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International Cello Festival


Artistic Director of the Festival is Boris Andrianov



Moscow, November 18-26

November 26


Thursday 19-00

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

4/31 Triumfalnaya Sq.




Ivan Monighetti (cello)

Boris Andrianov (cello)

Jonathan Roseman (cello, the Netherlands)


Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra

Conductor: Sergey Smbatyan (Armenia)


The program:

P.Tchaikovsky. 5 pieces from The Seasons

(arranged for chamber orchestra)

P.Tchaikovsky. Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra

R.Schumann. Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in A minor

A.Rosenblatt. Jazz Rockoco Variations for Cello and Orchestra (world premiere)






The closing concert of the festival is dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the birth of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. This concert will feature solo cellists, winners of the Tchaikovsky Competition, the biggest international event in the world of classical music which is held since 1958. Besides Ivan Monighetti and Boris Andrianov, prize winners of the previous competitions, 17-year-old virtuosic cellist Jonathan Roseman who won this year’s competition will be performing. The soloists will perform Tchaikovsky and Robert Schumann’s works accompanied by the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra conducted by Sergey Smbatyan.


The highlight of the concert will be the world premiere of Jazz Rococo Variations for Cello and Orchestra. Composer Alexander Rosenblatt well known for his numerous interpretations of the world classical music wrote his own variations on Tchaikovsky’s rococo theme specially for this concert.  The composition combining classics and jazz is going to end the 7th VIVACELLO festival in a striking and exciting way.

Jonathan Roseman


Despite his young age – the cellist is only 17 years old – he has been granted a lot of prestigious international awards. This year he won the sixth prize of the Tchaikovsky Competition, the most important competition for him, where he represented Finland. The artist is a citizen of Finland (like his mother) and the Netherlands (like his father). It is interesting to note that Jonathan’s parents got to know each other while they were studying at the Moscow Conservatory.

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