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Of Note in the RNO News Archive

  • Mikhail Pletnev's two solo concerts that kicked off the 2016 RNO Festival caused a stir almost as great as the tour of the famous La Scala theater.
  • In its short history, the RNO has become one of the world's greatest orchestras. This timeline of the first 25 years offers a nice retrospective.

  • The Russian National Orchestra ranked 11th among world orchestras in a recent online poll to discern the World's Favorite Orchestra. The Russian National Orchestra was the only Russian ensemble in the top 20.
  • In June of 2014, RNO Founder and Artistic Director was awarded the 2013 Platonov Prize. Founded in 2011 by the government of Voronezh Region, the Platonov Prize is awarded each year to a leading Russian or foreign artist who has made significant contributions to the arts in Russia. The announcement called Pletnev "one of the most brilliant musicians of our times... who combines the oustanding talents of a pianist, conductor and composer."

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