Foto: Stas Levshin
St. Petersburg Philharmonic on Central European tour
St. Petersburg Philharmonic absolved under it´s principal conductor Yuri Temirkanov (photo) a very succesful Central European tour from 5th to 17th May 2015. The venues were Budapest, Vienna, Linz, Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Berlin, Cologne and Prague.
This time, the tour´s program focussed on the violin as solo instrument. Three outstanding soloists fascinated the audience and the critics: Julia Fischer by the concertos by Brahms and Sibelius, Arabella Steinbacher by Bruch´s violin concerto and Julian Rachlin by the 1st concerto of Shostakovich. The Orchestra´s interpretations of works by Tchaikovski, Beethoven and Shostakovich were highly acclaimed at many halls, as well.
The St. Petersburg Philharmonic performed two triumphant concerts at the fully sold out Vienna Musikverein.
The Shostakovich program of the Orchestra attracted lots of visitors of Prague Spring Festival: the concerts filled the Smetana Hall of Obecni dum at both evenings.