October 8, 2016: a concert by young musicians from Shenzhen, China was held at Taganrog "Chekhov Gymnasium" literary museum, simultaneously with the still open Confucius Cultural Photo Exhibition
, brought from the sister city Jining
Five Chinese kids from the most internationalized Green Oasis School of Shenzhen came to town within the framework of the "Hand in Hand - Music Bridging - China and Russia" project. Their music teacher, Boris Denisov, is a graduate of Taganrog Tchaikovsky Music School, currently playing with Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra and lecturing at Mike's Violin & Conservatory of Hong Kong and BMEC School of Hong Kong.
Three of the young guests are winners of various prestigious awards: Lance Ding, violin - 1st prize at 10th ZSIMC in Singapore (top performance award) and 3rd and HKIMF (Hongkong); Ray Li, violin - 1st prize at 10th ZSIMC (Singapore) and 3rd at HKIMF (Hongkong); Chris Liu, violoncello - 2nd prize at 10th ZSIMC (Singapore) and 3rd at HKIMF (Hongkong).
The concert at "Chekhov Gymnasium" was a great success and featured musical compositions by Johann S. Bach, Antonio Dvorak and Dmitri Shostakovich for violin; music by J.S. Bach and Antonio Vivaldi for violoncello; Joe Hisaichi, Richard Claderman and Melody Bober's for piano.
Young musicians from Shenzhen made a tour of the city, stopping at Tchaikovsky Music School, where Mr. Denisov started his music career, and visiting Taganrog historic downtown area and memorial sites related to Anton Chekhov