Russian Tour – Togliatti / An evening around the theme of the Vinteuil Sonata

October, 21th 2017 | Togliatti French Alliance, Russia


  • Sonata n°1 in A-Major for violin & piano by Gabriel Fauré
  • Sonata in A-Major for violon & piano by César Franck

With : Agnès Pyka (violin), Laurent Wagschal (piano)

The Togliatti’s French Alliance was opened on 28th February 2003 with the support of the French Embassy in Russia and the City Council of Togliatti. Togliatti is the first city to have its own Alliance, despite not being the capital of its region.

In Russia, the first French Alliance appeared in 1909 in Saint-Petersburg and was active until the Revolution. But it was not until 3rd July 2001 that the President of the French Republic an Honorary President of the French Alliance Foundation, Mr. Jacques Chirac, inaugurated the Samara’s French Alliance under the patronage of the Permanent Secretary of the French Academy, Ms Hélène Carrère d’Encausse. Thereafter, the Alliances of Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Nizhny Novgorod,Rostov-on-Don and Togliatti were opened.