The NPR Will Perform at the Opening of the “Moscow Meets Friends” Festival

November 25, 2019 | Svetlanov Hall of the Moscow Performing Arts Centre
16th Edition of the “Moscow Meets Friends” Festival
Opening Ceremony
Ryan Martin Bradshaw, piano (Austria - Slovakia)
Polina Tkhai, cello
Himari Yoshimura, violin (Japan)
Dmitry Pinchuk, saxophone
Art Studios and Children Ensembles
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Concert Host – Vladislav Fliarkovsky
Mozart. Concerto No. 21 for piano and orchestra in C major, KV 467, Mvt 2
Tchaikovsky. Trepak from the ballet “The Nutcracker”; Nocturne for cello and orchestra
Paganini Concerto No. 1 for violin and orchestra in D major, Op. 6, Mvt 1
Bizet. Overture to the opera “Carmen”
Borne. Fantaisie brillante sur “Carmen” for saxophone and orchestra
Chaplin. “City Lights” (fragments)



The NPR Will Perform in Spain to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Ibermúsica Seasons

From November 4 to 7, Vladimir Spivakov and the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia will give three concerts in Spain: at the Auditorio de la Diputación in Alicante and the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid. The programs will feature works by Massenet, Paganini, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky (see below); María Dueñas (violin, Spain) and Ivan Bessonov (piano), two rising stars of the world music, are also invited to participate in the tour.

The NPR's concerts in Madrid are part of the Ibermúsica monumental concert series which proposes performances of outstanding contemporary musicians and the world's best orchestras every year. In the 2019/20 season, the Ibermúsica Series, founded by the legendary impresario Alfonso Aijon (“a great large-hearted man” as Vladimir Spivakov says about him), celebrates its 50th anniversary. It was at Mr Aijon's invitation that the first Spanish tour of the Moscow Virtuosi Orchestra took place shortly after the ensemble had been officially formed in 1979. The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia performed for the first time in Spain within the framework of the Ibermúsica Series in March 2010: the concerts directed by Vladimir Spivakov were held in Madrid, Barcelona and Zaragoza. For European music lovers, the name Ibermúsica implies highest mastership and solid international reputation, and serves as a guarantee of quality and interesting approach to the repertoire.

María Dueñas, a 17-year-old violinist from Spain, is a pupil of the famous professor Boris Kushnir, with whom she studies in Vienna and Graz. Maria conquered Vladimir Spivakov with her brilliant performance at the Yuri Yankelevich Competition in Omsk, and then winning the Vladimir Spivakov Competition in Ufa. Both international jury teams recognized her outright dominance, adding new awards to her impressive list of past achievements. Prior to the Russian competitions,  María Dueñas had won contests in China, Italy, Belgium and Poland, while at the Kronberg Academy she was awarded the prestigious Landgrave of Hesse Prize and scholarships from the international organization Jeunesses Musicales in Madrid.

Ivan Bessonov is the winner of the Grand Prix of the F. Chopin International Youth Competition (St. Petersburg) and some other contests, such as the A. Rubinstein Competition (St. Petersburg), Astana Piano Passion (Astana), “Young Talents of Russia”. In 2015, he made his debut as a composer, writing the music for the documentary film “Varicella” by Viktor Kosakovsky, premiered at the International Film Festival “Message to Man” in St. Petersburg. In 2018, he became the winner of the Blue Bird contest on the Russia-1 TV channel and the Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 in Edinburgh. He took part in the European tour of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia in Autumn 2018.

