SAF 2005 - Chamber Moscow


Singapore Arts Festival 2005


~ The Season of Brilliance ~


26 May – 26 June




Chamber Orchestra “Moscow Virtuosi” (Russia) 


Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Vladimir Spivakov '


 Date  22 & 23 June, 7:30pm
 Venuel  Esplanade Concert Hall
 Tickets  $82, $62, $52, $42, $32, $21
 Duration  110 minutes (with intermission)


“First-rate string players honed by Vladimir Spivakov to a rare fitness of ensemble” - New York Times, USA


“An amazing ensemble…with a fiery temperament and a remarkable mastery of their instruments.” - Wiener Zeitung, Austria


Virtuoso violinist and conductor, Vladimir Spivakov leads one of the world’s most exquisite chamber orchestras to Singapore for two nights of music by beloved classical music composers.  Founded in 1979 by the Maestro himself, Moscow Virtuosi is a remarkable group made up of prizewinning soloists and concert masters from the greatest orchestras of the former Soviet Union.


Moscow Virtuosi combines Russian and European values in their performance style, concern for detail, nuance and creative interpretation, which sets it apart from other chamber orchestras. Today, the ensemble is widely recognised as one of the best chamber orchestras with a dedicated following of listeners throughout the world.


Besides its music, the Moscow Virtuosi is also noted for its various humanitarian contributions in times of need.  The ensemble and maestro Spivakov has given numerous concerts for former Stalin camps’ prisoners, hundreds of charity concerts throughout the former Soviet Union as well as gone in aid of the devastation that followed the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and a severe earthquake that struck Armenia in 1988. Continuing its streak of altruism to today, the ensemble has even given free concerts before for those unable to afford concert tickets in their hometown Moscow.  Spivakov has also set up his own foundation to provide humanitarian, creative and educational assistance to children and young talents.


With over 100 concerts performed annually in Russia, Europe, the United States and Japan in their most prestigious concert halls, the orchestra will present an assortment of works by well-known composers that includes concertos by Bach and Vivaldi in Singapore.  Spivakov will also perform solo on the violin on both nights of their concert.


Please refer to the attached annexes for more information:



  • Programme 
  • Biography of Vladimir Spivakov
  • Biography of Moscow Virtuosi
  • Musicians List