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Moscow Virtuosi at EXPO-2015
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“Moscow Virtuosi” and Vladimir Spivakov will perform at EXPO-2015 in Milan as a part of the National Day of Russia celebrations in the Russian Pavilion on June 10th.

The Universal exhibition will last for 6 months, welcoming more than 140 participating countries, a number of international organizations and over 20 million visitors.

New Season
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Today, on August 24th, the Moscow Virtuosi start their new season by a concert at “Annecy Classic” international festival (France).

The season will be filled with many concerts in Russia and abroad, season series and festivals, new projects and artistic cooperation with old friends.

Detailed information is available on http://www.mvco.ru/en/afisha/

“Moscow Virtuosi” chamber orchestra starts a two-week tour of Siberia and Far East.
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The orchestra under the baton of maestro Vladimir Spivakov, together with the soloists Anna Aglatova and Alexey Nekludov, will perform in Krasnoyarsk, Khabarovsk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Magadan, Ulan-Ude, Abakan, Novosibirsk, and Chelyabinsk. The second part of the tour, which will take place in the North Caucasian Federal District, is scheduled for October.


The concerts are held to mark the 20th anniversary of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and the forecoming 35th anniversary of the Orchestra.


The orchestra admirers are given a unique chance to visit virtually the concert in Krasnoyarsk on September 14th – the Krasnoyarsk Philharmonics organises a live transmission on http://show.webra.tv/cast/163 and http://www.krasfil.ru/online/spivakov. The concert begins at 7:00 pm Krasnoyarsk time – mind the time difference!

Season series 2013-2014. Preview. Part 2.
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One of the audience’s favourite season series, “Moscow Virtuosi” in the Time Machine” continues in the season 2013-2014, but this time the approach to programme composition will be different. The audience will be able to travel not only to different musical époques (baroque, classical period, romanticism, and the XX century), but also to different countries (England, France, Germany, and Italy). Each of the three concerts will feature travels both in time and space.


The programme of the season series includes both internationally renowned masterpieces and less known but equally beautiful compositions.


The Chamber hall of the International Performing Arts Centre will host the concerts on November 8th, 2013, February 19th, 2014 and March 13th, 2014.


According to the established tradition, associated with this season series, the orchestra will perform without a conductor.


The author of the season series is our musician Vitaly Khandras.


To be continued.

Season series 2013-2014. Preview. Part 1.
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Next season the “Moscow Virtuosi” increase the number of season series.


Thus, the orchestra’s residence – Moscow International Performing Arts Centre – will host two season series, one of them taking place at Svetlanov Hall. At the two concerts of the first half of the series the “Moscow Virtuosi” will meet their old friends – Pierre Amoyal (violin) and Christian Zacharias (piano).


On October 1, 2013, the audience will witness the union of two orchestras: Vladimir Spivakov and the “Moscow Virtuosi” will be joined not only by Pierre Amoyal as a soloist, but also by his wonderful orchestra “Camerata de Lausanne”. A similar concert, which took place in Lausanne in May 2013, was a resounding success. Now our friends are returning the visit.


On December 10, 2013, Christian Zacharias and the “Moscow Virtuosi” will perform pieces by Haydn and Mozart. Christian Zacharias and Vladimir Spivakov’s performing Mozart’s Sonata for violin and piano will be a real treat for the audience.


During his previous collaboration with the orchestra, Christian Zacharias gave us a substantial interview, which is available on our official pages at social networks: http://vk.com/audios96845875 (audio version) and https://www.facebook.com/moscow.virtuosi.official/notes (its Russian translation).


The second half of the series will be marked by new artistic collaborations. On January 21, 2014, the “Moscow Virtuosi” will make first appearance with a legendary Estonian violinist and conductor Andres Mustonen. The concert will be devoted to J.S. Bach.


On April 3, 2014, the orchestra will perform concertos by Handel and Poulenc with an outstanding British organist Thomas Trotter.


To be continued.

Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra continues the three existing season series in Moscow and launches a new one.
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Two more concerts of the season series “Moscow Virtuosi” in the Time Machine” will take place at the International Performing Arts Centre. On April 11th the musicians will make the audience travel to the XXth century by performing  pieces by Alfred Schnittke and Sergey Prokofiev. On May 21st the gala concert will conclude the season series. The programme includes music by Astor Piazzolla and Andrey Makarevich, the latter sharing the stage with the orchestra.


The date of the final concert of the Moscow Philharmonics season series has changed from April 20th to June 17th. The tickets are valid. Young grant holders of the Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation will solo at the concert, Vladimir Spivakov being the conductor.


Several concerts of the season series “Composers’ Portraits” will take place at the Natalya Sats Musical Theatre. On March 10th the soloists of the orchestra will perform music by R. Schumann and J. Brahms, on April 22nd – by M. Glinka, D. Lovreglio, N. Paganini, and C.M. von Weber; and on May 10th – by C. Debussy.


