Philippe Chizhevski

Conductor

Biography

“One of the most extraordinary, in some ways even extravagant, but at the same time original and unusually deep” – this is how conductor Philippe Chizhevski is acclaimed by both the enthusiastic public and the demanding critics.

Chizhevski collaborates as a guest conductor with orchestras and ensembles such as Tokio New City Orchestra, Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, Brandenburgische Staatsorchester, Lithuanian chamber orchestra, State Svetlanov symphonic orchestra (artistic director Vladimir Jurowski until 2021), among others.

He is a laureate of The National Russian Conductor Competition (2008); winner of the Golden Mask theatre award for the “Best Conductor’s Work in Opera” (2019); winner of the international BraVo music award (2019).

2014 – 2022 he has been a guest conductor at the Bolshoi theatre. Artistic director of number of music festivals, among which are: Baroque music festival at the Bolshoi theatre (Moscow, season 2014/2015).

Chizhevski is a co-founder, with Maria Grilikhes, of the Questa Musica ensemble, which has mounted large projects. As its chief conductor, he conducted such performances as Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Newsky’s Franziskus, Michael Nyman’s Prologue to Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell, Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale, Mozart’s Così fan tutte, an opera serias The Drillalians by Kourliandski, Filanovsky, Sioumak, Sysoev, Rannev, Galileo Opera for Violin and Scientist by Newski, Bodrov, Kourlianski, Chernegin, Karmanov, Handel’s The Triumph of Time and Disillusion, Offenbach’s La Périchole, Frid and Zimmerman’s The Diary of Anne Frank, Bise’s Carmen.

From 2011 until 2022 he tought opera and symphonic conducting at the Moscow Conservatory.

Philippe Chizhevski was born in Moscow. Graduated the Moscow Conservatory, specialising in choral conducting and opera and symphonic.