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Bryansk Governor`s Symphony Orchestra (BGSO) was founded in January 2011 by the Decision of the Bryansk region Governor Nilolai Vasilyevich Denin and the deputy of State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian FederationEkaterina Filipovna Lahova. The Head of the BGSO, an Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation is Mr. Eduard Borisovich Ambartsumyan.

The orchestra has begun an intensive concert activity since the first days of its existence, executing the most popular and difficult musical compositions of World Music Culture. The BGSO participated in such festivals as Musical Kremlin, the annual Easter Festival in Bryansk, and also accompanied T.P. Nikolaeva`s International Competition of Young Pianists.


One of the most impressive and unforgettable events in the BGSO`s life was an official visit of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to Bryansk in June 2011. During the orchestra`s performance His Holliness gave a blessing to the Symphonic Orchestra.

Since its creation the Young Orchestra has already been working with a number of talented musicians such as People's Artist of USSR Nikolai Petrov (piano), an Honored Artist of Russia Nikolai Gindin (piano), People's Artist of Russia Mikhail Bank (piano/conductor), Valentina Igoshina (piano), Mark Drobinsky (violoncello ), Haik Kazazyan (violin), Andrey Dubov (piano).