29 April —10 May 2019


Alexey Shor's
Travel Notebook

State Orchestra “Academy of Soloists“ (Kazakhstan)

Mikhail Kirchhoff conductor

Philipp Kopachevsky piano

Republic Hall,
Mediterranean Conference centre




Philipp Kopachevsky


A soloist of the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic and a prize-winner at international competitions, the young pianist Philipp Kopachevsky had won tremendous audience admiration and acclaim by the age of twenty-five He regularly appears in recital in Great Britain, Germany, the USA, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Greece, Poland and Spain as well as throughout Russia. Kopachevsky has won particular popularity in Japan, where especially for NHK TV he recorded a disc of piano music by Chopin.

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    “The young pianist’s playing has a perceptibly personal message. The natural blend of mastery and spiritual maturity with raw emotion, the freedom with which the pianist expresses himself and his Romantic sincerity and nobleness win one over from the very first notes...” “From the first notes he plays, you sense the pianist’s powerful and lyrical individuality. His piano sings – this is a very rare quality nowadays, typical of a Romantic worldview; he retains clarity in his pianism and his phrasing is beautiful and pliant...” These are the kind of reviews Philipp Kopachevsky receives from music critics.

    Philipp Kopachevsky was born in Moscow in 1990. He graduated from the Central School of Music of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire. He is currently a student at the Moscow Conservatoire (class of Professor Sergei Dorensky). Philipp Kopachevsky has been a prize-winner at eight prestigious international competitions, among them the Х International Franz Schubert Piano Competition (Germany) and international Piano competition in Enschede (Netherlands)

    The musician has performed with the world’s great orchestras, among them the English Chamber Orchestra, the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow Philharmonic, the Symphony Orchestra of the Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre in Moscow, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, the Moscow State Academic Symphony Orchestra under Pavel Kogan, the Novaya Rossiya State Symphony Orchestra, the Yevgeny Svetlanov State Symphony Orchestra of Russia and the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the St Petersburg Philharmonic. He has collaborated with such illustrious conductors as Mstislav Rostropovich, Valery Gergiev, Yury Bashmet, Vladimir Spivakov, Mikhail Pletnev, Yevgeny Kolobov, Yuri Simonov, Alexander Dmitriev, Stanislav Kochanovsky, Daniel Smith, Andrew Gourlay, William Noll, Bjarte Engeset, Charles Olivieri-Munroe,Young Chil Lee, Yevgeny Bushkov, Maxim Vengerov, Jan Latham Koenig, and Paul Watkins etc.

    Philipp Kopachevsky has appeared at numerous international festivals, such as the Andrei Sakharov Festival (Nizhny Novgorod), the Vera Lotar-Shevchenko Memorial Competition (Novosibirsk), the Steinway Festival, the Miami Piano Festival, the Arts Naples World Festival (USA), the Colmar International Festival (France), the Mstislav Rostropovich Memorial Festival (Baku), the Baltic Seasons festival (Kaliningrad), Vladimir Spivakov Invites, Stars on Baikal, Crescendo and Denis Matsuev Invites among numerous others.

    He performed at the world premiere of choreographer Benjamin Millepied’s ballet Without at the Mariinsky Theatre.  Philipp Kopachevsky is involved in the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic’s project Stars of the 21st Century.

Mikhail Kirchhoff


Mikhail Kirchhoff is the Conductor of the Samsun State Opera and Ballet Theater (Turkey), the main guest conductor of the State Symphony Orchestra "Academy of soloists" (Kazakhstan) the artistic director and principal conductor of the "Eurasian Music Games", the principal conductor of the festival "Ak Ertis".

Mikhail Kirchhoff was born in 1982 in Moscow. He begun his education in the Victor Popov Academy of Choral Art. In 2009 he graduated with honours from the Moscow State P.İ. Tchaikovsky Conservatory.


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State Orchestra
“Academy of Soloists“

State Orchestra "Academy of Soloists" is a leading musical group of the Republic of Kazakhstan, created in 1991 on the initiative of the world famous violinist, Artistic Director of the orchestra, the People's Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Hero of Labour of Kazakhstan, winner of State awards, winner of International Competitions, Professor, rector of the Kazakh National University of Arts Ayman Mussakhajayeva. The principal conductor of the orchestra is the Honored worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bakhytzhan Mussakhajayeva.

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    The Academy of Soloists is composed of highly professional musicians – winners of international competitions, possessing brilliant virtuoso technique, rich palette of sound, sense of the ensemble, developing the best world traditions of performing music, promoting the modern musical art of Kazakhstan at a high international level.

    The orchestra performs works of different eras and styles, has the art of interpreting Baroque, Classical and modern music. National music is occupied a significant place in the work of the orchestra, orchestral arrangements of folk songs as well as the performance of works by modern Kazakh composers.

    "Academy of Soloists" performs a special concert program with participation of leading conductors, on the recognition of the skills of Kazakhstan orchestra show performances under the guidance of such celebrated Maestro — I. Suk (Czech Republic), V. Capek (Austria), E. Shmider (USA), O. Schmidt-Gertenbach, J. von Bertoli (Germany), V. Fedoseyev, С. Orbelian, Rin Jong Yang (South Korea), D. Bartolozzi (Brazil), G. Emilsson (Iceland) and others. Cooperates with famous artists of Russia (Vladimir Spivakov, V. Tretyakov, T. Grindenko, M. Pletnev, I. Gavrysh, E. Grach, S. Kravchenko, R. Babayan, V. Sarajan etc.), Austria (Winischhofer, D. Schwarzberg), Israel (M. Kugel, A. Levitan), Germany (K. Blacher), USA (A. Slobodyanik), Norway (I. Shulman), Sweden (A. Stenberg), and others, developing international cultural links, and also leads an active concert and touring activities in the Republic and abroad. With great success performs in the best concert halls of Europe (Germany, Austria, Italy, England, Russia, France), Asia (South Korea, Turkey, Japan), America. Since 2016, the Academy of Soloists has been one of the creative teams of the state concert organization “Kazakhconcert” on the basis of the Central concert hall “Kazakhstan”. The orchestra regularly takes part in International Classical Music Festivals.

    During the years of active creative life the team has managed to become the leading orchestra of Kazakhstan, the iconic music brand of the country in the field of world chamber and symphonic, instrumental music, winning the love of the public and the recognition of professionals in the country and abroad, the creative activity of "Academy of Soloists" is a strategically important and high-quality cultural project in the centre of Eurasia.

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