Vladimir Fedoseyev

People's Artist of the USSR
Four grades of the Order for Service to the Fatherland


Vladimir Fedoseyev, artistic director and chief conductor of the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra and permanent guest conductor of Opernhaus Zurich and Zurich Tonhalle, is world-famous for his interpretations of most unlike composers from various epochs and styles. Along with Mozart, Brahms or Shostakovich, his repertoire also includes less known masters like Janacek or Berg. Over his long career, Vladimir Fedoseyev has won numerous international awards: Russia’s order “For Services to the Motherland” and Austria’s Silver Cross for his services to culture (both 1996); the Gold Star from the City of Vienna (2002); the Cross of Honour for Science and Art, First Class, from the Austrian Academy (2005); the most recent Gold Medal of the International Gustav Mahler society (2007); and others.
Vladimir Fedoseyev graduated from Moscow’s Gnesins Musical Academy and Tchaikovsky Conservatory (class of Professor Leo Ginzburg) and was invited by the legendary Evgeny Mravinsky to conduct the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra. He made his opera debut also in Leningrad, his native town, in the Mariinsky Theatre.
In 1974 Vladimir Fedoseyev became artistic director and chief conductor of the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, now known as the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra. In addition, from 1997 to 2004 he was a chief conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. In recent years Maestro has worked as a guest conductor with many of the world’s leading orchestras such as the Bayerischer Rundfunk, Köln Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Berlin Philharmonic, Zurich Tonhalle (where he conducts every season) and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. He is also highly esteemed in Japan, where he was appointed a principal guest conductor of the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra in 1996. In the 2004/05 season he worked as a guest conductor with the Cleveland Orchestra and the Detroit and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras.

Beginning from January 2009 artistic director and chief conductor of the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra – Vladimir Fedoseyev is invited to be principal conductor of The Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi.

His staging of operas by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, Verdi, Berlioz, Janacek in Milan and Florence, in Vienna, Paris, Zurich and other European theatres is always a great success with the audience and is held in high esteem by the press, not least his recent performances of Dvorak’s opera “Rusalka” (The Mermaid) at the Zurich opera, “Gogol” by Lera Auerbach at Theater an der Wien, opera of Alexandre Borodin “Prince Igor” at the Zurich opera and “Cleopatra” by Jules Massenet at Salzburg Whitsun Festival.
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