Violin Star Plays Masterpieces of Classical Music in Philharmonic


The Belgrade Philharmonic and Chief-Conductor Gabriel Feltz present to the Belgrade public Benjamin Schmid, one of the world’s finest violinists, two nights in a row, on 26 and 27 April (Kolarac Hall, 8:00 p.pm.) The program includes the most popular pieces of music literature: Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto, Borodin’s “Polovtsian Dances,” and the “Rite of Spring,” by I. Stravinsky, once the biggest scandal in music history.

Banjamin Schmid is a true example of a superstar in classical music. His huge repertoire, from the usual compositions to jazz improvisations, has been recorded on more than 50 albums, and several films have been made about his versatile career. Schmid is considered to be one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century. After his first rehearsal with the Belgrade Philharmonic, he said:

“I am very happy to finally have the opportunity to perform with the Belgrade Philharmonic. The orchestra sounds great, especially with the fantastic Gabriel Feltz. We are going to play Tchaikovsky’s famous violin concerto in a slightly different way. I am looking for a more classical approach, in other words, a fresh and slightly more sober perspective.”

The Philharmonic continues to present the world’s most sought-after solo performers of masterpieces of classical music. After the unforgettable pianist Gavrylyuk playing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, in addition to world-famous violinist Benjamin Schmid, the Belgrade public will also be able to enjoy Borodin’s “Polovtsian Dances,” and the controversial “Rite of Spring,” by I. Stravinsky. This work evoked a shocking public reaction more than 100 years ago, not only because of the inconceivable music that the huge orchestra was playing, but also because of Nijinsky’s “barbaric” choreography. The erstwhile brutal public reaction has been transformed into ovations by the contemporary public, and all those who want to hear it for themselves can buy 100 standing tickets for both nights, since both concerts have been sold out.