Russian National Orchestra

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Acclaim for 2016-2017 Season

"It is rare when an orchestra, choir, conductor and soloists coexist so organically. [Dinara Alieva Festival]"

Moscow Komsomolets (March 2017)

"Along with Alieva, everything was perfection, including Lev Kontorovich's "Masters of Choral Art," and especially the Russian National Orchestra – the expressiveness of their sound was a true holiday for the capital's music lovers. [Dinara Alieva Festival]"

Nezavisimaya Gazeta (March 2017)

"The performance of Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony was an event... Pletnev has a complete clarity of thought, demanding the ultimate possibilities from each instrument. How well he feels the orchestra, its powerful sound, the absoluteness of the musicians' mutual understanding. I would especially single out the wind instruments: Vladislav Lavrik's trumpet, Maxim Rubtsov's flute. They are incomparable. As, however, are all the orchestra's musicians."

Literaturnaya Gazeta (March 2017) [more]

"When the names Nikolai Lugansky and Mikhail Pletnev are on the playbill, for listeners it is a sure sign that it will be an excellent concert, and for organizers a sure means to fill the hall. So it was on February 15 in the Conservatory's Great Hall... The Lugansky-Pletnev performance, as always, was pleasing in its combination of virtuosity, taste and intelligence... The [Shostakovich No. 10] symphony made such a strong impression that the audience sat for some time immobile, then broke into a standing ovation."

Chastny Korrespondent (February 2017) [more]

"The triumph was complete! Both the popular [Brahms Piano Concert No. 1] and the [Shostakovich No. 10] symphony evoked a squall of ecstasy... Pletnev, the RNO musicians, and Lugansky together played music that was deep and expressive, very personal, and very lyrical... A performance of rare harmony and nobility!"

Muzikalnye Sezony (February 2017) [more]