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Gergiev, Valery (conductor)
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Valery Gergiev (conductor)

Valery Gergiev, one of the world’s finest conductors, is Artistic and General Director of the Mariinsky Theatre. As well as managing the Mariinsky Theatre, he is Music Director of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and works with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic and the Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala. He has founded and organised musical festivals of world renown such as the Gergiev Festival Mikkeli (Finland), the Rotterdam Philharmonic Gergiev Festival (The Netherlands), Stars of the White Nights Festival (Saint Petersburg) and the Moscow Easter Festival.

At the Mariinsky Theatre Gergiev has overseen the emergence of a plethora of world-class singers. Under his direction the theatre’s opera and ballet repertoires have become much richer and more diverse, now including a broad range of works from 18th to 20th century classics as well as music by contemporary composers. In 2006 the Concert Hall opened on the site of workshops that had burnt down, and 2 May 2013 saw the opening of the new Mariinsky Theatre (Mariinsky-II) alongside the historical building, thanks to which the Mariinsky Theatre was transformed into a theatre and concert complex unparalleled in Russia.

Gergiev’s numerous awards and prizes include prestigious government decorations from Russia, Germany, Italy, France, Japan, the Netherlands and Poland. He is Dean of the Faculty of Arts of the St Petersburg State University, Co-Chairman of the Organisational Committee of the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, Chairman of the All-Russian Choral Society and Honorary President of the Edinburgh International Festival. In 2012 Gergiev was awarded the titles of Honorary Doctor of the Moscow State University and Honorary Professor of the St Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire.


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