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Moscow State Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra

The idea of creating the Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra came in 1978 as outgrowth of the need for the symphonic repertoire of the 18th, 19th, and 20th, centuries to be broadcast throughout Russia for the benefit of it citizens. It was decided the Orchestra should broadcast performances on a weekly basis.

The Orchestra expanded its activities into Russian television soundtrack, including projects with Korean KBC and German ZDF.

In 1980 the Orchestra created a major subscription series in Moscow's Tchaikovsky Hall and Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory.

The Orchestra's first music director was Alexander Mikhailov, who received his education with Evgheny Mravinsky and Ilia Musin. He headed the Orchestra till 1996. Then Anatoly Nemudrov (a disciple of Danila Tulin) assumed the music directorship of the Orchestra.

Nowadays the Orchestra follows the European music tradition and does not have the permanent Chief Conductor. Anatoly Nemudrov invites Maestros from Russia and abroad, that contributes greatly to the mastery of the musicians. Among the conductors who worked with the Orchestra we should name the following ones:

F.Glutchenco, E.Serov, F.Mansurov, V.Verbitsky, N.Alekseev, V.Ponkin, P.Sorokin, V.Ivanov, F.Korobov, D.Tarasov, S.Kondrashev, A.Kornienko, Klaus Peter Khan and Verner Stiefel (Germany), Hose Collado (Spain), Andre de Quadros (Australia), David Barg and Scott Spek (USA) and others.

In addition to the Orchestra's extensive work for television, radio and movie soundtracks, the Orchestra has performed at the Kremlin Palace with the Moscow Classical Ballet: The Nutcracker, Giselle, Don Quixote, Cindirella and Firebird. It should be mentioned the concert on the Sobor Square in Kremlin in 1998 with Monserrat Coballiet.

At the present the Moscow Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra is one of the best Moscow orchestras. The Orchestra gives subscription concerts “Young Stars of Russia” at the Tchaikovsky Hall and at the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory. These concerts are broadcasted by radio stations: “Orphey”, “Voice of Russia”, “Mayak”, “Radio of Russia”, “Yunost” and “Cultura” and “TV Center” channels.

“Music has no borders” concerts with participation of foreign musicians and conductors have started at the Moscow House of Radio.

There were performances in: Munich, Stutgard, Roma, Napoli, Milan, Florense, Madrid, Barselona, Saragossa, Seoul, Pussan, Peking, Shanghai, Hon-Kong, New York, Chicago, Fort Worf, Los Angelos and other cities. In 2004 Columbia Artist Management, the constant partner of the Orchestra, organized its tour in the USA. There were 42 concerts in 22 states. The programs from Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov (conducter Sergey Kondrashev, soloists Nadejda Tokareva, Navah Perlman) were presented.

The Orchestra records the Golden collection of classic music (Russian and European) together with State TV and Radio Foundation. From 1995 till 2006 the Orchestra has issued 32 CDs together with Mediaphon, Hänssler Classic, Brioso, Suntec Music and other firms

Last CDs of the Orchesta are:

  • Andrey Eshpay: Concert No.3 for Violin and Symphony Orchestra and Concert for Horn and Symphony Orchestra;
  • Andrey Petrov: Memoria;
  • Mikhail Kolontay: Concert for Violin and Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Poem;
  • RTV play Mozart.

Reviews

“From the first notes played by the violas, one could predict that a special music event was about to start. And an evening of wonderfully played music was what the audience got at the Moscow Radio Symphony concert at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.”

The Palm Beach Daily News

“Sergey Kondrashev, Nadejda Tokareva, these names with which to conjure up musical magic. They are, the powerful conductor, violin virtuoso with the Moscow Radio and Television Symphony orchesrta & Chorus. This 160 members Russian national treasure opened the 54th Fort Myers Community Concert season at Mann Hall with an unfogrgettable Thchikovsky Cala.”

The Islander

“The Moscow Radio and Television Symphony offered some of the best music heard all evening. The players were all consummate technicians who made the most difficult pieces seem easy.”

The Asheville Citizen Times

Moscow State Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra
Malaya Nikitskaya 24, Moscow 112812, Russia
email: rtvsymphony@yandex.ru


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