National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan


Alibek Kabdurakhmanov


Philipp Kopachevsky
piano (Russia)

Orchestra Artistic Director
People's Artist of Uzbekistan
Ismail Jalilov


Frédéric Chopin
Polonaise in A Flat Major

Franz Liszt
‘Love Dream’

Alexey Shor
‘Images from the Great Siege’

S. Rachmaninoff
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Alibek Kabdurakhmanov

Born in 1984 in Tashkent. 


  • 2002-2006 Graduated from the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan with a degree in Percussion Instruments (Bachelor degree)
  • 2006-2008 Graduated from the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan with a degree in Percussion Instruments (Master degree)
  • 2017-2019 Graduated from the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan with a degree in Opera and Symphonic Conducting (Master degree)
  • Since 2005, an artist of the musical theater orchestra - studio at the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan. 
  • Since 2007, accompanist of the percussion group of the National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan.
  • Since 2009, assistant conductor of contemporary music ensemble “Omnibus”
  • Since 2014, conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan 
  • Since 2018, the main conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan

Participation in projects:

  • 45th International Summer School of Contemporary Academic Music in Darmstadt (Germany, 2010) 
  • Prince Claus Foundation Annual Awards, Amsterdam (Netherlands, 2009) 
  • Tour of the cities of China 2009 
  • Omnibus Laboratorium I-VI (Uzbekistan, 2005-2010) 
  • Black Box I-VI (Uzbekistan, 2006-2010) 
  • The Stars of Tomorrow - a concert with the Radio Germany Symphony Orchestra in Munich (Germany, 2007) 

Participation in international festivals: 

  • International Contemporary Music Festival "Turbulence" (Germany, 2018) 
  • 33 International festival "Moscow Autumn" Sessions of the Youth Orchestra of the World (JMWO) (Spain, 2007, 2009) 
  • International Festival “Musical Summer Evenings” in Kiev (Ukraine, 2006) 
  • International Festival "Euro-Orchestra" in Ponce (France, 2006) 
  • International festival “Drums of the World” in Tolyatti (Russia, 2005, 2006) 
  • International "Easter Festival" in Moscow (Russia, 2005) 
  • International festival "Moscow Meets Friends" (Russia, 2005) 
  • International festival "Ilkhom-XX" (Uzbekistan, 2001-2005)


  • Laureate of the Tasanno Prize in the Field of Culture (Uzbekistan, 2005, 2007) 
  • Grand Prix at the Shabyt International Competition (Astana, Kazakhstan, 2007) 
  • Special prize in the nomination "for best performance with an orchestra" of the International Competition "EMCY Art for music Prize" (Germany, 2006) 
  • Winner of the 2nd prize of the International Competition in Munich “EMCY Art for music Prize” (Germany, 2006) 
  • Winner of the Grand Prize of the International Competition "Shabyt" in Astana (Kazakhstan, 2004) 
  • Diploma winner of the 2nd International Competition named after Mikola Stasinevicha Warsaw (Poland, 2004)

Experience as a conductor:

  • National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan
  • State Academic Symphony Orchestra Almaty (Kazakhstan)
  • Musical theater orchestra - studio at the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan
  • Ensemble of contemporary music “Omnibus”
  • Orchestra named “Kurmangazy” (Kazakhstan)
  • Youth symphony orchestra of Uzbekistan

Philipp Kopachevsky


A soloist of the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic and a prize-winner at international competitions, the young pianist Philipp Kopachevsky had won tremendous audience admiration and acclaim by the age of twenty-five He regularly appears in recital in Great Britain, Germany, the USA, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Greece, Poland and Spain as well as throughout Russia. Kopachevsky has won particular popularity in Japan, where especially for NHK TV he recorded a disc of piano music by Chopin.

