Directed by Yuri Temirkanov since 1988, the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic is one of the most renowned orchestras in Europe.
Among the best in Europe.
Founded in 1882, this is the oldest philharmonic orchestra in Russia and has been directed by Yuri Temirkanov since 1988. The orchestra dates back to the reign of Czar Alexander III when it was created as the Imperial Music Choir to perform for the royal family at official receptions, ceremonies and other events. The building itself was built in 1839 by the architect P. Jacot and the facade was designed by C. Rossi. It comes as no surprise that famous classical composers such as Schumann, Wagner, Tchaikovsky and Liszt have all graced this venue, which has been the musical centre of the city since the late 19th century. If you would like to experience a concert at this multi-hall venue (billed as one of the best in Europe), why not take the metro to Nevsky Prospekt to see what's on.