St. Petersburg Music House performed “Embassy of Musical Mastery”, under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cultural cooperation with the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture, and the Government of the Russian Federation, at the National Theatre in Yangon, yesterday evening.
Also present at the music concert were Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein and wife Daw Khin Mi Mi Kywe, Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe, Strategic Studies and Training Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director-General Daw Kay Thi Soe, Rector of University of Culture (Yangon) U Aung Naing Myint, the Russian Federation Ambassador to Myanmar Dr. Nikolay Listopadov, officials from Myanmar Music Association, students and invited guests.
First, the Russian Federation Ambassador to Myanmar Dr. Nikolay Listopadov,
Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko and Rector of University of Culture (Yangon) U Aung Naing Myint delivered opening speeches. Followed this, Russian musicians Roman Markkelov and Alexel Kuznetsov (pianist) conducted their musical performances to the audience.
Assistant Director U Kyaw Min Tun said, “This musical concert was staged for the second time in Myanmar and which aims at strengthening bilateral relations, and people can know more about their culture. Embassy of Musical Mastery is the unique project of St. Petersburg Music which has been held since 2012 and includes visiting meet-the-artist events of leading Russian musicians, as well as tours of young soloists at Russian Centers of Science and Culture in foreign countries.”
Pianist Alex Kuznetsov shared his impression on Myanmar in his first musical performance in the country.
Artist Roman Markelov said he believed that they can strengthen the perpetuation and strengthening the relations through music.
Today’s performance is the second concert in Myanmar by the St. Petersburg Music House as part of the two countries’ 70th anniversary commemoration in 2018.
St. Petersburg Music House has performed over 1,000 musical concerts and played over 3,000 songs during the period of ten years.
(Translated by Win Ko Ko Aung)