The Youth Symphony Orchestra of Russia, led by established violist and composer Yuri Bashmet, will embark on their first Asia tour come September. They will be debuting at the University Cultural Centre in Singapore, held in conjunction with NUS Arts Festival 2018.
The orchestra, formed of 100 gifted young musicians handpicked from auditions held in cities across Russia, will present classical masterpieces from Bodrov, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi and Shostakovich. They will be joined by internationally lauded violinist Tatiana Samouil, who will feature as a soloist, as well as the Singaporean violin prodigy Chloe Chua, who won the first prize at the junior division of the Menuhin Competition in Geneva earlier this year.
Since its inception in 2012, the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Russia has toured extensively throughout Europe and performed at some of the biggest events and festivals in Russia including the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.
Find the programme below:
Kuzma Bodrov: Journey Through the Orchestra (2018) *Asian Premiere
Peter I Tchaikovsky : Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 (1877)
Antonio Vivaldi : Concerto for Two Violins in A Minor, Op. 522 (1711)
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47 (1937)