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Orchestras

Mariinsky Orchestra

Valery Gergiev, Music Director

"The gripping performances these musicians from St. Petersburg offered had such intensity, character and insight that it was hard to imagine the music played with more authority."
New York Times

“The Kirov Orchestra is a perfectly balanced, impeccably blended virtuoso instrument, and Gergiev plays it with masterly élan.”
Los Angeles Times

“The orchestra, under musical director Valery Gergiev, moves as if with a single mind and always with purposeful passion.”
London Times

About

The Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre enjoys a long and distinguished history as one of the oldest musical institutions in Russia. Founded in the 18th century during the reign of Peter the Great and housed in St. Petersburg’s famed Mariinsky Theatre since 1860, the Orchestra entered its “golden age” in the second half of the 19th century under the musical direction of Eduard Napravnik, whose leadership for more than a half century (1863-1916) secured its reputation as one of the finest in Europe.

Numerous internationally famed musicians have conducted the Orchestra, . . .

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      Flyer
    • Denis Matsuev and Valery Gergiev by V. Baranovsky
      Denis Matsuev and Valery Gergiev by V. Baranovsky
    • Denis Matsuev
      Denis Matsuev
    • Denis Matsuev by Evgeny Evtuhow
      Denis Matsuev by Evgeny Evtuhow
    • Denis Matsuev
      Denis Matsuev
    • Valery Gergiev, Music Director Photo: Decca/Marco Borggreve
      Valery Gergiev, Music Director Photo: Decca/Marco Borggreve
    • Valery Gergiev, Music Director Photo: Decca/Marco Borggreve
      Valery Gergiev, Music Director Photo: Decca/Marco Borggreve
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      Valery Gergiev (see photo filename for credit)
    • Valery Gergiev (see photo filename for credit)
      Valery Gergiev (see photo filename for credit)
    • Mariinsky Orchestra (Credit: KPO Photo)
      Mariinsky Orchestra (Credit: KPO Photo)

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