Vladimir SPIVAKOV & Moscow Virtuosi

Chan Centre for Performing Arts
6265 Crescent Road

“First-class string performers brought to perfection by maestro Spivakov.”The New York Times

MAY 8, 2008, at 8:00pm
Chan Centre for Performing Arts

The Moscow Virtuosi was formed in 1979 by Vladimir Spivakov, following his conducting debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival. Comprised of top-ranking soloists and former principal chairs of the great orchestras of Russia, the Moscow Virtuosi has been in demand since its inception and has toured extensively throughout the world, including appearances in Europe, Japan, North and South America, the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. In April 1992, the Moscow Virtuosi celebrated its 1,000th concert at the Moscow Conservatory of Music.The Moscow Virtuosi and Vladimir Spivakov have an extensive discography on the BMG/RCA Victor Red Seal label. They have recently released the recording Tribute to Alfred Schnittke with pianist Alexander Ghindin and a recording of works by Arvo Pärt on the Capriccio label.
Mr. Spivakov is the founder of the European Sakharov Foundation, for which the Moscow Virtuosi gave the inaugural concert before the European Parliament on December 10,1990 – Human Rights Day. The Moscow Virtuosi, under the direction of Mr. Spivakov, also performed at the first international Sakharov Congress in Moscow in May 1991, in which Sviatoslav Richter and Mstislav Rostropovich were soloists. The concert’s finale was a performance of the Lachrimosa from Mozart’s Requiem, with a Lithuanian choir, in memory of Sakharov.This highly anticipated performance comes to the Chan Shun Concert Hall on Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 8 p.m



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