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Russian Chamber Philharmonic St. Petersburg

Russian Chamber Philharmonic

Russian Chamber Philharmonic

Russian Chamber Philharmonic

Russian Chamber Philharmonic

Russian Chamber Philharmonic

Russian Chamber Philharmonic

Russian Chamber Philharmonic

Russian Chamber Philharmonic

Russian Chamber Philharmonic

Russian Chamber Philharmonic

Russian Chamber Philharmonic

Russian Chamber Philharmonic

The RUSSIAN CHAMBER PHILHARMONIC St Petersburg was founded in 1990 by graduates of the renominates St Petersburg State Conservatorium. The orchestra impressively reflects the extent of the musical talent as well as the high standard of music education of its homeland.


The Russian trademarks of utmost expression, virtuosity and the famous Russian string sound have led to the orchestra's exceptional standards as one of the most sought-after chamber orchestras of Europe. The orchestra's much admired virtuosity and particular sound quality has led to regular performances with international stars such as Nigel Kennedy, Sir James Galway, Mischa Maisky, Vadim Repin, Andrei Gavrilov, Michael Barenboim, Elena Bashkirova, Gabor Boldoczki, Reinhold Friedrich, Richard Galliano, Giora Feidman, Martin Stadtfeld, David Garrett and Sergei Nakariakov.


Frequent concerts tours throughout Europe by the Russian Chamber Philharmonic St Petersburg have taken place to great acclaim from both critics and audiences alike. Tours have brought them to major European centres and renowned concert halls including: Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Teatro Real Madrid, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Cologne Philharmonic Hall, Bayreuth Opera House, Munich Philharmonie, Concertgebow Amsterdam and Theatre de Luxembourg as well as to many well-known international festivals.


The new CD from the orchestra produced by SONY MUSIC with works from Carl Maria von Weber has received the "Editor's Choice" award from Gramophone Magazine.


Possible ensembles:

  • Gershwin String Quartet 

  • Rastrelli Cello Quartet 

  • Clarinet & String Quartet

  • Chamber orchestra (12 musician)

  • Chamber orchestra (20 musician)

  • Symphony orchestra (40 musician)

  • Symphony orchestra (60 musician)



Juri Gilbo - principal conductor

A frequent guest with orchestras around the globe, Juri Gilbo is one of Russia’s foremost and distinguished conductors on the international scene.

He has been music director and principal conductor of the Russian Chamber Philharmonic St. Petersburg since 1998 and is credited with building this orchestra to the high standard it enjoys today.

Born in St. Petersburg, his studies took him to the well-known St. Petersburg State Conservatory and subsequently to the University for Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt, Germany. He studied viola with the celebrated German violist Tabea Zimmermann and conducting with Luigi Sagrestano.

Gilbo made his conducting debut in 1997. Since then, his concerts have taken him to the USA, Europe, Latin America, Japan, China, Korea, Israel, Lebanon, Turkey and the UAE.

Standing ovations have celebrated Gilbo and his orchestra in sold-out halls such as the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, the Salzburg Festival House, the Munich Philharmonic Hall, Tonhalle Zurich, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Koningin Elisabeth Zaal Antwerp, Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Bayreuth Opera House, el Teatro National de Costa Rica and Istanbul Is Sanat.

Juri Gilbo also regularly collaborates with renowned worldclass soloists including Nigel Kennedy, Mischa Maisky, Sir James Galway, Sergei Nakariakov, Vadim Repin, Richard Galliano, Giora Feidman, Mikhail Rudy and Andrei Gavrilov.

He has performed in the many international festivals, including Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Rheingau Music Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany), Izmir Festival (Turkey), Haydn Festival Seoul (Korea), Al Bustan Festival Beirut (Lebanon), Brno Music Festival (Czech Republic), Tiflis Music Festival (Georgia), Les Nuits Musicales du Suquet (France), Saas-Fee Music Summer (Switzerland), Buxton Festival, West Belfast Festival, Deal Festival, Chichester Festival and Lichfield Festival (United Kingdom).



“Juri Gilbo is undoubtedly a discovery and perhaps even the best, that the renowned St. Petersburger School has brought to the world in the last years! The concert was an unforgettable experience of pure music!”

Berliner Zeitung 


“Juri Gilbo’s trademark is an almost inaudible breathtaking pianissimo. Thus the stronger and louder is the well deserved thunderous standing ovation.”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


“Finally there is a charismatic personality in front of the orchestra! Juri Gilbo captivates not only the public, but also the orchestra from the first tone and doesn't let up until the last moment! An evening of enormous artistry!”

Sueddeutsche Zeitung






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