What unites the Neva Foundation and the Mariinsky Academy is the aim to give young talents an opportunity to perfect their skills under senior artists and to support them in the beginning of their artistic career in order to maintain the prestige of Russian culture and its artists. The recital of Russian young opera singers, which takes place on October 20, 2013 at Grand Théâtre de Genève, received financial support of the Neva Foundation and represents a continuation of our numerous projects for young people.
Founded in 1988, the Mariinsky Academy is headed by the renowned accompanist and teacher Larisa Gergieva, a widely known figure in the music world.
Young talented singers who come from throughout Russia and the CIS are admitted to the Academy to assimilate the culture of singing, develop a sense of style and study the history of the Mariinsky Theatre and world opera.
It is impossible now to imagine music in St Petersburg without the vocal concerts of the soloists at the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers. Their performances at the Mariinsky Theatre, the Philharmonic, the Yusupov Palace and the Hermitage Theatre among other prestigious city venues have long been a fine tradition.
The recital of four "academicians" in Geneva's Opera is intended to make the Swiss audience familiar with the most promising voices of the Russian vocal school and discover the program, which reflects the diversity of melodies of Great Russian composers, ranging from Glinka to those of the 20th century.