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Baltic Musical Seasons Mischa Maisky and Moscow Virtuosi

This year one of the most famous Latvia-born people, Mischa Maisky, celebrated his 70th anniversary. The distinguished musician, who has graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, is considered to be the only cellist who has studied under Mstislav Rostropovich and Gregor Piatigorsky. Rostropovich enthusiastically described his student as "... one of the greatest talents of the new cellist generation. His music combines unusual sophistication with strong temperament and superlative technique."

As an exclusive Deutsche Gramophon artist, in the last 25 years he has made over 30 recordings with such outstanding orchestras as Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic orchestras, Orchestre de Paris, New York Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe and many others.

His recordings have received world-wide critical acclaim and have been awarded the prestigious Japanese Record Academy Prize (five times), Echo Deutscher Schallplattenpreis (three times), Grand Prix du Disque and Diapason d'Or of the Year as well as the coveted Grammy nominations.

Mischa Maisky will present his programme Maestro Anniversary together with the Russian Chamber Orchestra Moscow Virtuosi in Jurmala. Soloists - Mischa Maisky, Lily Maisky, Sascha Maisky.

The musical programme will be performed without a conductor:

1st Part

W. A. Mozart. Divertimento No.3 in F major, KV 138.
L. van Beethoven. Triple Concerto in C major, Op.56.
Soloists - Mischa Maisky, Lily Maisky, Sascha Maisky.

2nd Part

P. Tchaikovsky 3 Pieces from The Seasons (arr. for orchestra by Aleksey Strelnikov).
P. Tchaikovsky Nocturne (version for cello and orchestra).
Soloist - Mischa Maisky
P. Tchaikovsky Variations of a Rococo Theme in A major.
Soloist - Mischa Maisky