Richter String Quartet of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) will present a concert program on December 9, 2012, at the RCSC in New Delhi.
The performance is jointly organized by the Representative Office of the Federal Agency "Rossotrudnichestvo" in India, the Embassy of Israel and the Russian Embassy in New Delhi as part of the joint cultural project "Israel – Russia - India".
Prior to the concert in the Indian Capital, the Richter String Quartet will perform at the RCSC in Mumbai (December 7) and the RCSC in Kolkata (December 8).
The Richter String Quartet is formed by Ilya Konovalov (first violin), Schmuel Glaser (second violin), Dmitry Ratush (viola) and Felix Nemirovsky (cello). All the musicians were born on the territory of the erstwhile Soviet Union.
The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1936 by Bronislaw Huberman and its inaugural concert, on 26 December 1936, was conducted by Arturo Toscanini. The IPO plays in subscription series, including a special annotated Youth Concert Series, concerts as part of the "Arts for the People" project throughout Israel, and special concerts for IDF soldiers at their outposts. The IPO annually tours the world's cultural centers and its prestigious festivals. Israel's creative artists are promoted by many IPO premieres of works by Israeli composers. Entry to the Concert Hall of the RCSC in New Delhi on December 9 is by invitation only.