National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan
Orchestra Artistic Director
People's Artist of Uzbekistan
Russlan And Ludmilla (Overture)
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
‘Four Seasons of Manhattan’
Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra
Mikhail Kirkhhoff – Chief Conductor of the Moscow Youth Symphony Orchestra, Chief Conductor of the Kaliningrad Musical Theater, Conductor of the Kaliningrad Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Eurasian Stars International Music Festival, Chief Conductor of the ‘Ak Ertis’International Music Festival, President of the Eurasian Art Development Foundation. Currently, he also holds a post of a lecturer at the State Music and Pedagogical Institute named after M.M. Ippolitov-Ivanov in Moscow, Russia.
Mikhail was born in Moscow. He graduated from the A. V. Sveshnikov State Academic Russian Choir and later in 2009 with honors from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
In 2010-2012 worked at the Istanbul State Opera and Ballet (Turkey), in 2012–2017 - in the Samsun State Opera and Ballet (Turkey).
In 2018-2020 Kirchhoff worked as Principal Guest Conductor of the State Symphony Orchestra "Academy of Soloists" (Kazakhstan).
In 2019, he held 10 performances as part of the Karaganda Academic Theater of the Musical Comedy tour in Almaty (Kazakhstan).
In 2019-2020 Mikhail conducted a joint tour with internationally acclaimed soloists Hayk Kazazyan (violin), Boris Andrianov (cello) and Philip Kapachevsky (piano) across Russia (Moscow, Saratov, Bryansk, Tambov, Barnaul, Astrakhan).
Throughout his carrier, the conductor performed with various orchestras in Russia, Turkey, France, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Malta, Latvia and many other countries.
After bright successes at the most precious violin competitions Sergei Dogadin acquired international fame as one of the best violinist of his generation.
In 2019 Sergei was awarded First Prize and Golden Medal at the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Among his other significant victories such major contents as IX Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover and Singapore International Violin Competition.
Sergei is the grant-holder of the Russian Ministry of Culture, Prize-winner of the Mozart Society in Dortmund (Germany), winner of the award established by Maestro Yuri Temirkanov and winner of the Prize of the President of Russia.
Since making his major debut in 2002 at the Grand Hall of the Saint Petersburg Philharmonie under the button of Vasily Petrenko and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic orchestra, Dogadin has performed on world’s most renowned venues such as Golden Hall of the "Musikverein" in Vienna, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Cologne Philharmonic Hall, Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, "Herkules-saal" and "Gasteig" in Munich, "Liederhalle" in Stuttgart, "Concertgebouw" and "Muziekgebouw" in Amsterdam, "Suntory Hall" in Tokyo, Symphony Hall in Osaka, Concert Hall "Kitara" in Sapporo, "Esplanade" Concert Hall in Singapore, "Festspielhaus" in Baden-Baden, Grand Theatre and Symphony Hall in Shanghai, "Auditorio Nacional" and "Palacio de Congresos" in Madrid, "Alte Oper" in Frankfurt, "Tonhalle" in Zurich and Dusseldorf, "Tivoli concert hall" in Copenhagen, Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre, "Berwaldhallen" in Stockholm, collaborated together with London Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Frankfurter Museum Orchestra, Nordic Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, "Kremerata Baltica" Chamber Orchestra, Munich Kammerorchester, Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, "Bruno Walter" Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Polish Chamber Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, National Orchestras of Estonia and Latvia, State Symphony Orchestra of Russia as well as other foreign and Russian orchestras.
Many of Dogadin’s performances have been broadcasted worldwide - on Mezzo classic (France), «Medici.tv», European Broadcasting Union (EBU), BR Klassic, WDR and NDR Kultur (Germany), YLE Radio (Finland), NHK (Japan), BBC (UK), Australian Radio, Polish Radio, Estonian and Latvian Radio.
Sergei has taken part in festivals «Stars of the White Nights», «Musical collection», «Musical Olympus», «Arts Square», «Crescendo», Trans-Siberian Art Festival, Mstislav Rostropovich festival, George Enescu festival, Tivoli festival, Herbstfestspiele Baden- Baden, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, «Festival International de Colmar», Oleg Kagan Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, «Vladimir Spivakov Invites», «Chopin and his Europe», Baltic Sea Festival, «Vivarte», Singapore Violin Festival etc.
He has collaborated with such prominent conductors as Yury Temirkanov, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenazi, Vassily Sinaisky, Vladimir Spivakov, Yuri Bashmet, Yuri Simonov, Manfred Honeck, Andrew Manze, Shlomo Mintz, Aldo Ceccato, Thomas Sanderling, Vasily Petrenko, Anu Tali, Muhai Tang, Ken Takaseki, Dmitry Liss, Alexander Sladkovsky, Alexander Dmitriev, Nikolay Alekseev, Saulus Sondeckis, Michail Tatarnikov, Alexander Rudin, Nicholas Carter, Ken-David Mazur, Kevin Griffiths, Fabio Mastrangelo, Michał Nesterowicz, Jack Martin Haendler and many others.
Sharing the stage with an outstanding musicians is an important part of Sergei's concert life. Among his partners: Elisabeth Leonskaja, Viktor Tretiakov, David Geringas, Boris Kuschnir, Denis Matsuev, Daniil Trifonov, Pierre Amoyal, Alexander Kniazev, Narek Hakhnazaryan, Maxim Rysanov, Plamena Mangova, Nikolai Tokarev, Tatiana Vasileva, Dimitri Illarionov, Vadim Holodenko, Julian Milkis, Alexei Ogrintchouk, Boris Andrianov, Lars Anders Tomter, Gil Shohat, Anna Vinnitskaya and others.
