In cooperation with Alion Baltic International Music Festival:
Professor Michael Bulychev-Okser (piano, USA)
RAPLA SUMMER ACADEMY AND ALION BALTIC CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Conductor Sergei Stadler (violin, Russia)
Programme: Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Saint-Saëns etc
In addition to soloists and music collectives performing at concerts, Rapla Church Music Festival will also bring outstanding pedagogues as teachers into summer academies. For ninth year in a row, summer academies are expecting participants to register for them from here and abroad. On 31st of July, international string instrument stars will arrive to Rapla, among whom one of the brightest is world famous violinist Sergei Stadler. The learning period in the Summer Academy for String Players will last until 3rd of August, where with Prof. Stadler Leonid Kerbel (violin, Belgium), Elio Orio (violin, Italy), Stanislav Pronin (violin, Germany/Canada), Anastasia de Haan (violin, Netherlands), Sumiko Tajihi (violin, Japan/USA), Marco Misciagna (viola, Italy), Chiu-Chen Liu (viola, Taiwan/USA) and Levi-Danel Mägila (cello, Estonia) will share their knowledge and skills. The summer academy will finish with a concert in Rapla church on 3rd of August and the Rapla Summer Academy and Alion Baltic Festival Chamber Orchestra conducted by Sergei Stadler will perform with the same concert also in Tallinn House of the Blackheads on 4th of August.
is an internationally acclaimed American pianist, composer, and producer.
A recipient of “Who’s Who in Music”, “Outstanding People of the 20th century” among other Awards, Mr. Bulychev-Okser performed at the world’s most prestigious stages: Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Steinway Hall, (New York), Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), La Salle Pleyel (Paris, France), Wigmore Hall (London, United Kingdom), Heichal Hatarbut (Tel Aviv, Israel), Palace (Alexandria, Greece), IBK Concert Hall (Seoul, South Korea), Rachmaninov Hall (Moscow, Russia), Tallinn’s Suur Saal at Vene Kulruurikeskus (Estonia), and Centermex Theater (Monterrey, Mexico).
Michael Bulychev-Okser collaborated with most notable musicians:
Sergei Stadler, Borislav Strulev, Olga Makarina, Yuri Didenko, Oxana Yablonskaya, Daniel Pollack, Leonid Kerbel, Dmitry Yablonsky, Martin Canin, David Dubal, Jonathan Strasser, Robert Lahrbaumer, and Mikhail Voskresensky.
An extensive performance schedule finds him between Europe and the United States in both solo performances and appearances with orchestras: including Manhattan Philharmonic, Novgorod Philharmonic, Vienna International Chamber, Parnassos Symphony and Rutgers Symphony among others.
In 2009-2010-concert season Bulychev-Okser performed a series of 8 concerts, featuring Complete 32 piano sonatas by L. von Beethoven. The concerts took place at Barge Music in New York.
Bulychev-Okser's discography includes recording of Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata, and Granados's Goyeskas (RCA label). Bulychev-Okser's New CD featuring Piano Transcriptions of Past and Future was released in December of 2012 on Neue Sterne Classical Artists Label, Hannover, Germany.
A frequent guest at prestigious music festivals and a Jury member at International Music competitions, Bulychev-Okser divides his time performing worldwide, and organizing international music events, such as Gershwin International Music competition in New York and Alion Baltic International Music Festival in Tallinn, Estonia.
Michael Bulychev-Okser is a Professor at New York University since 2003 and since 2014 he is a Professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey (United States of America).
SERGEI STADLER Russian violinist, teacher, and conductor Sergei Stadler graduated St. Petersburg Conservatory, studied the violin with David Oistrakh and Leonid Kogan and took the first prize and gold medal in the 1982 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. He is a laureate of the Jacques Thibaud competition in Paris, where he won the Grand Prize in 1980. He has performed as soloist with the London Philharmonic, the Russian National Symphony, and the Dresden Staatskapelle Orchestras, collaborating with world famous conductors, including Kurt Mazur, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Mariss Jansons, Evgeny Svetlanov and Yuri Termirkanov. During some years he was Artistic Director of the State Theatre of Opera and Ballet of the St Petersburg Conservatory and of the Ekaterinburg State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre. Sergei Stadler is currently the conductor and Music Director of Sankt-Peterburg Symphony and is the People`s artist of Russian Federation.