St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Nikolay Alexeev, conductor
Soloist: Dmitry Masleev, pianist
P. I. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23
S. Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, Op.45
Due to the illnes of maestro Yuri Temirkanov, St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra will perform under the baton of Nikolay Alexeev, deputy Artistic director of Philharmonia. The soloist will be virtuoso Dmitry Masleev, the triumphant winner of the international Tchaikovsky Competition (2015). He will perform the famous Piano Concerto No. 1 of P. I. Tchaikovsky.
The celebrated St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra is the oldest symphony orchestra in Russia. Its roots date back to 1882 and the court of Tsar Alexander III, although it has changed names several times over the course of its history. The orchestra’s development was profoundly shaped by the 50-year period under principal conductor Yevgeny Mravinsky beginning in 1938. From 1946 onwards Mravinsky also performed with the orchestra on international concert platforms, establishing its international reputation. He was succeeded in 1988 by Yuri Temirkanov, the orchestra’s current principal conductor and artistic director. A multiple award winning conductor, Temirkanov is continuing the success story of an orchestra that is particularly famed for its interpretations of the Russian repertoire, always present in its tour concert programmes.