1992 SPI ET SVETLA 2The 26th Colmar International Festival
under the artistic direction of Vladimir Spivakov
takes place from 3 to 14 July 2014.

Tribute to Evgeny Svetlanov

The 26th Colmar International Festival will take place from 3 to 14 July 2014 and will pay tribute to the great Russian conductor, pianist and composer Yevgeny Svetlanov (1928 – 2002). Considered one of the greatest conductors of the 20th century, the Maestro spent more than 35 years leading the USSR State Symphony Orchestra, and then the Residentie Orchestra in The Hague, before adding his uniquely Russian flavour to the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo.  In Colmar, at the head of his Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Yevgeny Svetlanov conducted some unforgettable concerts between 1992 and 1996 that are seared forever in the memories of music lovers! In 2014, once again, some of the world’s most talented artists will perform in Colmar to make you fully appreciative of the art of the that immense musician, Svetlanov.


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