Andrey Rubtsov

Oboe

Andrey Rubtsov

Conductor, Composer, Oboist

Andrey Rubtsov first came to public attention in 2004 when he conducted two piano concertos by J.S. Bach, with the Russian National Orchestra and soloist Mikhail Pletnev. This conducting debut was followed by Rubtsov’s leadership of RNO concerts in Malaysia, the United States, Russia, and the Netherlands. Rubtsov has also conducted the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia, the State Caucasus Philharmonic Orchestra, the Moscow Conservatory Orchestra and the Royal Academy of Music Concert Orchestra (London).

Of his U.S. debut as conductor, the San Francisco Classical Voice wrote, “Rubtsov was comfortable, and he confidently took the opening Moderato at an unexpectedly slower tempo. That broadening opened the way for graceful phrasing in all the cantabile parts of the Serenade. It was poised. The Menuetto became a Tchaikovsky-like waltz; the Larghetto, relaxed and easy. Rubtsov had it completely in mind (memorized) and in hand.”

In 2001 Rubtsov joined the Russian National Orchestra, Moscow’s top orchestra, as a principal oboe. The same year he became a founding member of the RNO Wind Quintet, which won first prize at the Fifth Osaka International Chamber Music Competition (May 2005).

His recording of the Bach Double Concerto for Violin and Oboe with Julia Fischer and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields on Decca Classics was released in 2009 to rave reviews.

In addition to conducting, performing and recording, Rubtsov also devotes much of his time to composition. His pieces have been published in the United States and performed in more than 20 countries. He has composed a chamber ballet for the Bolshoi Theatre and numerous compositions for chamber ensembles. His Three Moods has become a standard piece in the repertoire for wind quintet, having been performed by more than 35 quintets all over the world, including the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet.

In 2006 Rubtsov conducted recordings of the world premiere of Gustav Mahler’s songs in an orchestration by the renowned Russian composer Boris Tishchenko, and several poems by contemporary composer Alexander Lokshin.

Andrey Rubtsov is a 2005 honors graduate of the Moscow State Conservatory and in 2011 he graduated with top honors from the Royal Academy of Music's conducting course – the first Russian musician to achieve this distinction in the history of the acclaimed London Academy.

 

Reviews of Andrey's Conducting

“Rubtsov was comfortable, and he confidently took the opening Moderato at an unexpectedly slower tempo. That broadening opened the way for graceful phrasing in all the cantabile parts of the Serenade. It was poised. The Menuetto became a Tchaikovsky-like waltz; the Larghetto, relaxed and easy. Rubtsov had it completely in mind (memorized) and in hand.”

San-Francisco Classical Voice

 

...Performing

“The wonderfully languid oboe tone of Andrey Rubtsov captured the music's tragic poignancy.”

Music and Vision

 

“A good oboist is a keystone to success of every concert. In the case of Andrey, the orchestra found not only a brilliant oboist but also a great organizer - Andrey leads the RNO Chamber ensemble.”

Vogue Russia

 

“Perhaps the only really outstanding moment proved to be the oboe solo (Bravo, Andrey Rubtsov!) from the box of a distant amphitheatre.”

Nezavisimaya gazeta

 

...Composing

“The program in Saratov was opened with the world premiere of Elegy, in memory of Pavel Khlebnikov, by Andrey Rubtsov - it is a composition marked with poetry and inspiration and has an appropriate continuity with national classics.”

Kultura

 

“The most important thing was that this workshop featured original music, written specially for this occasion and played live by musicians. The neo-folkloric Wind Kiss, by Andrey Rubtsov, the young oboist of the Russian National Orchestra, was composed with competence and feels very danceable.”

Ballet magazine

 

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Performances with the RNO

November 2016

In Russia

06 Sun

Orchestrion

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Rubtsov
The Scarlet Flower
Conductor:

Andrey Rubtsov

Guest Artist:

Alexander Oleshko, Narrator

2016-2017 Season

December 2014

In Russia

07 Sun

Orchestrion

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Andrey Rubtsov
The Scarlet Flower
Conductor:

Andrey Rubtsov

2014-15 Season

March 2014

In Russia

01 Sat

Orchestrion

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Masterpieces and Hits
Mendelssohn
Symphony No. 3, op 56, A minor ("Scottish")
Ravel
La Valse
Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet
Conductor:

Andrey Rubtsov

Guest Artist:

Svetlana Paramonova, Harp

2013-14 Season

April 2013

In Russia

19 Fri

Vrubel Hall, Tretyakov Gallery

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Concert sponsored by Chevron

Weber
Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra E-flat major, op.26 (orch. A. Rubtsov)
A. Rubtsov
London Concertino for Flute and Strings
Dvorak
Serenade for Strings in E-major, op.22
Conductor:

Andrey Rubtsov

Guest Artists:

Dmitry Aizenshtadt, Clarinet

Maxim Rubtsov, Flute

2012-2013 Season

February 2013

On Tour

16 Sat

Christopher Cohan Center

San Luis Obispo

CA

Program

Smetana
Overture from The Bartered Bride
Prokofiev
Piano Concerto, No.3 in C major, Op.26
Tchaikovsky
Symphony No.4 in F minor, Op.36
Conductor:

Andrey Rubtsov

Guest Artist:

Daniil Trifonov, Piano

2013 US Tour

On Tour

14 Thu

Laxson Auditorium

Chico

CA

Program

Smetana
Overture from The Bartered Bride
Prokofiev
Piano Concerto, No.3 in C major, Op.26
Tchaikovsky
Symphony No.4 in F minor, Op.36
Conductor:

Andrey Rubtsov

Guest Artist:

Daniil Trifonov, Piano

2013 US Tour

January 2013

In Russia

20 Sun

Orchestrion

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Saint-Saëns
Carnival of the Animals
Conductor:

Andrey Rubtsov

Guest Artist:

Pavel Lyubimtsev, Narrator

2012-2013 Season

April 2012

In Russia

19 Thu

Tretyakov Gallery

Moscow

Russia

Location

Program

Concert for families of those who suffered as a result of the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident

Beethoven
Egmont: Overture
Mozart
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mendelssohn
Symphony No. 3, op.56, A minor (Scottish)
Conductor:

Andrey Rubtsov

2011-2012 Season

April 2008

On Tour

20 Sun

Muziekcentrum Podium

Enschede

Program

Sibelius
Pelleas and Melisande, Suite, Op 46
Violin Concerto, Op 47, in D minor
Beethoven
Symphony No. 6
Conductor:

Andrey Rubtsov

Guest Artist:

Alexey Bruni, Violin

April 2008 Europe Tour

May 2007

In Russia

13 Sun

Yaroslavl Regional Philharmonia

Yaroslavl

Russia

Location

  • Yaroslavl Regional Philharmonia
  • Time: 7 PM

Program

Tchaikovsky
Francesca da Rimini
Rachmaninov
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Liszt
Piano Concerto No. 1
Totentanz
Conductor:

Andrey Rubtsov

Guest Artist:

Denis Matsuev, Piano

2007 Volga Tour

What They’re Saying

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Athena T. Blackburn

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