Dora Kokas (Hungary), conductor Maxim Rysanov (Ukraine-Great Britain)
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Music of great upheaval

Date and time

28 October 2018, Sunday 19:00

Two great works about human tragedies and victories. Two nights in a row. Two stars of classical music and the Ukrainian festival orchestra. All this is in the Lviv Organ Hall on October 27 and 28.One of these stars is the Hungarian cellist Dora Kokas. Dora will play solo at the Concert for cello by Edward Elgar. One of the most beloved cello works and the last great work of Elgar, in which the composer gave all the despair of the man who survived the First World War.
Under the direction of Maxim Rysanov, Symphony No. 5 of Sergey Prokofiev will also be performed by the Ukrainian Festival Orchestra. "I thought of it as a symphony of the greatness of the human spirit," Prokofiev said after finishing his work in 1944. This music is also about man and Second World war. Monumental, emotional, full of lyricism and tragedy, horrible pictures of war and light motifs of peaceful life Symphony No. 5.

Dora Kokas was born in a family of musicians, so it is not surprising that she began to play cello at four years old. In seven, the girl took part in her first competition and since then don't returned from them without prizes. Her last big victories are the 1st prize at the Hamburg Debut International Cello Competition 2017, 2nd prize in the International Johannes Brahms Competition 2016, and two special prizes at the 2014 Pablo Casals International Cello Competition.Dora took part in master classes from many world-famous cellists. Two years ago she graduated Ferenc Liszt Music Academy in Budapest, now studying at the Rozumovsky Academy in London. Performers are only 26 years old, but she has already conquered the main scenes of classical music - the Wigmore Hall, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Salzburg Mozarteum, and others.

He is called "the prince among viola players" and "the greatest master of his instrument." Ukrainian Maxim Rysanov was born in Kramatorsk. His first instrument was a violin, and the first teacher was a mother, at the age of 11 Maxim joined a specialized music school in Moscow, and glory came to him in the 17th when he received his first victory at the international competition Valentino Bucci in Rome. He continued his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and ended up as an ally and conductor. He is the winner of many international competitions and nominees for the Grammy Award, winner of the "2008 Classic FM Gramophone Young Artist of the Year and BBC New Generation Artist scheme. Having reached the tops in the world of vopla, Maxim Rysanov since 2003 also won the conductor’s Olympus. During this time he had conducted such star orchestras as the Basel Symphony Orchestra, Dala Sinfonietta, performed in Switzerland, Spain, Poland, Croatia, the Netherlands, Norway, Germany, Great Britain, the Baltics and China.

Ukrainian Festival Orchestra from Lviv grew up from the Collegium Musicum Chamber Orchestra, it has already collaborated with world-famous musicians: Vadym Holodenko, Corey Cerovsek, Theodore Kuchar, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Sigiswald Kuijken, Andrey Gavrilov, Lev Markiz and others.

Dora Cocas - cello
Maxim Rysanov - conductor
Ukrainian Festival Orchestra

E. Elgar - Concerto for cello and orchestra
S. Prokofiev - Symphony No. 5

Tickets are available:
- in the box office of Organ Hall daily from 1 p.m. till 7 p.m.
- online at
- - in over 20 box offices around Lviv

(age restriction: 7+)
For additional info call: 098 871 0180

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