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Felix Korobov


Russian conductor and cellist, teacher, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, Honored Artist of the Republic of Abkhazia, Principal conductor of Stanislavsky Music Theatre in Moscow, Artistic Director & Principal conductor of Tchaikovsky Moscow State conservatory.

Graduated from The Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatoire in two disciplines: cello (Professor M. Tchaikovskaya’s class) and opera and symphony conducting (Professor V. Sinaissky’s class). He continued his postgraduate studies in string ensemble (Professor A. Shilov’s class). Most outstanding professors of the Moscow Conservatory like T. Gaidamovich, A. Bonduryansky, R. Davidyan, K.Khachaturyan were among his teachers.

Mr Korobov started his career as a conductor in the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia. For three seasons he was Principal Conductor in two major opera theatres of Moscow - the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre and the Kolobov New Opera Theatre where he directed Norma, The Tsar’s Bride and others.

Since September 2004 Mr. Korobov has devoted himself solely to the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich- Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre. He has been working as music director and conductor of the performances: Aida (G. Verdi); Werther (J. Massenet); War and Peace (S. Prokofiev); Hamlet (Prince of Denmark) (Russian) Comedy (V. Kobekin); Eugene Onegin (P. Tchaikovsky); Cinderella (S. Prokofiev); L'Italiana in Algeri (G. Rossini); The Stone Flower (S. Prokofiev); Cafe Socrate (D. Milhaud, E. Satie); May Night (N. Rimsky-Korsakov); Petite Mort/Sechs Tanze (to the music by W.A. Mozart); Manon (J. Massenet); Naples (music by E. Helsted and H. S. Paulli, Niels W. Gade, H.C. Lumbye); The Little Mermaid (L. Auerbach), La forza del destino (G. Verdi); Tatiana (L. Auerbach); La Traviata (G. Verdi), Medea (L. Cherubini). He has collaborated with such renowned choreographers as John Neumeier in The Seagull, Little Mermaid and Tatiana, Oleg Vinogradov in Cinderella and Yuri Grigorovich in The Stone Flower. Mr. Korobov conducts thirty operas in Moscow theatres on a regular basis, including five operas by Rimsky-Korsakov, The Queen of Spades, Madama Butterfly etc.

He often tours both as conductor and cellist. He has worked with symphony orchestras in Russia,

Germany, Finland, Italy, the Philippines etc.

Et natum laudem inermis vim, no sed

omnis suavitate honestatisIdque

facilisi sensibus nam et.

He is a Principal Guest Conductor at the Saint-Petersburg Camerata orchestra of the State Hermitage Museum headed by S.Sondeckis. Besides, he is Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Chamber orchestra at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory. 

Since October 2017 Mr. Korobov has started the cooperation with Teatro alla Scala ("Onegin" 2017, "Manon" 2018, "The Sleeping Beauty" 2019, "Balanchine / Kylián / Béjart" 2019, "Onegin" 2019) .


Mariinsky Theatre:
1 Theatre Square
St. Petersburg
Mariinsky-2 (New Theatre):
34 Dekabristov Street
St. Petersburg
Mariinsky Concert Hall:
20 Pisareva street
St. Petersburg

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