Arkady Orlovsky


Arkady Orlovsky received his Doctorate in cello performance from the Saint Petersburg Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Mstislav Rostropovich. Soon after, Mr. Orlovsky became a laureate at the All Union Competition of the U.S.S.R. and subsequently joined the Kirov (now Mariinsky) Opera Orchestra as principal cellist. He later became principal cellist with the Rome Opera Orchestra, and after immigrating to the United States became principal cellist with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and later principal cellist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Orlovsky often appeared as soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony where he covered the full gamut of solo cello repertoire in collaboration with conductors such as Serge Baudo, Jiri Belohlavek, John Nelson, Semyon Bychkov, Mario Venzago, Raymond Leppard and many others. His chamber music performances have taken him around the world where he regularly performed with Chicago Pro Musica, and as soloist at the renowned Bargemusic concert venue in New York City. Mr. Orlovsky is also an avid conductor where he was music director of the Columbus Symphony orchestra in Indiana, and founder/conductor of the Russian Music Festival of Indiana where he spanned Russian orchestral repertoire from Glinka to Shostakovich. Mr. Orlovsky was also cello professor at Butler University in Indianapolis and is a faculty member at the Summit Music Festival and Institute in Westchester New York. He has recorded on the Koss, Decca and Melodiya Labels, and has produced two compact discs with his wife, concert pianist Tamara Orlovsky.