About

Yury Revich is a renowned Austrian violinist from Russian descent and won the famous KLASSIK ECHO award as "Young Artist“ in 2016 as well as the "Young Artist of the Year“ by the ICMA (International ClassicalMusic Awards) in 2015.

Yury is a much asked for, international solo- and concert violinist. In May 2009 he gave his debut at the Carnegie Hall in New York, followed by concerts at the La Scala in Milan, the Wiener Musikverein, the Tonhalle in Zurich and many other, famous concert halls around the globe.

He is musical director of his own concert series "Friday Nights mit Yury Revich" in Vienna as well as of the Beethoven Society an from the series "Kunst & Kultur“ of the Belvedere Palace and Museum in Vienna. In fall 2017, he was the "artistic director in residence“ of the highly regarded :alpenarte Festivals.

Yury Revich plays on the Golden Period Stradivari "Princess Aurora“ from 1709, provided by the Goh Foundation.


Yury, why are your charity projects important to you?

As a public figure, I have the possibility to reach a bigger community to raise awareness for social causes, themes and projects. I am aware of my fortunate position to be able to live my dream as musician and play violin, but also know that many people are far less blessed and live in and with difficult life situations. My humanitarian work and engagement are my way to pay it forward.

Team

Yury Revich

Project Founder and Director

Yuliya Draganova

Project Manager (Vienna and London)

Elio Passiatore

Project Manager (Rome)

Elmar Bresser

Coordination Support

Benoit Benichou

Visual and Stage Director

Alessandro Russo

Social Media Manager

Team Biography

Yury Revich

As a human being, I feel obliged to help others who are less fortunate. Many children need our help and support. Many are in need of proper health care, education, and dream to have a proper life quality.  Together we can help them. “Full-blooded authority, fleet-fingered dexterity, innate musicality and substantial accuracy..."
-The Strad-

In his twenties, violinist Yury Revich is already a multi-faceted artist of incredible depth, maturity and creativity. Winner of an ECHO Klassik 2016 “Newcomer of the Year” award, “Young Artist of the Year 2015” at the International Classical Music Awards and “Young Musician of the Year” by the Beethoven Center Vienna, he is one of the most expressive and versatile musicians of his generation.

With 18 years old Yury made his debut at Carnegie Hall with Daniil Trifonov, later on in La Scala with Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto and his concerts since then have included performances at the Berlin Philharmonie, Berlin Konzerthaus, Vienna Musikverein, Zurich Tonhalle, Vienna Konzerthaus, Leipzig Gewandhaus, BOZAR Brussels and Tchaikovsky Concert Hall Moscow amongst many others while his recordings to date are featured on labels such as Sony Classical as well as a recording with ARS records for which he won his ECHO Klassik Award.

An artist of immense diversity, Yury enjoys a wide range of musical interests. An avid interpreter of Baroque, he frequently collaborates with harpsichordist Olga Fillipova, and is a dedicated chamber musician collaborating with renowned artists such as Daniil Trifonov. Yury performs a number of works dedicated to him, by composers including Johanna Doderer and Benjamin Rota. He also lives out his creativity in the film medium and has studied directing, acting and has already produced two short films of his own.

2015 saw the launch of Yury’s new international Concerts of Arts cycle in Vienna entitled "Friday Nights with Yury Revich" with artists such as Paul Badura-Skoda , Sumi Jo, Ute Lemper, Alexey Igudesman, Angelika Kirchschlager, Sunnyi Melles, Christiane Hörbiger, Ferhan and Ferzan Önder and many other celebrity appearances. Yury has also created his own “Kunst & Klassik kuratiert von Yury Revich” concert and art series at the Belvedere in Vienna.

In addition to performance, Yury is a passionate advocate for many charitable and philanthropic causes. He co-organized a concert in Vienna in 2011 for the victims of the Japanese tsunami, he also organized the First Austrian Gala Charity "All for Autism" in 2015 , which since then became one the biggest Autism Awareness events in Europe. Yury is the official partner of UNICEF Austria, and hosts annual Dreamland Gala for UNICEF in Vienna in Theater an der Wien as part of his “Friday Nights with Yury Revich” Concerts of Arts.

