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Alexander  Vedernikov

Alexander Vedernikov

Alexander  Vedernikov

ALEXANDER VEDERNIKOV was born in Moscow in 1964. A graduate of Moscow Conservatory, he subsequently worked at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre and with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra. In 1995, he founded the Russian Philharmonia Symphony Orchestra and was its Artistic Director and Chief Conductor until 2004. With the Russian National Orchestra, he has toured France, Germany and the United States. Over the past decade, his reputation has blossomed. He works regularly with such orchestras as the BBC Symphony, NHK Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Netherlands Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Gothenburg Symphony, Bergen Philharmonic and Czech Philharmonic. In 2009, he became Chief Conductor of the Odense Symphony Orchestra in Denmark. In opera, he has conducted in Berlin, Paris, Zurich, New York and throughout Italy. He was Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Bolshoi Theatre from 2001 until 2009 and led many productions, including Boris Godunov, Eugene Onegin, Turandot, Der fliegende Holländer, Ruslan and Lyudmila and Adriana Lecouvreur. He also developed the Bolshoi's symphonic repertoire (incl. Prokofiev, Berlioz, Wagner, Richard Strauss, Berg, Shostakovich and Sviridov) and toured extensively with its orchestra, including a season of opera and ballet at Covent Garden. His commitment to Russian repertoire reaches far beyond Romantic and twentieth-century masterworks by Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev and Shostakovich. He is a champion of the work of Georgy Sviridov, Mieczysław Weinberg and Boris Tchaikovsky and has also cast fresh interpretive light on substantial compositions by Taneyev and Glinka.


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