During the annual Moscow Ballet Summer Festival, all performances of the Moscow State Ballet will be accompanied by live music performed by the Préféré Orchestra. Préféré is not an orchestra in the modern sense – it is a large ensemble of soloists-laureates of international competitions, graduate students of the Moscow State Conservatory named after PI Tchaikovsky and leading European music universities. These are musicians who do an excellent job with both Baroque and 21st century compositions.
During overseas tours, the Moscow State Ballet collaborates with The Moscow Youth Orchestra. Its founder and artistic director is Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, Rector of the GMPI named after M. Ippolitov-Ivanov, President of the Russian Performing Arts Foundation professor Valery Vorona. The orchestra includes laureates of international competitions, students of leading musical educational institutions in Moscow. The team that exists since 2003 is well known in Russia and abroad.