On my way to Irkutsk
Right now I'm on the plane, after a while we fly to Irkutsk, my home town for the festival. I always have a special feeling, when I fly to this city. And twenty years passed but nothing has changed - there is a nostalgic feeling in my heart every time I go there. But what more important right now is the opening of the festival "Stars on Baikal", during which this year Irkutsk will welcome an unprecedented number of well-known musicians, including our legendary masters such as Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Spivakov, Alexander Rudin, Harry Grodberg and many others, as well as a pleiad of young musicians. During the festival there will be a lot of interesting events. I am going to tell you about them in my reportages from Irkutsk.
And the most recent news. Just 10 minutes ago I got a call from Valery Gergiev, and we decided to play in Moscow on September 25, the birthday of Dmitry Shostakovich, Concerto No. 1 for Piano and orchestra and Symphony No. 8 of Dmitry Shostakovich.
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