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Tchaikovsky Orchestra starts UK tour with a concert at the Embassy

On 6 October, a concert given by cellist of the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra Fedor Zemlerub with pianist Pavel Kolesnikov and a launch of the book “Medium” celebrating the 85th anniversary of the TSO, marked the start of the UK-wide tour of one of Russia's most important music collectives. 

In 1930 the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra was established as the first symphony orchestra of the Soviet Radio. Its intensive and successful performances in the best concert halls of Europe, Japan and the USA were preceded by thorough perfection of its complex and thoughtful programs. N. Myaskovsky, S. Prokofyev, A. Khachaturian,
G. Sviridov, B. Tchaikovsky and many others trusted the Orchestra to perform their compositions for the first time. Among them was D. Shostakovich, who described the Orchestra as “an outstanding ensemble of outstanding musicians”. Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Orchestra is Vladimir Fedoseyev (who previously conducted London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra). 

On 7 October 2016, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra begins a major tour during which it will perform at some of the biggest concert venues in Britain and China. The orchestra will visit London, Leeds, Llandudno, Southend-on-Sea, Guildford, Birmingham, Swansea, Canterbury, Watford, Coventry, Bristol, Sheffield, Carlisle and Edinburgh in the UK, and Beijing, Tianjin, Shenyang, Shanghai, Nanjing and Wuhan in China. The musicians will fly to Beijing on 24 October, and the tour will finish on 12 November. In just 36 days, the TSO will give 30 concerts, and on some days it will even perform twice — in the afternoon and in the evening.

The British leg of the tour will feature works by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Alexander Borodin, Jean Sibelius and Ralph Vaughan Williams. The orchestra will be conducted by Vladimir Fedoseyev, Denis Lotoyev and Serge Polyanichko; pianist Pavel Kolesnikov and violinist Jennifer Pike will perform as soloists. See https://www.facebook.com/TchaikovskySymphonyOrchestra/posts/1232378016782928:0 for tour schedule.

 





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