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Novosibirsk Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra

          Novosibirsk has always been renowned for its long and proud tradition of string playing. Among the many talents to have emerged from Novosibirsk are the violinists Maxim Vengerov and Vadim Repin, who have gone on to establish themselves at the top international level. Novosibirsk Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, an ensemble that continues these proud traditions, consists of some of the most talented young musicians in the city of Novosibirsk. It was created in the 1990's, and has quickly established itself as one of the most respected and beloved ensembles in Russia.

          The orchestra regularly invites internationally renowned soloists and conductors, and has a special relationship with many of them, who enjoy returning to Novosibirsk to work with the orchestra. Among the many musicians that the orchestra works with are I.Frolov (Moscow), D.Iorio (Great Britain), M. Lethiec (France), A. Rabinovitch (Switzerland), M.Drobinsky (France), S.Roldugin (St. Petersburg), I.Ioff (St. Petersburg) and G.Kegelmann (Germany).
          The NPCO is also very active in the promotion of young artists, and gives regular opportunities to young soloists to perform with the orchestra. In 2003 the orchestra worked in cooperation with the Carl Nielsen Competition in Denmark, inviting the winner, Pirmin Grehl of Germany, to Novosibirsk for a number of concerts with the Chamber Orchestra. The orchestra has also initiated and participated in many international projects in Novosibirsk, recently giving the opening concert for the Year of Culture of Germany in Russia in January 2004, as well as organizing a Swedish Festival and an English Music Festival in Novosibirsk.

          With a busy touring schedule, the orchestra has become highly respected internationally. They are regular guests to France and Switzerland, and other recent tours have taken the orchestra to Germany, Belgium, Austria, Yugoslavia and Spain.

          "The interpretation of the Divertimento, under the graceful direction of the young conductor, was very Mozart at its best, especially during the third movement which was full of fantasy. The well balanced ensemble, enthusiasm of the musicians, and the dynamic direction made this divertissement shine…" (INDEPENDENT, 23 August 2002)

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