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BBC Philharmonic / ‘Shostakovich and his Heroes’ festival

BBC Philharmonic at the BBC Proms / Moeran, Finzi & Elgar

"Conductor Vassily Sinaisky gave a dynamic, energised performance of Elgar's Second Symphony with the BBC Philharmonic, a fitting memorial to Ted Downes, the BBC Phil's principal conductor throughout the 80s, in the British symphony he loved more than any other."
The Guardian, July 2009

Bolshoi Opera on tour in Israel / Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Shostakovich

Czech Philharmonic / Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich

LA Philharmonic / Berlioz, Rachmaninov

London Philharmonic Orchestra / Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin, Prokofiev

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra / Shostakovich Symphony No.7

Malmö Symphony Orchestra

"The Malmö Symphony Orchestra is entering a new era with Vassily Sinaisky as its principal conductor. It was undoubtedly a good Swedish regional orchestra previously, and it has provided me with many good musical experiences in the fifteen years that I have followed it. But something else is happening now; it now deserves a place on the European music scene as an orchestra of distinction.
Skånska Dagbladet, December 2008

Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France / Prokofiev and Shostakovich

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / BBC Proms / Respighi and Stravinsky

“Played to perfection by Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, this performance was conducted with furious energy by Vassily Sinaisky … La Boutique Fantasque … was pure joy.”
The Guardian, August 2002

The Cleveland Orchestra / Liadov, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev

“Every artist animates a score through performance. Sinaisky, however, endowed his Cleveland Orchestra program with physical, three-dimensional traits, such that one felt practically surrounded, able not only to hear but almost to touch the music.”
Cleveland Plain Dealer, September 2013

The Cleveland Orchestra / Tchaikovsky

“In some hands, the symphony’s slow movement, “Land of Desolation, Land of Mists,” resembles its title all too closely. With Sinaisky, however, the scene was anything but dull or hazy. Rather, it moved along swiftly and compellingly, fueled by a strong current and clear sense of purpose. Likewise, both “Reveries of a Winter Journey” and the Finale evinced the sparkle, drama and propulsive force of a master who’s traversed the territory many times before. Saturday was Sinaisky’s debut in Cleveland, but it was far from his first foray into the realm... the orchestra sounded magnificent.”
The Plain Dealer, July 2012