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Alexander Vedernikov is a frequent conductor at Berlinís Komische Oper, and has worked throughout Italy at La Scala, La Fenice, the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, the Teatro Reggio di Torino, and Rome Opera. He has been credited with rebuilding the Bolshoi Theatreís historical reputation for artistic excellence. He was also responsible for developing the Bolshoiís programme of symphonic concerts, which featured very broad repertoire, and under his direction the Bolshoi orchestra toured extensively.
Alexander Vedernikov completed his musical studies at the Moscow Conservatory in 1990. In 1995 he founded the Russian Philharmonia Symphony Orchestra of which he was Artistic Director and Chief Conductor until 2004. He has conducted Russiaís State Symphony Orchestra and the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the St Petersburg Philharmonic. Since 2003 he has been a member of the conductorsí collegium of the Russian National Orchestra.
Russiaís great institutions of music and theatre and their distinctive traditions have played a decisive role in shaping Alexander Vedernikovís artistry. Born in Moscow in 1964, he was raised in a musical family. His father, also named Alexander, was a singer famed for his interpretations of such roles as Boris Godunov and Kutuzov in Prokofievís War and Peace; his mother was a professor of organ at the Moscow Conservatory. His deep commitment to Russian repertoire reaches far beyond the usual range of Romantic and twentieth-century masterworks, and he is a tireless champion of the work of Georgy Sviridov, Mieczyslaw Weinberg and Boris Tchaikovsky, as well as Taneyev and Glinka.
Glazunov & Schoeck: Works for violin and orchestra
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
|Concerto quasi una fantasia in B flat major, Op 21 (Schoeck)|
|Mazurka-oberek in D major (Glazunov)|
|Meditation in D major, Op 32 (Glazunov)|
|Violin Concerto in A minor, Op 82 (Glazunov)|