Two Rayfield Allied Artists Yuri Simonov and Natalie Clein join together this month with the celebrated Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra in an eighteen city tour across the UK. Maestro Simonov, described by The Financial Times as unarguably “one of the most remarkable conductors before the public today,” has been the Chief conductor of the Moscow Philharmonic for over a decade. Audiences can expect intense and committed performances from this Russian orchestra in programmes featuring Tchaikovsky’s Francesca da Rimini, Symphony no. 4 and extracts from Sleeping Beauty, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and Shostakovich’s Symphonies 9 and 10.
Natalie Clein will share the stage with Simonov in Birmingham at the Symphony Hall, Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall and at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh in what will be Natalie’s debut with the Moscow Philharmonic, and will be playing Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1. Described by The Times as a “mesmerising” cellist who “plays everything with passion” the combination with Maestro Simonov is set to be very special. Natalie had been due to play three concerts but owing to the recent unforeseen retirement of Julian Lloyd-Webber, has stepped in for a further two concerts. Mo. Simonov will also be conducting at the Cadogan Hall and Leeds on this tour.