Gayane Shiladzhyan is initiator of the foundation and Chief Executive Officer of Moscow City Symphony – Russian Philharmonic appointed by Moscow City Culture Department since the orchestra has been launched in 2001. Also, Gayane Shiladzhyan is General Producer of the orchestra and the author of many unique programs performed by Moscow City Symphony – Russian Philharmonic with great success.
Within short space of time Russian Philharmonic has become one of the most remarkable creative teams not only in Moscow, but in Russia as well.
Gayane Shiladzhyan considers attracting young audience to the concert halls to classical music concerts as well as to concerts of other music genres as one of the main goals. For realizing this aim and having successful work experience at “ Helikon Opera” Music Theatre and Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow, she is possibly the only one in this country who has managed to found the orchestra for which every performance is not just symphonic concert, it is real musical event.
Gayane Shiladzhyan is one of the first music managers who began to implement multimedia projects which combine high-professional performance of the best classical music pieces with pictorial art masterpieces. For instance, multimedia project Carmina Burana by Carl Orff accompanied by the paintings of the Renaissance - is one of the most favourite performances of the public, and the orchestra traditionally repeats it each season. Gayane Shiladzhyan has invented and organized other projects which are associated with the brand name of Russian Philharmonic, such as "Queen & ABBA Symphony", "BRAVO, Broadway!", "Strauss-gala", "The Four Seasons", "Insane Dances", and "New Year with Opera Stars".
All artists accept the invitation of Gayane Shiladzhyan to perform with Russian Philharmonic. But only the best of the best share the stage with the orchestra, namely, Jose Carreras, Kiri Te Kanawa, Rolando Villazon, Maxim Vengerov, Boris Berezovsky, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Hibla Gerzmava, Vadim Repin, Alessandro Safina, Valeriya, and Tamara Gverdtsiteli.
Thanks to producer's talent of Gayane Shiladzhyan such openness to all styles and genres, except the boring one, does not seem eclectic. Moreover, it attracts very different audience – from sophisticated melomanes to those who are discovering the world of classical music – to the concerts of Russian Philharmonic not only in Moscow, but at the most prestigious venues of Austria, Great Britain, France, Japan and many other countries.
In 2012 Gayane Shiladzhyan received Moscow City Government Award for contribution into development of classical music art.
From 2010 Gayane Shiladzhyan is a member of IAMA (International Artist Managers’ Association) – the only professional association of classical music management, world-widely recognized. In 2005 after she was granted title of "Honoured Culture Worker of Russia"
But Gayane Shiladzhyan confesses that overcrowded hall at the concerts of Moscow City Symphony – Russian Philharmonic is the most precious award for her.