Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra

Biography

It was Nazib Zhiganov, Chairman of the Composers Union of Tatarstan and Rector of the Kazan Conservatory, who first conceived the idea of creating an orchestra in Tatarstan (TASSR, or the former Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic).

The need for an orchestra in Tatarstan was negotiated since 50s. However, it seemed almost unreal for an autonomous republic to get this kind of a musical ensemble. Nevertheless, the decree of the RSFSR Council of Ministers issued in 1966 made it possible to create a symphony orchestra in Tatarstan. But the most important is that, it was the RSFSR Government to be in charge of its financial backing.

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Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra