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Concert оf Young Musicians Spivakov International Charity Foundation

May 14, 2014, Merkin Concert Hall, Lincoln Center

Young Musicians in Concert – a series of performances by some of the world’s most talented young musicians!


14This spectacular showcase of young star instrumentalists will feature some of the world’s most gifted young musicians and is set to dazzle New York audiences. All of the prodigies were discovered by the Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation and later became winners of national and international competitions. These young masters will perform a vibrant program of beloved classics and contemporary repertoire. The concert will include introduction by Maestro Vladimir Spivakov and short Q&A segment.

Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation ( was established in 1994 and is headed by celebrated Russian violinist and conductor Vladimir Spivakov, conductor of the famed Moscow Virtuosi and the National Philharmonic of Russia. The Foundation participates in the UNESCO project “In Support of the Culture of Peace and Non-Violence.” Since its inception, it has granted scholarships to more than 800 young talents.

Our Vision

cologoThe Cherry Orchard Festival, a production of the Cherry Orchard Foundation, is a celebration of the international arts in the heart of New York City. Each of its world-class, multi-disciplinary performing and visual arts attractions is unique and never has been presented before in the US. Some of the Festival’s events are free to attend and open to the public! We find the newest and most daring projects in the international arts arena and introduce it to our audience. Our mission is to initiate and promotes global cultural activity and exchange of ideas to an inter-generational audience through entertaining and educational programs and events in all genres. The idea started a few years back, but the first Festival took place in May of 2013. We are committed to providing the finest entertainment, exceptional musical performances and enlightening educational programs to our patrons. Festival’s events are presented at selected prestigious New York City venues, such as City Center, Yamaha Hall, Rose Theatre, Time Warner Building and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.

Why we do it:

Art matters.
We strive to nurture an environment where impactful, artful experiences contribute directly to the quality of life for everyone, and are embraced as essential for the development and growth of the community.

How we do it:

We discuss and create art.
We imagine the Festival as a safe place for the open exchange of creativity and dialogue, ideas and participation.

What we do:

We present everything from “fun” to “wow factor.”
We envision a full spectrum of exclusive international programmingthat collectively creates vibrancy at the best and most prestigious venues in New York, provides respite and entertainment, inspires learning, and evokes a sense of wonder.

Why we chose the name Cherry Orchard:

The name of Anton Chekhov’s most famous play conjures up images of spring, and to us means the awakening of cultural sensibilities at the crossroads of the classical and the modern stage.

Who we are:

We are a young and ambitious team of art, music and theater professionals, looking to shine a spotlight on international culture, while encouraging family participation in the arts. Cherry Orchard Festival Foundation (COFF) is a registered 501(c)(3) organization located in New York, NY and is focused on presenting cultural performances.

Last season we presented:

John Malkovich and the cast of international actors and singers in The Giacomo Variations, directed by the celebrated Austrian director, Michael Sturminger and accompanied by the live Wiener Academy Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Martin Haselböck.
Leading international theater company, The Gesher Theatre (Israel), with the U.S. Premiere of “Enemies, A Love Story” by Nobel Prize-winning author, Isaac Bashevis Singer and adapted for the stage by the renowned director, Yevgeny Arye.

Classical piano recital by Olga Kern, the striking Russian Gold Medal winner of the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano competition, of works by Beethoven, Schumann and Rachmaninoff.

Free pre-performance talks and meet-the artist sessions for public

How many people saw our events:

We had 16,000+ attendees over 10 day period, many attending more than one festival performance.

What’s next?

We are looking forward to a new and exciting season! We will present a legendary Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia at New York’s City Center and Boston’s Majestic Theatre, Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra Gala-Concert and Benefit reception at Lincoln Center, an art exhibition and charity auction of works from private collections, a spectacular showcase of young star instrumentalists of the UNESCO-prizewinning Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation, and many more events.

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