The Belgrade Philharmonic musicians, soloist Nemanja Radulović and conductor Daniel Raiskin were greeted with a standing ovation at the sold-out concert at the famous Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in the centre of Moscow (6 September). With breathless excitement, over 1500 discerning music lovers heard our musicians’ performance, which opened the Moscow Philharmonic’s concert season. The violin wizard Nemanja Radulović fascinated the audience by his spirited performance of Khachaturian’s Concerto for violin and orchestra with the Belgrade Philharmonic. The Moscowians were enchanted with Nemanja’s debut in Russia’s capital and eagerly demanded an encore for several minutes.
“The concert was amazing, as was the ambience in the packed hall in which we had the honour to perform. We enjoyed ourselves from the first note to the last bar, and, as an encore, we played the Pašona dance, which was received more than warmly. All the time, I felt the audience listen and absorb with a wonderful emotion,” said Nemanja, adding that, as far as he could remember, he had never been given so many flowers before!
Guided by the confident hand of conductor Daniel Raiskin, the Belgrade Philharmonic triumphantly performed the symphony From the New World by Antonin Dvořák, to the delight of the Moscow audience captivated by the orchestra’s energy. After Turtledove by Hristić, the atmosphere reached the climax with March on the Drina by Binički. “We are out of encores, but we will come back soon,” said conductor Raiskin to the audience, which had risen to its feet. “The orchestra achieved an extraordinary success and presented itself in the best possible way. This is an amazing start, twenty years after last performance; plans for the future are already being made and I am certain they will be fulfilled soon,” said conductor Raiskin with pride.
The organisers expressed great pleasure with the Belgrade Philharmonic concert, the sold-out concert hall on a night when several competing events were on offer in Moscow, the presence of youth in the audience, and the extraordinarily good atmosphere.
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