Ensemble XXI Moscow
Ensemble XXI Moscow, founded in 1989 by Irish/NZ Conductor Lygia O’Riordan and noted Finnish violinist/concertmaster Pia Siirala, became the 1st independent and international orchestra in the USSR. The orchestra performs throughout Russia and in a variety of international centres and capitals. It also established the Pacific and Atlantic Rim Music Festivals.
Marat Bisengaliev, Khazah-born virtuoso violinist; Director of the West Khazahstan Symphony Orchestra, the NCPA Symphony Orchestra, Mumbai, India; Founder of Uralsk International Violin Competition; SONY recording artist, international soloist; New Zealand tours : 1998, 2004, 2006.
Sonja Radojkovic, Serbian virtuoso pianist; Post Graduate studies at Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow; Professor of piano at the Faculty of Music Arts, Belgrade. New Zealand tours : 2003, 2005, 2007 [pending].
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