The 11th Edition of the All-Russia Festival “Vladimir Spivakov Invites…” in Perm

On 6-10 October, 2020, Perm will host the 11th Edition of the All-Russia Festival “Vladimir Spivakov Invites ...”. As usual, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia under the direction of its permanent artistic director and principal conductor will take part in all Festival concerts. Vladimir Spivakov's Festival is anticipated as one of the most memorable events in the cultural life of the Kama region. The maestro will treat the audience with immortal masterpieces (see Events), introduce new works and present young gifted musicians, who are rapidly climbing the musical Olympus, and outstanding artists at the summit of their careers.
The five musical nights of the Festival will take place in the Great Hall of the Perm Regional Philharmonic Society. In addition, in its pursuit of making musical culture accessible to various social strata of the population, the Perm Philharmonic Society is organizing online broadcasts of all concerts within the framework of the “Virtual Hall” Project. The broadcasts from the Great Philharmonic Hall will also be on at the Organ Concert Hall.


Hibla Gerzmava and Arsen Soghomonyan in the Closing Concert of the “Vladimir Spivakov Invites…” Festival

December 28, 2019 | Moscow International Performing Arts Center, Svetlanov Hall
The 10th Edition of the “Vladimir Spivakov Invites...” Moscow Festival
Closing Concert
Soloists: Hibla Gerzmava, soprano
Arsen Soghomonyan, tenor
Conductor – Valdimir Spivakov
Orchestral fragments, arias and duets from operas by Verdi (I vespri siciliani, Il trovatore, Un ballo in maschera, Attila, Otello, La forza del destino, Nabucco), Mascagni (Cavalleria rusticana), Leoncavallo (I pagliacci) and Catalani (La Wally)


Closing Vladimir Spivakov's Festival with a New Year's Eve opera gala  has turned out to be a good tradition. The maestro invariably invites top stars with whom joint performances are always the source of artistic satisfaction and great joy. Hibla Gerzmava, the diva of the Russian opera stage, and the charismatic tenor Arsen Soghomonyan will embellish the Festival's finale. The concert will feature arias, duets and orchestral fragments from operas by Giuseppe Verdi and Verismo composers. Read more...

Soloists of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme (Covent Garden) will perform at the Vladimir Spivakov’s festival

December 23, 2019 | The Moscow Performing Arts Centre, Svetlanov Hall
10th Edition of the Moscow Musical Festival «Vladimir Spivakov Invites...”
Soloists: Aigul Akhmetshina, mezzo-soprano
Alan Pingarrón, tenor (Mexico)
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Overtures and Arias from operas by Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini, Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, Saint-Saëns


Sparkling and virtuoso Bel Canto, expressive Verismo, exquisite and sensual French opera – they all will be featured in the concert of the 10th edition of the “Vladimir Spivakov Invites...” Moscow Festival on the eve of Catholic Christmas. Singers Aigul Akhmetshina and Alan Pingarrón, Vladimir Spivakov and the NPR will unite their talents and mastership to set a festive atmosphere so that the audience may enjoy the night.

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



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)



Orenburg and Ufa Editions of the “Vladimir Spivakov Invites…” Festival

September is traditionally the month of the regional editions of the “Vladimir Spivakov invites ...” Festival. In September 2019, the Maestro and his orchestra will be hosted in Orenburg and Ufa. The concerts will feature young stars of the music art including the winners of international competitions María Dueñas (violin, Spain), Ivan Bessonov (piano), Aigul Akhmetshina (mezzo-soprano), a member of the ROH Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at Covent Garden, and Yaroslav Abaimov (tenor), soloist of the E. Kolobov “Novaya Opera” Theatre in Moscow. Maestro Vladimir Spivakov himself will be on the conductor podium all five evenings (see Events). The NPR’s Russian tour is part of the All-Russian Philharmonic Seasons Project of the Moscow Philharmonic Society and the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

The NPR concert on September 14 will open the 76th concert season of the Orenburg Regional Philharmonic Society. Under Vladimir Spivakov's baton there will be performed works by Mozart and Mendelssohn (soloist - María Dueñas). The program of the second concert on September 15 is fully devoted to Beethoven's music (soloist - Ivan Bessonov). These two programs will be also presented in Ufa.

