Mikhail Kirchhoff is the principal conductor of Moscow Youth Symphony Orchestra, the principal conductor of the Kaliningrad Music Theatre, the Artistic director and the principal conductor of the festival “Eurasian stars”, the principal conductor of the festival “Ak Ertis”.
Teacher at the State Musical Pedagogical Institute named M.M. Ippolitova-Ivanov (Moscow).
Mikhail Kirchhoff was born in 1982 in Moscow.
He began his education in the Victor Popov Academy of Choral Art. In 2009 he graduated with honors from the Moscow State P.İ. Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
2010-2012 worked in Istanbul State Opera.
2012-2017 worked in Samsun State Opera.
2018-2020 is the main guest conductor of the State Symphony Orchestra “Academy of soloists” (Kazakhstan).
Performed with various orchestras in Germany, Italy, France, Austria, Latvia, Malta, Turkey, Russia, Kazakhstan and many others
The Honored Art Worker of the Russian Federation, Rector of State Musical Pedagogical Institute named after M. Ippolitov-Ivanov, Professor of the Moscow Conservatory, the President of Regional Public Foundation «Russian Performing Art», the soloist of Moscow Philharmonic Society, the Artistic Director of the Moscow Youth Chamber Orchestra, Member of the Council for culture under the Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
Graduated from the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music (violin), had his post-graduate study at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory.
Valery Vorona is engaged in intensive concert activity as a violinist and conductor, performs in the best concert halls of Russia and abroad, participates in prestigious music festivals. He has performed with such famous musicians as Yuriy Bashmet, Maxim Vengerov, Sergey Kravchenko, Viktor Tretyakov, Nikolai Petrov, Vadim Repin, Saulius Sondeckis, Vladimir Ponkin, Paolo Valieri, Dora Schvarzberg, Bridgit Anjerer, Valery Afanassiev, Borislav Strulev, Boris Frumkin, as well as the stars of a new generation of musicians Pavel Dombrovsky, Boris Andrianov, Denis Shapovalov and others.
Born on January 1, 1947 in the city of Ovruch, Zhytomyr region of Ukraine.
In 1962 he graduated from school there.
In 1966 he graduated from the music college in Kaliningrad.
Graduated from the Saratov State Conservatory in 1974.
In 1986 he returned to Kaliningrad, in 1987 he created and devoted his entire creative life to the Kaliningrad Symphony Orchestra.
The ensemble, whose artistic director and chief conductor is Arkady Feldman, represents the Russian musical art with great success and tours in Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Poland.
Arkady Feldman maintains creative ties with the Bolshoi Theater of Russia, the opera studio of the Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky, the Minsk Operetta Theater, the Saratov Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra A. Schnittke, German choral collectives.
As a guest conductor Arkady Felman worked with many Russian ensembles, orchestras in Lithuania, Poland, USA, Mexico.
Feldman A.A. - Honored Art Worker of Russia, member of the Union of Composers of Russia, laureate of the Kant Prize, the Inspiration Prize for the creation and performance of highly artistic works of literary and poetry, musical, theatrical, visual and decorative and applied arts, the Prize of the Kaliningrad Region “Recognition” for achievements in the field of culture, literature and art, is an honorary citizen of the city of Kaliningrad.
The chief conductor of the South Ural philharmonic orchestra is Adik Abdurakhmanov. He is the Honourable Artist of the Russian Federation, a graduate of the St. Petersburg and Ural conservatories. His achievements are honoured with the commendations by V. Spivakov’s international charity foundation, New Names international charity foundation, Union of composers of Russian Federation.
As a soloist and a conductor he toured throughout Russia, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Latvia, and Lithuania. He is the art director of the Chelyabinsk branch of the New Names interregional charity foundation, which supports gifted young musicians. He is a founder, art director and chief conductor of the children’s chamber orchestra «Young Klassika» the purpose of which is professional formation and development of young musicians. A. Abdurakhmanov is a professor and the head of the department of orchestra, string, wind and percussion instruments of Chelyabinsk state institute of culture. A lot of A. Abdurakhmanov’s pupils are laureates of all-Russia and international musical contests; some of them work in the leading orchestras of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Switzerland, the USA and Israel.
