Coming from the far corners of the former U.S.S.R. are five gifted artists: Arseny Aristov performing on piano, Lena Prosulupova – violin, Narek Arutuniyan – clarinet, Iosif Purits – accordion and Evgeny Skolchenkov playing the stringed folk instrument, the domra. Evgeny will be making his “encore” appereance at the Gala 2008 after his smashing performance 2 years ago in Toronto. All were winners of national and international competitions, and chosen by the Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation.
Toronto’s Show One Productions first presented Young Stars of the Young Century in February 2005. It was a spectacular sell-out, as were the second edition in March 2006 and the third in May 2007. Impresario Svetlana Dvoretskaia, who represents the Vladimir Spivakov Foundation in North America, expects the fourth annual Gala in April 2008 to be just as thrilling.
“Orchestras and opera companies throughout the world are creating special programs to attract the next generation,” says Show One’s Ms. Dvoretskaia. “We are proud to be part of this very important mission. Young Stars is a spectacular demonstration of great talent, discipline and achievement, together with a lot of humor and limitless energy. No matter how long it may run, the audience never wants to leave!
The Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation (www.spivakov.ru) was established in 1994 and is headed by celebrated Russian violinist and conductor Vladimir Spivakov, conductor of the famed Moscow Virtuosi and the National Philharmonic of Russia. The Foundation participates in the UNESCO project “In Support of the Culture of Peace and Non-Violence.” Since its inception, it has granted scholarships to more than 800 young talents.
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