The new season series that the orchestra launches is entitled “Face to Face”. It will take place at the Yauza Palace. The format of the concerts is quite new: after the official programme performed by the soloists of the orchestra, the audience can communicate with the musicians in an informal way. The first concert is on March 30th. Other dates to be specified – follow our updates.


We are looking forward to seeing you at our concerts!

ATTENTION: Change in concert dates
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The dates for tour in Israel are changed. The concerts take place:

in Tel Aviv – on January 28th, 2013, at 8:30 pm, at Hangar 11;
in Haifa – on January 29th, 2013, at 8:00 pm, at Auditorium;
in Beer Sheva – on January 30th, 2013, at 7:30 pm, Heichal Hatarbut.


The date of the third concert of the season series “Moscow Virtuosi” in the Time Machine” is changed to January 31st, 2013.


We are sorry for any inconvenience.


We are looking forward to seeing you in the coming year.

New Season Series of the “Moscow Virtuosi”
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The “Moscow Virtuosi” chamber orchestra has prepared one more surprise for its audience – a series of concerts for children and youth entitled “Composers’ Portraits”, which will be held in cooperation with the Natalya Sats Musical Theatre.


The peculiarity of this series is that two concerts are devoted to ‘drawing’ each of the portraits. Thus, if today you listen to W.A. Mozart’s arias and orchestra pieces performed by the theatre musicians, 5 days later you will hear his chamber music, as well as some pieces by his father Leopold, performed by the soloists of the “Moscow Virtuosi”.


The programmes being diverse and educational, the audience will hear both well-known and rare pieces.


The first concert of the series devoted to J.S. Bach and A. Vivaldi took place in October and was a success. Future concerts will introduce the young public to such composers as G.F. Handel, A. Corelli, T. Albinoni, L. Mozart, W.A. Mozart, P.I. Tchaikovsky, M.P. Mussorgsky, A.P. Borodin, A. Arensky, A.G. Rubinstein, R. Schumann, J. Brahms, C. Debussy, etc.

The Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra has opened its 34th concert season.
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The Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra has opened its 34th concert season.


The first concert took place on August 24th during Annecy Classic Festival in Annecy (France).


Following its tradition, the orchestra has prepared two season series, one at the International Performing Arts Centre, and the other at the Moscow Philharmonics.


The season series at the orchestra’s residence is very special: the musicians invite the audience to make a trip to different musical époques. Be advised, that the concerts of this season series are without conductors. The orchestra’s time machine will have the following stops: Baroque, Classical period, Romanticism, and the XX century. Almost every concert is devoted to two composers, whose dialogue will let the audience better understand their époque, as well as ours. The season series’ gala takes place at the Svetlanov hall with Andrey Makarevitch, a famous Russian musician, song-writer and singer, as the soloist.


The season series at the Moscow Philharmonics is no less exciting. The audience of the Tchaikovsky concert hall is invited to make three time trips: “From Minuet to Waltz”, “From Mozart to Jazz”, and, finally, to travel to the future at the final concert of the season series “Moscow Virtuosi. Today and Tomorrow”.


The Moscow Virtuosi’s 34th season is very rich in events. The orchestra takes part in the cultural programme of the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Summit 2012, the Russia-Germany Cross Year, performs in more than 20 Russian cities (from Moscow to Vladivostok), in the CIS countries, and abroad (in France, Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Israel, and Turkey).


The orchestra continues the artistic cooperation with Michel Legrand, Helmuth Rilling, Igor Butman, Pierre Amoyal, Sara Chang, and Pinchas Zukerman. The Moscow Virtuosi will also present new programmes with their new friends – world-famous performers.


We are looking forward to seeing you at our concerts!

Today Michel Legrand is celebrating his 80th birthday, or, as he puts it, four times 20.
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The celebration has started with a tour in Russia with Maestro’s spouse Catherine Michel (harp), double-bassist Pierre Boussaguet, drummer François Laizeau and his long-standing stage partner “Moscow Virtuosi” Chamber Orchestra.


Concertgoers in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Tyumen, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Samara and Togliatti had a chance to listen to their favourite music pieces performed by their author. The audiences in the two capitals also got acquainted with a well-known Canadian singer Mario Pelchat and enjoyed jazz improvisations by Igor Butman.


The concert in Moscow had a surprise in store both for Michel Legrand and the audience: Maestro Vladimir Spivakov came to wish his old friend a happy birthday and performed two pieces with his “Moscow Virtuosi”: a fragment from Jules Massenet’s opera “Thaïs” and Astor Piazzolla’s “Libertango”.


Follow the links to find out more details of the tour: