Ashgabat music lovers appreciated the performing skills of the young violinist Céline Samsar

Photo: Yuriy SHKURIN

The concert of young performers of Turkmenistan and Turkey organized by the Ministry of Culture of our country and the diplomatic mission of a friendly country was held on the stage of the Magtymguly Music and Drama Theater.

Ashgabat music lovers had the opportunity to get acquainted with the work of the 13-year-old talented violinist Céline Samsar. The Youth Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Rasul Klychev attended the concert, children's choirs of the Specialized Music Boarding School at TNC and the Turkmen-Turkish School.

Selin comparatively recently began comprehending the violin art, until the age 9 she studied the piano, until she took up the violin...

"Masterly mastering in such a short time such a complex musical instrument as a violin is a rare case, one might say exceptional," the head of the Youth Chamber Orchestra, Rasul Klychev, shares his impressions. Celine easily entered the performing dialogue with the musicians of the orchestra.

Celine Samsar opened the program of the evening with Dmitry Kabalevsky's famous work "Concerto for violin and orchestra", pleasantly surprising the audience with mature and virtuosic performance.

The choir groups also performed in the concert program: the Turkmen-Turkish school and Gunesh - the Specialized Music Boarding School at the Turkmen National Conservatory. The children performed popular Turkmen and Turkish works.

Together with the ensemble of violinists of the Specialized Music Boarding School, Celine Samsur performed Esen Engin's lyrical song "Korolek - a songbird", which was enthusiastically received by listeners.

In the performance of the orchestra under the direction of Rasul Klychev, the "Rondo" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the "Fantastic Fugue" by Astor Piazzolla, the sparkling "Chardash" by Arthur Polonsky, the "Lunar Evening" by Aman Agadzhikov and other well-known classical works, plunged listeners into a harmonious melodic-emotional atmosphere.

The concert of Friendship was completed by the original and dynamic song and dance composition of Kushtdepdi.