Conductors

Conductors:
Arthur Arnold - Music Director

Arthur Arnold

The association between Arnold and the Moscow Symphony Orchestra (MSO) dates back to 2001 and a momentous debut in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. The Russian orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Arnold, performed two different programs to full houses on two consecutive nights. These concerts did not go unnoticed by the Dutch press: “The Moscow Symphony Orchestra was exceptionally convincing. This was mainly due to young Dutch conductor Arthur Arnold, who had his debut in the most beautiful concert hall of the Netherlands […].” The success produced an immediate return invitation a mere two weeks later, again to rave reviews in the Dutch newspapers: “The Russians played an entirely Russian program under the strong and convincing leadership of Arthur Arnold, who, until his two performances in the Concertgebouw two weeks ago, was a virtually unknown Dutch conductor. Arthur Arnold radiates serenity and natural authority. He conducted the great repertoire in grand style and in tranquil tempi that allowed the typical Russian sound of the orchestra to flourish, thanks to an excellent balance.” Arnold was soon appointed the Principal Guest Conductor of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra and its conductor have been regularly invited back to the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. This productive partnership has deepened over recent years, Since 2010 Arnold has conducted all the concerts of the MSO Master Series in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. In 2012 he was appointed Music Director.

Arnold’s career has also taken him to North America, where he is the Music Director of the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA), a Canadian festival. The annual event draws 20 leading guest artists from the world’s finest symphony orchestras and 70 – 80 advanced music students from all over the world. Arnold is the spirit behind the festival and academy, which he co-founded in 2012.

In Canada, Arnold has conducted the Victoria Symphony, the Symphony Orchestra of the Glenn Gould School of Music and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra. Arnold was the Music Director of the Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific for nine consecutive years through 2012 and the orchestra conductor and adjudicator for the International Choral Kathaumixw Festival from 2000 – 2012. In the USA, Arnold has been a regular guest at the Woodstock Mozart Festival in Illinois.

Annual engagements take Arnold frequently to Romania and Poland where he conducts many of the state philharmonic orchestras, such as the Transylvania State Philharmonic Orchestra, the Moldova Philharmonic Orchestra Iasi, the Targu Mures State Philharmonic Orchestra, the Oradea Philharmonic Orchestra, the Banatul Philharmonic Orchestra Timisoara, the Arad Philharmonic Orchestra and the Podlasie Opera & Philharmonic.

In his home country Arthur Arnold has conducted the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra, the North Netherlands Orchestra, Holland Symfonia, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the Nieuw Ensemble. National radio programs with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra (Belgium) were all broadcasted live from the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. From 1997 – 2001 Arnold was the principal guest conductor for Seoul National Symphony Orchestra in South Korea.

 

Vladimir Ziva
Vladimir Ziva

"Vladimir Ziva is possessed of strong volition, powerful virtuosity, energy, stage charisma and great capacity for work. His distinguished quality at the podium is his skill to produce a fine-toned sonority from the orchestra (which today is a great rarity) through scrupulous attention to detail ... His interpretations are always convincing and precisely recreate the individual style of a composer. In the evaluation of experts, V. Ziva has entered the ranks of the best conductors in Russia." Music Review

Born in 1957, Vladimir Ziva holds degrees from both Leningrad and Moscow Conservatories. From 1984 until 1987, he served as the assistant to the principal conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow Philharmonic. Upon the invitation of the Moscow conservatory, Maestro Ziva taught conducting at the orchestration faculty during the 1988 — 1989 academic year. From 1988 through June 2000 he was artistic director and chief conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic, and in 1990 he was appointed principal conductor of the St. Petersburg Opera and Ballet M.P. Musorgsky Theater, a position he held until 1992. Since being appointed artistic director and principal conductor of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Ziva has divided his creative talents between his duties in Nizhny Novgorod and his work with the MSO. In 2000 Ziva was appointed artistic director and principal conductor of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra.

At the invitation of Svyatoslav Richter, Maestro Ziva has staged several operatic productions including “The Turn of The Screw” and “Albert Herring” by Benjamin Britten and “The Snowmaiden” by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. In 1998 Maestro Ziva appeared as a musical director, stage director and conductor of Massenet's “Thais” at the Moscow Music Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theater.

