Performances and news archive
- Music for Resilience documentary (USA/Russia) – Spring 2018
- Incidental music for Gorgones drama play, Satire theatre, Moscow – June 2018
- Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana music festival features Andrey's compositions – June 2018
- Andrey conducting on Festival Napa Valley – July 2018
- Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie performs Violin Concerto on Germany tour – July 2018
- Songs and incidental music for vaudeville by Vladimir Sollogub for Ecole de Théâtre OKNO, Lyon, France – scheluded Autumn 2018
- The Scarlet Flower, musical fairy-tale with Andrey's music starts its second season in Vakhtangov theatre, Moscow – Autumn 2018
- Moscow Satire Theatre announces new children play with Andrey's music in 18/19 season - September 2018
- Autumn 2018: Piano concerto completed. Commissioned by Egypt-based Samih Sawiris. CD recording scheduled 2019, first public performance – 2022
- Postcards from Russia, Suite for two oboes and orchestra premiere scheduled – Alexei Utkin, State Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia-2 concert hall, Moscow – December 2018
- Chamber Symphony for Academy of St Martin in the Fields schelude to be premiered on Annivesary spring 2019 tour
- Peter Pan: children opera for Krasnoyarsk State Opera Theatre (winner of Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation Grant Prize) – May 2019
- Matisse-Sextet gets its European premiere in Zug, Switzerland with Zuger Sinfonietta soloists – June 7, 2019
- October 2017: Scarlet Flower CD is out with Alexandr Oleshko as a narrator and Andrey Rubtsov conducting Russian National Orchestra.
- August 22, 2017: Video of Andrey presenting his children CD on Channel One Russia.
- August 2017: And Then, Everyone Showed Up—CD with Andrey Rubtsov’s children music is out now. Recorded with 26 musicians from the Grammy-winnings Russian National Orchestra. CD is produced by Maxim Rubtsov.
- July 2017: CD featuring Andrey’s music performed by the Göttinger Symphonie Orchester received prestigious ECHO Award.
- June 2017: Music for the Moscow Satire Theatre play Run for your wife.
- Upcoming conducting highlights:
August 2016: Assisting Donald Runnicles at the Edinburgh International Festival.
November 6, 2016: Russian National Orchestra, Moscow.
December 2016: Così fan tutte at the Krasnoyarsk State Opera Theatre.
- Upcoming performances highlights:
October 2016: Ensemble Metamorphosis performs Two meditations on Nutcracker at the International Composers' Tribune in Belgrade, Serbia.
November 5, 2016: Sextet for Piano & Woodwinds premiere at the Malyi hall of Moscow Conservatoire.
Autumn 2016: Chamber ballet premiere in collaboration with Boroditsky Dennis Dance Company and Russian National Orchestra musicians.
February 19, 2017: Violin Concerto — Julia Fischer and Bayerischen Rundfunks, Munich, Germany.
September 2017: Violin Concerto — Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra at the Festival of the nations in Bad Wörishofen, Germany.
Review on CD featuring Oboe Concerto in Pizzicato journal:
“Very attractive CD... Young Andrey Rubtsov combines folk elements with melodic lines; music is so characteristic that it has a lasting effect.”
Residency & tour with Grampian Youth Orchestra. Aberdeen, UK; Maastricht, Netherlands; Dusseldorf, Germany; Ghent, Belgium.
New video of Four Bagatelles available
Two Canvases for Armenia premiere at the HASSFEST-2016, Yerevan, Armenia. In collaboration with Armenian Center of Contemporary Experimental Art & Modern Art Museum of Yerevan.
New video of “The Roses of Heliogabalus” available.
- Selected compositions' performances:
June 26: “Three Moods” in Parrsboro, Canada.
June 19: Four Bagatelles for the wind quartet in Moscow, Russia.
June 16: “Flowers of the Sun” in Geneve, Switzerland.
May 7: “Flowers of the Sun” in Madrid, Spain.
April 23: Oboe Concerto with Alexander Vvedenskiy and Elizabethtown Symphony Orchestra in USA.
March 20: Marbella Fantasy in Moscow, Russia, concert-tribute to Anatoly Lyubimov.
March 11: “Three Moods” in Corvallis, USA.
March: Zhongyuan Sheng (b. 1998) becomes 1st prize winner performing Oboe Concerto at the 2016 AFAF International Concerto Competition.
February 27: Marbella fantasy in Łódź, Poland..
February 20: “Three Moods” in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
January 24, 25: “Flowers of the Sun” in Madrid, Spain.
New CD with Oboe Concerto published in Germany on MDG label (MDG9011947). Maria Sournatcheva, oboe; Göttinger Symphonie Orchester, Christoph-Mathias Mueller.
Violin Concerto premiere: Berlin, Essen, Ulm, Hanover, Nuremberg, Cologne, Hamburg, Bremen. Julia Fischer and Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
Reviews are available in the “Press” section.
- February 8
Review in Augsburger Allgemeine:
“Rubtsov is considered to be one of the most talented young conductors in the world.”
- February 10
Review from Bachtrack on Perth concert:
“Russian Andrey Rubtsov… tall and expressive, conducted with deceptive economic precision bringing out the piece’s humour and the contrasts with the more stately passages. The tight ensemble work, precise unison passages and exciting range of dynamics really showed off this talented group of young players.”
