Maxim Vengerov announced as QSO’s 2017 Artist-in-Residence

11222465_10153772298015522_1456819085522571061_nMaxim Vengerov has been announced as the Queensland Symphony Orchestra‘s 2017 Artist-in-Residence!

2017 being the year of the orchestra’s 70th anniversary, Maxim will help celebrate this anniversary with the orchestra by performing in a series of concerts in February and November, including his first solo concert hall recital in Queensland, and a season finale performance with the QSO of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto.

For more information about these concerts and other special QSO events featuring Maxim in 2017 click here .

Olga Borodina Wows @ 1st Night of the BBC Proms

O.B Proms 4Last Friday saw Olga Borodina perform “The Field of the Dead” from Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky cantata at the first night of the BBC Proms.

Under the baton of Maestro Oramo, Olga wowed the Proms audience together with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Chorus of Wales and BBC Symphony Chorus:


“Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky cantata…a refined intervention from Olga Borodina in the ‘Field of the Dead’ section; this Russian mezzo’s artistry allowed her to weave exquisite arabesques around the choral theme.” The Independent

“Highlight of the FIRST NIGHT BBC Proms was the majestic Olga Borodina entering through the BBC Symphony Orchestra to survey the battlefield dead. That sound.” Edward Seckerson

“Olga Borodina provided velvety Russian tone in a heartfelt lament over the bodies on the battlefield” The Guardian


If you missed Olga in action, you can watch again here (from 29:49).

NEW RELEASE! Borodina, Gergiev & LSO record Berlioz’s Romeo & Juliette

Screen Shot 2016-07-12 at 13.00.58NEW RELEASE…

The recording of Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette by Olga Borodina, Evgeny Nikitin, Kenneth Tarver, the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev – released today by LSO Live!

Click here for a video preview:

Maxim Vengerov features in Classic FM’s ’25 greatest violinists of all time’

11222465_10153772298015522_1456819085522571061_nMaxim Vengerov  has been chosen by the experts at Classic FM as one of the ’25 greatest violinists of all time’:
“Few violinists appear so effortless in performance than Russian Maxim Vengerov, another prodigy made good. Oh, and he’s the first musician to be made an International Goodwill Ambassador by UNICEF.”

Click here to see more…!


Olga Borodina in farewell concert for Daniele Gatti w/ O.N.F

OB, DG & ONFThe 9th June was a busy day for NFBM Ltd! Whilst Maxim Vengerov was in concert at the Istanbul Music Festival, mezzo soprano Olga Borodina was performing in Paris at the Maison de la radio with the Orchestre National de France & Daniele Gatti.

Chosen to perform at the farewell concert by the maestro himself, Ms Borodina performed Prokofiev’s Alexandre Nevsky cantata.

The performance was broadcast live on France Musique and Arte Concert and is still available to watch on ARTE Concert’s website (click here). Catch Olga’s performance from 1:08:25!