Fulbright Alumni Concert in Saratov
Saratov State Conservatory named after L.V.Sobinov was honored to present a concert of the music of Joel Feigin, Professor of California University in Santa Barbara (USA) and International Fulbright Program Alumnus on Mach 25, 2010 at the Great Hall of the conservatory.
The performers included Professor Feigin as well as Professors and students of Saratov State Conservatory. The Program included 6 pieces:
“Lament with Ghosts” (solo Viola and a consort of 6 violas). Solo Viola - Professor Anatoly Grigoryev and the students of his class – Roman Kotrich, Vladislav Shevtsov, Natalia Bobyr, Natalia Semenova, Kseniya Levintsa, Anna Tolstova. .
“Patience on a Monument Scene” from “Twelfth Night” (soprano , tenor, baritone, piano). Tenor – Alexey Sayapin (Third Prize at Elena Obraztsova International Competition of Young Opera Singers, 2007, St.Petersburg; Second Prize at Galina Vishnevskaya II International Opera Singing Competition, 2008, Moscow; First Prize at the International Competition of Tenor in Memory of Luciano Pavarotti, 2008, St.Petersburg). Soprano – Marina Salnikova (Laureate of the International Competition). Baritone – Aleksandr Korneev. Piano - Joel Feigin.
“Mosaic” for String Orchestra performed by Saratov Conservatory Chamber Orchestra.
Artistic Director and Conductor – Professor Tatiana Bykova. .
“Gently flowing” for violin and piano. Peformers – Professor Tatiana Bykova (violin) and Joel Feigin (piano). Written and dedicated to Tatiana Bykova.
“Dirge” for Brass Ensemble. Written and dedicated to Brandt Brass Ensemble (Grand-Prize of the International Competition). Artistic Director- Oleg Abramov).
World Premiere. Site of Brandt Brass Ensemble – www.brandtbrass. com
“Mountains and River Trio” (violin, cello and piano). Peformers – Professor Tatiana Bykova (violin), Professor Aleksandr Solomatin (cello), Elena Lanina (piano). Russian Premiere.
Introductory remarks in both Russian and English were given by Ph.D., Professor Tatiana Svistunenko (Theory of Music and Composition Department), Fulbright Program Alumna.
The idea for this performance was suggested and worked out by Tatiana Svistunenko, who had been a Visiting Professor at Santa Barbara University in 2007/2008 on her Fulbright Fellowship. The process of preparation has continued since the fall to discuss details of the pieces written for especially for musicians from Saratov.
Professor Joel Feigin has come to Saratov to participate in the performances and rehearsals. He gave several Master-Classes in Composition and was so kind as to listen to the pieces of students in composition.
We are delighted that one of the performers Alexey Sayapin (tenor), Laureate of International Competition, has been invited by Placido Domingo to study at the Los Angeles Opera School.