Forum-festival "Continent PE" is aimed at the development of the piano ensemble in Uzbekistan, raising it to the level of high art. "One of the tasks of the project," says its author, the ideological inspirer and the main participant - Honored Artist of Uzbekistan, professor of the Conservatory, talented pianist Adiba Sharipova, is to attract a wide audience of listeners to this genre and, in general, to classical music. We want the masterpieces of world music, as well as the works of composers of Uzbekistan, to become closer to the modern public, more accessible, evoking in them a keen interest and desire to again and again come to the concert halls."
Together with Adiba Sharipova, the project is supported by a group of creative and enterprising people in the person of Zulfiya Prize laureate, composer Oydin Abdullaeva, director of the Memorial Museum named after M. Ashrafi Natalia Gunova, musicologist, member of the Union of Composers of Uzbekistan Venera Zakirova, as well as a number of talented young musicians who contribute to the promotion of the project.
The program of the Concert-opening was connected with the Uzbek composer's creativity, in which the piano ensemble occupies a special place. Composers of all generations turn to this genre, creating original compositions that reveal picturesque pictures of nature, folk festivals, images of epic heroes, as well as the rich, immense inner world of man. The beginning of the concert program was preceded by a small entry into the foyer of the Conservatory, where all the spectators were met by a brass ensemble from the Children's School of Music and Arts No. 18 in Tashkent, led by B. Isabekov. Information supplement was the posters with photos of all participants of the concert and a coordination column with the names of all the events of the Forum-festival.
The musical part consisted of various numbers that were represented by pianists of various musical educational institutions: the Conservatory, the Specialized Academic Musical Lyceums named after V. Uspensky and R. Gliere, as well as the young participants from the School No. 18. Opened concert "Khorezm festive procession" of S. Yudakov, which has been performed by A. Sharipova and
J. Muratbekova, set the tone for the whole evening, which went in one breath, filled with a festive, spiritualized mood.
The audience was waiting for the original numbers, prepared by composers, who appeared on this day as performers of their own works. This is Muhammadjan Atajanov, who, in a duet with M. Gumarov performed two compositions - "Kirish" (from the music of the introduction to the musical drama "Garib va Shahsanam", created by A. Atajanov) and "Ichan-kala", as well as Oydin Abdullayeva, who presented her new composition "Yoshlik Ifori" which the composer himself considers as the Premier anthem of the creative youth of Uzbekistan. The ensemble was composed of A. Sharipova, the vocal quartet "Zamin" and the jazz band.
A pleasant surprise was the musical and stage production prepared by the students of the School No. 18: a piano duet of M. Faizullakhanov (class of teacher Ayrapetova A.I.) - H. Siddikov (class of teacher Vashurina L.V.), accompanied by a duet of doyrists - Sh. Shavkatov and N. Samugjonov (class of teacher
Berdiev N.S.) in musical and dance form performed the play "Uforcha" by
V. Uspensky. The decoration of evening also became a student choir of the Conservatory under the guidance of Professor L. Jumayeva and Associate Professor S. Kadyrova, who supplemented the piano music with various timbres of human voices, who enthusiastically performed the Khorezm tunes and the composition "Elegy" by R. Vildanov, based on the music from the movie "Fiery Roads". The work of D. Yanov-Yanovsky - the cycle "Six Lost Waltzes of Chopin", intriguing the listener by its name was received with enthusiasm. This work, as the composer himself notes, was created on the basis of the miraculously preserved initial fragments of Chopin's waltzes, by which Yanov-Yanovsky recreated their sound. Thus, a modern look at what could have been the waltzes of the great Polish composer, brilliantly interpreted in concert by the duet of Vera and Olga Asminkina.
The spirit of the festivities and the general festive mood that accompanied the concert program set a high tone for the newly opened Forum-Festival "Continent PE", in the framework of which the whole range of events is still ahead: concerts, master classes, seminars, creative meetings, as well as the first Republican contest among the performers of the piano duo and the first International Scientific and Practical Conference, within the framework of which the current issues of contemporary music art will be discussed, including in the field of piano performance, to be brought to the agenda of the problem of education of the modern listener, who not only actively attends concert halls, but also understands classical music more deeply.
We wish all the participants of this interesting musical project "Continent PE" success in the implementation of all the planned plans, bright ideas and no less bright and inspired their incarnations.
Musicologist Elvira Zakirova