Art Director – A. Ivanov
The works in the repertoire of the Orchestra “YOUNG BELARUS” are giving an idea about musical priorities and creative credo of People’s Artist of Belarus, Professor M.A. Kozinets, who was the Art Director until October 2012. Among them there are masses and oratorios by I.S. Bach, symphony works of V.A. Mozart, L. Beethoven, I. Brams, T. Frank, G. Berlios, K. Debussy, M. Ravel, Zh. Bizet, J. Rossini, I. Strauss; Russian classics is represented by the works of P. Tchaikovsky, M. Moussorgsky, A. Borodin, S. Rakhmaninov, D. Shostakovich, S. Prokofiev and other composers. Musical programs abandon in works of Belarusian authors A. Bogatyryov, E. Glebov, D. Smolsky, A. Mdivani, G. Gorelova and young composers V. Kourian and A. Litvinovsky. The Orchestra toured over various cities of Italy, Belgium, it was welcomed with admiration in the Island of Reunion (prefecture of France). The Orchestra is regularly performing at musical festivals in France (“Summer of Great Garden”), Germany (“New Year Musical Parties”, Wagner Festival in Bairoit), it gives its annual cycle of concerts in the hall of the Belarusian State Philharmonic Society in Minsk and other cities of Belarus – Brest, Gomel, Mogilyov, Molodechno, Vileika. The Orchestra holds fruitful and interesting co-operation with musicians of Germany, France, Russia, Turkey, conductors Georg Mais (Germany) and Jean-Marie Cannon (France), performers Arkady Valados (baritone), Francois Chatot (flute), Philippe Berrod (clarinet), Hugues Leclaire (piano) and others. Teachers and students of the Academy of Music: People’s Artist of Belarus Igor Olovnikov, Professor Valery Shatsky, laureates of international competitions Andrey Ponachevny, Andrey Sikorsky, Konstantin Krasnitsky, Lyubov Yanpolskaya and others performed with the Orchestra.
On 1 October 2012 the orchestra was headed by People’s Artist of Belarus, professor Alexander Anisimov. From September 2015 to lead the orchestra conductor of the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of Belarus – Andrei Ivanov.