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VTB (Azerbaijan) supported the concert in honor of the anniversary of Rachmaninoff

VTB (Azerbaijan) acted as a financial partner of the concert dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the great Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff. The event was organized by the Azerbaijan State Academic Philharmonic with the support of the Russian House in Azerbaijan.

The concert featured the vocal-symphonic poem "The Bells" and the Second concerto for the Piano and Orchestra. The conductor of the concert was the People's Artist of Azerbaijan Yalchyn Adygezyalov.

Soloists from Russia, Turkey, and Germany were invited to the concert in Baku. Vocalists from Moscow Elizaveta Kulagina (soprano) and Igor Morozov (tenor) took part in the poem "The Bells". The baritone part was performed by the famous opera singer Avaz Abdulla, who is currently working in Mannheim. The second piano concerto was performed by a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, Turkish pianist Gökhan Aibulus.

“VTB (Azerbaijan) over the years of its activity has actively supported significant events in the field of culture and art. This year is, first of all, significant for classical music, primarily due to the 150th anniversary of Sergei Rachmaninov, and we are pleased to contribute to such a large-scale event. We are confident that this concert has become a worthy gift for all lovers of classical music,” - said Igor Okayev, Chairman of the Board of VTB (Azerbaijan).

For information:

Sergei Rachmaninoff is a Russian and American composer, pianist, and conductor. Synthesized in his work the principles of the St. Petersburg and Moscow composer schools (as well as mixing the traditions of Western European and Middle Eastern music) and created his own original style.
The second piano concerto was written by Rachmaninoff in 1900. First performed in full in Moscow on October 27, 1901. The second concerto has become one of the most well-known, popular, and performed works not only by Rachmaninov but also by the entire world of musical literature for piano and orchestra.
The poem "The Bells" is a piece of music for a mixed choir, three soloists (soprano, tenor, and baritone), and orchestra, written by Rachmaninoff in 1913 to the words of the poem of the same name by Edgar Allan Poe, translated by Balmont.

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