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Having a passion for travel, Tair has worked as an orchestral musician in many different countries, exploring the diversity of the world’s cultures and the performing arts inherent in every place he visited. Before he finally found his zen in Melbourne, he graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, worked several years in Russia, a few years in Japan, tried the rhythm of orchestras of England and Finland and took part in numerous festivals and competitions, both as a soloist and chamber musician.

A special place in Tair’s heart belongs to chamber music. In 2010 he helped found a piano quintet, which under his leadership travelled and performed throughout Russia and Europe for six years. Tair is happy that he found so many like-minded chamber music lovers among Melbourne musicians and particularly in the MSO.

Since starting at the Russian State Symphony Orchestra until now, Tair has been through it all with his wife, the great cellist Elina. Now they have dropped their anchor in Melbourne with confidence, rushing into the cultural beat of the city. So far no kangaroos have been injured on the road.

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