Five-star review from Herald Scotland on “Stravinsky sings” concert in Glasgow, Scotland:
“Andrey Rubtsov's discreet but perceptive control ... did a frankly fabulous job on the music, characterising it wonderfully, with all of its humour, hell-for-leather pacing and near-outrageous cartoon capers.”
- Selected compositions' performances (Autumn 2015):
December 20: Oboe Concerto in Moscow, Russia
November 1: Oboe Concerto in Moscow, Russia
Oboe Concerto - compulsory piece for the Final stage of VII Moscow Conservatoire International Music Competition
Concert with MusicLab ensemble featuring Gordon McPherson music in Glasgow
Five-star review from Herald Scotland:
"Needle-sharp MusicLab playing throughout, and a special word for conductor Andrey Rubtsov, in total command of the music in all its guises. A memorable night."
CD recording with Denis Bouriakov (LA Philharmonic Principal flute) and Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra.
- May, August
Assisting Donald Runnicles / BBCSSO concerts at the Proms and Edinburgh Festival.
- May 14
Concert with Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Concert Orchestra in Glasgow.
- May 6, 13
Concerts with Red Note contemporary music ensemble.
The Scotsman writes: "Red Note Ensemble <...> under the batons of Leverhulme Conducting Fellows, Andrey Rubtsov and Holly Mathieson. Their steely precision and sensitivity ensured these new compositions were seen in the best possible light."
- March 11
Workshop with Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Glasgow.
- Recent Performances:
Three Moods: QUINTET DE VENT DE L’OFUV, València, Spain 28.05.2015 / Naomi Siedman, flute; Timothy Hurtz, oboe; Anthony Costa, clarinet; Lisa Bontrager, horn; Daryl Durran, bassoon, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA, June 25, 2014/ Ensemble Eurídice, Barcelona, Spain 07.02.2015 / UBC Woodwind Quintet, Vancouver, Canada 16.01.2015 / KLAUDIA GRAD, JAKUB JACKOWSKI, BARTŁOMIEJ SŁOJEWSKI, SZYMON MICHALIK, PIOTR CALLI Warsaw, Poland, 18.01.2015 / Abdias Quintet, Wels, Austria 14.03.2014 / Borealis Wind Quintet, Delaware, USA 18.10.2014 /
the Pacific Arts Woodwind Quintet at
Glendale Public Library,
USA 27 march 2014.
Four Bagatelles: Ventus Quintet Salzburg, Austria 8 February 2014 / Cuarteto de Maderas de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, 1.2.3 August 2014
Adagio soave and Scherzo energico: Pamela Ryan, Viola, Dmitri Shteinberg, Piano. Athens, GA, USA January 21, 2015
Divertimento in E: The Musicians of Lenox Hill, New York, USA, April 28 2015
- February 9-13
Rehearsals & recording sessions with joined BBC Scottish Symphony / Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Concert Orchestra.
- January 28
Concert with Samara Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra.
- January 5, 2015
Two reflections on Nutcracker for string orchestra premiered in the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatoire by the State Chamber Orchestra of Russia. Audio on Youtube.
Three concerts with Russian National Orchestra in Moscow, Russia, featuring 'The Scarlet Flower', a new children project by Andrey. Youtube link English subtitles available.
Andrey starts his position as a Leverhulme Conducting Fellow in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow. This program will give him the opportunity to work with Conservatoire orchestra, assist at the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and to work under supervisor Garry Walker at Scotland's foremost contemporary music group, Red Note Ensemble.
Music for 'Lysistrata', Moscow Satire Theatre play composed. Main theme youtube link.
Moscow Philharmonic Society announces concert on 19 December 2014 featuring premiere of The Scarlet Flower by Andrey Rubtsov.
- March 16
Concert with Saratov Philharmonic, Saratov, Russia.
Igraem s nachala journal features interview with Andrey Rubtsov.
Three Moods quintet is part of compulsory program at the National Student Music Competition in Taiwan.
- March 1
Philharmonic subscription series concert with Russian National Orchestra.
Marbella Fantasy - January 16, Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, Wilfrid Laurier Univeristy, Waterloo, Canada
Three Moods - January 17, Greensboro, NC, USA, Relevents Wind Quintet
Three Moods - February 11, University Park, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Quintet
Three Moods - February 7, Sala Moragues, Barcelona, Spain, Ensemble Eurídice
- 2014 January 7,8,9,10,11,13
Christmas Divertimento in the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatoire
"Fascinating piece of music where movements follow each other resembling a kaleidoscope - each with its own character; this mix of styles is perceived as something organic and musical themes stick to one's memory on the fly. Rubtsov's music is sharp and nearly movie-like in its imagery while powerful drive seem to have trasformed musicians of the orchestra."
'Trud' newspaper, 16.01.2014
"People were enchanted by the music. Andrey Rubtsov created an outstanding full-scale piece. "
'Moskovskaya Pravda' newspaper, 20.01.2014
"We'd go so far as to guess that Andrey Rubtsov's Christmas Divertimento will enjoy long and happy stage life. And might it not oneday take its place in 'Christmas Classics' section?"
