Every Easter, Maestro Valery Gergiev and 115 musicians from his Mariinsky Orchestra tour Russia. Performing every night in a different cities along the Trans Sibirian Railway from Moscow to Siberia, they travel 14,320 km during this three-week cultural tour de force. "We need to bring culture to the people, not the other way around" is the credo of Gergiev. Carried by the sound of the orchestra and the power of unexpected images, we experience the magic of Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Prokofiev against the backdrop of modern day Russia which is immense, fascinating, disturbingly beautiful, funny and intelligent.
He is a self-taught photographer. Venzago’s photo-reportages were soon published in magazines such as Life and Geo. He worked for Magnum agency for 4 years and also worked as a film maker for about 20 years. As a cameraman, he has lent his signature style to various productions, such as Trip to Asia(2007). The same year, he also made the film Mein Bruder, der Dirigent about his brother, the conductor Mario Venzago.
: Alberto Venzago
: Valery Gergiev
: Alberto Venzago, Markus Zucker
: Anouchka Tatjana Malnovich, Michal Leszczylowski