Vladimir Jurowski made his Royal Opera debut in the 1995/6 Season conducting Nabucco and also conducted Le Coq d’or at Sadler’s Wells for the Company. He returns in the 2019/20 Season to conduct Jenufa.
Jurowski was born in Moscow in 1972, and began his musical studies at Moscow Conservatory. He moved with his family to Germany in 1990, and continued his studies at the Dresden and Berlin Musikhochschules. He made his international debut in 1995 at Wexford Festival conducting Rimsky-Korsakov’s May Night. His past conducting positions have included First Kapellmeister of the Komische Oper Berlin (1997–2000), Principal Guest Conductor of Teatro Comunale di Bologna (2000–3). Principal Guest Conductor of the Russian National Orchestra (2005–9) and Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera (2001–13). Positions today include General Music Director Designate of the Bavarian State Opera (commencing in the 2021/22 Season), Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he has held since 2007. In addition he is Principal Artist of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Artistic Director of the Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Director of the George Enescu International Festival in Bucharest. Selected opera appearances in recent seasons include Die Gezeichneten (Zürich Opera), Boris Godunov (Paris Opéra), Wozzeck (Salzburg Festival), Eugene Onegin (La Scala, Milan), Die Frau ohne Schatten (Metropolitan Opera, New York), and the world premiere of Brett Dean’s Hamlet (Glyndebourne).
Jurowski also regularly appears as a guest artist with orchestras including the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic and Boston Symphony orchestras. He has recorded widely with orchestras in London, Berlin and Moscow.