234th Season

Vassily Sinaisky

Conductor

“Sinaisky, who’s conducting is precise, sensuous and who has a near perfect technique must have sharpened the senses of the Gewandhaus. This orchestra rarely plays with such boundlessly generosity, with such flexible dynamic range, with such voluptuous use of colour, so rich in detail and with such a grasp of structure. A truly great Shostakovich – moving, truthful and unsettling.”

Leipziger Volkszeitung

Vassily Sinaisky’s international career was launched in 1973 when he won the Gold Medal at the prestigious Karajan Competition in Berlin. His early work with Kirill Kondrashin at the Moscow Philharmonic and with Ilya Musin at the Leningrad Conservatoire provided him with an incomparable grounding. Soon after his success at the Karajan Competition, Sinaisky was appointed Chief Conductor of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, a post he held from 1976 to 1987. He then became Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Moscow Philharmonic, leading numerous high-profile projects with the Orchestra both in Russia and on tour around the world.

In 1996, Sinaisky was appointed Chief Guest Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, a post he holds to this day. Memorable projects with the Orchestra have included the Shostakovich and his Heroes festival in 2006, tours to Europe and China, and annual appearances at the BBC Proms. Sinaisky has also held the positions of Principal Guest Conductor of the Netherlands Philharmonic and Music Director of the Russian State Orchestra.

In 2006 Sinaisky was announced as the new Principal Conductor of the Malmo Symphony Orchestra, Sweden, coinciding with an ambitious new development plan for the orchestra. In recent seasons Sinaisky and the Orchestra have toured to the UK and to Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, while this season’s projects include performances of Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius with the Danish Radio Choir in Malmo and Copenhagen.

This season sees Sinaisky take on a further position as Conductor in Residence at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, where he will conduct a number of major new operatic productions and symphonic concerts. In December Sinaisky conducts Mahler Symphony No.2 with the Orchestra and Chorus of the Bolshoi Theatre in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire.

As a guest conductor, Sinaisky has worked with such orchestras as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Highlights of the upcoming seasons include returns to the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Berlin Radio Symphony, London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Russian National Orchestra and St Petersburg Philharmonic.

Sinaisky has a distinguished pedigree as an operatic conductor. In addition to his projects at the Bolshoi Theatre, Sinaisky recently conducted Boris Godunov at San Francisco Opera with Samuel Ramey. Other projects have included productions of Carmen and Der Rosenkavalier for English National Opera. Sinaisky’s conducting of a new production of Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at the Komische Oper Berlin received unanimous critical acclaim in the international press.

Sinaisky has a distinguished pedigree as an operatic conductor. In addition to his projects at the Bolshoi Theatre, Sinaisky recently conducted Boris Godunov at San Francisco Opera with Samuel Ramey. Other projects have included productions of Carmen and Der Rosenkavalier for English National Opera. Sinaisky’s conducting of a new production of Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at the Komische Oper Berlin received unanimous critical acclaim in the international press.

Vassily Sinaisky’s most recent recording project has been a complete set of the symphonies of Franz Schmidt for Naxos with the Malmo Symphony Orchestra. Sinaisky’s other recordings include many with the BBC Philharmonic including works by Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Shchedrin, Glinka, Liadov,

Schreker and Szymanowski. Vassily Sinaisky is a noted and influential teacher, and holds the position of Professor of Conducting at the St Petersburg Conservatoire. Vassily Sinaisky is represented by Intermusica.


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