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The Moscow Virtuosi is a chamber orchestra founded in 1979 by Vladimir Spivakov, who has been the orchestra's conductor, soloist and creative director ever since.
Vladimir Teodorovich Spivakov, PAU, is a leading Soviet and Russian conductor and violinist best known for his work with the Moscow Virtuosi chamber orchestra.
In 1982, the orchestra received the name "State Chamber Orchestra of the Ministry of Culture of the USSR "Moscow Virtuosi".
Since 1989, the Moscow Virtuosi have participated annually in the International Music Festival in Colmar, France, where Maestro Spivakov is the Artistic Director.
Colmar is the third-largest commune of the Alsace region in north-eastern France. It is the seat of the prefecture of the Haut-Rhin department and the arrondissement of Colmar-Ribeauvillé.
In 1990, upon invitation of Felipe, Prince of Asturias, the orchestra have left to Spain, but kept performing both in Russia and all over the world. In 1999, the orchestra returned to Russia.
In 2003, the orchestra received their own headquarters at Moscow International House of Music, where Vladimir Spivakov is one of the co-founders.
The Moscow International Performing Arts Centre was officially opened on September 28, 2003 with the debut of a new orchestra, the National Philharmonic of Russia under musical director Vladimir Spivakov. Also known as the Moscow International House of Music, it is situated on the Kosmodamianskaya Embankment off the Garden Ring Road.
Evgeny Igorevitch Kissin is a Russian classical pianist. He has been a British citizen since 2002 and an Israeli citizen since 2013. He first came to international fame as a child prodigy. He has a wide repertoire and is especially known for his interpretations of the works of the Romantic era, particularly those of Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms and Sergei Rachmaninoff. He is commonly viewed as a great successor of the Russian piano school because of his virtuosity and powerful key touch.
The Kopelman Quartet is a Russian string quartet founded in 2002 by Mikhail Kopelman (violin), Boris Kuschnir (violin), Igor Sulyga (viola) and Mikhail Milman (cello). They studied at the Moscow Conservatory in the 1970s, but pursued individual careers for twenty-five years before founding the quartet.
The Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra (PVCO) is a chamber orchestra in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded in 1991 by Daniel Spalding.
The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia (NPR) is an orchestra founded in January 2003 on the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Ministry of Culture. Serving as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the orchestra is Vladimir Spivakov. The NPR currently resides at the Moscow International House of Music.
The International Russian Rotary Children's Music Competition is one of the leading events in cultural life of Russian and European youth. The competition take place in the Moscow State Conservatory P.I.Tchaikovsky or other concert halls in Moscow.. This competition was initiated by the President of Rotary Club Moscow International Josef Marous in 2002 and in just 14 years it is giving an important chance to young, talented musicians to become known and to make a serious step in their development as artists. The next XV. competition will be held in the Gnessin Music School in Moscow..
Ingmar Lazar is a French classical pianist.
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Sergey Teslya is a Russian violinist, born in Novosibirsk.
Konstantin Shamray is a Russian pianist. Konstantin Shamray was born in Novosibirsk and began musical-schooling at the age of six in the Kemerovo Music School with Natalia Knobloch. From 1996 he continued his studies in Moscow at the Gnessin Special Music School, later at the Russian Gnessin Academy of Music with Professor Tatiana Zelikman and Professor Vladimir Tropp, and then at Musikhochshule Freiburg with Professor Dr. Tibor Szasz. He has been the recipient of several Foundation Awards.
Yury Revich is a Russian classical violinist. He holds Austrian citizenship and resides in Vienna. Amongst his awards are the first prize at the International Violin Competition "Virtuosi of the 21st Century" in Moscow and the National Prize of the Patriarch of All Russia Alexy II "Christmas Star". He is the Young Artist of the Year 2015 by the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) and the 2016 ECHO Klassik "Newcomer of the year (violin)" award. He plays on a Stradivari 1709 violin on loan from the Goh Family Foundation.
Đặng Thái Sơn is a Vietnamese-Canadian classical pianist. He was the Gold Medalist of the Tenth International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland in 1980.
Valery Vorona is a Russian violinist, soloist, conductor, and Meritorious Artist. Vorona graduated from the Gnessin State Musical College and was a post-graduate student at the Moscow Conservatory where he later became a professor. Later on he became a conductor and teacher in positions which added to his career. Currently he is both artistic director and conductor-in-chief of the Moscow Chamber Orchestra for young violinists as well as a soloist of the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and a President of the Russian Performing Art Foundation. He also serves as a rector at the Ippolitov-Ivanov Mupic Pedagogical Institute and by 2008 became both conductor and soloist of the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum. He has participated at various festivals such as the Russian Festival in San Francisco as well as Vladimir Spivakov Festival and Sakharov Festival in Nizhny Novgorod. Besides national performances he has also performed overseas in such countries as France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Spain, the United States and various former Soviet republics. He has appeared with many well-known conductors including Ukrainian Oleh Krysa and Oleksandr Bondurianskyi and the Russian conductors Valentin Berlinsky, Vladimir Ponkin, Vladimir Repin, Yuri Bashmet, and Maxim Vengerov.
Fedor Ivanovich Glushchenko was a Russian conductor and violinist.
Daniel Kharitonov, also written as Daniil Kharitonov, is a Russian classical pianist. He was the youngest competitor in the piano division of the prestigious XV International Tchaikovsky Competition held in June 2015, and won the Third Prize and Bronze Medal. He was 16 and a half years old and in the 10th grade of high school at the time of winning, which made him the youngest piano laureate in the history of the International Tchaikovsky Competition after Grigory Sokolov. He was also the Grand Prix winner of the 1st Vladimir Krainev Moscow International Piano Competition (2015). Kharitonov studies at the Central Music School of Moscow Conservatory with Professor Valery Piasetsky.
Elizaveta Klyuchereva is an award-winning Russian pianist who began studying music at the age of six. In 2006, she became a student at the music school of the Moscow Conservatoryi. She is a winner of more than 20 competitions.
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