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Symphonic Middle East: Denis Kozhukhin, Stella Chen & Sergey Smbatyan poster
SAMIT Event Group in partnership with the European Foundation for Support of Culture present the 1st edition of the history of classical music, “Symphonic Middle East” festival which is aimed at identifying new cultural hubs and introducing the culture of classic music to every corner of the world. All the concerts will feature the talented 1st prize winners of the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition.

On the 21st of June, the audience of the Theatre at Mall of the Emirates will amaze at the talent of Stella Chen - the winner of the Queen Elisabeth Grand Prize - Queen Mathilde Prize in the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition and technically flawless Denis Kozhukhin - the greatest pianist of our generation who successfully combines the brilliance and power of his playing with a masterful sense of form and a very unique approach.

The concert will be accompanied by the Armenian State Symphony orchestra under the direction of renowned conductor Sergey Smbatyan. His mature artistic vision combines lessons learned from the finest traditions of music-making and a profound personal commitment to transforming lives through the shared experience of performing and listening. Acclaimed for his achievements at home and increasingly in demand on the international stage, he continues to serve as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra and has been Principal Conductor of the Malta Philarmonic Orchestra since September 2019.

The soloists will perform the symphonic works of the best-known contemporary composer Alexey Shor and a Spanish violin virtuoso and talented composer Pablo de Sarasate.

Age: 6+
Duration: 70 mins
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