Dmitri Jurowski


Born in Moscow in 1979, Dmitri Jurowski comes from a Russian musical family. His grandfather Vladimir was a well-known composer, while his father Michail and his brother Vladimir, who is seven years older, are conductors as well. Dmitri Jurowski began his musical career playing cello. At the age of six he was already taking lessons at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory; after his family resettled in Germany, he continued his education in Berlin and Rostock. In 2003 he completed his studies in conducting at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin and soon began to acquire practical experience working as an assistant for his father with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and at the Komische Oper. He made his debut as opera conductor in the 2004-05 season in a production of Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges, which was performed on 23 different stages throughout Italy. Dmitri Jurowski has since appeared as guest artist at numerous opera houses. He has conducted Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel at the Komische Oper Berlin, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin at the Bavarian Staatsoper, and Prokofiev’s Betrothal in a Monastery at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia. Jurowski has been engaged by the Deutsche Oper Berlin for Giordano’s André Chenier, by the Wexford Festival in Ireland for Dvořák’s Rusalka, and by the Monte Carlo Opera for Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame. In the 2011-12 season he begins his tenure as General Music Director for Flemish Opera in Antwerp and Ghent, where he made his debut in 2009 with Tchaikovsky’s Mazeppa. Dmitri Jurowski has in the meantime developed a wide-ranging concert repertory, which he performs with such orchestras as the Dresden Philharmonic, the Residentie Orchestra of The Hague, the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, and the Munich Radio Orchestra.

July 2010