'Komsomolskaya Pravda' newspaper, 19.01.2014
"Andrey Rubtsov created luminous and vivid composition. Main theme is very good indeed: melody with a long breath, fresh and serene - representing the Christmas itself."
Belcanto.ru magasine 21.01.2014
"The best Christmas gift for children and adults alike."
'Vechernyaya Moskva' newspaper, 08.01.14
- December 31
New Year Concert with State Chamber Orchestra of Russia, Alexei Utkin - soloist, Great Hall of Moscow conservatoire.
- December 26
Interview for Orfey - Classical Music Radio Station with Alexei Utkin.
- December 22
Children concert with Tsars Tower chamber orchestra.
- December 20
Marbella Fantasy performed by soloists of Novaya Rossia Symphony Orchestra.
- November 25
Recording session with Russian Natinal Orchestra.
- November 11
Introduction & Scherzo is available on Youtube. Maryana Osipova - Violin, Music Universiade Festival Orchestra, Great Hall of Moscow Conservatoire.
- November 9
Tsar's Tower Orchestra, Olga Balashova - Soprano, recording session - Radio Hall, Moscow.
- November 4
Concert with Music Universiade Festival Orchestra, Great Hall of Moscow Conservatoire.
Michail Jurowski & Berlin Sinfonietta Masteclass, Berlin, Germany.
- September 16
Concert with Tenors of XXI Century project and Pavel Slobodkin Orchestra, Slobodkin Centre Concert Hall.
Conducting Fellowship at the Aspen Musis Festival, USA.
- Composition performances
April 4 - Quartet for 4 Horns - National Theatre Concert Hall, Taiwan.
May 24 - Marbella Fantasy, Simon Gilliver - Flute, Julia White - Oboe, Kiyoko Fukuo - Piano, St John's Arc, Old Harlow, UK.
June 6 - Agata Michalik, Flute - compositions for flute, Katowitze Music Academy, Poland.
June 29 - Three Moods - Arte Combo, Morières-lès-Avignon, France.
August 26 - Flute quartet - Neuma Quartet, Tarragona, Spain.
November 7 - Oboe Concerto - Mardarescu Nicu - Oboe, Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra, Bacau, Romania.
November 15- Three Moods, Borealis Wind Quintet, Barrus Concert Hall, Rexburg, USA.
- May 24
Simon Gilliver, Julia White, Kiyoko Fukuo perform Three Moods in St John’s Arts & Recreation Centre, Harlow, UK.
- May 13
Ilya Gaisin and Slobodkin Centre Chamber Orchestra performed Andrey's last piece - Poem for Chamber Orchestra. Audio is available.
- May 19, April 3, March 7 , February
Maryana Osipova performed Introduction & Scherzo for Violin and Piano in Moscow (Moscow Conservatoire Small Hall and Chamber Hall of Moscow Philharmonc) Omsk and Penza.
- May 11
Maxim Rubtsov, Tatyana Kan and Olga Kirpicheva performed Divertimento in E and London Concertino in Saratov, Great Hall of Concervatoire.
- April 20
Baermann Clarinet Quintet performed Three Moods in their own clarinet arrangemnt in La Madeleine hall, Paris, France.
- April 19
Andrey conducts Russian National Orchestra concert in the Vrubel Hall, Treyakov Gallery, Moscow. Among other pieces in the programme - London Concertino with Maxim Rubtsov on flute.
- April 9
National Philharmonic of Russia Orchestra Wind Quintet performed Three Moods in Chamber hall of Moscow International House of Music.
- April 3
Wind quintet from the Shepherd School performed Three Moods in Duncan Recital Hall, Rice University, Houston, USA.
- March 28
Jeanette Zyko performed Marbella Phantasy in the Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, USA.
- February 22
Alexei Utkin, Pavel Novikov and State Chamber Orchestra performed a new piece by Andrey Rubtsov - double concerto for baroque oboe, bansuri and orchestra Roses of Heliogabalus in Tchaikovsky Philharmonic Hall, Moscow. Piece is a Moscow Philharmonic Society commission.
- February 14, 16
Andrey Rubtsov conducted Russian National Orchestra concerts on their 2013 USA tour in Chico and San Luis Opisbo.
- January 20, 27
Andrey conducts Russian National Orchestra children series concerts in Orchestrion Hall, Moscow.
- November 16, 18
Andrey conducts Youth Orchestra of Russia-ASEAN as a part of ASEAN Summit programme in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
- November 14
AERO'S quintet performs Three moods in Bucharest.
- November 8
Anya Ovsyanikova & Sally Nickson perform Two pieces for Violin & Piano in London, UK.
- October 10
The Saint Rose Camerata performs Marbella Fantasy in Albany, NY.
- October 9
The New Russia orchestra members perform Marbella Fantasy in Philharmonic Society chamber hall, Moscow.
- October 2
Denis Osver & Alexandr Pliskovsky perform Marbella Fantasy in orchestral version in Minsk, Belarus under baton of Evgeni Bushkov.
- September 24
Andrey composed and recorded with 60-piece symphony orchestra soundtrack for The Invincibles - video game by Inspired Games. Game is due for release by the end of the year.
