- Lars Vogt piano
- Russian National Youth Symphony Orchestra
- Valentin Uryupin conductor
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The Russian National Youth Symphony Orchestra is a unique institution in the field of music and a significant youth project within orchestral culture. Formed in September 2018, it consists of a hundred young musicians between the ages of 22 and 28. They have come from 20 of Russia’s regions and are participants of the programme ‘National Youth Symphony Orchestra – Symphonic Academy’. The orchestra works throughout the entire concert season, runs its own season ticket series in Moscow and performs all across the country. It combines Russian musical traditions with experiences from all around the world. In doing so it addresses three fundamental areas: the artistic, the educational and the informative. Such a combination, where each one of these functions is treated with equal care and attention, is unique.
Working with the young musicians from this orchestra are conductors of international standing (Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Michail Jurowski, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Antonello Manacorda, Leonard Slatkin), the concertmasters of the leading orchestras of Russia and Europe, experts in playing ensemble music, in the special aspects of playing in an orchestra and in historically informed performance practice. In this way the Russian National Youth Symphony Orchestra becomes a versatile formation that can move about freely in the stylistic diversity of music; it possesses a wide repertoire and it shares with its audience the freedom and professionalism of performing as an ensemble, of the ideological horizon and of artistic creation.
The Russian National Youth Symphony Orchestra now sees itself as a young, but artistically independent, ambitious, professional ensemble and as an active member in Russia’s musical life, as a laboratory for experiments and as a stimulating partner for the exchange of exciting ideas.