During this period Maestro Anissimov fulfilled several projects which were significant milestones both in the cultural life of the collective and in his own artistic career: the first performance in the USSR of “Maddalena” by Prokofiev, the first performance of “Master and Margarita” by Glebov and “New Land” by Semenyako, and the first performance of “King Stakh’s Wild Hunting” by Soltan, for which he was awarded the State Prize of the Republic of Belarus. Led by Maestro Anissimov the orchestra of the theatre went on tour abroad for the first time in 1995. After this debut the orchestra has regularly performed Belarusian music arts in many countries in Europe,
In 2001 the Belarusian Ministry of Culture appointed
Maestro Anissimov regularly acts as a jury member and conductor at international competitions, including those named after P.Tchaikovsky, Glinka, G.Otts, and F.Shalyapin. He also often takes part in the festivals “Irina Arkhipova invites”, “Mariya Bieshu sings”, and “White Nights’ Stars”.
Maestro Anissimov has been awarded several state awards and honours for his many years of creative activity, abroad and in
1985 – The Honourable Diploma of the Supreme Soviet of the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic,
1996 – Laureate of the State Prize of the
1997 – Francysk Skorina Medal (
In 1993 the Orchestra of St. Cecilia in
In 2001 Maestro Anissimov received the degree of Doctor of Philosopy honoris causa from the National University of Ireland for his services to music in
2002 – Maestro Anissimov was invited to take the position of Honorary President of the Wagner Society of Ireland.
2005 – He became a Laureate of the Russian National Theatre Prize “Gold Mask”,
2006 – He was awarded Gold Medal of The People’s Artist of the
Maestro Anissimov’s CD recordings include symphonic and ballet music by Glazunov, all the symphonies by Rachmaninov, including the Choral Symphony “The Bells” with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and the 10th Symphony of Shostakovich with the Australian Youth Orchestra under the MELBA label. His recent recording of Shostakovich’s “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk” recorded in Teatro Liceu (