Conductor Michail Jurowski has Died, Aged 76


Moscow-born Michail Jurowski hailed from a household of musicians, himself a third-generation musician because the son of composer Wladimir Jurowski and grandson of conductor David Block. Following of their father’s footsteps, Michail’s two sons Vladimir and Dmitri additionally took to the rostrum.

Jurowski was lucky to have grown up in an setting surrounded by acclaimed musicians, such because the revered Dimitri Shostakovich. In accordance with his administration IMG Artists, Shostakovich grew to become a detailed household good friend, talking usually with Michail and even taking part in four-hand piano items with him.

After leaving the USSR in 1989, Jurowski accepted a everlasting place with the Dresden Semperoper. He would later go on to realize a string of titles, together with Normal Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra; Chief Conductor of Leipzig Opera and WDR Rundfunkorchester in Cologne; Principal Conductor of Deutsche Oper Berlin; Principal Visitor Conductor of the Berlin Radio Symphony, Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava, Sinfonia Iuventus, and Tonkünstler Orchestra of Decrease Austria.

Moreover, Jurowski visitor performed a number of high orchestras comparable to the Cleveland, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Dresden Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden, Oslo Philharmonic, Bergen Philharmonic, London Philharmonic Orchestra, St Petersburg Philharmonic, MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, Königlichen Kapelle Copenhagen, Orquestra Sinfónica do Porta Casa da Música, Norrkoping Symphony, and São Paulo Symphony, amongst others.

In 1992 and 1996, Jurowski was awarded the German File Critics’ Prize in addition to a Grammy nomination for 3 CD productions of Orchestral Music by Rimsky-Korsakov with the RSB Orchestra in 2001. In 2012, he was awarded the third Worldwide Shostakovich Prize by the Shostakovich Gohrisch Basis. Just lately, Jurowski was awarded the German File Critics’ Prize once more in 2017.

Our condolences to Mr. Jurowski’s household, associates, and colleagues.


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