Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago combines the timeless allure of classical music, with dynamic, youthful musicians who offer the highest possible performance standards and innovation in the classical listening experience.  


Meet OSC: Dmitri Pogorelov

Violinist and Concertmaster Dmitri Pogorelov brings a wide world of experience to all of his performances, the result of a journey as broad geographically as it has been musically. His journey to becoming the Concertmaster of the Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago began in his native Russia, where at an early age he won a number of prestigious solo and chamber music competitions. He has performed extensively with orchestras in the USA, Germany, Italy, France, Japan, and Russia, and in chamber music concerts with many of the finest musicians in the world.


About the Orchestra

The Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago was founded in 2005. The vision of OSC is to offer audiences and musicians exposure to a broad classical repertoire, performed at the highest level.

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Our Music Director

As founder, music director, and conductor of the Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago, Mina Zikri is using his considerable talents to forge relationships with artists and musical organizations throughout the world, all in the name of developing new audiences for classical music.

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The Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago receives support from foundation and family grants, private individuals, and corporate donors. Your generosity helps us to realize our mission and deliver high-quality musical performances.  We hope that you will partner with us to continue making significant contributions to Chicago’s musical offerings. The OSC is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. Donations are tax-deductible.