Organised as part of the Festival of Russian Culture and Art, the concert marked the RCSC’s 50th anniversary in New Delhi and the Day of Russian Unity.RCSC
Clearly displaying how music transcends all barriers of language, regional borders and religious sections, a performance by the Lyudmila Zykina ensemble "Russia," and singer Nadezhda Krygina at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) in New Delhi on November 6, had the audience enthralled.
The large gathering, comprising diplomats, compatriots, educationists, artists, teachers and students and media persons, was spell-bound by the brilliant performance. Organised as part of the Festival of Russian Culture and Art, the concert marked the RCSC’s 50th anniversary in New Delhi and the Day of Russian Unity.
Among dignitaries who attended the event were H.E. Alexander M. Kadakin, the Russian Ambassador to India, Major Dalbir Singh, Secretary, All-Indian Congress Committee (AICC), Ramadhikari Kumar, President, Indian Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature (INDAPRYAL), Sankar Basu, President of Indian Alumni Association of Soviet/Russian Academic Institutions, Sergey Karmalito, Senior Counsellor, Russian Embassy and Fedor Rozovskiy, Director, RCSC Culture.
Quintet Soloists Ensemble "Russia," named after Lyudmila G. Zykina, was formed in 2013 at the initiative of Dmitry Dmitriyenko, Artistic Director of the Ensemble. It comprises the most talented graduates of the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music, which celebrates its 120th anniversary this year. The band is well-known in Russia and abroad. Its repertoire includes both modern instrumental pieces for an ensemble, and soloists and transcriptions of modern orchestral works.
Nadezhda Krygina is a People’s Artist of Russia, a singer famed for her charisma and taste. She is renowned in Russia for performances of favourite Russian folk songs. Her repertoire includes songs of various genres: from comic to lyrical and even modern pop compositions. The ensemble; winners of many national and international competitions; comprised Dmitrienko (domra), Oleg Piskunov (balalaika), Maria Belyaeva (harp, ocarina) and Alexander Uskov (accordion, harmonica, ocarina), who accompanied Krygina.
Krygina sang of the expanses of Russia, about love and about life - "I look in the lakes blue", "Katyusha", "Moscow Quadrille", "Volga River" and "Moscow Nights".
After the programme, Rozovski thanked the performers and joined the distinguished guests in felicitating the artists with flowers. Indian electronic media, including TV channels like ‘G28 News WEB TV’, ‘AONE Punjabi TV’, among others, covered the event.
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