Prize-winner at the II Competition of Russian Conductors (1988).
Graduated from the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire, specialising in choral conducting and opera and symphony conducting. From 1981-1988 was a conductor with the Musical Comedy Theatre. Taught choral and symphony conducting at the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire from 1989-2000 as well as running international master classes.
From 1990-1996 directed the Conservatoire Chamber Chorus (1st prize at the International Competition in Hajnowka, Poland, 1993). From 1994-1996 directed the Chamber Chorus of Smolny Cathedral, St Petersburg, and from 1996-2000 was a guest conductor with the St Petersburg Congress Orchestra. Has toured with St Petersburg choruses, ballet companies and symphony orchestras to more than twenty countries. Has staged opera productions in Finland (Gounod?s Faust in Pori) and Estonia (Paisiello?s Il barbiere di Siviglia).
Principal Chorus Master at the Mariinsky Theatre since 2000. At the Mariinsky Theatre he has conducted performances of Eugene Onegin, La traviata, Samson et Dalila and Don Pasquale (in concert). Has toured abroad with soloists of the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers (performances of Le nozze di Figaro and Il barbiere di Siviglia). Under the direction of Andrei Petrenko, the Mariinsky Theatre Chorus has performed programmes a cappella in St Petersburg, Moscow, Helsinki, Bern and London.