Concert of the NPR’s Conductors-Interns

April 25, 2019 | S. V. Rachmaninoff Concert Hall, “Philharmonia-2”
Subscription Series No. 99: Romantic Concerts
Concert of the members of the NPR's Trainee-Group

Ravel. Concerto No. 1 for piano and orchestra in G major
Soloist – Zlata Chochieva; conductor – Dmitry Matvienko
De Falla. “El sombrero de tres picos” (The Three-Cornered Hat), Suite No.2
Conductor – Sergey Akimov
Marquez. Danzón No. 2
Conductor – Pyotr Gladysh
Navarro. Concerto No.2 for clarinet and orchestra
Soloist – Artur Naziullin; conductor– Arsenty Tkachenko
Ravel. Boléro
Conductor – Anna Rakitina

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The NPR’s Conductors-Interns Step onto the Podium

May 26, 2018 | Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
Concert of the members of the NPR's Conductor-Training Group
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Rossini. Overture to the opera “La Gazza Ladra”
Conductor – Arsenty Tkachenko
Wagner. Introduction to Act 1 and Intermission to Act 3 of the opera “Lohengrin”
Conductor – Arif Dadashev
Dukas. “L'Apprenti sorcier”, symphonic scherzo
Conductor – Sergey Akimov
Prokofiev. Fragments from the ballet “Cinderella”
Conductor – Dmitry Matvienko
Marquez. Danson No. 2
Conductor – Pyotr Gladysh
Bernstein. Suite from the musical “West Side Story”
Conductor – Alexander Humala
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The new Conductor-Trainee Group of the NPR started its work

The Conductor-Trainee Group of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia in its updated edition started its work in January. At the first meeting with the trainees Georgy Ageev, Director of the Orchestra, talked about the principles of concert program formation.

A professional-club  format envisages classes to be held twice a month under the leadership of Alexander Solovyev. Each meeting will address a specific topic. Thus, on January 29, the role of a conductor in the modern musical art was discussed, and the problem spurred an interesting discussion. The subjects for further meetings include among others “Intonation”, “Tempo”, “Phrasing”, “Structure”, “Form Generation”, “Accompaniment”, “Working with a choir”, “Planning a rehearsal”, “Choice of concert programs”. In addition, several sessions will be focussed on analysis and performance of certain musical works.

The Year-Finalizing Concert of the Group's members will be given on May 26, 2018, at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall  in the framework of the Moscow Philharmonic Society's new project named "Mom, I am a Music Lover". The program will be based on the public's vote.

Just to remind: the NPR's Conductor-Trainee Group was organized in the 2004/2005 Season on the initiative of Georgy Ageev. In 2017, a new competition was announced for the Group's membership, on the result of which Arsenty Tkachenko, Anna Rakitina, Sergei Akimov, Dmitry Matvienko, Arif Dadashev, Pyotr Gladysh and Alexander Humala joined it. On December 5-6, 2017, open rehearsals of six of the seven competitors were held at the Moscow International Performing Arts Center.

 

The NPR conductor-training group will be completed in December

On December 5-6, 2017, the Moscow International Performing Arts Centre will host the final selection of conductors for the Internship Group of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia. Based on  the preliminary selection (video materials and interviews), seven young, but already titled conductors, who won awards at international competitions and took up positions in well-known orchestras and musical theatres, have reached the finals. They are Russians Arsenti Tkachenko, Anna Rakitina, Sergey Akimov, Arif Dadashev, Pyotr Gladysh and representatives of Belarus Dmitry Matvienko and Alexander Humala.
Within two days, trainees will deliver open rehearsals with the Orchestra, then the NPR musicians will vote for the most interesting and compelling maestros. The final decision  will be made by the NPR's Artistic Director  Vladimir Spivakov, the NPR's director Georgy Ageev (the architect and patron of the Internship Project) and the head of the Internship Group Alexander Soloviev.
The conductors were asked to choose a musical piece from six masterpieces programmed by the NPR  for the current concert season to work on with the Orchestra. Each contestant is given an hour, he chooses the form of rehearsal with the score himself (the whole opus or detailed work on fragments or orchestral parts). The specifics of rehearsals and biographies of the participants are given below.

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