French Canadian Composer/Pianist Steve Barakatt (Moscow)
I hope all our Moscow friends can attend!
Renowned, French Canadian Composer/Pianist Steve Barakatt to Debut His Symphonic Production “Ad Vitam Aeternam” To Moscow Audiences on November 19, Protected content .
Event to Commemorate The 25th Jubilee of UNICEF’s Convention of the Rights of the Child
Award-winning composer, music producer, pianist and singer, Steve Barakatt will unveil his symphonic production “Ad Vitam Aeternam” to Moscow audiences on November 19, Protected content the legendary Great Hall of the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory. He will also perform a concert on November 17th in Yaroslav, the birthplace of Barakatt’s wife and partner, Olympic medalist & gymnast Elena Grosheva. Barakatt with perform with the prestigious Yaroslav Academic Symphonic Orchestra under the direction of its renowned conductor Murad Annadmemedov.
“I’m thrilled to be able to debut ‘Ad Vitam Aeternam’ for audiences in Moscow. “Russia has a very special place in my heart, as my wife is Russian, and thus, our young daughter,” comments Barakatt. “The event will be extra special as we honor the jubilee of UNICEF’s Convention of the Rights of the Child, as well as the 70th Anniversary of the Yaroslav Orchestra, and 20th Anniversary of Maestro Annadmemedov as their conductor. We will have much to celebrate.”
Written in 16 movements, Barakatt’s “Ad Vitam Aeternam” was inspired by and developed in light of various aspects of the human condition – physiological, psychological, emotional and spiritual. In creating “Ad Vitam Aeternam,” Barakatt unveils new musical horizons within today’s orchestral music.
The upcoming Russian concerts will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child, and the fifth anniversary of the official UNICEF anthem “Lullaby,” composed by Barakatt, who along with Grosheva, serve as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors. The choral symphony “Lullaby” first premiered on five continents in orchestra concerts and in Outer Space on the international Space Station on November 20, Protected content .
For more than 30 years, the music of the renowned French Canadian composer/pianist has been recognized throughout the world for its beautiful, melodic approach, inspiring audiences to explore their innermost feelings. Born in Québec City, Canada, Barakatt, at the young age of four fell under the spell of music and began piano lessons. Over the next ten years, he studied classical music, and then crossed over to jazz. Barakatt enjoyed many challenging musical experiences from an early age, including being invited as a guest soloist with l’Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, when he was only 13. At 16, he became fascinated by composition, arranging and production, studying new technologies as they became available and quickly mastering all the intricacies of music programming. In Protected content , the prestigious Japanese firm Roland invited him to present their new products at the annual NAMM Show in California.
A versatile and imaginative musician, Barakatt has been invited to appear on various recordings and live performances with many artists and ensembles from the Alexandrov Red Army Choir to the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. Recently appointed Cultural Ambassador for Lotte Hotels, Barakatt has completed several very successful concert tours of South Korea, and in September, he unveiled his composition of the official anthem “Charlotte” for the global hotel chain.
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“The great questions and mysteries of life fascinate us. They are what all human beings have in common, regardless of race, creed, language or culture.” - Steve Barakatt
Tickets available at Protected content and the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory box office.