When

November 5-11, 2017

Where

Moscow
Gnessins' Academy of Music

Competition and Festival 2017

Welcome to the Fifth Alexander Frauchi International Guitar Competition! It will be held from November 5th through November 11th, 2017, hosted by the Gnessins’ Russian Academy of Music. This year, the total value of the prizes exceeds 20,000 euros; also all those foreign and non-resident participants of the Competition who are advanced to the Third Round will be awarded a scholarship in the amount of costs paid for travelling from their place of residence (de facto residence) to the city of Moscow and back. Alexander Frauchi International Guitar Competition is held biannually. In the 'non-competitional' years the Alexander Frauchi Foundation is organizing «Two evenings in November» festivals.

Competition

During the competitions of 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015, the prize-winners of the first prizes were Rovshan Mamedkuliev and Artyom Dervoed, of the second prizes – Pavel Kukhta, Konstantin Okudzhava, Anton Baranov, Vera Danilina, and Andrea de Vitis.

Festival

During the 'competitional' years, the stars of the festivals were Roland Dyens, Marcin Dylla, Aniello Desiderio, Zoran Dukic, Sergio and Odair Asad, Roberto Aussel, Pavel Steidl, Dmitry Murin, Dimitri Illarionov, and many others.

«Two evenings in November»

The stars of the «Two Evenings in November» festivals (2010, 2012, 2016, 2016) were Zoran Dukic, Denis Azabagic, Aniello Desiderio, Rafael Aguirre, Andrea de Vitis, Artyom Dervoed, Dimitri Illarionov, Frauchi Guitar Quartet and many others.

Jury and Artists

The Fifth Alexander Frauchi International Guitar Competition

Vladimir
Mityakov

Dimitri
Illarionov

Dmitry
Tatarkin

Eugeny
Finkelstein

Ricardo
Gallen

Cavatina
Duo

Frauchi
Guitar Quartet

Quartetto
Furioso

Artyom
Dervoed

Rovshan
Mamedkuliev

Denis
Azabagic

Denis Azabagic (Bosnia and Herzegovina), is one of the most compelling classical guitarists on the international concert circuit today. He performs concerts around the globe, maintaining a balance between his solo recitals, chamber music with the Cavatina Duo, and engagements as soloist with orchestras.

Nikolay
Komolyatov

Nikolay Komolyatov was born in 1942. In 1992 he was pronounced Honored Artist of Russia. Since 1983 he has been a teacher, then a senior teacher, an associate professor and professor. A number of his students became laureates of international competitions (A. Zimakov, A. Dervoed and others).

Aleksey
Murin

Aniello
Desiderio

Schedule

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5:00 pm

Registration of the competitors / draw procedure


Lobby of the Concert Hall of the Gnessins’ Russian Academy of Music – Registration of the competitors / draw procedure.

7:00 pm

Competition and Festival Opening Ceremony, Concert

Conductor - Leo Brouwer, Ricardo Gallén, Frauchi Guitar Quartet (Dmitriy Murin, Sergey Uryupin, Eugeniy Nomerovskiy, Dmitriy Tatarkin), Musica Viva Moscow Chamber Orchestra

Concert Hall of the Gnessins’ Russian Academy of Music.

  • Ricardo Gallén (Spain)
  • Frauchi Guitar Quartet – Dmitriy Murin, Sergey Uryupin, Eugeniy Nomerovskiy, Dmitriy Tatarkin
  • Musica Viva Moscow Chamber Orchestra (artistic director and chief conductor Alexander Rudin), conductor – Leo Brouwer (Cuba)

 

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Round 1 of the Competition


Shuvalov’s Musical Drawing Room – Round 1 of the Competition

7:00 pm

Master class by Leo Brouwer (Cuba)


Concert Hall of the Gnessins’ Russian Academy of MusicMaster class by Leo Brouwer.

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Round 1 of the Competition


Shuvalov’s Musical Drawing Room – Round 1 of the Competition

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Master class by Aniello Desiderio (Italy)


Shuvalov’s Musical Drawing Room – Master class by Aniello Desiderio.

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Master class by Denis Azabagic (USA)


Shuvalov’s Musical Drawing Room – Master class by Denis Azabagic (USA)

9:00 pm

Concert: Dimitri Illarionov’s project «Dreams in Mirror: Satie-vision»

Dimitri Illarionov, Boris Andrianov, Andrey Ivanov, Igor Fyodorov, Andrey Zelensky, Lyubov Terskaya

Moscow Planetarium.

  • Dimitri Illarionov (guitar)
  • Boris Andrianov (cello)
  • Andrey Ivanov (double bass)
  • Igor Fyodorov (clarinet)
  • Andrey Zelensky (piano)
  • Lyubov Terskaya (kids’ piano)
  • Choy – videoart
  • Ekaterina Lavrentyeva, Alexey Konoplyov – video breaks

Music by A. Tanonov, A. Zelensky, L. Terskaya, A. Aigui, E. Satie, P. Karmanov and D. Illarionov.

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Round 2 of the Competition


Shuvalov’s Musical Drawing Room – Round 2 of the Competition

7:00 pm

Concert: Cavatina Duo, Desiderio Duo

Denis Azabagic (guitar), Eugenia Moliner (flute), Aniello Desiderio (guitar), Gennaro Desiderio (violin)

I part – «Cavatina Duo»: Denis Azabagic (guitar), Eugenia Moliner (flute)

II part – Aniello Desiderio (guitar), Gennaro Desiderio (violin)

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Master class by Ricardo Gallén (Spain)


Shuvalov’s Musical Drawing RoomMaster class by Ricardo Gallén

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Lecture and meeting with the guitar luthier Yuichi Imai (Japan)


Shuvalov’s Musical Drawing RoomLecture and meeting with the guitar luthier, a sponsor of the competition Yuichi Imai.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Round table


Shuvalov’s Musical Drawing RoomRound table

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Rehearsal of the finalists with Musica Viva orchestra


Concert Hall of the Gnessins’ Russian Academy of MusicRehearsal of the finalists with Musica Viva orchestra

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Round 3 of the Competition


Concert Hall of the Gnessins’ Russian Academy of MusicRound 3 of the Competition.