Graduated from The Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatoire in two disciplines: cello (Professor M. Tchaikovskaya’s class) and opera and symphony conducting (Professor V. Sinaissky’s class). He continued his postgraduate studies in string ensemble (Professor A. Shilov’s class). Most outstanding professors of the Moscow Conservatory like T. Gaidamovich, A. Bonduryansky, R. Davidyan, K.Khachaturyan were among his teachers.
Mr Korobov started his career as a conductor in the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia. For three seasons he was Principal Conductor in two major opera theatres of Moscow - the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre and the Kolobov New Opera Theatre where he directed Norma, The Tsar’s Bride and others.
Grammy nominated conductor, cellist and conductor Dmitry Yablonksy was born in Moscow into a musical family. He began playing the cello when he was 5 years old and was accepted to the Central Music School for gifted children. At the age of 9 he gave his orchestral debut playing Haydn’s cello concerto.
Since then, his career had taken him to the most important stages in the world, such as the Carnegie Hall, La Scala, Moscow Great Hall, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, Taiwan National Hall, Teatre Mogador, Cite de la Musique, Louvre, among others.
He regularly plays with important artists as Boris Berezovsky, Vadim Repin, Shlomo Mintz, Itamar Golan, Yuri Bashmet, and has collaborated with artists as Monserrat Caballé, Roberto Alagna, Olga Borodina, ... He played Mº Penderecki’s Cello concerto with the composer at the podium.
Aleksei Niaga was born in 1979 in Leningrad. He received his primary musical education at the Choir School named after Mikhail Glinka. In 2002 he graduated from the St. Petersburg Сonservatory with a degree in choral conducting (class of professor Kudriavtseva). Aleksei is a laureate of the II Prize at the International Competition of Choir Conductors named after Aleksandr Yurlov (2001). He continued his studying at the сonservatory for opera and symphonic conducting (class of professor Titov).
During his studying Aleksei conducted “The Barber of Seville”, “The Tsar's Bride” and “Faust” at the Opera and Ballet Theatre of the St. Petersburg Сonservatory. At the Eric Sapaev Mari State Opera and Ballet Theatre he staged the opera “May Night” as a music director.
Michael Laus studied in Malta with Carmelo Pace and Cynthia Turner, and then graduated in piano, harpsichord, composition, and conducting at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi of Milan in 1982. He later participated in master classes in conducting given by George Manahan in the United States and Vladimir Delman in Bologna.
As Resident Conductor of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra for the past 30 years, he has led the orchestra in symphonic concerts both in Malta’s main concert venues and on tour in Belgium and Italy. He has conducted several opera productions which include the Mozart/Da Ponte trilogy, Die Zauberflöte, L’Elisir d’amore, Lucia di Lammermoor, Rigoletto, La Traviata, Otello, Falstaff, La Bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, Gianni Schicchi, Roméo et Juliette, Werther, Pagliacci and L’amico Fritz, as well as lesser-known titles such as Cimarosa’s Il matrimonio segreto and Nino Rota’s La notte di un nevrastenico. His performed repertoire includes the major symphonies of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Handel’s Messiah, the Mozart and Verdi Requiems, Jenkins’ Mass for Peace and other works from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries with several first performances of works by contemporary composers. In July, 2016, he conducted the first European performance of Arvo Pärt’s Greater Antiphons, in the composer’s presence, and in November 2016 he conducted a highly acclaimed performance of Verdi’s Requiem. He opened the first edition of the Valletta International Baroque Festival in 2013, and the second edition with Handel’s Messiah. Other soloists with whom he has collaborated include Katia Ricciarelli, Cecilia Gasdia, Joseph Calleja, Brigitte Engerer, Pietro de Maria, Andrea Griminelli, and his wife, the soprano Miriam Gauci.