The III Volzhsky Church Music Festival will be held from April 14th to April 28th, 2014, in Samara Oblast with the support of the Samara Oblast Government.
The initiators and key movers of the festival are Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan HILARION (Alfeev) of Volokolamsk and remarkable musician, world-renowned violinist and Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation Dmitri KOGAN.
This time the festival provides for concerts in four cities: Samara, Togliatti, Chapayevsk and Novokuibyshevsk. Among its participants are solo singers and performers from Moscow and Samara, Semyon Eidinov State Academic Choral Chapel from Magnitogorsk, Moscow Blagovest Ensemble of Sacred Music, and Volga Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of the Samara State Philharmonic Society.
Dmitri Kogan has been working on this exceptional cultural project since 2011. Five greatest musical instruments made by the legendary artisans of the past – Amati, Stradivari, Guarneri, Guadagnini and Vuillaume – unfold the inimitable beauty of their sound in maestro’s hands.
The International Musical Kremlin Festival was founded in 2000 by Nikolai Petrov – brilliant piano virtuoso, teacher, prominent public figure and Professor at the Moscow State Conservatory. The festival has been bearing the name of the untimely deceased musician since 2012.
The festival is held at its permanent venue, the Armoury Chamber of the Moscow Kremlin. Since April 2013 it has been chaired by Nikolai Petrov’s friend and student Dmitri Kogan.
The International Days of High Music Festival was founded by Dmitri Kogan in Vladivostok in 2004. Since then it has been held with great success on Sakhalin, in Khabarovsk, Chelyabinsk, and Samara. Prominent musicians and leading musical collectives are always welcome guests at Days of High Music.
The Volzhsky Church Music Festival was founded by Dmitri Kogan and Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk in Samara in 2012. This festival introduces its audience to the best samples of choral pieces and oratorios. A number of world premiers have taken place as part of its framework.
The Volga Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra was founded upon Dmitri KOGAN’s initiative in 2011.
The Moscow Camerata Chamber Orchestra was founded in late 1994 and has since then been acknowledged as one of Moscow’s leading musical collectives. In February 2014 Dmitri Kogan was appointed Artistic Director of the Moscow Camerata Chamber Orchestra.
Arctic Festival of Classic Music has been founded in 2014 by Dmitri Kogan and the Governor of Nenetz autonomy Igor Koshin. The main goal of the festival is to introduce the best of classic music and art to the audience of Far North of Russia. Festival is an annual event.
International Music Festival “Kogan – Festival” has been established by Dmitri Kogan together with the Government of Yaroslav region and Valentina Tereshkova Foundation. The festive concerts are held in the main venues of Yaroslav and Yaroslav region. Dmitri Kogan presents to the audience the concerts with various content, including different streams and classic pieces – from authentic baroque to the latest compilation of music and modern technologies.