Vladimir Spivakov - violinist
Vladimir Spivakov is famous in Russia as one of the eminent violinists, the founder and conductor of "Moscow virtuosi" chamber orchestra and as a new Principal conductor and Music Director of Russian National Orchestra, established by Mikhail Pletnev. Spivakov is world famous for his brilliant performances as recitalist, guest soloist and guest conductor of leading orchestras throughout the world and for his humanistic activities. He played with a great number of orchestras, under Bernstein, Solti, Ozawa, Maazel, Abbado, Giulini.
Maestro Spivakov started his music career as a student of Yuri Yankelevich at the Moscow Conservatory. While still in his 20-ties, Vladimir Spivakov won prizes in several competitions, as Gene Paganini Competition, Montreal International and Tchaikovsky Competition. In 1979, Soon after his debut as a conductor with Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Ravinia music festival, Spivakov founded "Moscow Virtuosi" chamber orchestra, which quickly became one of the world leading chamber orchestras. Moscow Virtuosi, group originally made of Russia's international prize winners, very rapidly gained a sound international reputation, giving more than 120 concerts a year throughout the world.