- September 19
National TV corporation NTV features Andrey in its news report about Kurt Masur masterclass also mentioning Three Moods performance at the same music festival.
"This is a platform ... for the most gifted young conductors from all over the world. One of them - Royal Academy of Music graduate Andrey Rubtsov."
- September 16
One of the world's leading wind quintets - Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet performs Three Moods at Usedomer Musik Festival in Germany.
- September 1-10
Andrey was chosen by Kurt Masur from over 100 conductors worldwide to participate in his masterclass featuring Baltic Youth Philharmonic and conduct alongside Maestro in a concert in Germany.
- September 13
Fluteman Chamber Orchestra performed Flowers of Sunrise in National Performance Hall, Taiwan.
- September 4
Chamber Orchestra of UPOLI, Gabriel Hernandez Garcia - Conductor performed Andrey's Divertimento in E in Managua, Nicaragua.
- August 2012
Andrey conducted concerts of All-Russia Youth Volga Symphony Orchestra in Togliatti and Samara.
Chamber concerts of this session featured his compositions: Introduction & Scherzo for Violin and Piano, Marbella Fantasy and Frivolity from Three Moods.
- August 9
Marbella Fantasy performed at the 2012 National Flute Association Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- July 22 - August 5
Three Moods quintet featured in official programme of Composers Conference in Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA.
- July 15 - August 12
Divertimento in E will serve as a standard piece for the chamber music workshop in Bennington, Vermont.
- June 24
Kvartet Traverso performed Flowers of Sunrise in Murska Sobota, Slovenia
- June 3
Azahar Ensemble performed Three Moods in Luzern, Switzerland.
- May 22
Fourtissimo wind quartet performed Four Bagatelles in Wigmore Hall, London, UK. Recording is available in the Compositions section of the website.
- May 19
Andrey conducts Russian National Orchestra in Philharmonic society subscription concert, Orchestrion hall, Moscow.
- May 15
Monika Kozluk performed Oboe Concerto with Wroclaw Academy of Music Symphonic Orchestra, Milosza Zarzycki - conductor. Wroclaw, Poland.
- April 29
Wind Quintet of Hamburger Symphoniker has performed Three Moods in Laeiszhalle (Hamburg, Germany).
- April 19
Andrey conducts Russian National Orchestra in Vrubelevsky concert hall, Moscow.
Andrey got commision for State Chamber Orchestra of Russia.
- March 3
Marbella Fantasy is published by TrevCo Music.
- January 15
Theory and Practice publishes an interview with Andrey.
- December 24
Marbella Fantasy and Divertimento were performed in Moscow by Maxim Rubtsov, Olga Kirpicheva and author himself.
- Novermber 5
Andrey conducted concert with the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia in Yerevan. Program included Chopin's Piano Concerto and Grieg's Quartet in version for String orchestra.
- October 21
Marbella Fantasy was performed in Houston, Texas by Janet Rarick, oboe, Patty Moeling, flute, Robert Moeling, piano.
- October 8
Three moods was performed in Greensboro, NC by Releventis Wind Quintet.
- October 16
Three Moods was performed in Aachen, Germany by 'La Quintessenza quintet'.
- Semtember 28
Marbella Fantasy performed in chamber hall of Saint-Petesburg Conservatoire by Svetlana Surovora, Yuri Novichenkov and Maria Sapargalieva.
- September 1
Andrey Rubtsov & Maxim Rubtsov on 'Orfei' radio station. Andrey talks about his new composition on upcoming CD. Orfei is an all-Russia state classical music station.
- August 11
Two pieces by Andrey was performed at the National Flute Association Convention in Charlotte North Carolina. Quartet for four Flutes Flowers of Sunrise was played by Slava Prudchenko, Kathy Farmer, Laura Philpott and Jeanne Giager. Maxim Rubtsov and pianist Sergei Kvitko performed Divertimento in E.
- July 30
Pavia Winds performed Three Moods in Minneapolis, Minnesota. According to our records this is at least the 37th group to perform Three Moods around the world.
- July 1
Andrey has graduated with distinction and a prize to the best conductor from the postgraduate conducting course in the Royal Academy of Music under tuition of Colin Metters. Andrey was the first Russian conducting student in the history of the course.
Spirabilia quintet has recorded Three Moods for their upcoming CD.
- May 29
Wind quintet of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra has performed Three Moods in Saskatoon, Canada.
- April 9
Yu-Ting Wang (Taiwan) has performed Marbella Fantasy at Le Petit Trianon Theatre in San Jose, U.S.
- April 8
The Saint Rose Camerata ensemble has performed Marbella Fantasy at The College of Saint Rose.
- April 4
Marjun Olsens has performed Marbella Fantasy in the University of Southern Denmark.
- April 1
Relevents Wind Quintet has performed Three Moods in High Point University Chapel, High Point, NC.
- March 30
Wind quintet QUERCUS has performed Three Moods in Badajoz, Spain.
- March 28
Patti Halbeck (piano) and two students of Austin Peay State University has performed Marbella Fantasy in the University concert hall, Clarksville, TN.
- March 26
Oboe concerto was performed in Orchestrion hall, Moscow. Emil Miroslavsky - oboe, Maxim Emelyanychev - conductor, Chamber Orchestra of Russia.