Vladimir Ziva has led tours in Russia and abroad with the best Russian and Western orchestras. He has performed in Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Portugal and France. In 1997, Vladimir Ziva conducted over 50 programs, performed over 200 compositions of different epochs and styles.

At the present time Vladimir Ziva is also an artistic director and chief conductor of the South Jutland Symphony Orchestra (Denmark).

Maestro Ziva’s gifted work at the podium has been recognized by his native land which has honored him as the laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation (1995) and granted him the title of “Honored Artist of Russia” (1994). In 1996 and 1997 Vladimir Ziva was named the “Conductor of the Year” by newspaper “Music Review”.

 

Adriano
Adriano

Since December 2005, Swiss conductor/composer Adriano is a regular guest of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra. In spring 2012, his 20th CD with this ensemble will be completed. In earlier years, Adriano had recorded 22 CDs with the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra of Bratislava. The recordings with the MSO are also world premieres of unusual works by well-known composers like Jacques Ibert, or by less-known composers like Mario Pilati, Sylvio Lazzari, George Templeton Strong, and Heinrich Schulz-Beuthen. These CDs are available on the labels Marco Polo, Naxos, Sterling, Guild and Inedita.

Adriano is the (Swiss) conductor who has recorded the largest quantity of CDs with music by Swiss composers; all of these were realized with the MSO and feature works by Hermann Suter, Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, Pierre Maurice, Albert Fäsy and Fritz Brun. The Fritz Brun project includes all his 10 Symphonies and his shorter orchestral pieces.

Besides this, Adriano, who in 1987 was the initiator of the acclaimed “Marco Polo Film Music Classics” series, has realized two important film CDs with the MSO: the complete scores of Georges Auric’s “Beauty and the Beast” and Dmitri Shostakovich’s “The Fall of Berlin”.

Adriano considers his collaboration with the MSO as ideal. He even goes so far to assume, that with well-known orchestras, who concentrate on standard repertoire, collaboration would be even problematic; he would not meet such a personal engagement and positive attitude by its players. With the MSO, Adriano feels a real friendship, which creates a great and tense studio atmosphere of productivity and happiness.

Ignat Solzhenitsyn
Guest Conductors - Ignat Solzhenitsyn

Recognized as one of today's most gifted artists, and enjoying an active career as both conductor and pianist, Ignat Solzhenitsyn's lyrical and poignant interpretations have won him critical acclaim throughout the world.

Ignat Solzhenitsyn is in his fifth season as Music Director of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, having served as its Principal Conductor for the preceding six years. He also serves as Principal Guest Conductor of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra. His recent guest soloists in Philadelphia have included Sylvia McNair, Cho-Liang Lin, Steven Isserlis, Gary Graffman, Sergei Leiferkus, Anton Kuerti, and Leila Josefowicz. Mr. Solzhenitsyn has led the Chamber Orchestra in numerous special projects, including BachпїЅs Saint John Passion and the complete Brandenburg Concerti, HaydnпїЅs The Creation and Seven Last Words, the complete symphonies of Schubert, and a rare complete performance of GluckпїЅs Don Juan.

Mr. Solzhenitsyn has appeared as guest conductor with the symphonies of Dallas, Seattle, Indianapolis, Buffalo, North Carolina, Toledo, Virginia, New Jersey, and Nashville, as well as many of the major orchestras in Russia including the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Moscow Philharmonic, the Moscow Symphony, the Urals Philharmonic, and the Kremlin Philharmonic.

