Running time:
1 part by 40 minutes; 2 part by 45 minutes
23 December 2022 Friday 19.00 Grand hall
19.00 Grand hall

Gustav Holst “The Planets”
NFOR. Conductor Arsenty Tkachenko
Polina Osetinskaya, piano

Polina Osetinskaya began to play the piano at the age of five, while at the age of six she gave her first recital at the Vilnius Philharmonic and at the age of eight she made her debut with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra under Saulius Sondeckis. Graduated from the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire and the St Petersburg Conservatoire itself. Trained at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire under Vera Gornostaeva. Has appeared with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the St Petersburg Philharmonic (Honoured Ensemble of Russia), the State Academic Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Virtuosi, the New Russia orchestra and the European Sinfonietta among other ensembles. Osetinskaya's stage partners have included the conductors Saulius Sondeckis, Laurent Petitgirard, Vassily Sinaisky, Andrey Boreyko, Gerd Albrecht, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Thomas Sanderling, Tugan Sokhiev and Alexander Sladkovsky. Has appeared at the Great and Small Halls of the Moscow Conservatoire and the St Petersburg Philharmonic, Vienna's Musikverein, the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre, various venues in Warsaw, San Francisco and Brussels as well as at the festivals December Evenings, Crescendo, Stars of the White Nights and Mainly Mozart among others. Frequently performs music by composers of the post-avant-garde movement, among them Valentin Silvestrov, Leonid Desyatnikov, Vladimir Martynov, Georgs Pelēcis and Pavel Karmanov.

Arsenty Tkachenko graduated from the M. M. Ippolitov-Ivanov State Musical Pedagogical Institute in 2017, majoring in opera and symphony direction (class of Professor Vladimir Ponkin). An award-winner of the 3rd All-Russian Ilya Musin Open Competition for Young Conductors (2012). Since 2015 he has been conductor of the Moscow Musical Theater where in 2016 he produced and conducted the premiere of Eduard Artemyev's Crime and Punishment (director Andrei Konchalovsky). In 2018–2020 - conductor of the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra. As a guest conductor he has worked with the "Moscow Virtuosi" Chamber Orchestra, State Academiс Symphony Orchestra "Evgeny Svetlanov" and others. Since the 2017/18 season, he had been a member of the conductor-training group of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, becoming a full-time conductor of the NPR in the 2019/20 season and assistant artistic director since 2022.

The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia (NPR) was founded in January 2003 by the Ministry of Culture. The Orchestra united top orchestra musicians and gifted youth. During the years of its activities, the NPR has succeeded in becoming one of the best symphonic orchestras of Russia and in gaining admiration from the audience and recognition from the professionals. The Orchestra is headed by Maestro Vladimir Spivakov, a world-known violinist and conductor.