Music for Galway & Galway 2020 present
Moscow born, Galway resident Ludmila Snigireva will give a talk on the legendary Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. She will be joined by of Mischa Maisky, who studied with Rostropovich.
Lecturer of Russian Literature and Tutor of Russian at Short Courses Series, NUI Galway, she is Russian Development Officer and Teacher of Russian at Marino Institute of Education, and for the last 15 years has been also working as a state examiner for State Examination Commission. Being dedicated to arts and music she has become a member of Galway County Intercultural Forum and a member of International Dostoevsky Society. Her active work and participation in educational and cultural life in Ireland and Russia resulted in being awarded with Gold Medal from Russian Federation Ministry of Education, letters of Recognition and Crystal Trophy for the contribution to the promotion of Russian language and culture in Ireland and work with compatriots (Russian Embassy to Ireland), letters of Recognition from Mayors of Galway City.
Ludmila’s insights coupled with Maisky’s first hand experiences and memories of this giant of the cello, promises to make for a great afternoon.
This ticket includes the screening of “The Cellist”, a beautiful documentary by Murray Grigor about another Russian cello legend, Gregor Piatigorsky, in which Maisky also appears. The film starts at 4pm.