Opening Night of the 3rd International Festival "Musical Collection"
Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Hans Graf, Conductor. Brahms Concerto
9th International Festival "Arts Square" at St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall.
Russian National Orchestra. Mikhail Pletnev, conductor. Dmitri Berlinsky, violin. Alexander Kniazev, cello. Brahms double Concerto. Dec. 22, 2008
"Great Philharmonic Hall, Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic.
This place is my Temple. I came here with my parents to hear first concert when I was 7, and hundreds times since, I learned most what i know from great musicians here, I performed here when i was 11, practiced for hours at night before Paganini competition at 16, played Tchaikovsky concerto for the first time, had first full recital at 17... I grew up here. Twenty years later it seems nothing changed, it's a passage through time. Every time I step my foot inside, I feel the eternity. I remember people I met, music I heard, and now I see my old friends playing in the orchestra.
This is my home forever!"