“The young pianist’s playing has a perceptibly personal message. The natural blend of mastery and spiritual maturity with raw emotion, the freedom with which the pianist expresses himself and his Romantic sincerity and nobleness win one over from the very first notes...” “From the first notes he plays, you sense the pianist’s powerful and lyrical individuality. His piano sings – this is a very rare quality nowadays, typical of a Romantic worldview; he retains clarity in his pianism and his phrasing is beautiful and pliant...” These are the kind of reviews Philipp Kopachevsky receives from music critics.

Philipp Kopachevsky was born in Moscow in 1990. He graduated from the Central School of Music of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire. He is currently a student at the Moscow Conservatoire (class of Professor Sergei Dorensky). 

Philipp Kopachevsky has been a prize-winner at eight prestigious international competitions, among them the Х International Franz Schubert Piano Competition (Germany) and international Piano competition in Enschede (Netherlands)

The musician has performed with the world’s great orchestras, among them the English Chamber Orchestra, the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow Philharmonic, the Symphony Orchestra of the Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre in Moscow, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, the Moscow State Academic Symphony Orchestra under Pavel Kogan, the Novaya Rossiya State Symphony Orchestra, the Yevgeny Svetlanov State Symphony Orchestra of Russia and the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the St Petersburg Philharmonic. He has collaborated with such illustrious conductors as Mstislav Rostropovich, Valery Gergiev, Yury Bashmet, Vladimir Spivakov, Mikhail Pletnev, Yevgeny Kolobov, Yuri Simonov, Alexander Dmitriev, Stanislav Kochanovsky, Daniel Smith, Andrew Gourlay, William Noll, Bjarte Engeset, Charles Olivieri-Munroe,Young Chil Lee, Yevgeny Bushkov, Maxim Vengerov, Jan Latham Koenig, and Paul Watkins etc.

Philipp Kopachevsky has appeared at numerous international festivals, such as the Andrei Sakharov Festival (Nizhny Novgorod), the Vera Lotar-Shevchenko Memorial Competition (Novosibirsk), the Steinway Festival, the Miami Piano Festival, the Arts Naples World Festival (USA), the Colmar International Festival (France), the Mstislav Rostropovich Memorial Festival (Baku), the Baltic Seasons festival (Kaliningrad), Vladimir Spivakov Invites, Stars on Baikal, Crescendo and Denis Matsuev Invites among numerous others.

He performed at the world premiere of choreographer Benjamin Millepied’s ballet Without at the Mariinsky Theatre.  Philipp Kopachevsky is involved in the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic’s project Stars of the 21st Century.

National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan

The orchestra was founded in 1937. The first conductor of the orchestra was N. Gorchakov. In 1948, A. Kozlovsky took his place. In 1956-1963, the orchestra was directed by a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory Narimon Alimov, from 1963 to 1997 - People's Artist of Uzbekistan Zakhid Khaknazarov.

The main task of the orchestra is to perform symphonic works by Uzbek composers. At the same time, the collective's repertoire also includes works by composers from other countries.

It should be noted the special contribution of Alexey Kozlovsky, Mardon Nasimov, Nabi Khalilov, Kuvonch Usmonov and Zokhid Khaknazarov to the formation and creative activity of the orchestra.

In 1967 the orchestra toured in the republics of the former Soviet Union, in 1968 it won the competition for symphony orchestras of the Union republics.

In 1986, the National Symphony Orchestra was awarded the title of "Honored collective of the Republic of Uzbekistan".

In 1998, People's Artist of Uzbekistan Ismoil Jalilov was appointed artistic director of the orchestra, and composer Anvar Ergashev was appointed principal conductor.

In November 1998 the National Symphony Orchestra performed a concert dedicated to the 100th anniversary of George Gershwin, in which US soloists D. Washington (baritone) and D. Fergunes (piano) took part. The concerts organized by the US Embassy in Uzbekistan have become an important event in the cultural life of Uzbekistan.

The collective collaborated with musical ensembles from UK, USA, France, Thailand.

The National Symphony Orchestra has 101 employees, 89 of them are musicians. Artistic director of the orchestra is People's Artist of Uzbekistan Ismoil Jalilov, conductor - Alibek Kabdurakhmanov (since 2018).

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