The NPR and Vladimir Spivakov will give four concerts in European Music Centres

To end March, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia conducted by Vladimir Spivakov will go with a second European tour of this season. In the autumn, the Orchestra had an extensive European tour, giving 24 concerts in six countries. Now, from March 23 to March 29, the NPR will perform at famous concert venues in Paris (La Seine Musicale), Brussels (Flagey Centre), Amsterdam (Concertgebouw) and London (Cadogan Hall).

The program features well-known masterpieces of Russian classics – Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, as well as the Suite-Concerto for cello, soprano and orchestra by our contemporary and former compatriot Konstantin Boyarsky, now living in the UK. The Suite-Concerto will be played for the first time in France, Belgium and the Netherlands. The work was written in 2015 for Dali Gutserieva and is dedicated to the memory of the composer's father, cellist Alexander Boyarsky. The structure of the piece follows the model of the “French Suites” by Johann Sebastian Bach.

The cello part in the Suite-Concerto will be played by the rising star Dali Gutserieva, the winner of the II Sviatoslav Knushevitsky International Competition. World-renowned cellist David Geringas predicted Dali to become one of the best cellists in the world. Ekaterina Lekhina (soprano), a winner of the Placido Domingo Operalia International Competition in Paris, a holder of the Diapason d’Or and Grammy awards, singing in all important opera houses, has been invited to perform the vocal part.

Konstantin Boyarsky (b. 1976) studied violin at the Central Music School at the Moscow Conservatoire, then (after moving to England in 1991) at Yehudi Menuhin School in Surrey and at the Royal College of Music in London, where he switched to viola. He was a winner of the 1999 Bernard Shore Viola Competition and the International Tertis Viola Competition, and got a “Diploma of Honour” from Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy. He is an active concert performer, one of the prime violists of the Royal Opera Covent Garden Orchestra. He took composition lessons with Malcolm Singer, Roderick Swanston and Mark-Anthony Turnage. Author of a number of instrumental works, two ballets, the opera “Pushkin” (“The Poet and the Tsar”), staged at the Moscow “Novaya Opera” Theatre in 2017.

La Seine Musicale (“The Musical Seine”) is a large music and performing arts centre on the Seguin Island in the western suburb of Paris, Boulogne-Billancourt. The complex was opened in 2017, the Grande Seine Hall admits 4,000 spectators.

Flagey is a cultural centre on the Flagey Place in Brussels, reconstructed from the former National Radio House. The 4th Studio Centre is one of the best acoustics concert halls in the world and the residence of the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra.

Concertgebouw in Amsterdam is a much famed concert hall with a rich history, opened in 1888. Residence of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. The Main Hall admits over 2 thousand people.

Cadogan Hall – a concert hall in London, opened in 2004 in the Chelsea area and designed for 950 seats. Transformed from an old church. Residence of the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.


March 23 – Paris, La Seine Musicale
March 25 – Brussels, Flagey
March 27 – Amsterdam, Concertgebouw
March 29 – London, Cadogan Hall

The Nationl Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia
Soloists: Ekaterina Lekhina, soprano
Dali Gutserieva, cello
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov

Shostakovich. Symphony No. 9 in E-flat major, Op. 70
Boyarsky. Suite-Concerto for cello, soprano and orchestra (2015)
Tchaikovsky. Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64 (Paris, Brussels, London)
Rachmaninoff. Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 (Amsterdam)

The NPR will take part in the Gala Concert closing the 3rd Vladimir Krainev Moscow International Competition

The 3rd Vladimir Krainev Moscow International Piano Competition will be held at the Moscow International Performing Arts Center from March 26 to April 1, 2019. The Awards Ceremony and the Gala Concert of the winners will traditionally take place in the Svetlanov Hall with the participation of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia conducted by Vladimir Spivakov on April 1, e.i. Vladimir Krainev's birthday.