In 2020 he will host the first "Dreamland with Yury Revich gala for UNICEF Italy" which will take place in the Colosseum in Rome.

Recent collaborations include many different orchestras around the world, including Russian National Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Collegium Musicum Basel, Tonkünstler, Moscow Soloists, Russian State Symphony, La Verdi Milano, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Zagreb Soloists, Nord West Deutsche Philharmonie, KKO, Kammerphilharmonie Potsdam, and works with conductors such as Yuri Bashmet, Sebastian Weigle, Xian Zhang, Mikhail Pletnev, Yuri Simonov, Gintaras Rinkevecius, Ariane Matiakh, Karl-Heinz Steffens, Svyatoslav Kochanovsky, Duncan Ward, Liana Isakadze and many others.

Born into a musical family, Yury started playing the violin at age 5. At the age of 7, he entered the Central Music Academy of the Moscow Conservatory as a student of Galina Turchaninova. Between 2005 and 2009, he studied under Viktor Pikaizen before moving to the Vienna Conservatory in 2009, where he studied with Pavel Vernikov. During his studies at the Vienna Conservatory, Yury founded the quartet “Quatuor du Soleil” whose performances encompass music from the Baroque through to contemporary works.

He is an Ambassador for the Amadeus Vienna International School and professor at the WOM academy in Santander, a unique organisation which aims to promote classical music as a basis for generating musical and cultural excellence throughout Spain.

Yury plays on a 1709 Stradivarius, generously loaned to him by the Goh Family Foundation.



Elio Passiatore

Why are you part of Dreamland?

Dreams represent the lymph, shape and colors of the future of all of us.They are made to be protected, nourished and realized.And be able to contribute, thanks to "Dreamland", to the realization of the dream of many children makes me proud and happy.Because only those who have the ambition of be able to change the world, then actually change it.

Biography

Born on 1991 in Martina Franca (Italy), despite living in a small town, his dreams and projects soon became big and ambitious.He suspended his studies in Economics to devote himself to travel, to know people and cultures with multiple colours and accents.He left for India as volunteer to give hopes and smiles to local communities.

From here, the need to do more and take action to contribute to a change that today is needed more than ever: a change of course that can be implemented through aggregation, sharing, art and culture.

He founded a non-profit association to organize summits of young artists from all over the world to create art in favour of AISM (Italian Multiple Sclerosis Association) to support scientific research.

He collaborates with AISM to raise awareness of society on the subject of disability and segregation.

Despite working in the pharmaceutical sector for more than 10 years, he has not yet been able to identify any cream, pills, drops, vials and other solutions that give the same beneficial effects that art and travel can guarantee.



Benoît Bénichou

Why are you part of Dreamland?

Equality - not all humans are equal in their access to wealth and infrastructure. We all have our dreams, but they are not achievable for all ...We have a duty to change the world and do everything in order to realize everyone's dreams. Dreamland is one of the little stones that can build the big monument.

Biography

Benoît Bénichou studied theatre, body expression and music at the Conservatoire de Nice and Nice-Sophia-Antipolis University.

He has staged many shows like Trouble in Tahiti/L’Enfant et les Sortilèges by Bernstein/Ravel for the Opera National de Nancy-Lorraine and El Retablo de Maese Pedro by De Falla and Brundibár by Krása for the Théâtre de Caen, L’Opera Seria by Gassmann for the New European Opera, L’Etoile by Chabrier, Geneviève de Brabant by Offenbach, Svadba by Sokolovic for National Montpellier Opera, then Die Fledermaus for the Festival d’O in Montpellier and Montpellier National Opera. He also realized a huge installation about the 4 seasons for the National Montpellier Opera.

Recently, he staged Dido and Aeneas with Catherine Kollen for l’Arcal at the Théâtre de l’Athénée in Paris and a french tour and imagined the scenography and visuals for the Friday Nights with Yury Revich and Unicef Gala at the Theater an der Wien, Kunsthalle, Konzerthaus, SemperDepot in Vienna.

He realized with his Collective 1B2P/TragédieMonstre a show based on Brundibár by H. Krása at Théâtre de Caen. He is also teaching theatre at the Department Supérieur pour Jeune Chanteurs at the CRR Rue de Madrid in Paris.
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