The Round 3 is held with participation of Musica Viva Moscow Chamber Orchestra  (artistic director and chief conductor Alexander Rudin), conductor – Andrei Rein.

7:00 pm

Competition and Festival Closing Ceremony. Awards Ceremony. Gala Concert

Aniello Desiderio and ‘Quartetto Furioso’ , Frauchi Guitar Quartet, Denis Azabagic, Eugenia Moliner (flute), Ricardo Gallén, Dmitry Murin, Dimitri Illarionov, Artyom Dervoed, Rovshan Mamedkuliev.

The Column Hall of the House of Unions.
Competition and Festival Closing Ceremony. Awards Ceremony.

The Festival Gala Concert of the Russian and foreign stars of classical guitar:

Aniello Desiderio and ‘Quartetto Furioso’ (Aniello Desiderio – guitar, Gennaro Desiderio – violin, Gaetano Desiderio – grand piano, Salvatore Minale – percussion), Frauchi Guitar Quartet (Dmitry Murin, Sergey Uryupin, Eugeny Nomerovsky, Dmitry Tatarkin), Denis Azabagic, Eugenia Moliner (flute), Ricardo Gallén, Dimitri Illarionov, Dmitry Murin, Artyom Dervoed, Rovshan Mamedkuliev.

Testimonials

We are delighted to be part of this great festival. We remember Mr. Frauchi with great fondness and it is a privilege to be able to honor his name with our participation!

Cavatina Duo (Denis Azabagic, Eugenia Molliner)

“Alexander Frauchi International Guitar Competition” with its luscious prizes and fantastic organizing team is one of the best in the world. And the accompanying festival with spectacular concerts and the most welcoming organizers is reason enough to lure everyone to come and take part. Congratulations to the organizing team for such a wonderful experience.

Zoran Dukic

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Sponsors and Partners

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  • Guitar Magazine
  • Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
  • Arbat House Hotel
  • D’Addario
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  • Yuichi Imai Luthier
  • Gnessin Russian Academy of Music
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Venues and addresses

Competition and Festival 2017

Venue

Moscow Planetarium

The Moscow Planetarium has become one of the biggest and brightest stars on the Moscow museum circuit, now incorporating all kinds of high-tech gadgetry, interactive exhibits and educational programs. The centerpiece is the Large Star Hall (the biggest in Europe!), with its 25m silver dome roof, a landmark which is visible from the Garden Ring.

5 bld. 1, Sadovaya-Kudrinskaya Str., Moscow 123242

Concert Hall of Gnessins’ Russian Academy of Music

The Concert Hall of the Gnessins’ Russian Academy of Music is placed just in the center of the capital. It is rightfully considered to be one of the best concert halls of the city. There is an excellent acoustics in the hall, and it is provided for concerts, as well as for theater performances. All these facts combining with its comfort make this hall convenient for the performance of different measures: solemn ceremonies, national holidays and corporate meetings. Student opera performances took place in this hall from the very beginning of its existence. The modern audio equipment allows making quality records of concerts, and magnificent lighting engineering creates any required atmosphere in the hall. There are several concert grands (including Steinway & Sons and Yamaha) in the hall. Also, an electronic mutlimanual organ manufactured by Makin is installed in the hall.

1 Malyi Rzhevsky Lane, Moscow, 121069

«Musical living room» at Shuvalova House

30 Povarskaya St., Moscow, 121069

Small Hall of Conservatory

The Small Hall of the Moscow Conservatory is one of the finest chamber halls in the capital and many great masterpieces of music have been heard within its walls. With nearly ideal acoustical properties, the Small Hall is renowned for its chamber concerts featuring leading performers of the present day.

The opening of the Small Hall took place on October 25, 1898, with “A Musical Morning in Memory of Pyotr Tchaikovsky”, marking the fifth anniversary of the great Russian composer’s death. Until 1959, the Small Hall housed an organ made by Friedrich Ladegast which was given to the Moscow Conservatory in 1886. The present organ was built in the former German Democratic Republic by Alexander Schuke Potsdam Orgelbau GmbH.

The Small Hall plays host to class evenings of the Conservatory, festivals and competitions, including sessions of the International Tchaikovsky Competition.

By decision of the Conservatory’s Board of Academics in November 2006, the building in which the Small Hall is housed (the First Academic Building) was named in honor of the composer Sergei Taneyev.

13 bldg. 6 Bolshaya Nikitskaya St., Moscow, 125009

Pillar Hall of the House of the Unions

Between 1784 and 1787 the original building was redesigned and rebuilt by Russian architect Matvey Kazakov. In particular, Kazakov added the monumental Pillar Hall in place of the interior courtyard of the building. The hall was named after 28 internal Corinthian columns, all wood with white faux marble finish.

In 1860 Russian Musical Society began a tradition of symphony concerts in the Pillar Hall. Their organizer and conductor was Nikolai Rubinstein.

Today the building’s appearance is still very close to Kazakov’s original, despite numerous exterior alterations (the last of which was made in 1903-1908).

 

1 Bolshaya Dmitrovka St., Moscow, 125009

Additional details

Alexander Frauchi International Guitar Competition is held biannually. In the 'non-competitional' years the Alexander Frauchi Foundation is organizing «Two evenings in November» festivals.