- March 18
Relevents Wind Quintet has performed Three Moods at the University of North Carolina, Pembroke, US.
Five Belle Ends wind quintet performed Three Moods at The Little Proms 'the Spice of Life' venue in London.
- January 30
Aeolian Trio has performed Marbella fantasy in London (Ontario, Canada).
- December 19
Flute Quartet 'Confour' performed Flowers of Sunrise in Terheijden, the Netherlands, Witte kerkje hall.
- December 8
'Klassika-art' ensemble has performed Marbella fantasy and Three moods in Concert hall of Central House of Arts (CDRI), Moscow.
- December 4
Tatiana Senatorova and Vera Bisenek has performed Adagio soave at 5th International Symposium 'Contemporary art and education' (Moscow, Russia).
- September 19
Blaaskwintet Conservatorium Antwerpen has performed Three Moods in Paviljoen Joep Van Lieshout, Openluchtmuseum Middelheim, Antwerp, Belgium.
- September 7
Maxim Rubtsov (flute), Olga Tomilova (oboe) and Leonid Ogrintchouk (Piano) has performed Marbella Fantasy on the Second festival of the Russian National Orchestra in Moscow Philharmonic Hall.
- May 24
Prevailing Winds has performed Three Moods at the Saint Paul (Utah, US)
- June 12
Blaaskwintet Conservatorium Antwerpen has performed Three Moods in Antwerp, Belgium.
- March 17
Chamber Ensemble CONSONANCE has performed Three Moods in version for four clarinets and english horn in Gallery MC, (NY, USA)
- March 6
Flutist Adrianne Greenbaum performed the premiere of Andrey Rubtsov's new London Concertino in New Haven, Connecticut. Members of Orchestra New England were conducted by Jim Sinclair.
- February 28
Flowers of Sunrise was performed by Flute Quartet Confour in the van Gogh Church in Zundert, Netherlands.
- February 6
Belfiato Quintet has performed Three moods in Prague (czech premiére) in the season of Czech Chamber Music Society - one of the most prestigious concert societies in Czech Republic.
- January 30
Ensemble 440hz, Geneviève Le Couffe and Floris Mijnders (cellos) performed Andante Dolente in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
- January 9
Andante Dolente & Scherzo (world premiere) were performed in Glendale, by Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra, Ruslan Biryokov and Maksim Velichkin - Cellos, Mikael Avetisyan - Conductor.
- January 7
Ruslan Biryukov, Maksim Velichkin and Mary Au performed Andante Dolente & Scherzo in Los Angeles.
- January 5
Three Moods were performed by Wind Quintet of Eastman Community Music School, Rorchester, USA.
- December 25
St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, Jeffery Meyer (conductor) and Julia Kogan (soprano) has performed Andrey Rubtsov's romance "I Still Keep Mute" on Vladimir Nabokov's early poem. Concert took place in Glinka Hall, Philharmonic.
Maxim Rubtsov performed Divertimento in E for flute and piano in five US concerts during September and October. As well there were two master classes in which Flowers of the Sun quartet was performed - once as an experiment with flute choir of 17 students.
- September 7
Andrey conducted ensemble of RAM students, performing his "Ouverture to the Russian National Orchestra" in Spencer house, London to mark the beginning of the evening, hosted by Lord Jacob Rothschild for patrons of the Russian National Orchestra.
- September 4
Andrey conducted festival orchestra of students from RAM, RCM and Guildhall in Ashover (UK). Program included Liadov, Prokofiev and Mendelssohn's Schottish symphony.
The Solti Foundation granted Andrey award towards his living costs while studying in Royal Academy of Music, London.
- March 09
Julia Fischer's "Bach Concertos" CD with Andrey playing in Double concerto is getting rave reviews.
"Andrey Rubtsov brings its fine oboe culture in the C minor Concerto with self-confidence. It becomes warm in the heart."
(Badische Zeitung. 17 February )
"Andrey Rubtsov sustains the music with eloquent inflexions and a feeling for dialogue."
(BBC Music Magazine. April 09)
"Well partnered by Alexander Sitkovetsky and Andrey Rubtsov"
(The Sunday Times, February 8, )
It also became the highest-selling classical debut ever at iTunes.
- March 17
Joint performance by brass quintets from the U.S. Army Band and the Russian National Orchestra has performed Andrey's arrangement of "Suite from the Czar's Library" - music from Russian Imperial Collection.
- February 09
RNO Wind Quintet has performed Three Moods in Children's Hospital in NYC and in Middle Collegiate Church as part of "Moscow Meets Manhattan" project.
- February 27
Two Pieces for Violin and Piano has been performed in Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia) by Mikhail Simonyan.
Decca Classics has released new CD with Bach concertos played by Julia Fischer and Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, featuring Andrey Rubtsov in double concerto for Oboe & Violin.
- December 27
Two pieces for Violin & piano were performed in Bogolubov's library hall in Moscow by K. Kravzov - violin and Elena Kuznetsova - piano.
- January 17
Two Pieces for Violin and Piano will be performed at the opening concert of the Russian internet music forum "Classics" Festival (Rachmaninov Hall of the Moscow Conservatory).