4 November. 2019 – Auditorio de la Diputación, Alicante
6 November, 2019 – Auditorio Nacional, Madrid
Soloist – María Dueñas, violin (Spain)
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Massenet. Navarraise from "Le Cid"
Paganini. Concerto No. 1 for violin and orchestra in D major, Op. 6
Tchaikovsky. Siutes from ballets «Swan Lake» and «Nutcracker»
Programme Notes

7 November, 2019 – Auditorio Nacional, Madrid
Soloist – Ivan Bessonov, piano
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Tchaikovsky. "Romeo and Juliet", overture-fantasy
Rachmaninoff. Concerto No. 2 for piano and orchestra in C minor, Op. 18
Tchaikovsky. Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Programme Notes


DG has released a new album of Daniel Lozakovich and NPR

Today, on the 18th of October, the largest record company Deutsche Grammohpon has released the long-awaited album of Daniel Lozakovich, the rising violin star who already won several prestigious competitions in Europe and the USA, and took the First Prize at the Vladimir Spivakov International Violin Competition in Ufa.
The None But The Lonely Heart CD, which features works by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Concerto for violin and orchestra and a number of miniatures, including the Lensky Aria transcription, Valse-Scherzo and Meditation from the Souvenir d'un lieu cher / Memory of a dear place cycle), was recorded this spring with the participation of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia directed by Vladimir Spivakov (the orchestral tracks were recorded at the Svetlanov Hall of the Moscow International Performing Arts Center).
One can see the complete track list and purchase the Album on the Deutsche Grammohpon official website.

George Li and María Dueñas at the festival “Vladimir Spivakov Invites”

October 4, 2019 | Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
The 10th Edition of Moscow Music Festival “Vladimir Spivakov Invites...”
Soloists:  George Li, piano (USA)
                María Dueñas, violin (Spain)
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Grieg. Two Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34
Grieg. Concerto for piano and orchestra in A Minor, Op. 16
Saint-Saens. Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso for violin and orchestra, Op. 28
Chausson. Poème  for violin and orchestra, Op. 35
Ravel. “Tsigane”, Rhapsody for violin and orchestra



World Music Day with Matthias Goerne and Manfred Honeck

October 1, 2019 | Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
Subscription Series No.10:  Vocal Evenings
Soloist – Matthias Goerne, bass-baritone (Germany)
Conductor – Manfred Honeck (Austria – the USA)
Beethoven. Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67
Wagner. Introduction to the opera “Tristan and Isolde”
             King Mark's Monologue from Act II of the opera “Tristan and Isolde”

             Isolde's Death Scene from the opera “Tristan and Isolde”
            The Dutchman's Monologue from the opera “The Flying Dutchman”
            The Ride of the Valkyries from the opera “The Valkyrie”
            Wotan's Farewell  and Magic Fire from the opera “The Valkyrie”

Виртуоз и его команда

Знаменитый скрипач, дирижер, коллекционер, эрудит, он уже более полувека является кумиром публики, восхищая ее не только своим уникальным качеством "оптимистического" таланта, но и реальными историями благотворительных дел, исчисляющимися уже не десятками, а тысячами. Благотворительному фонду Владимира Спивакова исполняется 25 лет. Сам маэстро сегодня возглавляет два оркестра - "Виртуозы Москвы" и Национальный филармонический, три фестиваля - в Москве, Кольмаре (Франция) и Анталье (Турция), Международный скрипичный конкурс в Уфе, продолжает вести активную концертную жизнь и на днях откроет 17-й сезон в Московском Международном доме музыки, президентом которого он является. О том, что его сегодня волнует, что считает первостепенным для себя, Владимир Спиваков рассказал "РГ".
Фото: Сергей Савостьянов

Jazz Night at Vladimir Spivakov’s Festival

October 4, 2019 | Svetlanov Hall of the Moscow Performing Arts Centre
The 10th Edition of Moscow Music Festival “Vladimir Spivakov Invites...”
Soloists: Anton Davidyants, bass guitar
Vadim Eilenkrig, trumpet
The Eilenkrig Crew
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Rosenblatt. Concerto for bass guitar and orchestra (Moscow premiere)
Vadim Eilenkrig”s Project. “Symphonic Kind Of Blue. To the 60th Anniversary of Miles Davis's Album” (Premiere)