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Friday, October 31, 2008

"From Russia With Love", Classical Benefit Concert for Philippine Soldiers for the Environment

"From Russia With Love"

Benefit Concert for Philippine Soldiers

Cultural Center of the Philippines, 19 Nov 2008 @ 8:00 P.M.


Katya Grineva (Russia), Steinway Artist & Carnegie Hall Performer

Accompanied by

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra

Conducted by David Harutyunyan (Armenia), Lead Conductor of the Orchestra Symphˆ„nica de Guyaquile, Ecuador

With Special Guest Performance by

Joanna Ong Go (Philippines), Soprano, Clarion Chamber Ensemble

30 October 2008, Manila. "From Russia With Love" celebrates a first-time performance bringing together world-class talents Katya Grineva, Russian Steinway Artist and Carnegie Hall regular (romantic & classical piano); our very own Joanna Ong Go (opera); and David Harutyunyan (world conductor) - each of whom rank top in their fields - for a magical evening of romantics, classics and opera this November 19th at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).

Benefit Concert Dedicated to Environmental, Social & Community Development Projects in the Philippines

Katya has delighted her audiences at concerts from New York to Moscow , Guam and Kenya , for presidents and royalties to governments and charities across the globe. Despite her demanding concert schedule, she finds time to perform for non-profit communities to help raise awareness for specific causes. In November 2006, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo presented Katya Grineva with the Gusi Peace Prize, awarded to "distinguished individuals or groups worldwide with exemplary contributions to peace and human rights".

"I am so pleased that my friends Joanna Ong Go and David Harutyunyan have agreed to join me to support environmental and civic work here in the Philippines , the results of which I am sure will surely go a long way in helping local communities develop livelihoods," says Katya.

Mdme Amelita "Ming Ramos", former First Lady of the Philippines and Russian Ambassador to the Philippines, H.E. Vitaly Y. Vorobiev, will make the opening remarks.

Tickets can be obtained from the following:

  • CCP Box Offie at telephone: +63 2 8323704;
  • Tickets on line: (ref: "From Russia With Love");
  • Ticketworld: +63 2 8919999
  • National Bookstore Outlets, The Philippines.

About the Artistes

Katya Grineva (Russia), Steinway Artist & Carnegie Hall Performer. Born in Moscow , Ms. Grineva began piano studies at age six with the Moscow Music School . She continued under the aegis of the prestigious Moscow Conservatory, at which point she started giving recitals and experiencing the "special and spontaneous" interaction between artist and audience, which is now the hallmark of her performances. Ms. Grineva has been a soloist with the Acadiana Symphony, the ARS Nova Musicians Chamber Orchestra, the Manhattan Virtuosi Orchestra and the European Philharmonic Orchestra in France. Her recitals have captivated audiences at the Laurier Society in Paris and in one of the most prestigious concert halls in Paris, Salle Gaveau. Since April 1998 Steinway and Sons has awarded Katya the honorable title of Steinway Artist. Ms. Grineva has made a specialty of the romantic piano music and recorded three CDs: "From Katya with Love", "Katya From the Heart" and "Katya...Inspiration Bleu". Visit:

Joanna Ong Go (Philippines), Soprano, Clarion Chamber Ensemble.



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