In recent seasons, his extensive touring schedule in the United States and Europe has included concerto performances with numerous major orchestras, including those of Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Saint Louis, Los Angeles, Seattle, Baltimore, Washington, Montreal, Toronto, London, Paris, Naples, St. Petersburg, Israel, and Sydney, and collaborations with such distinguished conductors as Andr? Previn, Herbert Blomstedt, Yuri Temirkanov, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Mstislav Rostropovich, Gerard Schwarz, Charles Dutoit, James DePreist, Krzysztof Penderecki, David Zinman, Jerzy Semkov, James Conlon, Lawrence Foster and Maxim Shostakovich. In addition to his recital appearances in the United States at Philadelphia's Academy of Music, St. Paul's Ordway Theatre, San FranciscoпїЅs Herbst Theatre, and many others from coast to coast, Mr. Solzhenitsyn has also given numerous recitals in Europe and the Far East in such major musical centers as London, Milan, Zurich, Moscow, Tokyo, and Sydney.

An avid chamber musician, Mr. Solzhenitsyn has collaborated with the Emerson, Borodin, Brentano, St. Petersburg and Lydian String Quartets, and in four-hand recital with Mitsuko Uchida. He has frequently appeared at international festivals, including Salzburg, Evian, Ludwigsburg, Caramoor, Ojai, Marlboro, Nizhniy Novgorod and MoscowпїЅs famed December Evenings.

A winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Ignat Solzhenitsyn serves on the piano faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music. He has been featured on many radio and television specials, including CBS Sunday Morning and ABCпїЅs Nightline. Born in Moscow, Mr. Solzhenitsyn resides in the United States with his wife and three children.

Charles Ansbacher
Guest Conductors - Charles Ansbacher

Charles Ansbacher holds titled positions with orchestras in Boston, Moscow, Sarajevo, and Bishkek. Mr. Ansbacher has had a 25-year career working in the performing arts and serving in civic, state, and national leadership positions in. Mr. Ansbacher has played dual roles as an event producer and arts administrator, concerned with producing musical concerts of high quality and great public impact. He has continually strived to make the arts accessible to all through innovative programs aimed at more fully integrating the arts into the life of the community.

Mr. Ansbacher is the founder and conductor of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra (founded in 2001), which gives free classical music concerts at public landmarks around the Boston area.

Building upon multiple concerts with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra in that city's Tchaikovsky Hall, as well as the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Ansbacher has conducted the MSO on four CDпїЅs. The Landmarks Orchestra annually incubates a new work for children, and two of the MSO cds are Make Way for Ducklings, and The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. For adults, Ansbacher has led the MSO recording Beethoven Fourths: his Symphony and Piano Concerto, as well as Landmark Overtures.

Sergey Stadler
Guest Conductors - Sergey Stadler

Sergey Stadler Born May 30, 1962 in Leningrad into a family of musicians. Graduated from the specialized school of the Leningrad Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory and then did his postgraduate course at the Moscow State Conservatory.

Winner of a number of international concerts such as "Concertino- Prague" (1976, First Prize), Long- Thibaud Contest (Paris, 1979, Grand-Prix and a special prize for the best performance of French music), Sibelius Contest (Helsinki, 1980, Second Prize and a special public prize), Tchaikovsky Contest (Moscow, 1982, First Prize and Gold medal). The only violinist in the world to be awarded the honour to play Paganini's violin in a concert.

Stadler is the main conductor of Saint-Petersburg Theatre of opera and ballet by the name of Rimsky пїЅ Korsakov. He is founder, art director and the main conductor of symphony orchestra пїЅStars of Saint пїЅ PetersburgпїЅ. Honoured Actor of Russia.

Wilson Hermanto
Guest Conductors - Wilson Hermanto

The Indonesian-American conductor Wilson Hermanto was born in 1972 in Jakarta. He completed his formal music education with high honors in violin from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore and in conducting from the Manhattan School of Music in New York.

Mr. Hermanto has made appearances with orchestras such as, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Florida Orchestra, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, the Sofia Symphony Orchestra and the Sinfonietta Cracovia. Mr. Hermanto founded and served as Music Director of the Prometheus Chamber Orchestra in New York from 1996 to 2002. Since September 2004, Mr. Hermanto works as Assistant Conductor to Maestro Christoph Eschenbach with the Orchestre de Paris. During the 2006-07 Season, Mr. Hermanto made his debut conducting the Brandenburgische Staatsorchester Frankfurt. In June 2007 Wilson Hermanto.

