Pianist Ivan Rudin holds masterclasses and a concert in Eastern Orenburg

03 February 2017

From 30 January to 1 February 2017 as part of the ‘Class from a Maestro’ programme of the Art, Science, and Sport Charity Foundation, masterclasses and a concert were held in Novotroitsk and Orsk by the renowned pianist Ivan Rudin, the director of the International ‘Ars Longa’ Music Festival.

On 30 January, the musician held a masterclass at the Novotroitsk Children’s Art School, on 1 February he visited the Art College of Orsk. The masterclasses were attended by teachers and students from musical institutions and art schools in Eastern Orenburg.

“The most important thing isn’t what genre you perform in but that it’s done with talent! It’s also very important to instill taste in good music. Not to force, but to discover the initiatives of children, and to develop their abilities. The intent of the masterclasses is to help in this. I hold many of them at different festivals, where I share the knowledge that I’ve received from the best teachers in Russia and abroad. It’s great that Alisher Usmanov’s foundation organizes masterclasses for young musicians. It’s very beneficial to their development and realization,” said Ivan Rudin.

A solo concert of the pianist was held on 31 January at the Orsk State A.S. Pushkin Drama Theatre. Ivan Rudin performed etudes by Franz Liszt, and read works by A.S. Pushkin and M. Y. Lermontov.

The ‘Class from a Maestro’ project is organized by the Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation with the goal of developing musical education in Russia. Thanks to the events of the project, teachers and students in the regions get a chance to acquaint themselves with the work and learn from the leading performers and instructors in the country.

In 2015-2016, as part of the project in the Orenburg region, a series of masterclasses and concerts were held by laureates of international competitions; soloists from the Moscow Philharmonic; pianist Ekaterina Mechetina; People’s Artist of Russia, professor at the Moscow State Institute of Music named after A.G. Schnittke, and domra player Sergey Lukin; Meritorious Artist of Russia, pianist Alexander Gindin; professor of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory Marina Keselman; and Meritorious Cultural Worker of the Russian Federation, professor of the Moscow Conservatory Marina Karaseva.

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