Golden Violins of Odessa: Full programme

Programme of the VII International Music Festival «Golden Violins of Odessa» which will tak place on September 12 – 19, 2021

September 12

The City Garden

Ondrej Janoska | Roman Janoska | Frantisek Janoska | Julius Darvas

16.00 – 19.00

«Garden of Violins», performances of various musical groups and soloists in different locations of the City Garden and Deribasovskaya Street.


Grand Opening ceremony of the Festival at the Summer Theater of the City Garden. Concert with the participation of soloists and symphony orchestras («Dancing on the Violin»), as well as the world famous ensemble of soloists «The Janoska Ensemble» (Austria), People’s Artist of Ukraine Bogdana Pivnenko (violin) and students of Professor Dora Schwarzberg (Austria). Admission is free.

September 13

The Odessa Stolyarsky Special Music School

Professor Bogdana Pivnenko


Сoncert of students of the violin class of Professor Bogdana Pivnenko. Admission is free.

September 14

The Odessa Stolyarsky Special Music School

Professor Dora Schwarzberg

Master classes by Bogdana Pivnenko and Dora Schwarzberg. Admission is free.


Concert of Dora Schwarzberg’s students. The Odessa Stolyarsky Special Music School. Admission is free.

September 15

The Odessa Regional Philharmonic

Ilya Kaler and Olga Dubossarskaya Kaler


Concert «Violin Premieres»

The works «Elegic Poem» by E. Ysaye will be performed for the first time, as well as a suite for two violins and M. Moshkovsky’s orchestra performed by winners of international competitions Olga and Ilya Kaler (USA). Odessa Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra conducted by Honoured Artist of Ukraine Igor Shavruk.

The Janoska Ensemble” with musical fantasies and improvisations

September 16

The Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater

Ani Schnarch
Romanian-Israeli-British violinist, winner of the prestigious Francois Shapira, Israel and Mozart Memorial Prizes, England, Ani Schnarch is internationally regarded as one of the most exciting and versatile violinists of her generation. 


Odessa National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by People’s Artist of Ukraine Hobart Earle. Soloists – Thomas Christian (Austria), Ani Schnarch (UK), Ilya Kaler (USA). The programme includes: Violin concerts by N. Paganini, H. Vieuxtemps and the suite «Baal Schem» by E. Bloch (three scenes from the life of the Hasidim).

September 18

The Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater

Eduard Grach is a legendary Russian violinist, soloist of the State Philharmony Society, professor and head of the violin faculty of the Moscow Conservatory


The final concert of the Festival is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of P. Stolyarsky and the 90th anniversary of the famous Odessa violinist, laureate of international competitions, the only living student of P. Stolyarsky: Professor Eduard Grach.

In the Concert “To you – Peter Solomonovich – in three generations!» virtuoso works for violin and orchestra by H. Wieniawski, N. Paganini, C. Saint-Saens will be performed by laureates of international competitions, students of E. Grach. Katerina Mrvich (Serbia), Alina Kuroedova, Haik Kazazyan, Agasha Grigorieva. Symphony Orchestra of the Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre. Conductors: chief conductor Vyacheslav Chernukho-Volich and conductor Vitaly Kovalchuk.

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