The National Symphonic Orchestra of Ukraine will perform the music for THE GREAT GATSBY Ballet


The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (NSOU) is one of the best symphony orchestras in the Eastern Europe. It was formed in November 1918 by Counsel of Ministers of Ukraine. The first conductor was Oleksander Horilyj.

 Natan Rachlin was Artist Director of the orchestra from 1937 for 25 years.  Stefan Turchak, Volodymyr Kozhuchar, Fedir Hlushchenko, Igor Blazhkov and Theodore Kuchar consequently conducted the orchestra as Principal Conductors.

Other conductors who worked with the NSOU included Leopold Stokovsky, Igor Markevitch, Kurt Sanderling, Evgeny Mravinsky, Kirill Kondrashyn, Evgeny Svetlanov, Gennady Rozhdestvensky. Soloists who have performed with the NSOU included Artur Rubinstein, Yehudy Menuhin, Isaak Stern, David Oistrach, Sviatoslav Richter, Mstislav Rostropovich, Emil Gilels, Leonid Kogan, Gidon Kremer, Oleh Krysa, Monserrat Kaballe, Jose Carreras, Juan Diego Florez. 

From April 1999, Volodymyr Sirenko is Artistic Director & Chief Conductor of the NSOU.  Since June 2006, Alexander Hornostai is Managing Director & Producer of the NSOU.

The NSOU was trusted with the premier performances of the works of following composers: Sergiy Prokofiev, Dmitriy Shostakovich, Aram Khatchaturian, Boris Lyatoshynsky, Valentyn Silvestrov, Myroslav Skoryk, Evgen Stankovych. Today, Konstantin Meladze entrusted the Orchestra with the first performance of music to THE GREAT GATSBY Ballet.

 A whole week the Orchestra has been busy recording the soundtrack for the ballet, and on October 28th and 29th they will perform it at the world premiere of the ballet in Kiev.