Vladimir Jurowski - Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor
One of today's most sought-after and dynamic conductors, acclaimed worldwide for his incisive musicianship and adventurous artistic commitment.
'Jurowski and the LPO were on exceptional form, and the performance had a real edge-of-your-seat excitement.'The Guardian, Sep 2012
Vladimir Jurowski was born in Moscow, 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 High Schools of Music in Dresden and Berlin. 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, Covent Garden, with Nabucco.
Jurowski was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2003, becoming the Orchestra's Principal Conductor in September 2007. His position is generously supported by the Tsukanov Family Foundation.
Concerts conducted by Vladimir Jurowski
Jurowski also holds the titles of Principal Artist of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Artistic Director of the Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra. In 2015 he was appointed the next Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, a position he will take up in September 2017, and also accepted the honorary position of Artistic Director of the Enescu International Festival in Bucharest, also from 2017. He has previously held the positions of First Kapellmeister of the Komische Oper, Berlin (1997–2001); Principal Guest Conductor of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna (2000–03); Principal Guest Conductor of the Russian National Orchestra (2005–09); and Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera (2001–13).
'Vladimir Jurowski's programme of British and Russian orchestral firecrackers demonstrated the outstanding form we're currently enjoying from the London Philharmonic.'Classical Source, Oct 2012
He is a regular guest with many leading orchestras in both Europe and North America, including the Berlin and Oslo Philharmonic orchestras; the Dresden Staatskapelle; the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester; the Tonhalle Orchester Zurich; and the Royal Concertgebouw, Philadelphia, Chicago Symphony, Bavarian Radio Symphony and Mahler Chamber orchestras.
'Quite apart from the immaculate preparation and the most elegant conducting style in the business, Jurowski programmes with an imagination matched by none of London's other principal conductors.'The Arts Desk, Dec 2012
Jurowski made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, in 1999 with Rigoletto, and has since returned for Jenůfa, The Queen of Spades, Hansel and Gretel and Die Frau ohne Schatten. He has conducted Parsifal and Wozzeck at Welsh National Opera; War and Peace at the Opera National de Paris; Eugene Onegin at Teatro alla Scala, Milan; Ruslan and Ludmila at the Bolshoi Theatre; and Iolanta and Die Teufel von Loudon at the Dresden Semperoper, as well as numerous operas at Glyndebourne Festival Opera including The Magic Flute, La Cenerentola, Otello, Macbeth, Falstaff, Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Don Giovanni, The Rake’s Progress, The Cunning Little Vixen, Ariadne auf Naxos and Peter Eötvös’s Love and Other Demons. The Glyndebourne production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, led by Vladimir Jurowski with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Glyndebourne Chorus won the 2015 BBC Music Magazine Opera Award.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra has released a wide selection of Vladimir Jurowski's live recordings with the Orchestra on its LPO Label, including Brahms's complete symphonies; Mahler's Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2; Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 3 and Symphonic Dances; Tchaikovsky's Symphonies 1, 4, 5, 6 and Manfred; and works by Turnage, Vaughan Williams, Zemlinsky, Holst, Britten, Shostakovich, Honegger and Haydn.
Jurowski's discography also includes the first ever recording of the cantata Exil by Giya Kancheli for ECM; Meyerbeer's L'etoile du Nord for Marco Polo; Massenet's Werther for BMG; and a series of records for PentaTone with the Russian National Orchestra. His tenure as Music Director at Glyndebourne has been documented in a CD release of Prokofiev's Betrothal in a Monastery, and DVD releases of his performances of La Cenerentola, Gianni Schicchi, Die Fledermaus, Don Giovanni, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Rachmaninoff's The Miserly Knight. Other DVD releases include Hansel and Gretel from the Metropolitan Opera New York; his first concert as the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Principal Conductor featuring works by Wagner, Berg and Mahler; and DVDs with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (Beethoven's Symphonies Nos. 4 and 7) and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe (Strauss and Ravel), all released by Medici Arts.
Recordings on the LPO Label conducted by Vladimir Jurowski