Dogadin had studied in the most famous and significant musical institutions: at the St.Petersburg Conservatory (with Prof. Vladimir Ovcharek), at the International Menuhin Music Academy in Gstaad (with Prof. Maxim Vengerov), at the High School of Music in Cologne (with Prof. Mihaela Martin) and at the University of Music in Graz (with Prof. Boris Kuschnir).
Currently, Sergei improves his skills with Prof. Boris Kuschnir at the Music and Arts University in Vienna.
In 2008 he has released his first CD album on the «Solo Musica» label (Munich, Germany), including the compositions by Peter Tchaikovsky, Sergey Rachmaninov, Sergey Prokofiev and Alexander Rosenblatt.
The 2017/2018 season brought the release of two CD albums:
- Shostakovich - Violin concerto № 1 with the State Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Tatarstan under the direction of Maestro A. Sladkovsky, («Melody» label); - Shostakovich - Sonata for violin and piano and his 24 preludes (arrangement for violin and piano by D.Tsyganov/L.Auerbach), («Naxos» label).
Since 2017 Sergei Dogadin is a guest professor at the Liangzhu International Arts Academy (China) and the Gracias Music Academy at the School of Mahanaim (USA). At the same time he constantly gives masterclasses in South Korea, Singapore, Latvia and Azerbaijan.
Sergei was invited as a jury member at the 4th Yankelevitch International Violin Competition and Vladimir Spivakov International Violin Competition.
Sergei Dogadin had enjoyed the honor of performing during several festivals on Niccolo Paganini’s and Johann Strauss’s violins.
At the moment he plays the Domenico Montagnana violin (Venice, 1721) provided by "The Rin Collection" (Singapore).
Nikita Vaganov was born in Moscow in 1988. He began to study the clarinet at the age of seven at the Rostropovich Children’s School of Music (classes of Vladimir Tupikin and Andrei Andreyev). He continued his professional education at the Gnessins’ State Music College under Vladimir Ferapontov, a Bolshoi Theatre soloist and Honoured Artist of Russia, and later at the Musikhochschule Lübeck (Germany) under Professor Reiner Wehle. In 2010–2011 he continued his studies at the Real Conservatorio in Madrid (Spain) under Adolfo Garcés. In 2014 he finished Master Degree at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart (class of Professor Norbert Kaiser). Has taken part in master-classes given by such maestri as Sabine Meyer, Eduard Brunner, Vicente Alberola and Sergio Bosi.
The musician has been a prize-winner at several competitions:
- 1st All-Russian Clarinettists’ Competition (1st prize, Moscow, 2003),
- Possehl young performers’ competition (Prize, Lübeck, 2009)
- Lion’s Club young woodwind performers’ competition (1st prize, Stuttgart, 2012).
- Carl Nielsen Clarinet Competition (Semifinal 2013)
- International Markneuekirchen Competition (Semifinal).
- XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition (5th Prize Winner)
The performer has collaborated with various youth orchestras and festivals including the IRO International Youth Orchestra (Ochsenhausen, Germany), the Baltic Youth Orchestra directed by Kristjan Järvi, the Oberstdorfer Musiksommer festival (Germany). He is a member of a Russian-German Academy since 2014 and performed as a chamber musician in Beethoven Festival in Bonn (2016). Since 2017 he is a guest solo clarinet player in Les Dissonances Orchestra (Paris), Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. He regularly gives masterclasses in Spain and in 2018 he was a teacher in Mahler Summer Academy in Italy (Bolzano). From 2019-2020 he is one of the guest clarinet teachers in Alberola MMCV Music Master Courses in Valencia (Spain).
Since 2013 he has been a soloist of the clarinet section of the Mariinsky Orchestra directed by Valery Gergiev.
National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan
The orchestra was founded in 1937. The first conductor of the orchestra was N. Gorchakov. In 1948, A. Kozlovsky took his place. In 1956-1963, the orchestra was directed by a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory Narimon Alimov, from 1963 to 1997 - People's Artist of Uzbekistan Zakhid Khaknazarov.
The main task of the orchestra is to perform symphonic works by Uzbek composers. At the same time, the collective's repertoire also includes works by composers from other countries.
It should be noted the special contribution of Alexey Kozlovsky, Mardon Nasimov, Nabi Khalilov, Kuvonch Usmonov and Zokhid Khaknazarov to the formation and creative activity of the orchestra.
In 1967 the orchestra toured in the republics of the former Soviet Union, in 1968 it won the competition for symphony orchestras of the Union republics.
In 1986, the National Symphony Orchestra was awarded the title of "Honored collective of the Republic of Uzbekistan".
In 1998, People's Artist of Uzbekistan Ismoil Jalilov was appointed artistic director of the orchestra, and composer Anvar Ergashev was appointed principal conductor.
In November 1998 the National Symphony Orchestra performed a concert dedicated to the 100th anniversary of George Gershwin, in which US soloists D. Washington (baritone) and D. Fergunes (piano) took part. The concerts organized by the US Embassy in Uzbekistan have become an important event in the cultural life of Uzbekistan.
The collective collaborated with musical ensembles from UK, USA, France, Thailand.
The National Symphony Orchestra has 101 employees, 89 of them are musicians. Artistic director of the orchestra is People's Artist of Uzbekistan Ismoil Jalilov, conductor - Alibek Kabdurakhmanov (since 2018).