The Ufa fourth edition of the “Vladimir Spivakov invites ...” Festival (September 17-19) will be held at the Bashkortostan State Concert Hall, with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia once again being the star of the concerts. Vladimir Spivakov will also present appealing young soloists to the Bashkir public, some of whom are already known to Ufa music lovers: María Dueñas, Spanish violinist well remembered there for her brilliant victory at the Vladimir Spivakov Competition in 2018, and Aigul Akhmetshina, a native of Bashkortostan, glorifying her country with her successes in the Russian capital and in Europe, becoming a member of the ROH Jette Parker Young Artists Programme. The Ufa Festival edition will open with an opera gala, featuring popular fragments from Italian and French operas.

“Vladimir Spivakov Invites…” Festival in Omsk and Perm

As previously, Vladimir Spivakov and the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia are completing the 2018/19 season with tours in Russia, combining 8 concerts into the next edition of the Maestro's traditional Festival. The performances will take place in Omsk on June 1-3 and in Perm on June 5-9. The tour program features musical masterpieces of the 18th - 20th centuries, from Mozart to Artemyev (for detail, see the CONCERTS section).

The “Vladimir Spivakov invites ...” Festival will be hosted in Omsk for the eighth time (since 2012), in Perm - for the tenth (since 2010). The event is produced within the framework of the “All-Russian Philharmonic Seasons” Project supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Culture, Youth Policy and Mass Communications of Perm Krai and the Government of Omsk Oblast.

At the 2019 Festival Edition, Vladimir Spivakov will again present stars of performing arts, who are at the peak of their artistic form, and talented young musicians, who are gaining their place on the musical Olympus. Andrey Korobeynikov, a piano virtuoso, Ekaterina Morozova (soprano), a soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre, Alexey Neklyudov (tenor), a soloist of the Moscow “Novaya Opera” Theatre, jazz trumpeter Vadim Eilenkrig will perform as soloists with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia. Two concerts in Omsk and Perm will present young talented musicians - Alexandra Dovgan, Roman Borisov and Valentin Malinin, award-winners of the Vladimir Krainev Moscow International Piano Competition.

A special gift to Perm citizens will be the 7th June program dedicated to the works by Vivaldi and Mozart, where Vladimir Spivakov will appear not only as a conductor, directing the performance of Cantatas and Oratorios, but also as a soloist in the Violin Concerto. The program will also feature singers from leading Moscow opera houses and the Academic Grand Choir “Masters of Choral Singing” under the direction of Lev Kontorovich.


The “Vladimir Spivakov Invites…” Festival Will Take Place in the Murmansk Region

On May 20 to 23, 2019, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia will perform four concerts in Murmansk Oblast as part of the All-Russian Festival “Vladimir Spivakov Invites...”. On May 20-21 the concerts will be given at the Murmansk Philharmonic Society Hall. On May 22, the musicians will be hosted by the Stroitel Culture House in Severomorsk, the deployment centre of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Federation. The “Polar Tour” of the Orchestra will end on May 23 in Kirovsk, where Vladimir Spivakov's collective will appear for the first time.

The concerts will feature Ivan Bessonov (piano) and Anastasia Kobekina (cello), young virtuoso soloists, winners of international competitions. The programs include works by Mozart, Dvořák and Tchaikovsky (see Events). Vladimir Spivakov will conduct the first three of the concerts, while the fourth one will be led by the NPR's intern-conductor Arsenty Tkachenko.

The Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra first visited the Kola Peninsula in 2005 during an extensive tour dedicated to the 60th Anniversary of the WW2 Great Victory. It was the first large symphony orchestra ever playing in Severomorsk. The musicians were invited aboard the “Pyotr Velikiy” battlecruiser, the flagship of the Northern Fleet, met with the commanders and put wreaths at the monument to the “Heroic Defenders of the Polar Region”. The second visit of Vladimir Spivakov and his orchestra to Murmansk Oblast took place in 2008: the musicians played in Severomorsk, Murmansk and in Monchegorsk where no major symphony orchestra had performed before. The concert in Severomorsk was held in the hangar of the “Admiral Kuznetsov” aircraft carrier.

The NPR's current tour to the Kola Peninsula is taken within the “All-Russian Philharmonic Seasons” Project of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, implemented since 2003 together with the Moscow Philharmonic Society.