I was born in the USSR.
In my childhood all the musical education was built on the principle of the vertical. Somewhere at the top in the musical Olympus, there dwelt the great composers and the performer was a kind of a priest - a mediator between humans and gods.
Today it is impossible to keep those ‘pure’ forms of art that seemed unshakable yesterday. Relationships between people are also becoming more ‘horizontal’, there are fewer rituals and conventions.But there is one genre that stubbornly continues to adhere to these formalities inherited by the ritual life of the past – those are the classical music concerts. As a performer, I would really like to breathe new life into the concerts of classical music, getting rid of the museum dust and the plaque of elitism. Therefore I build my programs, based primarily on my personal experiences and associations. These are exactly them that dictate the choice of works and their order. And the communication with the audience during the show creates an atmosphere of trust between me as a performer and the people who came to the concert. In addition, comments on the music help to better understand its language and psychological subtext.
Eventually, music is essentially democratic. It speaks to everyone individually, and yet to the whole audience, bringing people together.