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STUDENT FOLK INSTRUMENT ORCHESTRA
of the Saint Petersburg Conservatoire


The activities of the Student Orchestra are of a level and quantity similar to those of a professional ensemble. The Orchestra participates in numerous activities dedicated to anniversary celebrations offamous musicians and memorable events in the life of the country, research conferences.

The Orchestraís concert repertoire includes folk song arrangements, original works of contemporary authors, and classic Russian and Western compositions. A significant part of the repertoire consists of instrumentations and arrangements of the groupís director, Professor A.V.Tikhonov, as well as studentsí creative works.

The ensemble collaborates with Saint Petersburg composers who write for Russian folk instruments (N. Martynov, V. Bibergan, N. Shakhmatov, I.Tsvetkov, A. Shalov), soloists and choral ensembles.