Conductor

CSO

Grigorij KraskoDistinguished Russian artist GRIGORIJ KRASKO, received his diploma of violin and conducting at the Academy Gnessin in Moscow. He is the laureate of many frst prizes at violin national competitions in the Soviet Union. He joined the celebrated Bolshoi theatre orchestra in 1972 and afer only a few seasons, he became its soloist and orchestra leader. Afer twelve years of working in the orchestra of Bolshoi theatre, with which he toured the most famous concert halls of Europe, USA, Asia and Australia, in 1990 he became concertmaster of Moscow Philharmonic and the head of chamber orchestra Moscow philharmonics. As conductor and soloist of these orchestras he held concerts at many prestigious concert halls/theatres around the world. From 1993 to 1999 he was the frst violin and manager of the quartet Soloists of Moscow Philharmonic, with whom he held concerts in Russia and European countries. With this quartet he recorded many music works for various Radio-Televisions and publishing houses in Russia, USA and Europe.

He has collaborated with renowned conductors, such as Jurij Svetlanov, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Yuri Temirkanov, Jansug Kakhidze, Dmitri Kitayenko, Yuri Simonov, Lorin Maayel, Rudol Barshai. Grigory Krasko, also collaborated with many famous soloists: Yehudi Menuhin, Issak Stern, Natalia Gutman, Victor Pikaizen, Maxim Vengerov, Vadim Repin, Luciano Pavarotti, Paul Plishka, Sumi Jo, Kathleen Battle. From 2000 to 2008 he was a violin professor at Gnessin Academy in Moscow, afer which he came to Montenegro, where in 2008 he became the concertmaster of the Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra and the head of Montenegrin string ensemble. Since 2012 he has been the conductor of Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra with which he performed numerous works of world music heritage and works by national authors.