Valery Gergiev: “Huge fees to Western stars in Russia is a hideous practice!”


Валерий Гергиев: «Громадные гонорары западных звезд в России — уродливое явление!»
In Moscow presented a unique hall “charge”.

Валерий Гергиев: «Громадные гонорары западных звезд в России — уродливое явление!»

Valery Gergiev

Photo: Yury Feklistov

At a press conference,
dedicated to the representation of the multi-functional concert complex
“Charge”, the most acute was the speech of the Chairman of the Supervisory
Council for the creative development of this new concert halls with Valery Gergiev.

Talking about the artists who will be invited to speak in “charge”,
musician of world renown, said: “I am opposed to large financial costs.
To pay Western stars ten times more than they receive for the same work
in the world is a sickness of Russia, and the ugly phenomenon. We have the Mariinsky theatre in Saint-Petersburg
we can obtain almost any star without much financial efforts. Because
what we have above all human respect and human relations.
And any reputable music festival, the mayor of a major cultural center,
the Prime Minister- has the potential to be our partners in this process.”

Also one of the
the most brilliant conductors in the world elaborated on the acoustics of the hall. “Natural
phonics — the main key to the success of the concert hall, — he stressed. And all over the world chasing
this miracle. But this is very difficult to achieve. And in modern buildings acoustics often
have to fix, “to bring” with the help of technical means. A “charge” for us it was
fundamental to do natural, natural acoustics. 12 years
ago, we built the Concert hall in St. Petersburg, where very much engaged in
this issue. Now “charge” is an improved embodiment of all that we could
to test the Mariinsky theatre during the 12 seasons!”

Валерий Гергиев: «Громадные гонорары западных звезд в России — уродливое явление!»

Photo: Yury Feklistov

Gergiev noted that the establishment of a hall was made a special simulation
the sound of the hall. August 6, under the guidance of Japanese experts, recognized
a world leader in the field of acoustics of Philharmonic halls, the room will
a final acoustic test.

Program
two evenings on 8 and 9 September will open the concert life of “Charge” and will
broadcasted in more than hundred countries of the world, while in the process of development. About
this said artistic Director of “Helikon-Opera” Dmitry Bertman, who will put
these concerts. He also said that “the theatre we have moveable stalls, and here transformirovalsya the whole room! So here we can dream
with space to hold not only symphonic, solo, jazz concerts
— classical and modern repertoire, but also to put on plays!”

Валерий Гергиев: «Громадные гонорары западных звезд в России — уродливое явление!»

Dmitry Bertman and Sergey Kuznetsov

Photo: Yury Feklistov

Member Of The Supervisory
Council the rector of the Moscow Conservatory Alexander Sokolov emphasized
the location of the hall — on the site of ancient churches near the Kremlin: “This room has not yet
namelen, but he already has aura. It is a platform with a great future and it will not overshadow
other Moscow venues. So, opening and closing competitions of Tchaikovsky traditionally
happen in UPC. “Charge” will be filled with new names of great musicians”.

Head
Department of culture Alexander Kibovsky, chief architect of Moscow Sergey Kuznetsov
talked about some of the features of “Zaryadye”, which has no analogues among the other rooms of Russia. In the building — 4 terrestrial and 2
the underground floor, which are Large (1600 seats) and Small (400 seats) hall.
And soon in the Big equip on that number
registers one of the biggest in Europe (it mounts a French firm). Wall
both halls are decorated with a special ribbed acoustic panels from the array
mahogany “mahogany” on the stage lined with cedar, a special breed that provides
quality acoustics and the desired reverb sound. And in the halls floor
laid floorboard of oak.

Photo: Yury Feklistov

In conclusion, the Director
hall, Olga Zhukova announced the start of official sales of tickets, including
special program discounts: “the site has claimed over a hundred
events. Including performances by pianists Daniil Trifonov and Hatches Debarge,
singer Joyce Didonato, Gidon Kremer with the ensemble “Kremerata Baltika” and Theodore
Currentzis with “ETERNA Music”, orchestra of “Academy of St. Martin in the fields”, the author of the song
“Don’t Worry, Be Happy” Bobby McFerrin, a Capella group “Take 6” and many other stars.