Jascha Heifetz)

Aaron Copland
Vitebsk for violin, cello and piano

Wladimir Vogel
Russian Bells for piano


Studio for New Music Ensemble' Soloists
Marina Rubinsteyn, flute
Mona Khaba, piano
Natalia Cherkasova, piano
Stanislav Malyshev, violin
Ekaterina Fomitskaya, violin
Ekaterina Markova, viola
Olga Galochkina, cello

Musicological commentary - Elizaveta Gershunskaya

From Aristotle to Lessing, from Gramsci and Adorno to Deleuze and Levinas - there has always been a discussion about intrinsic values of the art forms: whether the arts exist as self-reliant phenomena or they all have common roots and do need each other. At first sight, the art of music is perhaps the only self-sufficient form of art. That’s why it has certain power to influence our perception of other arts as a background process or else by highlighting elements of the other arts or by opening up yet another facets of a piece of art. Together with Vladimir Tarnopolski and Fedor Sofronov the listener is invited to this journey though the different art forms and to take part in the controversial discussion between music and other arts.

24 | 05 | 2019, fr – 19:00
Anikushin's Atelier (Vyazemskiy Side-street, 8)
VI St. Petersburg International New Music Festival
Alexandra Filonenko, Vladimir Tarnopolski, Oscar Bianchi, Annette Schmucki, Simone Cardini, Kaito Nakahori, Raphael Cendo, Jug K. Markovic


Alexandra Filonenko

Vladimir Tarnopolski
Study of a Girl Reading Pavese

Oscar Bianchi

Annette Schmucki
repeat one

Simone Cardini
Deriva, in margine a una lontananza, dimentica

Kaito Nakahori
Zero Russian Premiere

Raphael Cendo

Jug K. Markovic


Studio for New Music Ensemble
Conductor - Igor Dronov


The Saint-Petersburg Contemporary Music Center “” holds the VI St. Petersburg International New Music Festival that will take place from May 21st to May 25th, 2019, under the artistic direction of composer Mehdi Hosseini.

30 | 05 | 2019, th – 19:30
The State Institut of Art Studies
Suite of Mirrors: Valentin Silvestrov
Music and Lecture


Valentin Silvestrov

Postlude No.1 (DSCH) for soprano, violin, cello and piano (1981)
String quartet No. 1 (1974)
Postlude No. 3 for cello and piano (1982)
Quartetto piccolo for string quartet (1961)
Forest music after G. Aigi for soprano, flute, horn and piano (1978)


Studio for New Music Ensemble' soloists:

Ekaterina Kichigina, soprano
Stanislav Malyshev, violin
Olga Galochkina, cello
Sergey Kryukovtsev, horn
Mona Khaba, piano

Studio for New Music Quartet:
Stanislav Malyshev, violin
Inna Zilberman, violin
Anna Burchik, viola
Olga Kalinova, cello