Founded in 1936, the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the best symphony orchestras in Russia today. The orchestra is known for its high quality performance culture and flexibility in learning new pieces of music. The orchestra consists of more than 100 musicians, and every year it performs up to 110 concerts and offers more than 70 programs. The orchestra’s repertoire consists of all major Western European and Russian classical works, as well as the works of outstanding contemporary composers.
Dmitry Liss, the Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, is a representative of the Moscow conductor’s school and a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory (Dmitry Kitayenko’s class).