Verbier 2011 – Treffen der Musikgiganten

Im 18. Jahr seines Bestehens bietet das Verbier Festival seine eigene Festival Akademie, sein eigenes Kammerorchester und ein Orchester – alles Institutionen, die es begabten jungen Musikern erlauben, von den Besten ihres Fachs zu lernen. Und Jahr für Jahr kommen in Verbier Musiker zusammen, nicht nur um Konzerte, Masterclasses und andere Präsentationen anzubieten, sondern vor allem auch um den sozialen Aspekt dieses Zusammenkommens zu geniessen, und sich – selten genug – im Kreis anderer...
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In the hands of genius – Musicerati at Verbier with Pianist Evgeny Kissin

In its eighteenth year now, Verbier has its own Festival Academy, Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra, providing young, gifted musicians with the chance to learn from the world’s most noted musicians. Along with this, the musicians and audiences have the wonderful opportunity to be exposed, at this small French-Swiss resort, to an array of world-class performances by the most internationally renowned music superstars. Thanks to the immense production capabilities of Medici.tv and their sponsors, concerts...
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Evgeny Kissin: Jerusalem at Heart

Even though the pianist’s ‘Liszt – Recital Tour’ did not actually start out, as originally planned in Jerusalem, and instead started in Madrid, playing in Jerusalem for the first time was of great  moment to Kissin’s heart. As he put it, “Im Eshkachech Yerushalayim Tishkach Yimini …”  Douay-Rheims Bible (If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand be forgotten) I could not even begin to imagine the impact of this literal transcription. Kissin...
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The Artist As Citizen: Pianist Evgeny Kissin Speaks Out Against Anti-Semitism

“I just felt that it was no longer possible to remain silent and not protest,” world-renowned pianist Evgeny Kissin said about his open letter to BBC Director General Mark Thompson, criticizing the media giant’s alleged habit of on-air favoritism. “I don’t know what my letter has accomplished, if anything, but my motivation to write it came from the dramatic increase of anti-Israel bias and slander in some of the prominent British media in general...
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