Partners news In Odessa ended III international music festival CLASSICS ODESSA, which took place from 7 to 13 June.

ODESSA CLASSICS – project people’s artist of Ukraine, pianist Alexey Botvinov. This year the festival program has expanded from the traditional five days to seven. Festival CLASSICS ODESSA 2017 took place from 7 to 13 June. More than 7 million viewers from Ukraine and different countries of Europe visited the 11 concerts that took place during the festival with the full house.


All participants noted a decent concert halls and demanding, but appreciative audience. On four stages – the Odessa Philharmonic, the Opera house, Literary Museum and on the deck under the open sky on Lanzheronovskaya – made musicians from Germany, UK, Belgium and different cities of Ukraine (Kiev, Lviv, Odessa). During the week the festival played about 18 hours of music – the world classical and jazz and Klezmer and the music of contemporary Ukrainian composers.

The leitmotif of ODESSA 2017 became CLASSICS concerts greatest violin virtuosos of world renown, who are in the top 10 best performers of the twenty-first century – Daniel hope and Vadim Repin.


Two gala concert ODESSA CLASSICS 2017 was held at the new festival location at the Odessa theatre of Opera and Ballet by the Ukrainian stars of world Opera: soprano Olga Mykytenko, mezzo-soprano Lena Belkina and baritone Vitaliy Bilyy. Their performance included masterpieces of Bel Canto – 20 arias and duets from operas by Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Offenbach, Delibes, Leoncavallo, Gounod, Mascagni. Gala concert of the festival was the performance of legendary violinist Vadim Repin with the Belgian chamber orchestra under the baton of Michael Guttmann was long-awaited for inhabitants of Odessa and caused great excitement.

The highlight of the festival is an outdoor concert, which this year was held in the historical center of the city – in Lanzheronovskaya street. Traditionally, lovers of the classics Alexey Botvinov gives its own music program. This time, it was a multimedia show “Four elements”, also featuring Ukrainian violinist Myroslava Kotorovych, accompanied by a Chamber orchestra of the Odessa Philharmonic under the baton of Igor Shavruk.

ODESSA CLASSICS is each time celebration of the arts. So, every year, the official start of ODESSA CLASSICS precedes the opening is timed to the festival art exhibition. This year at the Museum of Western and Oriental art contemporary artist Stepan Riabchenko presented the multimedia project “Sound of silence”. And in cooperation with the Odessa international literary festival in the Philharmonic hall recital of the cult Russian writer Viktor Yerofeyev.


One of the main stages of the festival, in the Odessa regional Philharmonic society – the concert were three main music programs. Four-time nominee for a GRAMMY award violinist Daniel hope on a joint concert with Alexei Botvinevym long from the stage, the audience did not let. Sebastian Knauer, one of the best pianists of Germany will be remembered to inhabitants of Odessa of his Studio game artists Klezmer-jazz David Orel Trio with the program “Paris-Odessa” won the audience with energy and charisma.

New to ODESSA CLASSICS, as well as the city, began a parallel program of festival of New Ukrainian Soundscapes, which oversaw the Kiev music critic Lyubov Morozova. Four days in Odessa Literary Museum ODESSA CLASSICS listened to the music of contemporary Ukrainian composers, in unique formats, multimedia performances, concert fantasy on motives of fairy drama “Lisova Pisnya”. participants of the concerts of the project, the entrance to which was free, began – Lviv staff of the Collegium Musicum, the ensemble of the Kiev Artehatta running Myroslava Kotorovych and Igor Saenko, game objects are introduced to Oleg Shpudeiko, Maxim Kolomiets and Alexey Shmurak, at the final concert the Duo Zoltan Almasi and Andrey Pavlov.


At the final press conference June 14, organizers summarized the results and answered the journalists ‘ questions and presented Souvenirs to the guests and participants of the festival. Souvenirs ODESSA CLASSICS designed and created by Ukrainian designer Olga Demidova on the basis of artistic illustrations in explanation of the concerts.

Lyubov Morozova, curator of the New Ukrainian Soundscapes:

“Thank you to Alex and Elena Botvinevym… for me it was a pleasant shock that the festival supports Ukrainian music… an Invitation for meI was stimulated to think how to build a good program. After all, the door to the masterpieces of the centuries, performed by the best musicians from around the world marked the approach to the selection of programs so that Ukrainian musicians did not look worse. In my opinion, everything happened that confirmed the number of the audience, which was growing with each new day.”

Igor Shavruk, chief conductor of the Chamber orchestra of the Odessa Philharmonic:

“I have read the program at a press conference in honor of the opening. I can say that a music festival of such level yet was not – judging by the participants. We have here musicians of the highest level. At the end of the festival there is a sense of relief and sadness at the same time. These busy days, long rehearsals made us to live a full life.”

Michael Guttmann, chief conductor of the Belgian Chamber orchestra:

“I am very happy to be back in Odessa and the festival. During these three years I come, I see how he grew up, although the first year started on a high note. All third festival, but a European top level, an interesting program, signs, large stellar performers. This is a positive trend. And it is important that government and society understand that culture is a key moment in the development of the city, including economically…. ODESSA CLASSICS is a good example of how culture can affect the development of the city, its image and economy.”

Alexey Botvinov, President of the International music festival in ODESSA CLASSICS:

“We are very happy and satisfied with the result. The program would meet the highest European standards. Was absolutely full houses, and some of the shows pereanshlagi. We are already beginning to prepare for the next festival. It is traditionally held in the first week of June. I would like to Express my gratitude to the partners of the festival, without which this celebration of music and other arts would not exist. Special thanks to the Odessa city Council for their support. I see that there is full understanding that we do business with and for the city and for the country.”

International music festival in ODESSA CLASSICS 2017 was held with the support of Odessa city Council.

Special thanks to Partners, Sponsors and Patrons of the festival:

  • General partner – investment and construction holding company INCOR group.
  • Official partner – building company GEFEST.
  • Official partner of the Open Air concert – EAST Bank.

Partners of the festival:

  • The company BOCONTI,
  • Hamburg port container terminal Odessa
  • Company NOVO tech Terminal
  • Trading company ANTOSHKA,
  • Company GST and family Kazavchinsky,
  • Robert Guliyev and trademark of the Guliev Wines,
  • Firm Tavria-V,
  • Firm AMBIENCE,
  • Odessa hotels: BRISTOL, VINTAGE, Premier GENEVA hotel, Metro Apartments,
  • Odessa restaurants: BERNADAZZI, FRATELLI, peches’ke
  • Odessa Fashion Days and Konstantin Leontiev.
  • Coworking space TERMINAL 42, in whose territory were located the press center of ODESSA CLASSICS, and also held lectures at the festival Lyubov Morozova, Sonya Koshkina and Oleg Vergelis’s.

Information support of ODESSA CLASSICS 2017:

 General media partner – publishing house FOCUS

Main TV partner – TV channel ESPRESO TV

Glossy partner – VIVA!

The television partner of the concert Open Airthe channel 112. Ukraine,

Media partners:

ID Caravan

Magazines Airport, Odessa review,

TV channels of Odessa, Dumskaya TV, channel 7, Reporter,

Radio Station – The Harmony Of The World,

Internet resources: www.LB.uaCulturemes, Forshmak, Zачем.