Maxim Fedotov and Galina Petrova

The ensemble of two musicians — violinist Maxim Fedotov and pianist Galina Petrova - was formed in 1992. The unity of their artistic positions, music views, performing professionalism, emotional and intellectual potential and artistic style is proved by hundreds of joint concerts.

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Maxim Fedotov — Russian violinist and conductor, People’s Artist of Russia, Artistic director & chief conductor of Moscow City Symphony Orchestra “Russian Philharmonic”, “brilliant artist and perfect master”, “Russian Paganini”. Laureate and prize-winner of the major International Violinists’ competitions (in Tokyo, named after P. Tchaikovsky in Moscow, named after N. Paganini in Genoa), Moscow City Government Prize Laureate, professor of the Moscow State Conservatory named after P. Tchaikovsky, a jury-member of International Violinists Competitions.

Maxim Fedotov was born in the family of the prominent conductor of the St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre Victor Fedotov. Got his music education at the St.Petersburg Special Music School and at the Moscow State Conservatory. His tutors were B.Sergeev, D.Tsyganov and I.Bezrodny.

Performed at the most world-famous concert halls: Barbican Hall (London), Symphony Hall (Birmingham), “Finland” (Helsinki), “Konzerthaus” (Berlin), “Gewandhaus” (Leipzig), “Gastieg” (Munich), “Alte Oper” (Frankfurt am Main), “Auditorium” (Madrid), “Megaro” (Athens), “Musikverein” (Vienna), Suntory Hall (Tokyo), Symphony Hall (Osaka), Verdi Concert Hall (Milan), at the halls of the Cologne Philharmonic, the Vienna State Opera, the Bolshoy and the Mariinsky Theatres, etc. He gave more than fifty solo and symphony concerts at the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory alone in the latest ten years.

Plays with major orchestras, cooperates with celebrated conductors. Concerts and records in a duet with pianist Galina Petrova are significant parts of his creative work. Among the musician’s records are “24 caprices” by Paganini (“DML-classics”) and a series of disks “All compositions by Bruch for violin and orchestra” (“Naxos”). Maxim Fedotov is the first violinist who gave the solo concert playing two violins of N. Paganini – Gvarnery del Dzhezu and J. B. Vuillaume (Saint Petersburg, 2003).

Creative and intellectual potential, vast concert experience, example of his father – outstanding St. Petersburg director Victor Fedotov led Maxim Fedotov to conductor’s activity. After St. Petersburg Conservatory study course in opera and symphony conducting the musician began to perform as a conductor with Russian and foreign symphony orchestras.

Since 2003 - Chief conductor of the Russian Symphony Orchestra.

In 2006 he filled a post of the artistic director and the chief conductor of the Moscow City Symphony Orchestra “Russian Philharmonic” with which he collaborated more than ten years.

Galina Petrova

Galina Petrova — Russian pianist , soloist and ensemble performer. Honoured Artist of Russia (2001), Moscow Government Prize laureate (2003). Her mastership is distinguished for “superb piano mastery combined with wonderful music intellectuality and artistic charm” (“La Voce del Popolo”).Got her music education at the Special Music School named after K. Bajseitova (Alma-Ata) and at the Moscow State Conservatory. Her tutors were A. Isakova, V. Merzhanov, T. Gajdamovich. Performs at the major concert halls of Moscow, Saint Petersburg, cities of Russia, Ukraine, CIS countries. Toured of Japan, the USA, Australia, Austria, Germany, Italy, France, Turkey, China, Poland, Croatia, countries of Balkan Area and of the Baltic area, and others.

She participates in major Russian festivals and cultural events – “Moscow Stars”, “Russian Winter”, “Talents of Russia”, Days of Russian culture in different countries. Performed in International festivals in Chicago, Zagreb, Split, Sorrento, Napoli, Melbourne, and many other festivals. Took part in the “Millenium Concert” at the Grand Hall of the UN General Assembly (New York, 2000).

Has made recordings for CD s released by “DML-classics”, “Naxos”, “Classical Records”, “Gold Club”, etc.

Held master classes in Japan, Croatia, Australia. In 2001 she was elected to join Petrovskaya Academy of Science and Arts (St. Petersburg) as its Corresponding Member.

Performed with Moscow City Symphony Orchestra “Russian Philharmonic”, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Presidential Symphony Orchestra of Turkey (Ankara), Zagreb Chamber Orchestra, Chamber orchestra of the Vatican City, etc. Played with famous conductors.

Is the partner of violinist Maxim Fedotov in all his chamber concerts. Critics call the duet “Fedotov-Petrova” one of the most harmonious ensemble of contemporaniety. The musicians have expanded the limits of their genre with their special style, dynamics, and also with new “exclusive” repertoire. “Musicians with a spirit of tiger”, “the best Moscow duet” (“The Independent Newspaper”), “brilliant Russian virtuosos” (“Nice Matin”).