Since 2003 CONSORT Group has been actively supporting the St. Petersburg State University’s Youth Chamber Orchestra directed by Andrey Alexeev, an Honored Artist of Russia.
This wonderful artistic team was established in 1842 for "conducting musical exercises of professors and students." Very soon it became a noticeable phenomenon in St. Petersburg's cultural life, and the orchestra’s performances were frequented by such famous musicians as Tchaikovsky, Borodin and many others.
The founders of CONSORT Group are graduates of the St. Petersburg State University. In our gratitude to our alma mater, we have decided to support this particular student orchestra!
Besides, we are deeply convinced that such a support is especially needed for the young, not yet well-known, talents.
Between 2003 and 2007 the Youth Chamber Orchestra performed three times at the Congress Center of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Moscow. Their concerts were highly appreciated by the audience, music critics and media. These events were attended by the Russian President's wife, Lyudmila Putina, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Ivanov, Russian Minister of Culture Alexander Sokolov and the Chamber’s Chairman Evgeny Primakov.
In May 2011 the orchestra performed in Salzburg (Austria) during its tour abroad.