Maestro Michail Jurowski will make his US debut conducting the esteemed The Cleveland Orchestra with four concerts from 2 – 5 May, 2019. The renowned conductor is joined by Russian virtuoso Vadim Gluzman for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. The programme continues with Shostakovich’s monumental Symphony No. 11: The Year 1905.
Born in Moscow in 1945, Michail Jurowski is the son of the composer Wladimir Jurowski and grandson of the conductor David Block. His sons Vladimir and Dmitri are also internationally renowned conductors. Michail Jurowski grew up in a circle of internationally acclaimed artists of the former Soviet Union such as Ojstrach, Rostropovitch, Kogan, Gilels, and Chatchaturjan. Dmitri Shostakovich was a close family friend and he and Michail not only spoke often but would also play four-hand piano pieces together. Such experiences had a huge influence on the young musician and it is therefore no coincidence that today Michail Jurowski is one of the leading interpreters of Shostakovich’s music. In 2012 Michail Jurowski was awarded the third International Shostakovich Prize by the Shostakovich Gohrisch Foundation.
For more information and to purchase tickets to the concerts on 2, 3, 4 and 5 May at Severance Hall, please visit www.clevelandorchestra.com