International Late Summer Music Festival Dubrovnik starts tonight, on Friday 26th of August, in the atrium of the Rector's Palace at 9 pm. Christoph Campestrini, Austrian conducter and the director of the Festival, will conduct the orchestra. He has had many successful performances across the world and also has the status of the main conductor of the prestige Vienna court chapel.
Since the opening concert is part of the cooperation with Dubrovnik Summer Festival trough a joint project 'Key to the future', audience in the Rector's Palace will have a chance to listen young laureates of international competitions. Russian pianist Yury Favorin is the winner of the Olivier Messiaen Competition in France, the first prize of the Foundation Gyorgy Cziffra in Austria and Competition for Young Pianists Nikolay Rubinstein. In 2010, he was the laureate of the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Belgium, after which his international career started.
On the program is the famous Concerto for Piano and Orchestra no. 1 in b minor by P.I. Tchaikovsky and Dvořák's Symphony no. 8 in G major.