Nikolay Alekseev Takes Over as Chief Conductor of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic

(Picture Credit score: Peeter Laurits)


Yuri Termirkanov will retain the place of Creative Director of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic whereas Russian conductor Nikolay Alekseev steps in as Chief Conductor.

Alekseev isn’t any stranger to the ensemble, having been Termikanov’s deputy since 2000. Previous to that appointment, Alekseev studied with Mariss Jansons on the Leningrad Conservatoire and gained First Prize on the 1982 Herbert von Karajan Conducting Competitors.

The intervening years noticed him spend an prolonged time period working with the Estonian Nationwide Symphony Orchestra (for which he was named a member of the Estonian Order of the White Star), and in addition with quite a few outstanding orchestras in Europe and the U.S., together with the Baltimore Symphony and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Alekseev has additionally held the place of Chief Conductor of the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra and the Ulyanovsk Symphony Orchestra, the latter for seventeen years. Amongst different honors, he has been named as a Individuals’s Artist of the Russian Federation.


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