On Friday, April 26, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra is once again performing with the renowned pianist Alexei Volodin, under the baton of Daniel Raiskin. The program features works by Serbia’s very own Marko Nikodijević, and will be completed with masterpieces of Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich.

Known for his exceptionally sensitive and technically brilliant musicianship, Alexei Volodin is a frequent guest of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra. His name regularly graces the most famous music venues such as the Vienna Konzerthaus, Palau de la Música in Barcelona, Mariinsky Theatre, Paris Philharmonic, Alte Oper in Frankfurt, and Zurich Tonhalle. Renowned for his diverse repertoire, Volodin will perform Sergei Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 3, one of the most popular works of the 20th century, with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra on Friday night concert.

The concert opens with the Serbian premiere of a composition by a world-acclaimed Serbian composer Marko Nikodijević, who has garnered special attention for his work on the project Seven Deaths of Maria Callas with Marina Abramović. Parting of the Waters into Heaven and Seas / The Second Day. Toccata per Orchestra explores the biblical story of the second day of the world’s creation. The piece was commissioned by the foundation and orchestra MusicAeterna, which first premiered with the renowned Teodor Currentzis at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg in 2021.

Under the baton of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra’s permanent guest conductor Daniel Raiskin, the concert culminates with the performance of Symphony No. 6 by Dmitri Shostakovich, a piece that the Belgrade Philharmonic fondly recalls from its 2006 Swedish tour, when the piece was frequent on the Orchestra’s repertoire.

The Friday concert is already a sold-out event, however, standing tickets will be available for purchase one hour before the concert, from 7:00 PM, at the Kolarac Box Office