“Treasures of Russia” is the first Russian ball in Switzerland, reviving the tradition after a hiatus. The Charity Ball shall be held at the aristocratic hotel Beau-Rivage Palace: within its interiors, where the spirit of world history dwells, live Russian music will be played, and dancing couples clad in ballroom attire will converge on the polonaise to celebrate Russian culture and tradition. The event includes a bright dance and concert program, a gala dinner, a cocktail, and a charity auction.
Russian culture is well known for its literature, musical and ballet heritage that embody values such as dignity, compassion and spiritual subtlety at the heart of its traditions. “Treasures of Russia” Charity Ball will unite people who are deeply attuned to the Russian culture.
The atmosphere of a classical ball, high society, and performance of famous Russian artists make the Great Charity Ball in Lausanne a non-trivial event that needs to be visited to give your soul a rush of genuine feelings and impressions.
The Ball program is a picture of the Russian soul, a constellation of genius literary and musical works – “Treasures of Russia” by great artists, the likes of A. Pushkin, L. Tolstoy, R. Schedrin, M. Lermontov, P. Tchaikovsky, M. Glinka, A. Borodin, A. Khachaturian, S. Prokofiev, A. Rubinstein.
The Ball’s parts are developed on an interlacing of literary, musical and choreographic compositions.
He graduated from the Leningrad State Institute of Theater, Music and Cinematography. In 1994, he made his debut in cinema. In 2003, he was accepted into the troupe of the Moscow Art Theater named after Chekhov. He received the title of People’s Artist of Russia in 2012.
In 2008, Konstantin Khabensky created a charitable foundation that helps children with oncological and other serious brain diseases.
Since 2010, Khabensky began to open creative development studios across Russia. In 2014, the charity theater musical project “Generation Mowgli” became the laureate of the special Stanislavsky Prize. In May 2016, Konstantin Khabensky was awarded the “Impulse of Good” in a special nomination “for contribution to the development and promotion of social entrepreneurship in Russia.”
He graduated from the Gnesins School, then studied at the Moscow Conservatory and continued his education at the Hans Eisler High School of Music (Germany).
At the VI International Contest of Cellists M. Rostropovich in Paris (1997), the musician became the first representative of Russia to receive the title of laureate in the history of the competition. At the Antonio Jahnigro International Competition in Zagreb (Croatia) was awarded the first prize, received all the special prizes and confirmed his high reputation.
In 2008, Moscow hosted the first in the history of Russia cello festival, art director of which is Boris Andrianov.
In 2016, the musician was awarded the title of Honored Artist of Russia.
Graduated from the St.Petersburg Music College named after M.P. Mussorgsky and the St. Petersburg State Conservatoire named after N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov. Since 2010 – the soloist of the Mikhailovsky Theater.
In 2012, she was nominated for the Russian National Theater Award “Golden Mask”.
Since 2015 – soloist of the theater “Helikon-Opera”.
The diploma of VIII International competition of young opera singers Elena Obraztsova.
Ksenia Bashmet received a music education in the Gnessin Moscow State Conservatory of Music, the Moscow Conservatory and the post-graduate course of the Conservatory. Diploma of the International Festival “Virtuosos of 2000” (St. Petersburg, 1994), laureate of the 1st International Competition of Chamber Ensembles named after Taneyev (Kaluga) and the 18th International Competition of Chamber Ensembles in Caltanissetta (Italy). Twice was awarded special prizes at the International viola contest Yuri Bashmet. She tours in Russia and abroad. Her concerts were held in Europe, Japan, USA, Israel. Since 2016 – director and teacher of the Open School of Music at Bashmet Center.
Former Soloist of Mariinskiy Theatre, Soloist of Grand Theatre of Geneva, founder of Russian Ballet School of Geneva.
The creators of the legendary Officers’ Ball in Sevastopol. Their concept of the ballroom accessibility means that every guest, regardless of their dancing experience, shall be able to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of the classical ball and take an active part in it.
Daria Von Bergen
Founder of the Swiss luxury and events blog SwissGlam.ch Event organizer and linguist.
Professional event and radio presenter in Russia and Switzerland. Founder of the brand “Presenter from Russia”.
Charity has always been an inalienable part of Russian soul, one of the basic cultural values and the source of spiritual strength for Russian people. The Russian mind, the name of Konstantin Khabensky is inextricably linked not only to outstanding works in theatre and cinema, but also to selfless charity work of enormous scale. The Ball with gather the funds for the profit of the Charity Foundation of Konstantin Khabenskiy helping children with severe onkological deseases.
15% of the tickets’ price will be transferred to the account of Foundation of Konstantin Khabensky.
The Ball auction will be one of the most interesting parts of the program. Though the lots will be announced later, the proceeds from the auction shall be transferred to the account of the Foundation as well.
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We are pleased to inform you that the dance-masters of the Great Charity Ball and the creators of the Officers’ Ball in Sevastopol – Dmitry Platov and Ekaterina Grafodatskaya – invite you to attend the preparatory dance sessions. These sessions will allow you to experience the magic of the Ball and participate in it directly. Dance skills are absolutely not important as our choreographers do real miracles!
To verify the schedule of the ballroom classes or sign up for the Ball preparation, please get in touch with the information service:
Tel: +41 21 552 0408