Winner of the Grand-prix of National and International competitions

Nizhny Novgorod Provincial Orchestra

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Artistic director and main conductor

 Evgeny Petrov was born in 1956 in Yaroslavl. In 1975 he graduated from Yaroslavl Music College n.a. Sobinov. After his military service in Soviet Army Petrov entered Gorky State Conservatory n.a. Glinka where attended classes of tuba performance by professor Shakirov from 1978 till 1983. In 1983 he won the prize of All-Russian Contest in Saratov and continued the education as assistant of professor Dosadin.

While studying in Gorky Conservatory, he at the same time was working as a soloist of the Academic Symphonic Orchestra of Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic Society where his career lasted from 1981 till 1998. During this period Petrov proved himself as a great musician, coordinator and director. On his initiative in 1984 was founded a Brass-Quintet that united the best musicians of the Philharmonic orchestra. The years of its existence were marked by successful performances on Russian and foreign stages with bright programs including compositions of different epochs, styles and genres.

His huge potential and will to enrich the cultural life of Nizhny Novgorod resulted in creation of “Nizhegorodsky Gubernsky Orchestra” in 1998. Due to his deadal personality the orchestra united musicians of different ages and interests and during all these 10 years Petrov’s been an irreplaceable and permanent manager, art director and the top conductor of his orchestra. Under his direction the orchestra has many times participated in International and all-Russian festivals and became the laureate of Nizhny Novgorod competition, won first prizes in All-Russian and International Contests.

Evgeny Petrov successfully combines his work in Academic Symphonic Orchestra and Gubernsky Orchestra with teaching- since 1983 he’s been giving classes of tuba playing in Nizhny Novgorod Conservatory n.a. Glinka. His former students are well-known in Russia, some work abroad, others are soloists of leading orchestras. Many among them are prize-winners of All-Russian and International Contests. Since 1994 Petrov has been the head of department of wind and percussive instruments in Nizhny Novgorod Conservatory. In 2005 he was given the title of Professor. For many years he’s participated in a jury of All-Russian and International contests and festivals.

     In recognition of his merits Evgeniy Petrov was rewarded a title of the Honoured Artist of Russian Federation. His inspiring artistic activity attracts new musicians for collaboration, brings to reality bright ideas on promotion and development of wind music and art of performance.

Orchestra will visit the Spring Festival in France c 26 February to 4 March.
Nizhny Novgorod provincial orchestra will participate in the cultural program of the Sochi Olympics in February 2014.