Born in Moscow in 1972 as the son of conductor Michail Jurowski, Vladimir Jurowski first studied at the conservatory of his native city. After the family moved to Germany in 1990, he continued his studies at the conservatories 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; the following year saw his first appearance at London’s Royal Opera House with Verdi’s Nabucco. Vladimir Jurowski was Principal Kapellmeister at the Komische Oper Berlin from 1997 to 2000, and from 2001 to 2013 he presided over the Glyndebourne Festival as Music Director. His close ties with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, which appointed him Principal Guest Conductor in 2003, culminated in his appointment as Principal Conductor in 2007 — a post he held until 2021. Jurowski has helmed the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin since 2017 and has been General Music Director of the Bavarian State Opera and the Bavarian State Orchestra since 2021. He is also Principal Artist with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and served as Artistic Director of the Enescu Festival in Bucharest until 2021. He regularly collaborates with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the ensemble unitedberlin. Vladimir Jurowski has appeared at such houses as the Metropolitan Opera, Opéra national de Paris, Dresden’s Semperoper, La Scala in Milan, and the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. He made his Salzburg Festival debut in 2017 with Berg’s Wozzeck, and in 2018 he led Schreker’s Die Gezeichneten at Zurich Opera. He has conducted the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics, the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago and San Francisco Symphonies, and the Philadelphia and Cleveland Orchestras. Vladimir Jurowski was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award in 2007.

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

July 2023