“With all my heart, I wish for my music to spread,

 for more people to love it,

 and to find consolation and support in it.”

 P.I. Tchaikovsky


On June 1, the International Child Protection Day, a charity concert was held in Satka’s Magnezit Culture Center with the programme which included selected romances of Tchaikovsky. The romances were performed by leading soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre Igor Golovatenko (baritone) accompanied by Dmitry Sibirtsev (pianoforte).

The event, also held on the occasion of celebration of 260th anniversary of Satka, was supported by Magnezit Group, Sobranie Cultural Initiative Supporting & Preservation Fund and administration of the Satka District. All funds collected during the concert will be immediately sent to the TOGETHER WE CAN DO MORE charity fund to help Satka’s children with disabilities.

The artistic duet of one of the brightest baritones of his generation Igor Golovatenko, and the master of magnificent piano parts and at the same time the most talented concertmaster and producer Dmitry Sibirtsev exists for more than three years, during which audience could enjoy a lot of unforgettable concerts.

Tchaikovsky’s chamber music is one of main possessions of Russian musical art to this day. Exciting sincerity, simplicity and warmth of the works is the main distinctive feature of all music of the great composer.

- The idea of monographic evening dedicated to Tchaikovsky’s romances belongs to me and Dmitry Sibirtsev, – says Igor Golovatenko. – I welcomed the opportunity to present the scale of chamber and vocal works of the great Russian composer in Satka, on the stage of the Magnezit Culture Center. The format of the event chosen by the providers  – a charity concert – was also important for me.

- I always glad to go to classical concerts. They are great pleasure for me. And today, I could contribute to a good deed. I believe that funds collected during the marathon will help children to recover and therefore become happy, – said spectatress Tamara Ivanova.

- I really want all children to be healthy because when you are sick, it’s bad. So I put some money in the box which my mother and father gave me for good school results, – adds young listener Arseny Maksimov.

For reference:

Igor Golovatenko (baritone) – leading soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre

Graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory as opera and symphony conductor. Sang solo at Victor Popov Academy of Choral Art.

Singer’s professional debut took place in 2006 in Delius’ A Mass of Life with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia directed by Vladimir Spivakov (first performance in Russia).

Since 2007 – soloist of the Novaya Opera theatre, performs parts of Onegin, Figaro, Germont, Belcore, Count di Luna.

In 2010, debuted on stage of the Bolshoi Theatre, since 2014 – soloist of the opera company, engaged in performances of La Traviata, Don Carlos, The Maid of Orleans, La Bohème, Manon Lescaut, Queen of Spades, Iolanta.

In 2015, Igor Golovatenko became nominee of the Russian National Theatre Award Golden Mask for role of Marquis of Posa in Verdi’s Don Carlos performed in the Bolshoi Theatre. The singer performed on stages of leading operas of Russia and the world: the Paris Opera (France), the Bavarian Opera (Munich, Germany), Teatro di San Carlo (Naples, Italy), and others.

Laureate of VI International Competition of Singing and Piano Duets “Three Centuries of Classical Romance,” laureate of the international competition Competizione dell’Opera.

Dmitry Sibirtsev (pianoforte) – Director of the Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow (since 2012).

Graduate of pianoforte faculty of the Mussorgsky Ural State Conservatoire.

Started his artistic career as a pianist. Since 1996, performs solo programs and as concertmaster in vocal and instrumental ensembles with outstanding domestic and foreign masters of opera scene, as well as young stars.

Constant participant of almost all musical and opera festivals in Russia, awarded Best Concertmaster Diplomas in more than ten all-Russian and international competitions. The author of the idea, provider and artistic director of the opera festival Basses of the XXI Century, from 2002 to 2006 – musical director of projects of the Irina Arhipova Foundation.

Since 2006, artistic director and producer of the Art Project Tenors of the XXI Century.

Toured in more than 150 cities of Russia, as well as in USA, Canada, South Korea, Austria, Germany and other countries of the world.

Awarded the National Treasure award and the golden order Service to the Art.

TOGETHER WE CAN DO MORE is the charity Fund of Social Care for the Satkinsky Municipal District. Established in 2013.

Charity marathon to help children with serious diseases was held for the first time in 2013. Since then, big festive occasion on the Child Protection Day which opens charity fundraising became tradition in the Satkinsky District. More than 50 disabled children has already received aid.