The Jubilee Concert to the NPR’s Twenty Anniversary

April 11, 2023 | Svetlanov Hall of the MIPAC
The Jubilee Concert to the NPR's Twenty Anniversary
Soloist – Shio Okui, piano
Conductor – Vladimir Spivakov
Tchaikovsky. Italian Capriccio
Mozart. Concerto No. 21 for piano and orchestra in C major, KV 467
Tchaikovsky. Panorama from the "Sleeping Beauty"
Scriabin. "The Poem of Ecstasy", Op. 54


The Jubilee festivities timed to the 20th anniversary of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia will go on at the collective's house stage - the Moscow International Performing Arts Center. Under the baton of Vladimir Spivakov the orchestra will play works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Scriabin. The concert will be shared with the rising star Shio Okui, a young pianist whose achievements and active concert activities allow her to compete successfully with older colleagues. 

The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia – the first large symphonic collective formed in Russia during the Post-Perestroika times was not only sponsored by the State but also established at its initiative. The NPR was to become the symbol of musical culture of the new Russia that would combine in its activities great music traditions and new achievements of contemporary ensembles and conductors whose names are highly appreciated in the whole world. The orchestra got headed by the People's Artist of Russia, UNESCO Artist for Peace Vladimir Spivakov – outstanding violinist and conductor of worldwide fame. His unconditional authority in the world of music, enthusiasm of a great artist and personal qualities had all guaranteed the success of the new enterprise. During its active life, the NPR has managed to grow up into one of the top symphony orchestras in Russia, to win love of audiences and acclaim of professionals in its own country and abroad.

Shio Okui, who was born and got initial schooling in Tokyo, is now a student at the Moscow Gnessins School with the famous teacher Tatyana Zelikman. She has a great number of awards at competitions in Europe, Asia, Russia (“The Nutcracker”, Grand Piano Competition, the Vladimir Krainev Competition, Astana Piano Passion (Kazakhstan) and got a prize at the Paderewski Competition in Poland. She is regularly performing with top orchestras and conductors, touring Russia and abroad, and takes part in international music festivals.


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