234th Season

Vadim Afanasiev

Artistic Director

Date of birth: 26 August 1944
Place of birth: Essentuki, Stavropol region, Russia

Orchestras conducted
Orch. of Maly Theatre of Opera and Ballet
Symphony orch. of St.Petersburg Philharmonic Society
Orch. of Music Theatre in St. Petersburg Conservatoire
Symphony orchestras in Yaroslavl, Kazan, Rostov-Don, Ulyanovsk

Qualifications
Two diplomas of St. Petersburg Conservatoire:
Choral conductor (1968),
opera and symphony conductor (1976)

Scientific activities
President of the Fund "Singers of Russia",
Academician of the Russian Academy of Tourism

Lecture
Assistant Professor of St. Petersburg Conservatoire

The favorite music to conduct
Symphonies and operas by Moussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Rachmainov, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Brahms, Puccini, Beethoven, Verdi, Mozart, Ravel

Former employment
Assistant Professor of St. Petersburg Conservatoire,
Conductor of State Concert Orchestra,
Leading conductor of State Academic Choir of USSR,
Conductor of Maly Theatre of Opera and Ballet

Examples of recent performances
Ballet: "Macbeth" by Kalosh, "Razboiniki" (Robbers) by Minkov.
Opera: "La Boheme" and "Chio-Chio-San" by Puccini, "Servant-Mistress" by Pergolezi, "Telephone" by Menotti, "Eugeny Onegin" and "La Dama di Piche" by Tchaikovsky, "Boris Godunov" by Moussorgsky

Referees
Maris Yansons
Leading conductor of The national Symphony Orchestra, Oslo, Norway, conductor of St. Petersburg State Philharmonic
Vladimir Spivakov
artistic director of the Moscow State Chamber Orchestra
"Virtuosos of Moscow"

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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