Flute quartet Confour will perform Flowers of Sunrise: van Gogh Church, Nuenen, The Netherlands; Huis Kernhem, Ede, The Netherlands; Centro Cultural de Caja Granada, Motril, Spain; Instituto de America, Santa Fé, Spain; Casa de la Cultura, Almuñécar, Spain.
- September 1
Andrey has started Master of Arts course in Conducting in Royal Academy of Music, London with professor Colin Metters. At the same time he had to leave the Associate soloist position in Russian National Orchestra, Moscow where he had been playing for 8 years.
Andrey has graduated from Operatic and Symphonic conducting Department, Moscow Conservatory with honors.
- June 6, 18
Flute quartet Confour has performed Flowers of Sunrise in Maria Chapel, Holthees, the Netherlands and in Dutch Reformed Church, Ravenstein, The Netherlands.
- April 24
Andrey has conducted Russian National Orchestra in Vrubelevsky hall, Moscow. Programm has included Beethoven's Pastoral symphony.
- April 22
Andrey has been accepted to the conducting department of the Royal Academy of Music (London, Great Britain) for the postgraduate course.
- April 20
Andrey has conducted Russian National Orchestra in Enschede, Netherlands. Program has included Pelleas and Melisande - incidental music by Jean Sibelius, his Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (soloist - Alexei Bruni) and Beethoven's Pastoral symphony.
- January 20
Gazeta newspaper writes about RNO concert on January 18:
"Second half of the programm was opened with symphony #63 by Haydn, marked with beautiful solos by oboist Andrey Rubtsov."
- January 13
Flute quartet Confour has perfromed Flowers of Sunrise for the Art Association at Echt, the Netherlands.
The Carmel Trio (Eyal Ein-Habar - Flute (First chair player, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra), Dudu Carmel - Oboe (First chair player, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra), Stephan Sylvestre - Piano (A prominent Canadian pianist, teacher at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario) will perform Marbella Fantasy on their Canada tour:
January 12 - Toronto, Al Green Theatre at Miles Nadal JCC
January 13 - Kitchener-Waterloo, KW Chamber music society
January 15 - Kitchener-Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University
January 16 - Montreal, Shaar Hashomayim Centre
January 18 - London, Ontario, University of Western Ontario
January 19 - London, Ontario, "Serenata" Music Series
January 20 - Ottawa, The University of Ottawa
January 27 - Quebec-City, "Sons et Couleurs/Sounds & Colours" Series.
- September 30, November 14
Marbella fantasy has received its U.S. premiere when Allegresse performed it as part of a recital Sunday at Grace Episcopal Cathedral (Flutist Annie Gnojek, oboist Margaret Marco and pianist Ellen Bottorff). Later second performance took place at Swarthout Recital Hall, Lawrence, Kansas.
Performance has been aired. Kansas Public Radio says: "Some of the most beautiful music written for these instruments ever. Shows a complete understanding of the instruments."
- October 22
Clarinet ensemble "Quattro Differente" has performed for the first time "Flowers of Sunrise" in the New Theatre of Riga (Latvia).
- September 10
Afisha magazine (no.17, September 10-23) puts Andrey's profile in "Face" section, talking about his composition career, Internet projects and conducting experience.
- September 8, 9
Andrey took part in Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. He has performed Mozart's Quartet F-dur and Britten's Phantasy with Julia Fischer (violin), Robert Poschner (Viola) and Michael Sanderling (Violoncello).
- August 1
CNN coverage of Napa Sun Festival, featuring Andrey Rubtsov's inerview is now available online.
- July 2
Syrinx flute quartet has performed Andrey's Quartet for three flutes and alto flute in Odessa, Ukraine.
- May 24
Vent au Rogue wind quintet has performed Three Moods in University of Redlands, CA.
- May 19
Divertimento in E once again has been performed in Moscow by Ensemble of Contemporary Music of Ippolitov-Ivanov's college.
- April 20
Andrey has conducted the all-Mozart concert by the Russian National Orchestra in Tretyakov Gallery hall, Moscow.
Wind quintet of students from Moscow State Conservatory has included Three Moods in several concerts in Central Music School as well as in Moscow Conservatory's chamber hall.
- February 11
Andrey took part in Festival de Musique au Chateau de Bourglinster 2007 (Bourglinster, Luxembourg). He performed his own Marbella Fantasy for flute, oboe and piano (with Sabine Raynaud and Francesco T. Schlime) as well as other chamber pieces.
- December 17
Divertimento in E has been performed in concert hall of Central Music School in Moscow by Ensemble of Contemporary Music of Ippolitov-Ivanov's college, conductor - Vyacheslav Valeev.
- October 16, November 16
Russian Wind Quintet has performed Three Moods in Russian cities Vologda and Saransk during its concert tours.
- October 27-29
As a conductor Andrey has recorded two pieces of contemporary Russian composer Alexandr Lokshin for chamber orchestra: Simfonietta and The Art of Poetry. Soloists: Marina Karpechenko (soprano), Alexei Martynov (tenor).
- July 22
Andrey Rubtsov has participated as a conductor at Festival del Sole in Napa Valley, California. Russian National Orchestra has performed under his baton Serenade for string orchestra in E major by Antonin Dvorak.
