The tour began on 13 October in the restored Concert Hall of the Omsk Philharmonic, which pleasantly surprised the Maestro and the musicians with its remarkable acoustics. As Vladimir Spivakov said, Just recently we played in a boring grey room, with heavy air and the smell of mothballs. Now a miracle has happened. The hall magically transformed, it sang. The beautiful acoustics that allow the orchestra members to hear each other give the music a completely new sound. At a press conference held before the concert, the maestro gave the Omsk Philharmonic and the Omsk Symphony Orchestra a violin by the contemporary French master Daniel Defourre.
Together with the Orchestra, young scholarship holders of the Vladimir Spivakov International Charitable Foundation, winners of international competitions Anastasia Kobekina (cello) and Daniil Kharitonov (piano), who are frequent partners on the stage of Moscow Virtuosi, came to Omsk. The third soloist, Kristina Bikmaeva (soprano), a graduate student of the Popov Academy of Choral Arts, performed for the first time with the Vladimir Spivakov Orchestra.
The first and long-awaited performance of the Moscow Virtuosi took place in Belgorod on 15 October. The concert took place on the stage of the new building of the Belgorod State Philharmonic Society, which made a pleasant impression on musicians both in terms of sound quality and beauty of decoration. The audience was rewarded for years of waiting – four beads were performed for the audience: one by soloist Daniil Kharitonov and three by the orchestra.
On 16 and 18 October the musicians performed in Kursk (on the stage of the Pushkin Kursk State Drama Theatre) and in Kaluga (at the KTZ Culture Centre). The concert programme included works by W.A. Mozart, G. Rossini, L. Boccherini and P.I. Tchaikovsky.
On 19 October the orchestra headed by maestro Spivakov left for Domodedovo together with the Bolshoi Theatre reception Anna Aglatova (soprano) and soloist of the «New Opera» Georgy Vasilyev (tenor).
On 20 October, the long-awaited «Moscow Virtuosi» concert took place in Kaliningrad, seven years after the orchestra’s first tour in the region. The orchestra and soloists were joined by Mikhail Mering (clarinet), a scholarship holder of the Spivakov International Charitable Foundation and winner of international competitions. At the beginning of the second branch, the winners of the competition «Young virtuosos of the Kaliningrad Region» came on stage and received awards from maestro Vladimir Spivakov.
The performance, which took place at a venue unusual for a chamber orchestra – the sports complex «Yunost» – was a triumph, and at the end of the concert more than two thousand people stood in standing ovation to the musicians.
Details of the past concerts can be found in the ‘Press’ section and on websites: