October26 2019 (Sat)
7:00 PM

Gala Concert of Time Portal Festival

Accompanied by KaiserWalzer Orchestra

Žofín- Great Hall | Classical Music

150 minutes | Not available

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Date: October 26, 2019 | 19:00 (Sat)
Venue: Žofín- Great Hall
Duration: 150 minutes
Status: Not available

Palace Žofín hosts a classical music competition. Enjoy an exciting battle of Czech and international ensembles!


  • 1 part (50-60 min)
    Each group has 10 minutes to perform. 
  • During the breaks between the performances of the groups you can enjoy a reconstruction of ballroom dances of the 19th century accompanied by the Vienna Imperial Symphony Orchestra.
  • Main intermission (20-30 min) - During the intermission you may want to check the presentation of the Time Portal project with exhibition of photographs and videos of the season 2019
  • 2 part (50-60 min)
    Each group has 10 minutes to perform. 
  • The annoucement of winners. Each group has 10 minutes to perform 2 works -  their own hit and a composition accompanied by the Vienna Imperial Symphony Orchestra.

Competing groups:


an international musical project by flamenco guitar player Miguel Czachowski, is at the same time the first band which has managed to successfully combine the music of India with flamenco from Andalusia, touring all over the world since 1999.

The CELLO Boys 

Famous Czech duet composed of two cellists who play not only classics but also modern arrangements from popular music, rock classics and much more.

Valeriya Chernaya 

Valeriya Chernaya accompanied by two guitars and a piano. She is a performer of ancient and modern, Russian and Gypsy romances & ballads. The winner of the 1st degree of the Volga Romances international competition "Autumn Romance voice" in 2018.

Duo Budnetsky Gavrouc 

Musical repertoire of the duet focuses on mature and late Romanticism, the European national schools of the 19th - 20th centuries and Russian music of the 20th century

The Street Whispers 

The Street Whispers is a band, which was created by three eager musicians and friends, who decided to unite those musical talents and design a group performing sophisticated music of a wide stylistic spectrum. They treat music as a complementary existence.

They not only perform the classical music, folk, tango, jazz, klezmer and Latin American music, but also mix different styles in order to create their own unique tones. The members of the band are the graduates of the well known Polish music schools and academies of music. 

Ilya Kondratiev

Pianist Ilya Kondratiev is the prize winner of such renowned competitions as the International F. Chopin Piano Competition (Hannover, 2011), International F. Liszt Piano Competition (Budapest, 2011), International F. Liszt Piano Competition (Weimar, 2011), the Fifth Tbilisi International Piano Competition (2013), the Birmingham International Piano Competition (2015) and the Ile-de-France International Piano Competition (Paris, 2016).

He is also the winner of the Beethoven Senior Intercollegiate Competition (2015) and the Chappell Medal Piano Competition (2016). Ilya Kondratiev is supported by the Henry Wood Trust Foundation, the Future of Russia Foundation, the Talent Unlimited Foundation and the Mark Zetland Foundation. In 2010 he won a DAAD scholarship to study in Germany in 2011. He has studied at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire and at the Samara College of Music. He obtained a Master's in Performance from the Royal College of Music in London, and he is now pursuing the College's Artist Diploma, under the guidance of Vanessa Latarche. 

Musical accompaniment:

KaiserWalzer Orchestra - The orchestra was founded 7 years ago by the best members of the St. Pölten Stadttheater. Musicians have a lot of experience with operetta sounds and roller playing. The orchestra plays a number of concerts, operetta performances in Lower Austria and Vienna. All these years, "Kaiserwalzer" plays New Year's Eve concerts in Vienna. Pummerin with Donauwalzer at Stephansplatz can really be heard this year, not just on television. 


  • Dress code: smart casual
  • Time Portal reserves the right to change the composition of competitors.