Concerts at the Prince’s Palace: Classical music nights under a starry sky

A much-loved feature of the summer’s cultural calendar in Monaco, the Concerts at the Prince’s Palace will soon be returning for six enchanting nights of classical music beneath the stars. As always, the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra will be collaborating with a host of internationally-renowned musicians at these special occasions.  

The series will begin on 11th July, when Alexandre Kantorow, a young French pianist described by critics as a “fire-breathing virtuoso with a poetic charm”, will perform a programme featuring the works of César Franck, Franz Liszt and George Gershwin. 

Spanish violinist Maria Dueñas is next up on 18th July. The internationally acclaimed 21-year-old will delight the crowd with pieces from Max Bruch and Piotr Tchaikovsky.  

On 26th and 28th July, legendary Italian conductor Riccardo Muti, the Musical Director at both the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini, will bring his talents to Monaco. He will lead the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra (OPMC) in renditions of pieces by Alfredo Catalani and Franz Schubert.

Nikolai Lugansky, hailed as one of Russia’s greatest pianists of all-time, will then hit the stage in the courtyard of the Palais Princier de Monaco on 1st August, with a repertoire of Mikhail Glinka, Tchaikovsky and Alexander Borodin. He will be under the direction of Conductor Stanislav Kochanovsky. 

The OPMC’s own Kazuki Yamada will conduct on 4th August. This event will feature Macedonian classical pianist Simon Trpčeski, who will perform works by Johannes Brahms, Bedřich Smetana and Antonín Dvořák.  

The season closes on 11th August, when Japanese piano virtuoso Mao Fujita will make his first professional appearance in Monaco. He will play pieces from Dvořak and Robert Schumann under the conductorship of Petr Popelka.

For more information and to reserve tickets at any one of these incredible concerts at the Prince’s Palace, click here.  

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