Pavel Kogan may have resigned as head of the IGASO

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SlippedDisc website reportsthat, according to his sources, Pavel Kogan resigned as artistic director and chief conductor of the Moscow State Academic Symphony Orchestra.

According to the same source, Pavel Kogan made this decision in connection with a special operation that Russia is conducting in Ukraine.

Pavel Kogan: “I am zealous for the preservation of great traditions”

ClassicalMusicNews.Ru asked Maestro Kogan for comment, but did not receive a response at the time of publication.

It is believed that Pavel Kogan left Russia in early March 2022. Currently, the official website of the IGASO has an announcement concert for the anniversary of Pavel Koganto be held on June 6, 2022.

Pavel Leonidovich Kogan was born on June 6, 1952 in Moscow in the family of legendary Soviet violinists Leonid Kogan and Elizabeth Gilels. In 1970, eighteen-year-old Pavel Kogan, a student of Yu. Yankelevich in the violin class, won the First Prize at the International Violin Competition. Sibelius in Helsinki.

Soon Pavel Kogan continued his creative activity as a conductor. In 1988 he led the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 1989, Pavel Kogan has been the artistic director and chief conductor of the Moscow State Academic Symphony Orchestra (MGASO).

Pavel Kogan – People’s Artist of Russia (1994), Laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation (1997).

A few weeks ago, the director of MGASO Irina Shigoreva also became a director Of the Russian National Orchestra under Mikhail Pletnev.

Director of MGASO Irina Shigoreva will head the RNO

A little later, Russian Minister of Culture Olga Lyubimova in an interview with Russia-24 expressed doubt that cultural figures who left their bands and left Russia will be taken back.

“Imagine if a man left a symphony orchestra, a hundred and ten people, turned his back on them and said, ‘I flew, I have business.’ <…> How will one hundred and ten people, musicians, perceive this person’s return? How long will it take to return? I do not know”,

Lyubimova remarked.

The Minister of Culture doubted that the artists who had left Russia would be taken back


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