Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia Orchestra undertake European tour
Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia Orchestra performed Tchaikovsky on tour in Europe. Concerts featured soloists Vadim Repin and Evgeny Kissin, both long-time musical collaborators with Ashkenazy.
The programmes include Symphonies Nos.4 & 5, the Violin Concerto and Piano Concerto No.1.
The tour began in Essen on 6 January, where the programme featured Symphony No.5 and the Violin Concerto, with soloist Vadim Repin. The programme was repeated on 8 January in Paris where, the previous evening, the musicians performed Symphony No.4 and Piano Concerto No.1, with Evgeny Kissin as soloist.
The tour then traveled to Luxembourg for a concert on 9 January, and ended in Mannheim on 11 January.
Tchaikovsky has long been a part of Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia’s repertoire together – the composer's music featuring on Ashkenazy’s first recordings as conductor with the orchestra, originally released in the late 1970s.