The NPR is starting new recording sessions

On June 17, 2017, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia started a recording session of famous concert masterpieces to be released under the “Spivakov Sound” label. During eight days to follow there will be recorded works of Tchaikovsky (Piano Concerto No. 1), Rachmaninoff (Piano Concerto No. 2, Symphony No. 2), Prokofiev (Piano Concerto No. 3), Wieniawski (Violin Concerto No. 2), Bruch (Violin Concerto No. 1), Saint-Saëns (Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso) and Sarasate (Gypsy Airs), conducted by Vladimir Spivakov. Soloists – Alexander Malofeev (piano) and Clara-Jumi Kang (violin).

In accordance with the established tradition the recording will be done with the participation of German sound engineer and producer Philipp Nedel, a Grammy and ECHO award winner, a constant partner of such recorded music companies as Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI, Sony Music and Onyx. In 2015-2017 Nedel and his company b-sharp took part in the NPR's release under Sony Music's  label of an album of Edvard Grieg's music “A Wounded Heart” (it can be heard in the “Audio Section), as well as in the recordings of Taneyev's “John of Damascus” Cantata (see “Sacred Russia”), Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony and “Eugene Onegin” and other music.

The NPR is Closing its Season in Perm

The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia will take part in the VIII All-Russian Festival "Vladimir Spivakov Invites ..." in the Perm Region. The Orchestra's concerts under the baton of Vladimir Spivakov will be held  on May 23-27, 2017,  at the Great Hall of the Perm  Philharmonic Society  and at the Center for Creativity and Leisure in Polazna. The Festival in Perm Krai has been held every year since 2010 with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Youth Policy and Mass Communications of Perm Krai and the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation as part of the  "All-Russian Philharmonic Seasons" Project.
Vladimir Spivakov: "Our repeated visits convinced us that Perm is an advanced city that owns a remarkable philharmonic society. Not  every region or oblast centre can boast of such  philharmonic activities.  And the audience there is  grateful, well-prepared and  intelligent, subtly following the nuances of a performance ... ".
The All-Russian Festival "Vladimir Spivakov Invites ..." has become a landmark event in the musical life of the Kama region. Among the participants of this year's Festival  there are titled musicians and rising stars: the violinist from Germany Clara-Jumi Kang, who became a sensation of the 15th Tchaikovsky International  Competition in Moscow; Roman Borisov, a 14-year-old pianist from Novosibirsk, a prize-winner  of the First Vladimir Krainev Moscow International Piano Competition and more than ten other contests, an awardee of Denis Matsuev's scholarship;  Ekaterina Mechetina, a famous Russian pianist; Anna Aglatova, a soloist of the Bolshoi; Ksenia Nesterenko and Tigran Ohanian, the finalists of the "The Grand Opera" TV Project ; and  famous jazz trumpeter Vadim Eilenkrig. All the concerts  of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia will be conducted by its  Artistic Director  Vladimir Spivakov.
In order to make the music culture accessible to  most diverse social strata of the population, the Perm Philharmonic Society organizes online broadcasts of the Festival concerts within the framework of the Virtual Hall Project.


Vlladimir Spivakov invites the prize-winners of the XV Tchaikovsky Competition

Moscow International Performing Arts Center | Svetlanov Hall | 26 November 2015 Tickets thaikovsky The VIII Moscow Music Festival “Vladimir Spivakov Invites …” Alexander Ramm, cello Clara-Jumi Kang, violin (Germany) George Li, piano (USA) The National Philharmonic of Russia Vladimir Spivakov, conductor Saint-Saëns. Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, op. 33 Bruch. Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, op. 26 Tchaikovsky. Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, op. 23 Read more...