Andrey Rubtsov first came to public attention when he conducted two piano concertos by J.S. Bach, with the Russian National Orchestra and Mikhail Pletnev as a soloist in 2004. This was followed by concerts with RNO in Malaysia, Russia, Netherlands and USA. In the 2014-15 season he takes up prestigious fellowship at the Royal Scottish Conservatoire in Glasgow, granting him opportunities to work with the BBCSSO, Scottish Opera, RSNO and Red Note Ensemble. Andrey was born in Moscow, graduated with top honors from the Royal Academy of Music. He was called “one of the most gifted young conductors” by NTV, the leading Russian TV-channel.
Andrey also worked with State Chamber Orchestra of Russia, Saratov Philharmonic, State Youth Orchestra of Armenia, Baltic Youth Philharmonic (Germany), Russia-ASEAN Festival Orchestra, State Caucasus Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow Conservatoire Orchestra, All-Russia Volga Orchestra and Royal Academy of Music Concert Orchestra...
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- Upcoming conducting highlights:
August 2016: Assisting Donald Runnicles at the Edinburgh International Festival.
November 6, 2016: Russian National Orchestra, Moscow.
December 2016: Così fan tutte at the Krasnoyarsk State Opera Theatre.
- Upcoming performances highlights:
October 2016: Ensemble Metamorphosis performs Two meditations on Nutcracker at the International Composers' Tribune in Belgrade, Serbia.
November 5, 2016: Sextet for Piano & Woodwinds premiere at the Malyi hall of Moscow Conservatoire.
Autumn 2016: Chamber ballet premiere in collaboration with Boroditsky Dennis Dance Company and Russian National Orchestra musicians.
February 19, 2017: Violin Concerto — Julia Fischer and Bayerischen Rundfunks, Munich, Germany.
September 2017: Violin Concerto — Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra at the Festival of the nations in Bad Wörishofen, Germany.
Review on CD featuring Oboe Concerto in Pizzicato journal:
“Very attractive CD... Young Andrey Rubtsov combines folk elements with melodic lines; music is so characteristic that it has a lasting effect.”
Residency & tour with Grampian Youth Orchestra. Aberdeen, UK; Maastricht, Netherlands; Dusseldorf, Germany; Ghent, Belgium.
New video of Four Bagatelles available
Two Canvases for Armenia premiere at the HASSFEST-2016, Yerevan, Armenia. In collaboration with Armenian Center of Contemporary Experimental Art & Modern Art Museum of Yerevan.
New video of “The Roses of Heliogabalus” available.
- Selected compositions' performances:
June 26: “Three Moods” in Parrsboro, Canada.
June 19: Four Bagatelles for the wind quartet in Moscow, Russia.
June 16: “Flowers of the Sun” in Geneve, Switzerland.
May 7: “Flowers of the Sun” in Madrid, Spain.
April 23: Oboe Concerto with Alexander Vvedenskiy and Elizabethtown Symphony Orchestra in USA.
March 20: Marbella Fantasy in Moscow, Russia, concert-tribute to Anatoly Lyubimov.
March 11: “Three Moods” in Corvallis, USA.
March: Zhongyuan Sheng (b. 1998) becomes 1st prize winner performing Oboe Concerto at the 2016 AFAF International Concerto Competition.
February 27: Marbella fantasy in Łódź, Poland..
February 20: “Three Moods” in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
January 24, 25: “Flowers of the Sun” in Madrid, Spain.
New CD with Oboe Concerto published in Germany on MDG label (MDG9011947). Maria Sournatcheva, oboe; Göttinger Symphonie Orchester, Christoph-Mathias Mueller.
Violin Concerto premiere: Berlin, Essen, Ulm, Hanover, Nuremberg, Cologne, Hamburg, Bremen. Julia Fischer and Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
Reviews are available in the “Press” section.
- February 8
Review in Augsburger Allgemeine:
“Rubtsov is considered to be one of the most talented young conductors in the world.”
- February 10
Review from Bachtrack on Perth concert:
“Russian Andrey Rubtsov… tall and expressive, conducted with deceptive economic precision bringing out the piece’s humour and the contrasts with the more stately passages. The tight ensemble work, precise unison passages and exciting range of dynamics really showed off this talented group of young players.”
Five-star review from Herald Scotland on “Stravinsky sings” concert in Glasgow, Scotland:
“Andrey Rubtsov's discreet but perceptive control ... did a frankly fabulous job on the music, characterising it wonderfully, with all of its humour, hell-for-leather pacing and near-outrageous cartoon capers.”