Valery Gergiev has been awarded with the International Sergei Rachmaninov Award 2015 in Moscow
The art of Valery Gergiev is in great demand throughout the world. The maestro is a remarkable representative of the St Petersburg performing school and a former pupil of the legendary Professor Ilya Musin. While still a student at the Leningrad Conservatoire, Gergiev won the incredibly prestigious Herbert von Karajan Conducting Competition as well as the All-Union Conducting Competition in Moscow and was invited to join the Kirov (now the Mariinsky) Theatre, where at the age of thirty-five he was appointed Artistic Director of the Opera Company, while since 1996 he has been Artistic and General Director of the theatre.
As one of the greatest conductors in the world, Gergiev collaborates with the finest orchestras.
Valery Gergiev has been awarded the 2015 Rachmaninov International Award for his extraordinarily successful achievement in organizing several Rachmaninov Festivals and conducting all the piano and symphony works of Rachmaninov during International Music Festival in Rotterdam 10,11,12 September and Rachmaninoff Festival in Beijing - 3,4 December 2015 .
The Rotterdam Philharmonic Gergiev Festival 2015 was dedicated to Rachmaninov. The performance of all the symphonies and piano concertos in three days was an intensive introduction, or reintroduction, to his music.The festival took place in De Doelen, one of the leading concert halls in the Netherlands, famed for its clear and transparent acoustics and easy accessibility.