Maestro Ville Matvejeff gathers together some of his closest collaborators to launch a new international festival of chamber music.
In the autumn of 2020, the collaboration with Rijeka’s theatre and its main guest conductor Ville Matvejeff (FI) turns six. During those years maestro Matvejeff performed with numerous artists in various opera and concert productions. For his occasion, he is gathering together some of his closest collaborators to launch a new international festival of chamber music. What chamber music? There is nothing more intimate and joyous than gathering an audience around a small group of people who enter an intense musical discourse. On the other hand, Rijeka is full of interesting, as yet unexplored and even forgotten concert venues. And the year of the European Capital of Culture is just the right moment for launching a new concert, festival tradition. The audience have the opportunity to also listen to instrumentalists, some of whom are already known to Rijeka’s audience: Dan Zhu (CN), Martina Filjak (HR), Boštjan Lipovšek (SI), Jukka Merjanen (FI) and Tuomas Ylinen (FI) – as well as many other excellent musicians such as Pierre Génisson (FR), Lilli Maijale (FI) and others.
A real celebration of chamber music is being prepared along with some of the best and most loved works of chamber literature – and maestro Matvejeff presents himself not only as conductor’s podium but also at the piano. He invites classical music fans to a new festival – Ville Matvejeff and Friends. Great music speaks for itself as world-class virtuosos lead the audience on an intimate musical journey!