Konstantin Chudovsky

Conductor

Principal Conductor of Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile

Neue Zürcher Zeitung says:

“He has genuine, full-bodied musicianship. With small, sensitive gestures (without a baton), he sets the music in motion, imbuing it with emotion, blending colours exquisitely.” (17/12/2014)

El Mercurio says:

“This beautiful work also had a high musical achievement. Young director Konstantin Chudovsky, capable of leading a work like this without score, attended every vocal and instrumental detail, was subtle even in the most exuberant sound expression, distinguished musical frames and kept an absolute correlation with the regie. Just outstanding”. (05/2011)

Biography

Principal Conductor of Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile Konstantin Chudovsky is a young multiple award-winning Russian opera, ballet and symphony conductor. In 2011 the Financial Times Magazine mentioned him among 25 Russians to watch: “Young conductor Konstantin Chudovsky is one of the country’s movers and shakers.” The magazine El Mercurio praised Chudovsky for his extraordinary conducting abilities in opera where “without score, he elaborated every vocal and instrumental detail, was subtle even in the most exuberant sound expression, distinguished musical frames and kept an absolute correlation with the regie. Just remarkable.” Speaking six languages fluently (Russian, English, German, Italian, Spanish, and French) has enabled him to master a wide operatic repertoire, and his extraordinary musical memory allows him to conduct music by heart without consulting a full score.

Recent highlights include the opening of the Youth Programme of the Theater an der Wien with a production of Rossini’s La cambiale di matrimonio with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra at the Vienna Kammeroper, followed by a successful production of the ballet La Cenerentola. In 2014 Chudovsky was conducting Il Trovatore in Limoges and Cinderella at the Opera de Lyon in Reims. In March 2016 he will debut with the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra. He is re-invited by the Ekaterinburg State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre to lead the productions of Verdi’s Rigoletto and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.

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Reviews

“Chudovsky, conducting the entire program by heart, demonstrated his sovereign dominion of the pieces”.

ABRIL 2014. Andante para cuerdas (Leng), Simphony n.° 6 (Beethoven), Spring & The Bells (Rachmaninoff) – Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra

El Mercurio

“The Teatro Municipal named this concert “Gathering of Giants”. The title is not an unjustified one because of Brahms’ concert summit position; because of the work that followed it, the Symphony No. 6, op. 54 by Shostakovich; and because of Konstantin Chudovsky’s both artistic and physical height; he moved at ease while conducting this piece of his compatriot, without the podium and by heart”.

JULY 2013. Piano Concierto n.° 1 (Brahms), Symphony n.° 6 (Shostakovich) • Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra

El Mercurio

“This beautiful work also had a high musical achievement. Young director Konstantin Chudovsky, capable of leading a work like this without score, attended every vocal and instrumental detail, was subtle even in the most exuberant sound expression, distinguished musical frames and kept an absolute correlation with the regie. Just outstanding”.

JULY 2011. Boris Godunov • Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra & Teatro Municipal Choir.

El Mercurio

“Special mention deserves conductor Chudovsky. With remarkable communication, he achieved splendid results and everything augurs an upward career”.

March 2012. Dances of Galanta (Kodály), Flute Concerto (Rouse), El sombrero de tres picos (De Falla) • Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra.

El Mercurio

“One feature that was immediately noticed in this season opining was the beautiful sound generated by the Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra. The ensemble’s rise is becoming increasingly perceptible and its association with Chudovsky becomes attractive looking towards the future”.

MARCH 2013. Carmina Burana (Orff ) • Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra & Teatro Municipal Choir

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“He made a careful interpretation of a work to which he is completely connected. He conducted with no score and even the tiniest detail was under control, from the pit to the choir. A precise, methodical and accurate conduction. Everything worked like clockwork. And this, with no lack of passion; on the contrary, he managed to pass on opposed emotions and also that dull and underground roar that lives in Verdi’s operas and that is often covered by the dominant melody. Furthermore, he succeeded in making the Philharmonic Orchestra, at times, to reach the elusive Verdian color, especially by emphasizing the rough and sorrowing character of the bass strings”. —

La Tercera, Septembre 2013. Il Trovatore • Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra & Teatro Municipal Choir.

“Konstantin Chudovsky’s athletic conducting got the most from every player and singer, and he had the Wiener KammerOrchester savouring the crescendos and taking care of nuances”.

BACHTRACK, OCTOBER 2012. La Cambiale di Matrimonio • Wiener Kammeroper.

“To this was added, this time, an additional wit: the complicity of conductor Konstantin Chudovsky who, from the pit, not only had the baton, but he also played the harpsichord and, to accompany the Count in Se il mio nome, the guitar; he also made funny gestures to the stage that ended up making laugh Bruno Praticó, one of the protagonists. Beyond that, Chudovsky has an interesting vision of Rossini’s work, one of great vitality, volume and distinct nuances for the lyricism and delightful coloristic effects”.

LA TERCERA, JUNE 2013. Il Barbiere di Siviglia • Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra & Teatro Municipal Choir

“The production of The Swan Lake presented at the 2013 Season of the Teatro Municipal de Santiago will make history as a special event where dance and music were ideally compound (…) The conductor brought out all the details and emphasized with great vigor the climactic moments, thus achieving a fully symphonic development. Bright were the most intimate and chamber-like passages and the solo performance of the musicians of the Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra”.

BEETHOVEN FM, JUNE 2013 The Swan Lake • Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra & Santiago Ballet