Program of the concert in Lincoln Theater also featured Mozart Piano Concerto with Piotr Anderszewski and Vivaldi's The Four Seasons with Sarah Chang.
- July 22
Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet has performed Three Moods at Campos do Jordro International Winter Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil - the Latin America's biggest classical music festival. This is the 14th ensemble which has included Three Moods in their repertoire.
Concert also included Mozart's chamber music for winds, Russian music also was represented by Edison Denisov's quintet.
- June 22-25
Andrey participated in festival of chamber music Julia Fischer-festival in Munich, Germany. He performed phantasy quartet for oboe and string trio by Britten and Double concerto for oboe and violin with Julia Fischer.
- June 12
Przemyslaw Danowski has played Andrey's Oboe concerto in chamber hall of the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, Poland. Pianist - Adam Kondratowicz.
- May 30
"Kultura" ("Culture") newspaper writes about Andrey's Elegy: "Program in Saratov has been opened by the world premiere of Elegy in memory of Pavel Khlebnikov by Andrey Rubtsov - composition marked with poetry and inspiration and reveales appropriate continuity with national classic."
- April 27
Premier performance of Elegy in memory of Pavel Khlebnikov took place in Saratov during traditional tour of the Russian National Orchestra. This piece was commissioned by RNO for this occasion..
- March 7
Premier performance of Program Dances for string sextet took place in New York City. This piece has been commissioned by Russian National Orchestra in honor of Charles Simonyi - famous computer software developer, one of the first developers of "Word" and "Excel".
Performers - Tatyana Porshneva, Ekaterina Tzareva, Sofia Lebed, Ksenia Juleva, Olesya Gavrikova, Svetlana Vladimirova.
- March 5
Burlesca from the Oboe Concerto has been performed in USA for the first time by Richard Woodhams - 1st Oboe with the Philadellphia Orchestra and Philadelphia Classical Symphony (Karl Middleman - Сonductor).
- February 19
Two pieces for viola & piano has been performed twice in Mesquite, Texas by Ute Miller, viola and Steven Harlos, piano.
- Ferbuary 1
RNO Wind Quintet's 5th Anniversary Concert took place in "Orchestrion" hall with all-Mozart program and famous pianist Aleksei Lubimov as a guest soloist.
- January 25
Russian premiere of recently discovered Mozart's arrangement of fragments of opera "The Abduction from the Seraglio" for Harmoniemusik ensemble (wind octet) took place in Orchestrion hall with soloists of Russian National Orchestra.
On January 30 this concert will be repeated in Moscow Radio House with live broadcast on "Kultura".
- January 06
Quarteto de sopros has performed Quartet for three flutes and alto flute twice in Porto (Portugal).
- December 13
"Marbella Fantasy" has been performed in Small Hall of Moscow Conservatory. Performers: Maxim Rubtsov (Flute), Andrey Rubtsov (Oboe), Vyacheslav Gryaznov (Piano).
- December 2
Three Moods" for woodwind quintet and Oboe Concerto were published by TrevCo Music publishing house. Available in online catalog.
- November 15, 16
Andrey performs as a soloist with UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra (Bach. Brandenburg Concerto Nr. 2). Maag EventHall, Zurich.
- November 3-28
Andrey Rubtsov took part in UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra international tour (Paris, Rome, Hamburg, Lausanne, Zurich, Bern, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Mexico City) with James Levine & Jiri Belohlavek.
- November 1
Andrey Rubtsov started post-graduate course in oboe studies of Moscow State Concervatory (professor Gennady Kerentzev).
- October 30
"Three Moods" were performed at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Bremerton, USA in concert programm "The Russians Are Coming".
- October 27, 28, 30, 31
as part of the "Choreographers of the Bolshoi Theatre" project musicians of the Russian National Orchestra presents new chamber ballet "Wind's Kiss" on music of Andrey Rubtsov.
- October 18
Arirang-Quintett from Berlin has performed "Three Moods" in Morocco, Africa. This is the 12 quintet which has included this piece in their repertoire.
- October 7
"Two pieces for Viola and Piano" has received its Russian premiere in Roerich Museum. Performers - Paruas Salimov (Viola), Ksenia Bashmet (Piano).
- September 13, 14
RNO Wind quintet has performed "Three Moods" in New York.
- August 26
In St. John's Church in London RNO Wind Quintet has performed Tchaikovsky's Suite from the Nutcracker, arranged by Andrey Rubtsov for Wind Quintet.
- August 12, 14, 15
Adi Quintet has performed "Three Moods" performed Three Moods in Crescendo Summer Institute and in Zempleni Festival in Sarospatak, Hungary.
- August 5, 7, July 26
New performances of "Three Moods" - during American tour RNO Wind Quintet has performed it in Bohemian Grove, Greenwich, CT and Barre, VT.
- August 2
Verbier Musical Festival in Switzerland featured a new piece by Andrey Rubtsov: "Andante dolente" for 2 cellos and string orchestra. Soloists - Stephan Koncz (Austria) and Maxim Velichkin (Uzbekistan), Conductor - Claudio Vandelli (Switzerland). Chamber orchestra of UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra members.