The first appearance of Grammy Award nominee Philippe Quint with a Stradivari violin in Moscow

March 21, 2019 | Svetlanov Hall of the Moscow International Performing Arts Center
Soloist – Philippe Quint, violin (USA)
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Brahms. Concerto for violin and orchestra in D major, Op. 77
Tchaikovsky. Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

American violinist Philippe Quint, born in Russia to a family of Russian musicians, a multi Grammy Award nominee, whom BBC Music Magazine described as “truly phenomenal”, will give his first concert in Russia with the NPR on March 21. The musician left Russia in 1991 when still young and since then has never appeared in concert halls of his historic homeland.

Waltzes and Polkas by the Strauss Family

March 17, 2019 | The Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
Subscription Series No. 20: The NPR. Sunday afternoon symphony concerts
Conductor – Alexander Soloviev

On March 17, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia will close its Matinee Series at the Moscow Philharmonic Society. On this day, the Orchestra will present one of its most popular programs which has invariably entertained and charmed the Moscow audience for several years. The fireworks of the best Waltzes and Polkas created by the famous Strauss Family will gladden music fans again at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall.

Rising Stars Will Play with Vladimir Spivakov and the NPR

March 13, 2019 | Rachmaninoff Concert Hall: “Philharmonia-2”
Subscription Series No.93: The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia at “Philharmonia-2”
Soloists: Alexandra Dovgan, piano
Timofey Vladimirov, piano
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Schubert. Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, D. 485
Mendelssohn. Concerto No. 1 for piano and orchestra in G minor, Op. 25
Shostakovich. Concerto No. 1 for piano and orchestra in C minor, Op. 35
Shostakovich. Симфония No. 9 in E-flat major, Op. 70

Born In Bashkortostan

March 6, 2019 | Svetlanov Hall of the Moscow Performing Arts Centre
To the Centenary of the Bashkortostan Republic
Ildar Abdrazakov, bass
Askar Abdrazakov, bass
Dilara Idrisova, soprano
Artur Naziullin, clarinet
Rustem Khamidullin, cello
Robert Yuldashev, kurai
Timofey Vladimirov, piano
Special Guest – María Dueñas, violin (Spain)
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov

The Republic of Bashkortostan celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019. Large-scale festive activities to commemorate the significant date in the history of the Russian federalism are planned to be held not only in the region itself, but also in Moscow.


Only Mozart

March 3, 2019 | Svetlanov Hall of the MIPAC
Only Mozart
Soloists: Nadezhda Gulitskaya, soprano
Evgenia Asanova, mezzo-soprano
Alexey Neklyudov, tenor
Daniil Chesnokov, bass
Andrey Mikhaylovsky, clarinet
Organ part – Lyudmila Golub
Academic Grand Ghoir “Masters of Choral Singing”
Artistic Director and Chief Conductor – Lev Kontorovich
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Overture to the opera “Le nozze di Figaro”
Adagio from Concerto for clarinet and orchestra, KV 622
Aminta's Rondo from the opera “Il re pastore”, KV 208
Motet “Exsultate, jubilate”, KV 165
Motet “Ave verum corpus”, KV 618
Great Mass in C minor, KV 427



X Moscow Musical Festival “Vladimir Spivakov Invites”

The Moscow Musical Festival “Vladimir Spivakov Invites”
10th Edition
September 23 – December 28, 2019
The Moscow International Performing Arts Center – Svetlanov Hall
Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

The Jubilee Tenth Edition of the Moscow Music Festival “Vladimir Spivakov Invites” will start on September 23, 2019, with the traditional New Year opera gala concert on December 28, 2019, as the final point. Сoncerts of the event will take place at the Svetlanov Hall of the Moscow International Performing Arts Center and Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. The Festival, organized in 2001, is a bright example of a successful art project with its own style, priorities and a consistently widening audience. “For me, it is not the number of festival concerts that matters, but the opportunity to show in Moscow what I love myself: something new, in different genres and styles, inimitable, talented,” says Vladimir Spivakov.