The Tschaikowski, St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra was founded in the years following World War II. During this time, the orchestra successfully worked in different musical genres and received broad acknowledgement and popularity throughout Russia. In the history of the orchestra it has worked with many of the outstanding conductors from the St. Petersburg Conducting School. The orchestra has undergone much change since its inception, including a change of name and leadership, but through all this time it has been developing its repertoire strengths and building a devoted audience.
For the past 10 years, the Tschaikowski St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra has become an ensemble with unlimited musical possibilities, including the regular commissioning and performance of new compositions, a testament to the high standards of the orchestra, which commissions many new works written especially for the orchestra each season. The orchestra has a special relationship with several local composers in St. Petersburg but also collaborates and premieres works of foreign composers, who have dedicated many of their works to the orchestra.
The Tschaikowski St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra tours regularly all over the world and is currently under the musical direction of Roman Leontiev, who is also the chief conductor. The orchestra also features piano soloist Alexandre Pirojenko.
"The orchestra was sensational!” - Le Monde, Paris
Musical Director/Chief Conductor: Roman Leontiev
Piano Soloist: Alexandre Pirojenko