Riccardo Capasso
Guest Conductors - Riccardo Capasso

Born in Gorizia, Riccardo Capasso distinguishes himself for his activity as a conductor both in concerts and operas, often combined with didactic engagements.

In 1967 Riccardo Capasso won ex-aequo the First prize in the Italian Radio competition for young conductors, and since then he began his prestigious career in important Italian institutions as Radio Orchestras of Turin, Napoli and Milan, Arena Verona, Petruzzelli Bari, The London Symphony Orchestra, Budapest MAV Symphony Orchestra, National Orchestra of Russia, State Symphonic Orchestra of Russia, Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Novaia Opera House of Moscow, Philharmonic Orchestra of St. Petersburg, Cape Town Opera House, Johannesburg National Symphony Orchestra, Beijing National Opera House, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne UN Symphonic Orchestra, Kiev State Opera Theatre, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Bucarest National Opera House.

In 2007 he celebrated the 50пїЅ anniversary of the Toscanini death with a Gala-concert at the Moscow Svetlanov Grand Hall of the Performing Arts CenteпїЅ conducting The MSO.

Arkady Berin
Guest Conductors - Arkady Berin

"Maestro is a real star! Energy radiated by him, its felt from the first until the last second. He just leads listeners of this concert in the magic world of music."

Balver Nachrichten.

"Arkady Berin simply lives this music, which he plays. With improbable accuracy and at the same time smoothly, in constant movement he leads the Orchestra masterful leading it through contrast changes of harmony, dynamics and rate."

 

Westfálische Rundschau.

Professor Arkady Berin completed his study with the prominent conductor of the world such as the professors Ilja Mussin, Leo Ginsburg and Gunnar Ordilowskis at the conservatoires of Moscow , St. Petersburg , Riga and Minsk . 1968 he became lecturer, later professor as well as director/conductor of the department for opera and symphony at the national music academy White Russia . Starting from 1970 it was active as a conductor of the national symphony and chamber orchestra White Russia (Minsk) and became in the former USSR countries admits (appearances in Moscow, Kiew, Minsk, Riga, Tallin, etc.). He has numerous appearances as a guest conductor with different East and Western European orchestras ( Italy , Germany , the Netherlands , England , Hungary , Poland , Belgium , France, Austria , Luxembourg and Liechtenstein ) at many festivals and all well-known concert halls of the world. Since 1997 he gives as a guest professor master course for conductor in Italy , Spain , Luxembourg and Germany . Under his line soloists played such as Yuri Bashmet, John Sass, Giora Feidman, Sergej Nakariakow, Ljuba Kasernovskaja, David Grigorian, Rachmaninov Trio, Anna Maria Kauffmann and many different. Numerous CD, television and broadcast photographs were taken up. In the press Arkady Berin was called as one of the most important conductors of our time.

Since 2003 he is principal conductor and artistic director of the orchestra International Symphony Orchestra of Germany as well as president of the international Yuri Bashmet festival and artistic director/conductor of the benefit performance. In the year 2005 Arkady Berin for international cultural activity received the Lomonosov medal from the Russian government

The style of conducting of Maestro Arkady Berin is distiguished by accurate rhythmical precision, as well as organic flowing gestures and well- coordinated entries , which sometimes are developing to dramatical, extensive dynamical risings with wide- spread gestures of suggestive expression and tonal imagination.

In this way Arkady Berin sets a high value on the acustic balance between the different instrumental sections of the orchestra, as well as in instrumental solo concertos and operas the dynamical and metrical adjustment of the orchestra to the soloists, who appear as being integrated acoustically in an organic whole but still are dynamically present in the foreground.

With a well- balanced sound of the string section, a warm and luminous sounds of the woodwind group, the well- finished sonority of the perfect intonated brass section as well as a great variety of dynamical shades and a certain instinct for the architectute and thematical context of a work, Araky Berin forms well- formed interpretations of music of all periods.

Prof. Arkady Berin combinates the razor- sharp rhythmical precision of Arturo Toscanini with the sumptuos tonal imagination of Karajan oder Furtw?ngler and the sparkling esprit of Leonard Bernstein. With his direct, precise gestures and economical but most effective conducting style and suggestive power of persuasion Arkady Berin communicates immediately with orchestra musicians of all nations.

