The Russian National Orchestra

Year 2010

Project description

The Russian National Orchestra has been called “a living symbol of all that is best in the Russian arts today”. The orhestra was founded in 1990 by the world-famous pianist Mikhail Pletnev. The RNO was the first non-State orchestra of the Soviet era – a unique ensemble, among whose ranks are found the leading musicians of the country's main orchestras.

The orchestra is one of the most widely-touring orchestras in Russia, and represents Russia at prestigious festivals and concert venues around the world.

In addition to its concert timetable, the orchestra is busily involved in making a great number of commercial recordings, as part of its ongoing partnership with the famous German classical music label Deutsche Grammophon. In addition to its international touring, the orchestra maintains a busy schedule of touring in Russia, among which are the well-known Volga Trips around the cities along the Volga River.