Monday, July 27, 7 p.m.
Preconcert carillon tours and demonstrations 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (every 15 minutes)
Olesya Rostovskaya attended the Russian Central Music School from 1993 to 2000. She completed her studies at the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory, with a specialization in composition, and in 2001, with a specialization in organ. In 1999, she began to play the theremin. In 2003, she began playing Russian bells. She began playing the carillon in 2006. In 2008, she graduated from Saint Petersburg State University as a carillonneur (the first in the world Russian Carillon Diploma) and, in 2009, from the Royal Carillon School “Jef Denyn” in Mechelen. Now she composes music for orchestras, ensembles, choir, organ, carillon, theremin, and more. She has a CD called Soul of a Bell: Russian Carillon Music.