XXVII International music festival "St.Petersburg Palaces"


XXVII International music festival "St.Petersburg Palaces"


(June 1 - July 5, 2019)
Artistic Director – Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation Maria Safariants

For more than 1 month classical music will be performing by outstanding contemporary musicians, best Russian and world’s collectives and soloists at the most beautiful palace halls of St. Petersburg and its suburbs. This year the festival program features both world-famous stars of classical music and new names.

Gala opening at the State Hermitage

On 1 June 2019 an important event awaits guests of the Armorial Hall of the Hermitage – opening of the XXVII International Music Festival "St. Petersburg Palaces".

For the first time in Russia, one of the leading modern tenors Bryan Hymelwill appear at the magnificent Armorial Hall during the ceremonial opening of the festival. The tenor, who us a New Orleans native, has conquered the hearts of the audience by his energy and extraordinary timbre. Today the press calls him «New hero of opera». Excerpts from the operas will be performed by Bryan Hymel and Maria Bayankina (soprano), accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra of Leningrad oblast led by Mikhail Golikov.

Who performs

Participants of the XXVI festival feature renowned representatives of the modern performing art such as Bryan Hymel (tenor, USA), Maria Bayankina (soprano, Russia), Kevin Zhu (violin, USA), Olga Pudova (soprano, Russia), Lorenzo Tazzieri (conductor, Italy), Constantine Orbelian (conductor, USA), Antonio di Cristofano (piano, Italy), Fine Arts Quartet (USA), Evgeny Izotov (piano, Russia), Liparit Avetisyan (tenor, Armenia), Benedetta Torre (soprano, Italy), Federico Mondelci (saxophone, Italy), Simone Zanchini (accordion, Italy), Marina Zyatkova (soprano, Russia), ensemble The Style of Five and others.


The concerts will be held at the halls of the palaces of St. Petersburg and its suburbs, such as Armorial Hall and the Large Italian Skylight Room of the New Hermitage, Mikhailovsky Castle, Catherine, Gatchina and the Konstantin Palaces and at the Kamennoostrovsky Theater.

The audience will have once again an unparalleled opportunity to listen to the best opera singers and instrumental soloists, as well as to enjoy new trends in the 21st century.

FOR YOUR ATTENTION: the concert on June 27 is cancelled.

Supported by

The festival is supported by the Consulate General of Italy, Consulate General of Poland, Consulate General of Finland and St. Petersburg Committee for Culture.