In three decades of playing concerts and teaching as a professor for conducting Arkady Berin became one of the the most outstanding conductors of our time, who has a wide- spread repertoire of all periods of symphonic and operatic music. To this belong orchestral suites and oratories from Bach as well as the great symphonies of german classic and romantic period from Mozart and Beethoven to Schubert, Schumann and Brahms; the highlights of the italian operatic music (Verdi, Puccini, Rossini) and the major works of the german opera (Mozart, Wagner) as well as the ballets and operas of the great russian composers and the sinfonic Jazz of George Gershwin und Glenn Miller. Since his childhood in Russia Arkady Berin has a special relationship to the way of expression of the so- called Russian soul - the great poets and literates as Puschkin, Tolstoi und Dostojewsky and the famous russian composers as Tschaikowsky, Rachmaninov, Glinka und Mussorgsky.

With his natural feeling for the character of every work, his unmistakable charisma on stage, a certain instinct for the forming of expressive melodious bends and the structure of thematical and motive- connections Arkay Berin motivates orchestral musicians from various cultural origins to a maximum performance and electrifies audiences of all nations.

Maestro Arkady Berin is one of the most important artists of our time and continues the tradition of famous colleagues and countymen like Jewgenij Mrawinsky, Kyrill Kondrashin, Evgeni Swetlanov sowie Gennadi Roschdestwenskij.

Jorge Uliarte
Guest Conductors - Jorge Uliarte

 

Jorge Uliarte was born in Córdoba/Argentina. He realized an international career giving concerts in prestigious concert halls like: Berliner Philharmonie, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Auditorio di  Santa Cecilia-Rome, Vienna City Hall, Residenzpalast Salzburg, Teatro Cólon-Buenos Aires, Philarmonia Narodova-Warshaw, Federal Hall-New York, Legion of Honour Theatre-San Francisco/USA, Tivoli Concert Hall-Copenhagen, Moscow International Music Center, Opera in Xian/China, Teatro Mancinelli-Italy, etc.

He is founder and artistic director of 2 international music festivals in Ushuaia-Tierra del Fuego/Argentina (www.festivaldeushuaia.com) and Orvieto-Italy (www.oucfestival.com). Both festivals are under the patronage of Salzburg and the Embassy of Austria.

During the season 2007-2009 Jorge Uliarte was working intensely as conductor with the Berliner Symhoniker.  In 2009-2011 he realized numerous concert-tours with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, for instance conducting the whole 6 symphonies of P.I. Tschaikovsky.  At the Ushuaia-Festival 2011 and in Orvieto- Italy,  the MSO was invited as principal orchestra during the whole festival-period.  A concert tour through China  as well was realized with big success in 2010/2011 with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra.

Outstanding open-air- concerts were presented with the Berliner Symphoniker and MSO in Argentina, for instance for 60.000 spectators at the national state monument „Obelisc“ in the City of Buenos Aires, with live tv-transmission for 30 million people.

Jorge Uliarte was working with many different orchestras in Europe, USA and South America and also he was invited to festivals such as: Taormina, Sorrento, Spoleto, Amsterdam, Rome, Brussels, Festival Cervantino-Mexico, Sweden, New York, etc.

With the Berliner Symponiker he realized concerts in the „Berliner Philharmonie“ and tours through South America in concert halls like: Teatro Coliseo-Buenos Aires, Teatro el Circulo-Rosario, international Film-Festival of Mar del Plata, Teatro Argentino de la Plata,  open-air-concerts for 40.000 spectators in San Isidro-stadion, etc.

Jorge Uliarte´s records were broadcasted in several radio and television stations in Europe , America and Asia, such as: ORF-Austria, Bayerischer Rundfunk-Munich/Germany, Radio Suisse Romande-Switzerland, RAI-Rome/Italy, Film & ARTS-America, Radio Nacional Classica/Argentina, TV Canal 7/Argentina, China-Television, live stream-transmission worldwide via youtube – Festival Internacional de Ushuaia 2012 and many others.