Music of Light charity festival (2013-2014)
Music of the Light festival is a conceptual offshoot of “The possibilities are limited – abilities are unlimited” charity concerts. Disability can be an insurmountable obstacle for a professional musician, and the festival aims to bring together outstanding artists regardless of their health condition. The 2013 installment of the festival saw collaborations between pianists Vadym Kholodenko, Van Cliburn competition winner, and Elena Kukharenko, Lukas Geniusas, Chopin Piano Competition laureate, and young pianist Danil Loginov, Sergei Suvorov (cello) and Alexei Panov (piano), Bolshoi soloist Daria Zykova and Natalya Chernyavskaya (mezzo-soprano), bariton Arsen Sogomonyan, soloist at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre and Nafset Chenib (soprano) as well as Sergei Sanatorov (tenor). Also featured were Musica Viva chamber orchestra conducted by Marius Stravinsky, jazz pianist Yakov Okun and MosGorTrio, jazz legends Sergey Manukyan and Vaagn Ayrapetyan. The festival is held in partnership with the “Addresses of Mercy” charity foundation.