International Bach Festival started in Chisinau on Sunday

Organ Hall, Chisinau
Organ Hall, Chisinau

Four concerts with the participation of well-known musicians from Moldova, the Netherlands, Romania, Italy, Ukraine, Spain and Russia will be conducted within a week in Chisinau. 

The National Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Cristian Florea (Romania), with the soloist violinist and concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw of Amsterdam Liviu Prunaru (Romania) and Russian violinist Valentina Svyatlovskaya will perform at the festival opening ceremony on March 27.

The audience will have the opportunity to listen not only to well-known Bach’s masterpieces, but also to the poem “Amitie” by Belgian composer Eugene Ysaye.

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On March 29, Italian musician Edoardo Catemario will give a guitar concert.

On Thursday, March 31, the Kiev Brass Quintet orchestra from Ukraine will perform compositions of Bach and other well-known composers in an unusual form.

The Festival will culminate on April 2 with a concert with participation of Spanish organist Juan de la Rubia of the Sagrada Familia temple in Barcelona, as well as the National Chamber Choir, conducted by Ilona Stepan (Moldova).

The festival is being conducted by the Moldovan Organ Hall and the Johann Sebastian Bach Cultural Fund, jointly with Mihai Eminescu Romanian Cultural Institute, the Italian Embassy to Moldova and the Culture Ministry. The cost of ticket varies between 80 and 100 lei.