MOSCOW, May 20. /TASS/. The Moscow Soloists chamber orchestra led by conductor Yury Bashmet marked its 30th anniversary at its home stage at the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory on Thursday.
They were joined by Armenia’s State Chamber Orchestra, the Soloists of Uzbekistan orchestra, the Soloists of Nizhny Novgorod orchestra and Novosibirsk’s Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra.
The orchestra was created by Yury Bashmet in 1986, while it was completely revamped in 1992. Its debut performance on May 19, 1992 at the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory is considered the orchestra’s birthday.
"We calculated how many musicians are working in our group since its first day. And it turned out to be a lot - over 50%," the conductor said. "This is an achievement," he added.
The orchestra performs at world-renowned stages such as Carnegie Hall (New York), the Royal Concertgebouw (Amsterdam) and the Musikverein (Vienna). In 2008, the Moscow Soloists received a Grammy award for its recording of music by Stravinsky and Prokofiev.