Vladimir Spivakov



Outstanding violinist and conductor. Studied under Yankelevich and D.Oistrakh as a violinist, and Gusman, Bernstein and Maazel as a conductor. Played with Mravinsky, Bernstein, Ozawa, Maazel, Muti, Abbado etc. as soloist, and symphonic orchestras of London, Chicago and Philadelphia, La Scala Symphony, French Radio Orch. etc. as conductor. In '79 formed chamber orchestra, ≪Moscow Virtuosi≫and has been its artistic director. In '99-'02 he had been principal conductor of Russian National Orch. Since '03 artistic director and Principal CNP of Russia.