Владимир Юровский

Biography

Born in Moscow as a son of conductor Mikhail Jurowski, Vladimir Jurowski completed the first part of his musical studies in his native town at the Music College of the Moscow Conservatory. In 1990 he moved with his family to Germany where he continued his studies at High Schools of Music in Dresden and in Berlin, studying conducting with Rolf Reuter and vocal coaching with Semion Skigin.

In 1995 he made his international debut at the Wexford Festival, where he conducted Rimsky-Korsakov's May Night. The same year saw his brilliant debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in Nabucco.
In the season 1996/97 Jurowski has joined the ensemble of Komische Oper Berlin. A season later he has been given the title of First Kapellmeister of this theatre. He continued working at the Komische Oper on a permanent basis until 2001. Since 1997 Vladimir Jurowski has been a guest at some of the world's leading musical institutions such as the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Opera National de Paris, Theatre de la Monnaie Bruxelles, Maggio Musicale Festival Florence, Rossini Opera Festival Pesaro, Edinburgh Festival, Semperoper Dresden, Teatro Comunale di Bologna (where he has served as Principal Guest Conductor between 2000 and 2003). In 1999 he debuted at the Metropolitan Opera New York with Rigoletto and has returned on numerous occasions since.

In January 2001 Vladimir Jurowski took up the position as Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera and in 2003 was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, becoming the orchestra's Principal Conductor in May 2006. He also holds the title "Principal Artist" of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and from 2005 to 2009 served as Principal Guest Conductor of the Russian National Orchestra with whom he will continue to work in the years ahead.

Vladimir Jurowski has made highly successful debuts with a number of world's leading orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Rotterdam and Oslo Philharmonic orchestras, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Dresden Staatskapelle, and in the US with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

His operatic appearances have included Jenufa, The Queen of Spades and Hansel und Gretel at the Metropolitan Opera, Parsifal and Wozzeck at the Welsh National Opera, War and Peace at the Opera National de Paris, Eugene Onegin at La Scala Milan, as well as Die Zauberfloete, La Cenerentola, Otello, Macbeth, Falstaff, Tristan und Isolde, and Peter Eotvos’ Love and Other Demons at Glyndebourne Opera.

Jurowski’s discography includes the first ever recording of the cantata Exile by Giya Kancheli for ECM (1994), L’etoile du Nord by Meyerbeer for Naxos-Marco Polo (1996), Werther for BMG (1999), as well as live recordings of works by Rakhmaninov, Turnage, Tchaikovsky, Britten and Shostakovich on London Philharmonic Orchestra's own label, and Prokofiev's Betrothal in a Monastery on Glyndebourne Opera's own label. He also records for PentaTone with the Russian National Orchestra, with releases to date including Tchaikovsky's Suite No. 3 and Stravinsky's Divertimento from Le baiser de la fee, Shostakovich Symphonies No 1 & 6, Prokofiev Symphony No 5, and Tchaikovsky’s Hamlet Incidental Music.

Glyndebourne have released DVD recordings of his performances of La Cenerentola, Gianni Schicchi, Die Fledermaus, and Rachmaninov’s The Miserly Knight, and other recent DVD releases include Hansel und Gretel from the Metropolitan Opera New York, and his first concert as London Philharmonic Orchestra’s principal conductor featuring works by Wagner, Berg and Mahler (released by Medici Arts).

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