One of today’s most sought-after conductors, acclaimed worldwide for his incisive musicianship and adventurous artistic commitment, Vladimir Jurowski was born in Moscow in 1972 and completed the first part of his musical studies at the Music College of the Moscow Conservatory.
In 1990, he relocated with his family to Germany, continuing his studies at the Musikhochschule of Dresden and Berlin, studying conducting with Rolf Reuter and vocal coaching with Semion Skigin. In 1995, he made his international debut at the Wexford Festival conducting Rimsky-Korsakov’s May Night, and the same year saw his debut at the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden with Nabucco.
Since 2017, Jurowski has been chief conductor and artistic director of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, with his contract currently running until 2027. In 2021, he became general music director of the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, stepping down from his highly acclaimed 15-year tenure as principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, to become its conductor emeritus. In addition, he holds the titles of principal artist of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, artistic director of the Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra and artistic director of the George Enescu International Festival, Bucharest. He has previously held the positions of first kapellmeister of the Komische Oper Berlin (1997-2000), principal guest conductor of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna (2000-2003), principal guest conductor of the Russian National Orchestra (2005-2009) and music director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera (2001-2013).
Jurowski enjoys close relationships with the world’s most distinguished artistic institutions and has collaborated with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Cleveland and Philadelphia orchestras, New York Philharmonic, Chicago and Boston symphonies, and the Berlin and Vienna philharmonics. He is a regular guest at the BBC Proms, Musikfest Berlin and the Dresden, Lucerne, Schleswig-Holstein, Grafenegg and Rostropovich festivals.
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