- July 30
Wind quintet "Ciudad de Soria" has performed "Romance" from "Three Moods" in Hinojosa de la Sierra castle near Soria, Spain.
- July 6
Ad Libitum Wind Quintet has performed "Three Moods" in the city of Caracas (Venezuela) becoming the 11th quintet to perform it worldwide.
- June 18
At the Russian National Orchestra website Andrey Rubtsov has published his new story about the trip of The Russian National Orchestra Wind Quintet to Osaka.
- June 16
Concert of the RNO Wind Quintet took place in the Residence of ambassador of the European Parlament in Russia. Among performed pieces - "Three Moods".
- May 30
At the final Oboe exam on graduation from Moscow Conservatory in the Small Hall Andrey Rubtsov performed two movements from his Oboe Concerto. As a result Andrey received the highest grade and a special recommendation for postgraduate course
- May 23
The Russian National Orchestra Wind Quintet has won First Prize in the Fifth Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, sponsored by the Japan Chamber Music Foundation. Top honors in the Osaka competition is one of the most sought-after prizes in the chamber music world.
- April 21, May 18
Polish Woodwind quintet has performed "Three moods" in Olsztyn, Poland.
- April 20
Maxim Rubtsov (flute), Andrey Rubtsov (oboe) and Francesco Schlime (piano, Luxembourg) has performed "Marbella Fantasy" in Orchestrion hall in Moscow, this is Russian premiere of the piece.
- March 9, 6, February 25
RNO Woodwind Quintet has performed "Three Moods" at "Orchestrion" concert hall, Moscow, 'Na Prechitenke' concert hall, Moscow and in Residence of London's Mayor, London, UK.
- February 23
Bellawente Wind Quintet has performed "Three Moods" in San-Francisco.
- February 16
"Two pieces for Viola and Piano" has received it's international premiere in Boulder, Colorado, USA.
- February 5
Sagar Mazani (Flute) and Sutton Coldfield Orchestra have performed "Divertimento in E" for flute and strings in UK. That's the international premiere of the piece.
Russian Vogue writes about Andrey: "A good oboist is the keystone to a concert success. In case of Andrey the orchestra found not only the magnificent oboist but also a great organizer - Andrey is the leader of RNO chamber ensemble."
- December 3
Wind quintet "Ciudad de Soria" has performed "Three Moods" in Soria, Spain
Maxim Rubtsov and string quartet of Russian National Orchestra performed "Divertimento in E" for flute and strings in Singapore and Malaysia.
Also during this tour Andrey has conducted programme of Russian composers with RNO chamber orchestra.
- November 19
At the end of flute music evening in the Small hall of Moscow Conservatory Maxim Rubtsov and string quartet of Russian National Orchestra performed "Divertimento in E" for flute and strings.
- November 16
Adagio Soave from "Two pieces for Viola and Piano" became #1 in Top scores voted for by visitors on SibeliusMusic - the largest collection of new scores on the Web, containing more than 36.000 compositions.
- November 14
First performance of Encore for woodwind quintet took place in China. Performers - MusicUnion wind quintet.
- October 8
"Divertimento in E" for flute and strings was performed in Pushkin's Art Museum, Moscow. Soloist - soloist of the Russian National Orchestra Maxim Rubtsov.
- September 21
Andrey Rubtsov has made his debut as a conductor. With string section of Russian National Orchestra he performed two piano concertos by J. S. Bach (d moll & f moll) in Samara. Soloist - Mikhail Pletnev.
- September 26
Adi's Quintet has performed "Three Moods" in Sofia, Bulgaria.
- September 26
Bellavente Wind Quintet has performed Andrey Rubtsov's composition "Three Moods" at "Music on the Hill" festival in San Francisco, CA.
During traditional Volga boat tour of Russian National Orchestra "Three Moods" for woodwind quintet was performed in big Volga cities: Cheboksary, Kazan and Nizhni Novgorod.
- August 20
Premiere of Andrey Rubtsov's new piece - Fantasy for Flute, Oboe & Piano - took place in Marbella, Spain. Performers: flute - Maxim Rubtsov, oboe - author, p-no - Franchesco Schlime.
During American tour of the Russian National Orchestra "Divertimento in E" was performed three times by chamber ensemble of soloists of RNO (Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco; soloist - Maxim Rubtsov, flute).
- July 27
First performance of Two pieces for viola and piano took place in chamber concert on Verbier Music Festival, Switzerland (Sofia Lebed - viola, Paruaz Salimov - piano).
- June 16
Frivolity from "Three Moods" was included in TV broadcast about RNO Wind Quintet on national TV channel "Culture".
- March 31
"Divertimento in E" for flute and strings received its Russian premiere. Soloist - Maxim Rubtsov.
"Three Moods" was performed in China, Guangzhou by ensemble of soloists of the local orchestra.
Gallimaufry ensemble has performed "Three Moods" in Royal Academy of music, London
- April 25, 26
GreatNotes ensemble played Three Moods at Los Angeles Valley College, Long Beach City College, USA.
- April 14, May 4
"Three Moods" was performed by the woodwind quintet of the Lithuanian Musical Academy in the public concerts in J. Gruodis Conservatoire in Kaunas and the Lithuanian Musical Academy.