Vladimir Jurowski


Vladimir Jurowski, who was born in 1972 as the son of the conductor Michail Jurowski in Moscow, initially studied at the Conservatory of his native city. After the family moved to Germany in 1990, he continued his training at the Music Academies of Dresden and Berlin with Rolf Reuter and Semion Skigin. He made his international debut in 1995 with Rimsky-Korsakov’s May Night at the Wexford Festival, which was followed the next year by his first appearance at the Royal Opera House in London with Verdi’s Nabucco. Vladimir Jurowski was First Kapellmeister at the Komische Oper in Berlin from 1997 to 2000 and led the Glyndebourne Festival as Music Director from 2001 to 2013. His close relationship with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, which named him First Guest Conductor in 2003, resulted in his appointment in 2007 to Principal Conductor – a position he still holds. Since the beginning of the 2017-18 season, Jurowski has additionally served as head of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Director of the Enescu Festival in Bu-charest. He regularly works with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment as Principal Artist and belongs to the executive board of the Russian National Orchestra. Vladimir Jurowski has appeared with such opera companies as the Metropolitan Opera, the Opéra national de Paris, Dresden Semperoper, La Scala in Milan, and the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie. He made his debuts at the Bavarian Staatsoper in 2015 with Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel and at the Salzburg Festival in 2017 with Berg’s Wozzeck. He has conducted the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics, the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Chicago and San Francisco Symphonies, and the Philadelphia and Cleveland Orchestras. In 2007 Vladimir Jurowski won the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award.

LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 11 August 2011 in a concert with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in works by Mendelssohn and Henze.

November 2017