National Philharmonic of Russia
The National Philharmonic of Russia (NPR) was founded in January 2003. From the very beginning it has become a symbol of the new Russia that has raised his head proudly after a deep crisis.
The Orchestra is headed by Maestro Vladimir Spivakov, a world-known violinist and conductor. The orchestra brings together the topmost musicians from St. Petersburg and Moscow, the musical elite of Russia. Along with Vladimir Spivakov, the National Philharmonic of Russia has been collaborating with such sought-after maestros as Mariss Jansons, Antonia Pappano, James Conlon, Ken-David Masur, Krzysztof Penderecki, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Otto Tausk, Simon Gaudenz, Alexander Vedernikov, Tugan Sokhiev, Christian Thielemann, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Jan Latham-Koenig, John Nelson, Vladimir Yurovsky, Michel Plasson, Okko Kamu and others.
During past years the NPR has performed with many outstanding artists, such as Jessye Norman, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Kiri Te Kanawa, Dmitry Hvorostovsky, Maria Gulegina, Juan Diego Florez, Matthias Goerne, Waltraud Meier, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Marcelo Alvarez, Ramon Vargas, Violeta Urmana, Anna Netrebko, Gidon Kremer, Hilary Hahn, Anne-Sophia Mutter, Leonidas Kavakos, Maxim Vengerov, Joshua Bell, Laurent Korcia, cellists Natalia Gutman, Evgeny Kissin, Andras Schiff, Maurizzio Pollini, Igor Levit, Marc-Andre Hamelin a.o.