Artistic director and chief conductor of the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra & permanent guest conductor of Opernhaus Zurich and Zurich Tonhalle
Vladimir Fedoseyev is world-famous for his interpretations of most unlike composers from various epochs and styles. Along with Mozart, Brahms or Shostakovich, his repertoire also includes less known masters like Janacek or Berg. Over his long career, he has won numerous international awards, the most recent one being Gold Medal of the International Gustav Mahler society (2007). Vladimir Fedoseyev graduated from Moscow's Gnesins Musical Academy and Tchaikovsky Conservatory (class of Professor Leo Ginzburg) and was invited by the legendary Evgeny Mravinsky to conduct the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra. He made his opera debut also in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), his native town, in the Mariinsky Theatre. In 1974 Vladimir Fedoseyev became artistic director and chief conductor of the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, now known as the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra. From 1997 to 2004 he was a chief conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. In recent years Maestro has worked as a guest conductor with many of the world’s leading orchestras such as the Bayerischer Rundfunk, Köln Philharmonic and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. He is highly esteemed in Japan, where he was appointed a principal guest conductor of the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra in 1996. Critics have always noted Fedoseyev's striking distinction, uniqueness of his programs, finds of new compositional pieces and original interpretations of well-known musical scores. Among his major successes there were opera productions. The beginning of season 2011/2012 was marked by three concerts of Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Fedoseyev at Musikverein’s Gold Hall in Vienna. Later Maestro Fedoseyev made a hugely successful concert tour in Japan with Tokyo Philharmonic in the frame of the 100 year celebrating of this orchestra. In the season 2013/14 Maestro did a very successful concert tour in UK with TSO and then during a season was also touring in Estonia, Italy, Germany and Spain.