Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker with the Sound of the God Particle
Borodin's Prince Igor Overture, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, and excerpts from Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake.
- China: New Years Eve Performance with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
- Europe: Spain, Germany
- Russia: Moscow, March 21 - 60 year Birthday Celebration in the Svetlanov's Hall, soloists Viktor Tretiakov and Alexander Kniazev.
Kishinev, Moldova - May 22
Arad, Romania - May 24
Timisoara, Romania - May 25
Bucharest, Romania - May 29
Yurii Botnari - Guest Conductor of the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and the Principal
Conductor of the Great Hall Symphony Orchestra. Maestro Botnari received his PhD
in conducting from the Moscow State P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Professor Gennady
Rozhdestvensky) as well as his MA in conducting (Professor Yuri Simonov) and MA
from Leningrad State Conservatory (Professor Ilia Mussin). In 2005 he was awarded the
George Enescu Gold Medal for Symphony Conducting by the Romanian Government,
and was selected as a Great Mind of the 21st Century by the American Biographical
Institute. In June 2005 he was listed in the Worldwide Honors List of International
Biographical Centre (Cambridge, England) for Outstanding contribution to Symphony
Conducting. In 2010 Maestro Botnari was awarded the highest Government award in
Moldova - Stefan Cel Mare Gold Medal. Presently, Yurii Botnari performs around the world in countries like Spain, Germany,
Romania, Russia, Korea, China and many others.