National Philharmonic of Russia



Founded in 2003 at the initiative of the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Ministry of Culture, the National Philharmonic of Russia has quickly become a musical symbol of the new Russia.

Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Vladimir Spivakov has assembled some of Russia's intrumental elite into an ensemble combining technical virtuosity with a rare capacity to become immersed in the music and draw the audience into that experience. Residing at the spectacular new Moscow International Arts Center, the orchestra has hosted some of the worlds greatest artists and completed a succesfull 35-concert tour of North America in 2007.

"The National Philharmonic of Russia sounded in the concert as a nearly perfect instrument..."- Kultura  "...the National Philharmonic of Russia founded by Vladimir Spivakov has all capacities necessary to become the best orchestra in Russia. It is young in age and in spirit, it shows no routine, it displays not solely the top-class professional skills, but also the rare ability, almost vanished now, to enjoy the music, to plunge into it, to create it in front of the audience."- Rossiyskaia gazeta