State Academic Symphonic Orchestra of UkraineParviz Yahyav
Metso-soprano, actress of the Vienna State Opera
PROGRAM: Ferenc Liszt
Symphonic poem №3
Variations on a mysterious theme ("Enigma Variations")
Five songs on Friedrich Rückert's verses
Parviz Yahyavi (conductor) was born in 1980 in Iran in the military family at a time when the war between Iran and Iraq began, which lasted eight years. Since childhood, Parviz had a great desire to engage in music, but after the war, there was no such opportunity, besides, parents were opposed. He began to secretly study music at the age of sixteen. Self-mastered several musical instruments. Then he studied at the Conservatory in the composition class, and also played the violin in a student symphony orchestra. The training continued at the National Music Academy of Ukraine.
Thanks to the conductor, Vitaliy Protasov got acquainted with the activities of the Symphony Orchestra of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine. For some time he was watching the work of this orchestra, was present at the rehearsals, and this gave birth to a dream to work with the orchestra and inspired him to go to Vienna to study for conducting from the legendary conductor of Iranian origin, Alexander Rakhbari (assistant and deputy Herbert von Karayan). After studying in Rakhbari, he met with professor at the University of Vienna Leopold Hager in Salzburg, studied at him and simultaneously worked as his assistant in various European orchestras. He also studied conducting at Christopher Hogwood, Valery Gergiev and Alina Vlasenko.
Parviz conducted various orchestras in Austria, Germany, Russia, Slovakia, Turkey, Croatia, as well as in Ukraine. Among the most famous works in his repertoire, which were highly appreciated by musical critics, are the ballets "Swan Lake" and "Nutcracker" of Peter Tchaikovsky and his symphonies No. 4 and No. 6, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Requiem, The Paints' opera Ruggiero Leoncavallo, "The Enlightened Night "Arnold Schoenberg," Petrushka "and" Fairy Kiss "by Igor Stravinsky," Queen of the Czardash "by Imre Kalman and others like that.
Svetlina Stoyanova (mezzo-soprano) was born in Bulgaria in 1991, is an artist of the Vienna State Opera. In September 2018, he debuted as a dray in the opera of Richard Strauss "Ariadne on Naxos," and since then has performed the parties of Kerubino ("The Wedding of Figaro"), Rosweis ("Valkyrie"), Tisby ("Cinderella"), Lolly ("Village Honor "), Zhovoti (" Manon ") at the State Opera. As a guest performer of the Vienna State Opera, she performed the party's Cherubino at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg and Zerlinna (Don Giovanni) at Tonhalle in Düsseldorf.
Ms. Stoyanova graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Scotland. During her studies in 2017, she took first place at the International Neue Stimmen Singers Competition and third in the Le Grand Prix de l'Opera.
Svetlina also performed at concert events organized by Live Music Now. She sang Angel in the oratorio "The Dream of Gerontius" by Edward Elgar, and also performed "Gloria" by Antonio Vivaldi and Mass in C major Ludwig van Beethoven along with the Scottish Opera Orchestra. In June 2017, she had a solo concert within the framework of the International Festival "Sofia Music Weeks", and in June 2018 she performed Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 4 with the National Symphony Orchestra of the Bulgarian Radio. Ms. Stoyanova also sang at the opening ceremony of the Bregenz Festival in 2018, Mass in D Major Antonina Dvořák.
Svetlina is also a performer of Samling, a holder of the Silver Music Awards and the Independent Opera Scholarship & Fellowship, with whom she performed a solo concert at Wigmore Hall.
State Academic Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1979 as the first and only professional collective of Ukraine, which from the very beginning demonstrates the style of the repertoire - a classic, high-quality popular music, jazz, musical.
Today, the collective with a long history of star performances is known in Ukraine and abroad - the orchestra has toured several times with the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, South Korea, France, Poland and Ukraine; He collaborated with prominent conductors and world stars (Taras Chris, Michel Legrand, Jose Carreras, Montserrat Cabal, Sumy Yo, Alessandro Saffina, Andriy Bondarenko, etc.).