Awards and Honors

Orchestra and Ensembles

Russian National Orchestra

One of the World's Greatest Orchestras
Gramophone magazine, 2008

Russian Wind Quintet

1st Place, 2005 Osaka
Chamber Music Competition


    Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D

  • 2007 Gramophone Artist of the Year
  • Echo Klassik Award, Best Instrumental Performance of 2007
  • Best of 2006, Audiophile Audition
  • Editor's Choice, Gramophone Magazine (April 2007)
  • Financial Times Critics Choice
  • BBC Music Magazine, Best Recording of Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
  • Best Recording of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto (
  • Best Recording of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto
  • Scriabin: Symphony No. 1 and The Poem of Ecstasy

  • MusicWeb Recording of the Month
  • Telegraph: Best Classical Albums, 2015
  • Shostakovich Symphony No. 7

  • MusicWeb Recording of the Month (April 2015)
  • Diapason d'Or (September 2015)
  • Diapason d'Or de l'année 2015
  • MusicWeb Recording of the Year (2015)
  • 2016 Grammy Nomination, Best Surround Sound Album
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

  • Disc of the Month, BBC Music Magazine (Oct 2011)
  • Glazunov: Complete Concertos

  • Classical CD of the Week, The Telegraph
  • Recording of the Month, MusicWeb
  • CD of the Week (Colorado and Minnesota Public Radio)
  • CD of the Week (WQZR New York, WETA Washington)
  • BBC Music Magazine: Editor's Choice (June 2013)
  • Rachmaninov: The Bells (Live in Moscow)

  • Editor's Choice, Classic FM
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 15 & Hamlet

  • BBC Music Choice of the Month
  • Tchaikovsky: Hamlet & Romeo and Juliet

  • Recording of the Month, Gramophone Magazine (March 2009)
  • Beethoven: The Nine Symphonies

  • Recording of the Month, MusicWeb
  • WGUC Top CD of 2007
  • Beethoven: Piano Concertos No. 2 and No. 4

  • Best Concerto Recording 2007, Tokyo Record Academy
  • Shostakovich: Symphonies No. 5 and No. 9

  • Choc du monde de la Musique (May 2007)
  • Edison Award Nominee, 2008 (Holland)
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8

  • Supersonic Award, Pizzicato, (Luxembourg)
  • Shostakovich: Symphonies No. 1 and No. 6

  • Editor's Choice, Gramophone
  • Diapason d'Or de l'année
  • Choc du monde de la Musique de l'année
  • Double 10, Classics Today
  • Best of 2006, Soundstage
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11, "The Year 1905"

  • Classical CD of the Week, The Telegraph, London
  • Best of 2006, Soundstage
  • Ravel & Prokofiev: Piano Concertos (Francesco Tristano Schlimé)

  • Choc du monde de la Musique (July/Aug 2006)
  • Editor's Choice, Gramophone Magazine (September 2006)
  • Classical CD of the Week, The Daily Telegraph
  • Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 3; Stravinsky: Divertimento

  • Classical CD of the Week: The Telegraph, London
  • Multichannel Disc of the Month, Audiophile Audition (Nov. 2010)
  • Taneyev: At the Reading of a Psalm

  • Classical CD of the Week: The Telegraph, London
  • Russian Violin Concertos (Julia Fischer)

  • Editor's Choice, Gramophone Magazine (January 2005)
  • 2005 Echo Klassik Award, Concerto Record of the Year
  • Chopin & Loewe: Piano Concertos (Mari Kodama)

  • Best of 2004, Audiophile Audition
  • Prokofiev & Beintus: Peter and the Wolf / Wolf Tracks

  • GRAMMY Award, 2004
  • Prokofiev, Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos No. 3

  • Nominated for GRAMMY Award, 2004
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6

  • Gramophone List: The 100 Greatest Recordings
  • Scriabin: Symphony No 3, The Poem of Ecstasy

  • Classical CD of the Week: The Telegraph, London
  • Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty

  • BBC's Fourth Most Listened To Recording of Past 75 Years
  • Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 3, Symphonic Dances

  • Romantic Record of the Year (Classic FM Magazine), 1998
  • Prokofiev: Cinderella

  • Top Recordings of the 1990s, Gramophone Magazine

What They’re Saying

"To present American and Russian musicians performing and teaching together at Festival Napa precisely the kind of effort that sustains vital cultural a critical time for both societies. [This] resonates with the public [and] is meaningful for the musician participants...Cultural diplomacy and music offer alternatives to contention and sustain important linkages between our societies for the long run...Now more than ever we need viable citizen-to-citizen points of contact and dialogue."

James F. Collins (Ambassador Ret.)

Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace