Concert will be streamed live on Sibelius Academy’s Youtube channel. Link to the stream will be added on this page.
“Anything but cold music!” exclaimed violinist and conductor Igor Bezrodny from Moscow to a journalist from the Kaleva newspaper interviewing him on his concert visit to Finland in 1972. In spring 2020, this legendary Professor of Violin at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and at the Sibelius Academy would have celebrated his 90th birthday. In his memory, a large number of his former students, friends and colleagues come together to create a uniquely sensitive musical experience!
Bezrodny memorial orchestra conducted by Jorma Panula.
Violin soloists: Anna-Liisa Bezrodny, Pekka Kauppinen, Päivyt Meller
The concert is opened by Professor Emeritus of Cello Erkki Rautio.
Also appearing are pianists Risto Lauriala and Matilda Kärkkäinen, and violinists Mari Tampere-Bezrodny, Andrus Haav, Ruth Haav, Jyrki Lasonpalo, Aet Ratassep, Satu Savioja and Juha-Pekka Vikman.
Further information: Eeva Hohti