Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra to perform on leading stages in the UK

Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Vladimir Fedoseyev, will give concerts in London, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Bristol and Cardiff from October 3 to October 19, as part of a large-scale tour that will take place before the wonderful UK/Russia Year of Culture 2014.

“This will be a very big tour,” Vladimir Fedoseyev told reporters on Monday. “We are going to England for a long time, and it will be quite a difficult tour. England is the country of symphony orchestras, and the audience is very tough. And this tour will be all the more important in view of the forthcoming Year of Great Britain and Russia.”

The musician said that his concerts would include both Russian and European music and will feature pieces by Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakov, Haydn and other composers.

Pianists Peter Donohoe and Andrey Korobeynikov will perform together with the Orchestra. “Korobeynikov is our young Russian pianist. I played with him recently in Kazan; we have a joint recording of Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto. He is just a brilliant pianist,” Fedoseyev shared his impressions

The Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra was established in 1930 as the Grand Symphony Orchestra of the All-Union Radio and Central TV. It was renamed after Tchaikovsky in 1993. Over the years, the Orchestra was headed by such conductors as Alexander Orlov, Nikolay Golovanov, Alexander Gauk, and Gennady Rozhdestvensky. Since 1974, the orchestra has been headed by Vladimir Fedoseyev.

First published in Russian in RIA Novosti.

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