The concert programme was specially prepared by maestro Jurowski for the Platonov Arts Festival. The audience will have a rare opportunity to hear the Song from Platonov’s Novel by a Soviet and Russian composer Alexander Wustin (born in 1943) as well as the Russian classics of Platonov’s time – the works by Igor Stravinsky and Sergey Rachmaninov.
The State Academic Symphony Orchestra "Evgeny Svetlanov" (the former USSR State Symphony Orchestra) is one of the country’s oldest symphonic ensembles and one of the most renowned orchestras in the world. Its first performance took place in 1936.
The Russian State Symphony Orchestra has toured all over the world performing at the most famous venues, among which there is Carnegie Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Musikverein in Vienna, the Royal Albert Hall in London, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Suntory Hall in Tokyo and many others.
The orchestra has collaborated with such conductors as Hermann Abendroth, Ernest Ansermet, Leo Blech, Nikolai Golovanov, Otto Klemperer, Kirill Kondrashin, Lorin Maazel, Nikolai Malko, Igor Markevitch, Yevgeny Mravinsky, Charles Munch, Mstislav Rostropovich, Igor Stravinsky, Arvid Jansons, Andrey Boreiko, Alexander Vedernikov, Valery Gergiev, Charles Dutoit, Yuri Temirkanov and others.
Among the outstanding soloists who have performed with the orchestra there are singers: Irina Arkhipova, Galina Vishnevskaya, Elena Obraztsova, Maria Guleghina, Placido Domingo, Montserrat Caballe, Jonas Kaufmann, Dmitry Hvorostovsky, Anna Netrebko; pianists: Emil Gilels, Konstantin Igumnov, Sviatoslav Richter, Yakov Flier, Boris Berezovsky, Eliso Virsaladze, Evgeniy Kisin, Nikolai Lugansky, Denis Matsuev, Grigory Sokolov; violinist: Oleg Kagan, Leonid Kogan, Yehudi Menuhin, David Oistrakh, Maksim Vengerov, Viktor Tretyakov; violist Yuri Bashmet; cellists Mstislav Rostropovich, David Geringas, Natalia Gutman, Alexander Kniazev.
Vladimir Jurowski is the Artistic Director of the Svetlanov State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia, the Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and one of the most renowned conductors of the world. He is a holder of numerous accolades, among which there is the Abbiati Prize for Conductor of the Year, the BBC Music Magazine Award, and a Grammy nominee.
In 1995, he made his triumphant international debut at the Wexford Opera Festival and on the stage of Covent Garden (London). Since then, Jurowski has been a guest conductor at some of the world’s major theaters, including Opéra Bastille (Paris), The Metropolitan Opera (New York), Komische Oper (Berlin), Teatro La Fenice (Venice), Teatro alla Scala (Milan), and the Bolshoi Theatre (Moscow) as well as with leading symphony orchestras such as the Vienna, Berlin, Oslo and New York Philharmonics; the Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, and Cleveland Symphony Orchestras; the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchester, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and many others.
From 2001 to 2013 he was the Music Director of the Glyndebourne Opera Festival, and from 2005 to 2009 he served as the Principal Guest Conductor of the Russian National Orchestra. Since 2007 he has been working as the Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.