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March 17, 2017
Classics for All
Classics for All

On March 16, the RNO opened the Seventh All Russian Festival of Academic Arts, “The Orenburg Seasons of Denis Matsuev,” with its Classics For All program.

March 7, 2017
RNO Announces Ninth Grand Festival
RNO Announces Ninth Grand Festival

In September, the Russian National Orchestra’s Concert Season will again be opened by the Grand Festival, now in its ninth year.

October 11, 2016
Divine Art: Artyomov and the RNO
Divine Art: Artyomov and the RNO

A new recording by the RNO of two works by Vyacheslav Artyomov, arguably Russia's greatest living composer. 

September 14, 2016
At the Level of Genius
At the Level of Genius

Mikhail Pletnev's solo concerts cause a stir at the kickoff of the 2016 RNO Grand Festival. Argumenti i Fakti summarizes the reaction. 

March 17, 2016
"A bit scary, but interesting"
"A bit scary, but interesting"

Mikhail Pletnev is interviewed by Colta about his personal history, new musical discoveries, and what he would take to a desert island, among other things.

September 1, 2015
25 Years of Achievement
25 Years of Achievement

In its short history, the RNO has become one of the world's greatest orchestras.

Other Recent News from the RNO

  • The Russian National Orchestra ranked 11th among world orchestras in a recent online poll to discern the World's Favorite Orchestra. The Russian National Orchestra was the only Russian ensemble in the top 20.
  • In June of 2014, RNO Founder and Artistic Director was awarded the 2013 Platonov Prize. Founded in 2011 by the government of Voronezh Region, the Platonov Prize is awarded each year to a leading Russian or foreign artist who has made significant contributions to the arts in Russia. The announcement called Pletnev "one of the most brilliant musicians of our times... who combines the oustanding talents of a pianist, conductor and composer."

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