This week the dynamic Russian conductor Vasily Petrenko makes his debut at the helm of the legendary Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
Chief Conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Chief Conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Chief Conductor of the European Union Youth Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia, Petrenko will lead the orchestra at the Berlin Philharmonie on 15th and 16th February at 20:00, 17th February at 19:00, and at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig on 18th February at 18:00. The programme for all performances will be Schubert’s Overture from the Incidental Music to Rosamunde, Schoenberg’s Violin Concerto (featuring Michael Barenboim as soloist, also making his debut appearances with the orchestra), and a second half of Ravel’s La Valse, and Suite No. 2 from Daphnis et Chloé. Saturday’s concert will be transmitted live on the Digital Concert Hall and subsequently available in the DCH archive.
Petrenko is a regular guest on the podium with many of the world’s most prestigious orchestras including the Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Sydney and Melbourne Symphonies, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the London and Israel Philharmonics, and the Vienna and Montreal Symphony Orchestras, and in North America the Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the San Francisco, Boston, Pittsburgh and Chicago Symphony Orchestras. He also has a strong presence in the opera house, having worked at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Opera de Paris, Mikhailovsky Theatre of St Petersburg, Opernhaus Zurich, Staatsoper Hamburg and the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich. Forthcoming highlights in 2018 include appearances at the Edinburgh Festival with the Oslo Philharmonic, and the Grafenegg Festival with the European Union Youth Orchestra, and he will return to the Chicago Symphony and Cleveland Orchestra in summer 2018 for concerts at their prestigious summer festivals Ravinia and Blossom.
In September 2017, Vasily Petrenko was honoured with the Artist of the Year award at the prestigious annual Gramophone Awards, one decade on from receiving their Young Artist of the Year award in October 2007.