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Podcast: Vasily Petrenko talks to Edward Seckerson about his Shostakovich recording of Symphony No 10

In 2010 Vasily Petrenko was named Male Artist of the Year at the Classical Brit Awards. His ongoing cycle of the Shostakovich symphonies for Naxos has garnered extraordinary reviews and the latest in the series – the defiant 10th Symphony, … Read More →


Shostakovich Symphony No 11

Vasily Petrenko talks to The Independent’s Edward Seckerson about the Shostakovich project at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

“The charismatic St. Petersburg-born Vasily Petrenko has really been turning things around at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra since he took over as Principal Conductor in 2005. With both standards and audiences on the up he has embarked upon his … Read More →


New Shostakovich Cycle Featuring Vasily Petrenko and the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Charismatic young conductor Vasily Petrenko launches his Shostakovich Symphonies series with the release of No. 11, a highly-charged depiction of the “Bloody Sunday” massacre of over 200 peaceful demonstrators by Czarist soldiers outside the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg in … Read More →