The magic of a brilliant Jazz performance by Russian artists enthralled the people from all walks of life in the Capital at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) on May 24, 2013.
The concert was performed by the leading young Jazz-men of Russia, Konstantin Gorbatenko (Piano), Dennis Shvyltov (Saxophone) and a bright opera-singer Mrs. Maria Mazkhulia. The Red Hall of the Centre was packed to its capacity. Literally, the Delhites got together in hot summer time to enjoy beautiful, mellifluous music. For them, indeed, it was a rare experience.
The event was organised by the “MTS India” and the RCSC on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Joint Stock Financial Corporation “Sistema”.
Konstantin Gorbatenko, who played piano, is a participant of various Jazz Festivals, winner of “Dodje” Jazz Competition, winner of Russian National Jazz Competition, pianist for the famous Pop-Rock Band “GianiRadari”, nominated at the MTV Russian Music Awards and the Musical Director of Rock Opera “Parfumer’s”. For him, it is the second concert tour to India. In 2008, in the Year of Russia in India, he performed in New Delhi and Mumbai with the Russian Jazz Orchestra “Fonograf Jazz Band”.
Dennis Shvytov, who performed on the musical instrument saxophone, is a Laureate of the Russian Jazz Artists Competition, and who played in Oleg Lundstrem Orchestra. He is actively involved in all of jazz events, and plays with leading jazz musicians in the world, including Deborah Brown, Cynthia Scott, Jack Hamilton and others. Since 1999, he started cooperating with Igor Butman and in the same year founded his own group “Pernatiy Zmey”.
The vocalist Maria Mazkhulia, a Laureate of Dvorak Contest in Carisbad (Karlovy Vary) is a soloist of “Helikon-Opera” Theatre. During the performance, Maria Maskhulia presented Jazz and academic vocal. It is recalled that the Helikon Opera Theatre, one of the famous musical theatres in Russia, has always been trying to depart the “convenient”, outworn scene embodiments, to surprise the audience not only with novelty and impudence, but with bright vocal and drama performance.