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Nikolay Alexeev

ConductorDeputy artistic director of Philharmonia
Peoples artist of Russian Federation
Winner of the International Herbert von Karajan Foundation competition
Laureate of the State Prize of the Republic of Estonia


Nikolay Alexeev - People's Artist of Russia, deputy Artistic Director of the St.Petersburg Philharmonia graduated from the Leningrad Choral College named after M.I.Glinka and the Leningrad Conservatory, where he studied choral conducting with A.Mikhailov and opera and symphony conducting with M.Jansons. The creative activity of the musician, the laureate of international contests such as the Herbert von Karajan Foundation (West Berlin, 1982), V.Talich (Prague, 1985) and Min-On (Tokyo, 1985), is extremely rich. He led the Orchestra of the Zagreb Philharmonic, conducted the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bolshoi Symphony and the Russian National Orchestra. He has worked with such foreign orchestras as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the philharmonic orchestras of Rotterdam, Dresden, Stuttgart and Copenhagen, the symphony orchestras of Berlin and Baltimore, the Liverpool Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Scottish BBC Symphony orchestra and the New Japan Philharmonic.

From 2001-2010, Nikolay Alexeev led the oldest orchestra in the Baltic States - the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra (for which the musician was awarded the State Culture Prize of the Republic of Estonia). At present, the artists concert activity covers the countries of Europe (Germany, France, Italy, UK, Belgium, Netherlands), Latin America, Japan and the United States.

Since 2000, Nikolai Alexeev has been the conductor of the St.Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. The musicians repertoire encompasses the Viennese classics, works by Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich. With Nikolay Alexeev, the orchestra has performed all Brahms' symphonies, a number of works by Stravinsky and Prokofiev, Mahler's Eighth Symphony, "Gurre-Lieder" by Schoenberg and "Turangalila" by Messiaen. The conductor regularly introduces the audience to new compositions. Thus, Tishchenkos Second and Fifth "Dante Symphony", Slonimskys Thirteenth Symphony, Korolevs "Figure of Speech" and "Heretic", Korchmars "Royal Chants" as well as the Russian premieres of the First Symphony and Wunderbare Leiden by Borisova-Ollas, the St Petersburg premieres of Shchedrin's Concerto Cantabile and Paganinis Fifth violin Concerto first sounded with Alexeev at the podium.

Nikolay Alexeevs plans for the 2016/2017 Season program include collaboration with the State Hermitage Museum. One of the subjects will be the Gospel parable of the Prodigal Son, and the performance of the "Isle of the dead" by Rachmaninoff with the demonstration of an image of Böcklins picture, with the same title, on the screen as well as the premiere of Rachmaninoff's First Symphony transformed into the Piano and Orchestra version by A.Warenberg (who previously transcribed the Second Symphony into the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra 5), and the journey through the pages of the musical "Faustiana" (Liszt, Wagner, Berlioz, Gounod and Slonimsky), the new Philharmonic concert series devoted to the works of Dvorak, as well as one of the events of the "Arts Square" Festival - the performance of Scriabin's "Prometheus" including the light show envisioned by the composer.

Nearest concerts

December, 2017
08:00 pm

St. Petersburg Philharmonia Title Partner
Grand Hall:
191186, St. Petersburg, Mikhailovskaya st., 2
+7 (812) 240-01-80, +7 (812) 240-01-00, 064
Small Hall:
191011, St. Petersburg, Nevsky av., 30
+7 (812) 571-83-33, +7 (812) 571-42-37, 064
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, Lunch break: 3.00 to 4.00 pm
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