The Conducting Legend and the Cello Superstar Join the BPO 

The celebrated conductor Michail Jurowski and the international cello star Narek Hakhnazaryan will appear together with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra on Friday, 15 December (Kolarac, 8pm). The concert will open with Schumann’s Faust Overture, followed by Violoncello Concerto by the same composer, while the performance of Liszt’s Dante Symphony will feature the Collegium Musicum Acedemic Choir.

One of the finest young international cellists, Narek Hakhnazaryan has appeared in the world’s most prestigious venues, including Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Wigmore Hall in London, Berlin Konzerthaus, Vienna Konzerthaus and Carnegie Hall. A former student of the famous Rostropovich and a winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition, Narek’s first visit to Serbia was at the invitation of Emir Kusturica, when the cellist dazzled the audience at the IV Bolshoi Russian Classical Music Festival in Mokra Gora National Park, Serbia. Together with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, he will play Schumann’s concerto on a 1707 cello.

The oldest living member of the renowned musical dynasty and one of former Soviet Union’s most distinguished artists, conductor Michail Jurowski is a regular guest in the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert seasons:
“In the programme we are preparing, one can hear all peculiar lives from the great literature in fantastic pieces of music. Schumann’s overture represents the fire of life, while in the Dante Symphony Liszt personally plunges down to pay a visit to hell. The acoustics of Kolarac is not satisfactory for the performance of this piece; however, when the players understand the music so well, as well as their individual roles in the score, then we react from our stomach to the genuine sound”, said Maestro Jurowski.