Throughout this years season of orchestra tours which has taken us from the Czech Rebublic, through Germany, Netherlands,Belgium, Scotland, Ireland, France and Spain in addition to the numerous prestigious venues in London and throughout the UK. The recently completed European tour of the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra was a hugely successful part of the Zurich International Concert Series 2012-2013 which G&R Removals Orchestral touring department was very proud to be the chosen carrier for all the instruments. For almost seven decades, the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra has been recognized as one of the foremost interpreters of the classic Russian composers. An L.A. Times critic recently said the orchestra ‘might well be the world’s least-heralded great orchestra’. Since Pavel Kogan became Music Director he has earned the orchestra a high reputation for artistic excellence and in 2011 his name went into a list of the ten greatest conductors of the 20th century. Along with a line-up of virtuosic young soloists this series of concerts celebrating the key works of Tchaikovsky is a treat not to be missed.
Part of Zurich International Concert Series 2012-13.
Below – our temperature controlled tuck and trailer unloads the instruments of the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra at London’s Cadogan Halls as part of the European Tour, with live satellite tracking systems and heated trailer there are no other transport companies better placed to carry out these Orchestra Tours. Our drivers are routinely trained in all aspects of their work and have achieved great marks in driver profiling tests by Insurers. All our drivers are certified a Low Risk with great perception skills and hazard awareness. This certainly helps all our customers rest assured that their precious instruments are in the best possible hands, particularly considering the high mileage that the orchestra tours demand and associated hazards of such mileage. G&R are proud to have such a record and consider investing in staff and driver training to be a fundamental part of the success.
Currently, the truck pictured below is loading all instruments from the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in Prague in the Czech Republic for a tour of Spain, for performances at some of Spain’s most prestigious Concert Halls, from Alicante, to Madrid, San Sebastian, Oviedo and Zaragoza. Other than the distance involved the driver meets the challenges imposed by winter roads and associated congestion. The truck is fitted with Winter tyres and snow chains when necessary and the trailer’s temperature set at a cosy 21c – one of the reasons that G&R are favoured for UK and European orchestra tours again and again.