Dénes Várjon with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
The Hungarian pianist, widely acknowledged as one of the finest interpreters of Bartók's works, performed on March 10th the composer's Piano Concerto No.3. in the Great Hall of the St.Petersburg Philharmony with huge success The conductor was Dmitry Alexeev.

The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra is Russia's oldest symphonic ensemble, tracing its origins to a group of music-loving aristocrats who founded Europe's first Philharmonic Society in 1802. The St. Petersburg Philharmonic we know today has earned near-legendary status as the pre-eminent exponent of the modern Russian symphonic tradition. With Music Director and Principal Conductor Yuri Temirkanov at the helm since 1988, the SPPO has conducted an ambitious schedule of worldwide touring and recording, building on the foundation laid by the great Yevgeny Mravinsky, the orchestra's conductor from 1938-1988.