Conegliano e Vittorio Veneto, 26-28 agosto 2016

After the exceptional preview in Moscow, the international music festival directed by Yuri Bashmet is back and it will bring on stage great soloists and talented new artists in the most evocative lands of Prosecco.
Among the guests, Paolo Tagliamento from Conegliano, rising star on the international music scene, Belle Shiu, who plays a piece by Tan Dun and Yuri Bashmet, viola soloist, director of the Moscow Soloists and interpreter of great Russian composers: Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Bodrov, author of a new piece written for the Insieme Vocale of the City of Conegliano. Consolidated the system of the After Festival, to enjoy unusual moments of convivialty with the artists.

Conegliano, August 8, 2016 – For the fourth consecutive year, Yuri Bashmet, the violist solo most appreciated and internationally acclaimed, announces the opening of the international music Festival “Sulle vie del Prosecco”, which he founded and directed since 2013. From 26 of August and 28, three exciting concerts will transform some of the most beautiful places of the Prosecco lands, the Church of Saints Martino and Rosa and the former Convent of San Francesco, in Conegliano, and the Teatro Da Ponte in Vittorio Veneto.

The opening of the Festival has been announced this year by an exceptional event, the gala concert of presentation in international premiere of the Festival, which took place on April 18 in the prestigious Great Hall of the P. I. Tchaikovskij Conservatory of Moscow. The event, that showed us the collaboration between Bashmet, his orchestra, the Moscow Soloists, the Insieme Vocale of the City of Conegliano and the most acclaimed pianist of the new generation, Daniil Trifonov, who is also the testimonial of the Festival of which was guest in 2014, is the first presentation ever of an Italian Musical Festival in Moscow, the cultural capital among the most influential of the world.

Thanks to the support of the Consortium of Tourism Promotion Marca Treviso, of the Chamber of Commerce of Treviso and Belluno, of the Veneto Region, of the Consortium for the conservation of DOC Prosecco, the Festival has been able to provide an exceptional and exclusive international projection of the Prosecco territory and of the City of Conegliano and of Vittorio Veneto, already European Capital of Wine.

Among the highlight of this edition, that will start the 26 of August in Conegliano, we can find the first execution ever of the Gloria for choir and orchestra by the composer Kuzma Bodrov, a song written by the famous Russian composer especially for the Festival and dedicated to the choir Insieme Vocale Città di Conegliano, who will perform directed by Laura Fabbro at the opening concert, with the orchestra of the Moscow Soloist. From this year the Festival intensifies its great openness to talented young musicians, Italians and foreign, hosting Paolo Tagliamento in Conegliano, native city of the young musician, who is the only Italian artist to have won the international violin competition “Rodolfo Lipizer” in 34 years of history of the manifestation.

Another guest of this year is the Chinese Belle Shiu, whose interpretation of a passage for pipe, the “Chinese lute”, and string orchestra, by the American composer of Chinese origin Tan Dun, is as rare as interesting opportunity to hear in Italy this traditional instrument, very popular in China. Among the pieces on the program in Conegliano also the delicious and rarely performed Sinfonia concertante of Mozart for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn and orchestra, which will be interpreted by the first soloist of the Orchestra of the Opera of Roma, in which we find the international appreciated oboist Luca Vignali.

The evening in Vittorio Veneto (the 27 of August) will be characterized by the beauty of the music of Brahms, whose concert program offers a complete cognitive excursus.

As always, Yuri Bashmet will perform both as orchestra director, at the head of the Moscow team that won nothing less than a Grammy Award, both as soloist, with his special viola created by the Milanese maker of stringed instruments Paolo Testore in 1758.

Finally, the format of the After Festival has been renewed, with dinners with the artists after their performance. For any further information and to book your own package “cene + concerto”.

The Music Festival “Sulle vie del Prosecco” was born in 2013 from the passion of the violist Yuri Bashmet, its founder and artistic director, for this genuine land and its landscape still intact, for its characteristic hills, dotted with beautiful architecture and artistic treasures yet to discover.

The third edition of the Festival – the fourth in chronological order 0, 1^, 2^ and 3^ – is realized through the initiative of the Associazioni Marca Musicale and Insieme Vocale Città di Conegliano, of the Municipalities of Conegliano and Vittorio Veneto, thanks to the contribution of the Ministry of the Culture of the Russian Federation and of the Veneto Region, thanks to the support of the Consortium for the conservation of DOC Prosecco, of the Consortium of Tourism Promotion Marca Treviso, thanks to the support of the Chamber of Commerce of Treviso – Belluno, in the Veneto Region, through the Regional Consortium Foothills and Hills of the Veneto, thanks to the partnership of Novatek and of Masottina, Dersut Caffè, Ada Srl – Azienda Depurazione Acque (Water treatment), Hotel Canon d’Oro e Agency Onda Verde Viaggi, to the technical partnership of the Russia Concert Agency, Studiomusica. Media partners Radio Padova and Radio Easy Network.

In addition to this, Dersut Coffee Museum, San Benedetto, Theatres and Umanesimo Latino Spa, Coné Centro commerciale, Furlan Floricultura and the Restaurants InContrada in Conegliano, A Casa de Giorgio in Conegliano, Al Larin da Bepo in Vittorio Veneto.