VASILY PETRENKO

Music Director, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Chief Conductor, European Union Youth Orchestra
Conductor Laureate , Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Artistic Director, State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia (“Evgeny Svetlanov”)

VASILY PETRENKO

Music Director, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Chief Conductor, European Union Youth Orchestra
Conductor Laureate , Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Artistic Director Designate, State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia (“Evgeny Svetlanov”)

VASILY PETRENKO

Music Director, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Chief Conductor, European Union Youth Orchestra
Conductor Laureate , Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Artistic Director Designate, State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia (“Evgeny Svetlanov”)

VASILY PETRENKO

Music Director, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Chief Conductor, European Union Youth Orchestra
Conductor Laureate , Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Artistic Director Designate, State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia (“Evgeny Svetlanov”)

NEWS

Vasily Petrenko and RPO Embark on US tour in January 2022

Vasily Petrenko and RPO Embark on US tour in January 2022

In January 2022, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will return to the USA for the first time in two years for a coast-to-coast tour, for a grand total of fourteen concerts in nine venues across the country. Taking place during the orchestra’s 75th  anniversary, the...

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Watch: Vasily Petrenko in conversations with YolanDa Brown!

Watch: Vasily Petrenko in conversations with YolanDa Brown!

Award-winning UK saxophonist and broadcaster, YolanDa Brown, sat down with Vasily Petrenko back in August 2021, at the start of his tenure as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's new Music Director. The four-part video series covers a range of topics from Vasily's new...

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RECORDINGS

Elgar - Sea Pictures, The Music Makers


Kathryn Rudge mezzo-soprano
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Onyx / 2020

CONCERTS

23jan20:00St Petersburg, Russia - St Petersburg Philharmonia - Beethoven, Tchaikovsky20:00 Grand Hall - St Petersburg

29jan20:00Fairfax, VA USA - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Britten, Elgar, Rachmaninov20:00 George Mason University Center for the Arts

29jan20:00New Bruswick, NJ USA - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Britten, Shostakovich, Rachmaninov20:00 State Theater of New Jersey

ABOUT

Vasily Petrenko was born in 1976 and started his music education at the St Petersburg Capella Boys Music School – the oldest music school in Russia. He then studied at the St Petersburg Conservatoire and has also participated in masterclasses with such major figures as Ilya Musin, Mariss Jansons, and Yuri Temirkanov. Following considerable success in a number of international conducting competitions including the Fourth Prokofiev Conducting Competition in St Petersburg (2003), First Prize in the Shostakovich Choral Conducting Competition in St Petersburg (1997) and First Prize in the Sixth Cadaques International Conducting Competition in Spain, he was appointed Chief Conductor of the St Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra from 2004 to 2007.
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