World-renowned trumpet player Sergei Nakarjakov burst onto the international music scene in the early 1990s. He has played with some of the greatest conductors, including Sir Neville Marriner, Kent Nagano, Mikhail Pletnyov, Sakari Oramo, Jaap van Zweden, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Spivakov, Christoph Eschenbach, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Jiří Bělohlávek. He has recorded more than fifteen CDs for the most important record companies. He performs in the most important concert halls, both as a soloist in concerts and as a chamber musician. He is regularly accompanied by Belgian piano player Maria Meerovitch or his sister Vera Ohotnikova.
The orchestra will perform Amilcare Ponchielli’s Trumpet Concerto, a magnificent concerto from the Italian Romantic period, and The Carnival of Venice, a series of variations on a Neapolitan folk song by Joseph Jean-Baptiste Laurent Arban, one of the most important French trumpet virtuosos of the period.