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Chamber Orchestra at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory Russia

Artistic director and principal conductor – People's artist of the Russian Federation, Moscow prize winner for literature and art, The Golden Mask prize winner, principal conductor of The Moscow State Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre – Felix Korobov.
The Chamber orchestra at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory was created in 1961 year by laureate of USSR state prize, professor of the Conservatory, violist of the legendary Soviet ensemble "Komitas Quartet" Mikhail Terian. In the first years of the orchestra existence it included the best students and graduates of the conservatory, pupils of the classes of David Oistrakh, Leonid Kogan, Vadim Borisovsky, Sviatoslav Knushevitsky and Mikhail Terian himself. The highest level of skill of the collective led to a well-earned victory in 1970 year in West Berlin: the jury of the competition of youth orchestras of “Herbert von Karajan Foundation” awarded the 1st prize and the Great Gold Medal to the conservatoire students unanimously. From 1984 to 2002 years the collective was led by an outstanding musical figure, conductor, professor Gennady Cherkasov.

The Moscow Youth Symphony Orchestra Russia

The Moscow Youth Symphony Orchestra (MMSO) is a team created on the basis of the Moscow Youth Chamber Orchestra, which has already gained popularity in Russia and abroad. Founder and Artistic Director Honored artist of Russian Federation, President of Russian Performing Art Fund, professor Valery Vorona. The Chief Conductor, President of the Eurasian Art Development Fund, the Chief guest Conductor of the State Orchestra of the Academy of Soloists, the artistic director and chief conductor of the Eurasian Stars festival is Mikhail Kirchhoff. Its original cast included the students of many leading educational institutions of Moscow, many musicians are the winners of the scholarships of Russian Performing Art Fund, the winners of the international musical competitions.

The Orchestra’s debut took place in December 2003 at the closing-up concert of the Russian Constellation of the Youth festival held by the Vladimir Spivakov’s International Benefit Foundation at the Rossia State Concert Hall. Owing to the combination of high level of performing art, interesting repertoire policy, young enthusiasm and spirits, the group gained the popularity very fast in great masses of musical audience.

Kaliningrad Symphony Orchestra Russia

The first concert of the Kaliningrad Symphony Orchestra was performed on March the 14th in 1988.  The program of the first concert included Symphony № 40 by W.A.  Mozart, “The Unfinished Symphony” by F. Schubert, “Waltz-fantasy” by M. Glinka and the Overture to the opera “The Barber of Seville” by G. Rossini. The Founder of the Orchestra is the composer and conductor Arkadiy  Feldman, who is an artistic leader and the main conductor. He was rewarded the honorary title “The honoured Art worker” for his achievements in the creative activities and propaganda of the musical art.

During all the time orchestra prepared a range of programs, which showed a wide possibility of the musicians, devotion to the artistic ideals. The systematic performances in front of  audience, participation of the well-known musicians in some programs, special programes for children and young people determined the wide repertoire aspirations, it’s level of performance. Among the bright interpretations the most famous are Symphony № 6 and Fantasy “ Francesca da Rimini” by P. Tchaykovski, “Scheherazada” and “Spanish Capriccio” by N. Rimsky-Korsakov, Symphony № 5 by L. V. Beethoven. Symphonies by  J. Brahms, A. Dvorak, S. Frank. The orchestra performed all the symphony plays of M. Glinka and A. Lyadov, it often performs some symphony fragments from  Wagner’s operas.

The South Ural Philharmonic Orchestra Russia

The South Ural philharmonic orchestra was founded in 2019. The all-Russia presentation of the company was a great success at the St. Petersburg State Academic Capella on November 16, 2019, at the VIII International cultural forum (St. Petersburg). The soloist at the presentation was the People’s Artist of Russia Denis Matsuev. The Musykalnoe Obozrenie, national periodical, devoted to the classical and contemporary academic music, has welcomed the creation of the South Ural symphonic orchestra hailing it the event of the year.

The South Ural philharmonic orchestra is a unique music company with a wide and diverse repertoire.

The orchestra collaborates with the outstanding musicians like Denis Matsuev, Yuri Bashmet, Boris Berezovskiy, Nikolai Lugansky, Eliso Virsaladze, Hibla Gerzmava, Elena Zaremba, Sergei Krylov, Julian Rachlin, Sergei Stadler, Roman Simovych, Maxim Rysanov, Alyona Baeva, Sergei Nakariakov, Alexander Buzlov, Boris Andrianov, as well as musicians from Austria, England, the USA, France, Germany, South Korea, Japan, and Malta.

Kyiv Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra Ukraine

Based in the capital of Ukraine, the Kyiv Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra has earned national and international recognition from both listeners and critics around the world as one of the country’s leading orchestral ensembles. 

With an average age of 30, this youthful orchestra unites talented musicians from all over Ukraine, most of whom are winners of various competitions.

The ensemble gained its reputation by popularising the music of Western composers in Ukraine, as well as enjoying a very close collaboration with outstanding contemporary composers such as Penderecki, Valentin Silvestrov and Myroslav Skoryk, among others. 

The orchestra’s unique sound and virtuosity has led to many collaborations with internationally acclaimed soloists and conductors. The members of the Kyiv Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra bring their high level of artistry together with their Ukrainian pride to a wide range of audiences.

Recent highlights include tours of Switzerland, France, Spain, Azerbaijan and Ukraine, and a concert series at the National Tchaikovsky Music Academy of Ukraine.

Karelia Philharmonic Orchestra Russia

Karelia philharmonic orchestra was founded in 1933, uniting the best musical performers in Petrozavodsk. Throughout its history it has changed names for several times: Radio committee orchestra, Karelia philharmonic orchestra, Karelia radio and television orchestra, Republic Karelia Ministry of culture orchestra. In 1997 it eventually joined Karelian state philharmonic.

In the past the orchestra was conducted by Leopold Teplitsky, Alexandr Dmitriev, Edward Chivzhel, Oleg Soldatov, Marius Stravinsky. Since the beginning of the concert season 2013/2014 conductor from St.Petersburg Anatolii Rybalko filled the post of the artistic director and conductor.

Currently a total of 79 musicians work in the orchestra, including the graduates of Petrozavodsk and St. Petersburg state conservatories.

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