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THE MUSIC BEGINSThe Symphony Orchestra of India
THE MUSIC BEGINSThe Symphony Orchestra of India

The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) formed The Symphony Orchestra of India (SOI) in August 2006.

l The country’s first fully professional symphony orchestra, offers a series of concerts in Mumbai over the course of two seasons each year, in September and February.

l The orchestra has also begun to tour nationally and to take music into communities in order to attract new and young audiences around India.

l International virtuoso violinist, Marat Bisengaliev, serves as SOI’s Music Director.

l The SOI has worked with internationally renowned soloists, including Michael Collins, Stephen Kovacevich, Tamas Vasary, Raphael Wallfisch, John Lenehan, Andrei Gavrilov and Dmitry Sitkovetsky.

l It has also collaborated with eminent conductors including Karl Jenkins, Adrian Leaper, Johannes Wildner, Evgeny Bushkov and Alexander Anissimov.

l In 2010, the SOI made history as it became India’s first professional orchestra to make an international debut. They played at the World’s Symphony Orchestras in Moscow.

l The SOI is available as an accompanying ensemble for soloists as well as for ballets, operas and musicals. It also offers its services internationally as a resource for recordings.

(Source: SOI)

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