Inna Rogatchi’s Metamorphoses exhibition has opened at the D. D. Shostakovich St.Petersburg Academic Philharmonia in St Petersburg on June 4th, 2012. The exhibition is part of the Seventh International Festival “Musical Collection”.

Inna Rogatchi’s Metamorphoses exhibition is part of the famous international music festival at the D. D. Shostakovich St.Petersburg Academic Philharmonia in St Petersburg. June 2012. 

The festival has been exceptional in its qualities and the level of musicians participating in it. Among them are Victoria MullovaVladimir Ashkenazi, famous Atlanta Boys ChoirRouene Opera and many others. The opening of Inna Rogatchi’s exhibition was conducted on June 4th, the birthday of the famous Russian conductor Evgeny Mravinski who led the Philhamoric orhestra for 50 years. On the same evening, Richard Strauss’s Metamophoses were played by the Philharmonic orhestra.

Inna Rogatchi’s fine art photography exhibition is a combination of two series of works: Melody Thread featuring rare original musical instruments created by famous Italian masters of the 17th and 18th centuries, and House Of Dreamsalluding to the expressive skies all around the world with famous composers, poets and choreographers who are important to Inna Rogatchi personally.

Inna Rogatchi and The Rogatchi Foundation have donated the rare series of Italian music instruments to the D. D. Shostakovich St.Petersburg Academic Philharmonia in memory of maestro Mstislav Rostropovich who was a dear friend of the Rogatchi family and the honourable chairman of their Arts Against Cancer international charity.

In her opening remarks, Dr Inna Rogatchi did emphasise that the donation is done in memory of the great man who did play his first concert on his and his wife’s, famous opera singer Galina Wishnevskaya, return to Russia after 15 years of exile, in that very hall of the D. D. Shostakovich St.Petersburg Academic Philharmonia. Inna and Michael Rogatchi and their daughter Julia all were present at that historic concert back in 1988.

Inna Rogatchi’s Metamorphoses exhibition was accepted by the public with enthusiasm. “In our realities, bringing such beauty and fine thinking to our midst does feel as a breath of a fresh air to us” – deputy director of the philharmonic Dr Irina Rodionova said in her opening remarks. “To me, a very special merit of the exhibition is the rare quality of the work making one feel that the light which is inside practically every image is just about to pour out. This potency of imagination makes these works truly exceptional” – was said by the famous Russian theatre director Grigory Ditjatkovsky.

Professor Ojars Sparitis has written an essay on the collection and exhibition called: Tracing Visible Subjects’ Invisible Inter-Connections.