Moscow City Symphony
Russian Philharmonic
ГБУК г. Москвы «Симфонический оркестр Москвы «Русская филармония»

Opening of the Season

Date and time: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 19:00
Moscow State Conservatory. Grand Hall
A. Khachaturian. Concerto for violin and orchestra
S. Rachmaninoff. Symphony № 2
Kazuki Yamada (Japan)
Leonard Schreiber, violin (Belgium)

2013 is the year of the 140th anniversary of birth of Sergey Rachmaninoff and the 110th anniversary of birth of Aram Khachaturian. Moscow City Symphony – Russian Philharmonic selected two compositions by these great composers for opening of the season: S. Rachmaninoff – Symphony № 2 and A. Khachaturian – Concerto for violin and orchestra.

Kazuki Yamada was born in Kanagawa, Japan, in 1979. He graduated from the conducting course at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music. He also studied under Gerhard Markson at the Mozarteum Salzburg in 2002. Kazuki Yamada is Principal Guest Conductor of Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, from the 2012/2013 season. This followed his sensational debut with the orchestra, in June 2010. he was the winner of the 51st Besancon International Competition for young conductors, receiving the Audience Award as well as the Grand Prize. The conductor appears with such orchestras as Orchestre de Paris, BBC Symphony Orchestra, hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, St Petersburg Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony and Malmo Symphony Orchestra, etc. In the 2012/2013 season he makes his debut with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Gothenburg Symphony, Orquestra Sinfonica de Castilla y Leon. His repertoire includes all symphonies of Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Borodin, as well as a strong affinity for French 19th and 20th century composers.

Leonard Schreiber studied at the Royal College of Music in London with Dr. Felix Andrievsky. He then completed a “Masters in Performance” with Dr. Levon Chilingirian and won the prestigious “Concerto Competition” at the RCM. Leonard Schreiber has given concerts throughout Europe, USA, South America and China in venues such as: Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal Opera House Covent Garden (London), Vienna Konzerthaus, Théatre des Variétés de Monaco, Queen Elisabeth Hall (Antwerp), Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels).