Chamber Orchestra at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory Russia
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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.
At the invitation of the Rector of the Moscow Conservatory in 2007 year, the collective was headed by People’s Artist of Russian Federation, principal conductor of The Moscow State Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre, cellist Felix Korobov. Under his leadership the orchestra became one of the important players in Moscow musical life very quickly. Over the years, more than 140 programs have been played - from the early baroque to ultra-modern just-written music, moreover, not a single piece has been repeated in 14 years in these programs.
A special place in the life of the collective is occupied by the playing of works by Mozart, Vienna classics and music of the 20th century. Monographs by Bach (all instrumental concertos were performed on the same day), Britten, Schoenberg, Martinu were played by cyclus. Concert performances of operas including those considered lost and reconstructed already in our time occupy a special place.
Continuing the traditions of the founders, the orchestra collaborates with outstanding soloists and conductors, professors and young talents: only recently with Saulius Sondeckis and Hibla Gerzmava, Liana Isakadze and Pierre Amoyal, Alexander Rudin, Petr Laul, Katalin Rotaru and many others. For many years the legendary Austrian pianist, Professor Paul Badura-Skoda, who came to Russia at the invitation of the maestro, was a constant friend and partner of the collective. There are archival recordings of the orchestra's performances with David Oistrakh and Leonid Kogan, Natalia Gutman and Mstislav Rostropovich.
The orchestra leads an active guesting: successful tours in Austria, Israel, Germany, Italy, Abkhazia and a triumphal tour with Tchaikovsky's music in Estonia are already in the newest history of the collective.
The orchestra is a welcome guest on television, there is a longstanding collaboration connects the collective with the Kultura channel and the national television project The Grand Opera, at the origins of which was maestro Felix Korobov together with his orchestra.
The orchestra regularly performs in the best halls in Moscow, tours across Russia and has records in the Conservatory's funds and on CDs.
During the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 year the orchestra continues to perform its programs in the halls of the Moscow Conservatory.
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