Music and ballet in perfect harmony
Prima ballerina, violin virtuoso
“[Svetlana Zakharova is] the incontestable star of the Bolshoi” Yves Saint Laurent
“[Vadim Repin] is the most perfect violinist I've ever heard” Yehudi Menuhin
Star quality shines in this Festival highlight.
Widely regarded as the finest violinist and ballerina of their generation, husband and wife Vadim Repin and Svetlana Zakharova are the music and dance world’s celebrity couple par excellence. Celebrated for their fabulous talent in the concert hall and on stage, they come together in a specially devised gala that shows off their artistry to perfection.
The programme alternates purely instrumental pieces with solos, pas de deux and pas de trois by master composers and international choreographers selected by Zakharova and Repin.
Svetlana Zakharova, the Tsarina of dance, Prima Ballerina at 18, star of Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre, La Scala Milan, Covent Garden and Paris Opera Ballet in the leading classical and contemporary roles, will be partnered by principals from the top ballet companies. Vadim Repin, acclaimed by critics and music lovers for almost 30 years since becoming the youngest ever winner of the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, plays with Anton Barakhovsky and Hong Kong’s Gustav Mahler Orchestra.
Treat yourself to an evening of world-class performance with this blissful marriage of music and ballet. Relish star artists at the
height of their powers.
Leader of the Orchestra
Gustav Mahler Orchestra
Variations on The Carnival of Venice
Choreographer: Asami Maki
Second and third movement
Andante – Allegretto non troppo
Allegro molto vivace
Dance: Plus Minus Zero
Choreographer: Vladimir Varnava
Choreographer: Motoko Hirayama
Divertimento for two violins and orchestra
Dance: The Dying Swan
Choreographer: Mikhail Fokine
Ponce / Heifetz
Dance: La ronde des lutins
Choreographer: Johan Kobborg
Approx 1 hr 20 mins with no interval