SIBERIAN STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The Siberian State Symphony Orchestra (SSSO) dates back to 1977. The orchestra, then led by eminent Soviet conductor Ivan Shpiller, soon won a reputation as one of the best orchestras in the former Soviet Union.
The SSSO has worked with conductors including Leonard Slatkin, Dmitri Jurowski, Gintaras Rinkevičius and Vladislav Chernushenko, and has performed regularly with soloists including Mikhail Pletnev, Vadim Repin, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Lazar Berman, Igor Oistrakh, Denis Matsuev, Rudolf Buchbinder and Nikolai Lugansky.
Political changes enabled the orchestra to start touring internationally to critical acclaim. In 1993, by special decree of the Russian Ministry of Culture, the orchestra was awarded the title of State Orchestra and in 2009 received the honour of being named an important element of cultural heritage.
In 2015 Vladimir Lande became the orchestra’s new artistic director and chief conductor. Since then, the SSSO has embarked on a recording programme with international labels such as Naxos, Delos and Parma Records, and televised concerts have become available for online streaming.