Russian Wind Quintet: February 2004

Where five gifted young musicians from the RNO tour the US and Bermuda, astound audiences with their virtuosity, share their love of music with students, meet royalty, and relax on sandy Bermudan beaches in February ... [tour schedule]

Day 1: Washington, DC

The tour began on January 29, with a special private performance of Jean-Pascal Beintus' Wolf Tracks, at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. Fashion journalist and super model Tatiana Sorokko (center, pictured with the Quintet) narrated.
The Quintet's performance at The Phillips Collection included not just the debut performance of Wolf Tracks arranged for Wind Quintet, but also the public debut of oboist and composer Andrey Rubtsov's Three Moods
After the concert, Prince Michael of Kent (right, with RNO Chief Executive Sergei Markov) is presented with an honorary conductor's baton, after being named RNO Royal Patron.
Prince Michael with Tatiana Sorokko (left) and April Gow (center)
Serge and Tatiana Sorokko.
Prince Michael explains to the Russian Wind Quintet's Andrey Snegirev that he is a "fellow bassoonist" having learned to play the instrument at age sixteen.
Prince Michael and Tatiana Sorokko with the Quintet.

From Washington, it was on to New York ...

Photography by Stuart Hill