The Mariinsky Theatre Trust is grateful to BP for its four-year support of the Mariinsky UK touring programme. This partnership builds on the strong relationship already established between BP Russia and the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg and forms part of BP's cultural programme in the UK.


The Mariinsky Theatre Trust

Over 20 years of innovative support


  • The Mariinsky Theatre Trust has been ground-breaking in the world of arts support organisations.

    Created in 1993 by Valery Gergiev, the Trust combines practical assistance for the Mariinsky Theatre’s work in Russia with active promotion of its most innovative programming in the UK.



The Left-hander released on The Mariinsky Label
  • Monday 9 March 2015 will see the release of a new recording of Rodion Shchedrin’s opera The Left-hander on the Mariinsky label featuring soloists of the Mariinsky Opera and the Mariinsky Chorus and Orchestra under Valery Gergiev. The recording was made at the new stage of the Mariinsky Theatre (Mariinsky II) on 27 and 28 June 2013 during the world premiere of the stage version of the opera.

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Xander Parish wins National Dance Award

  • At a ceremony in London on 26 January 2015, The Outstanding Male Performance (Classical) 2014 Award was won by Xander Parish. Xander, from Hull, left The Royal Ballet in 2010 to join the Mariinsky Ballet of St Petersburg. He won the award for his performances of George Balanchine’s Apollo during the Mariinsky’s season at the Royal Opera House in August 2014.

  • The Mariinsky Theatre Trust (UK) is pleased to support the British dancer, Xander Parish, at the Mariinsky Theatre from 2010 until 2015.

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Contessa Yoko Nagae Ceschina

  • We at the Mariinsky Theatre Trust were greatly saddened to learn of the death of Contessa Yoko Nagae Ceschina.

    Yoko was a most generous friend and benefactor of the Mariinsky Theatre, and of so many musical and charitable institutions worldwide.

    She loved music, she herself was a musician and music was her life. As Valery Gergiev said, her death is a devastating loss for all of us who knew her and were her friends.

    Valerie Solti
    Chairman, Mariinsky Theatre Trust

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