KD SCHMID Dima Slobodeniouk

Conductor

Dima Slobodeniouk

Biography – about the artist.

Lauded for his deeply informed and intelligent artistic leadership, Dima Slobodeniouk has held the position of Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia since 2013, which he combines with his more recent positions as Principal Conductor of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Director of the Sibelius Festival following his appointment in 2016. Linking his native Russian roots with the cultural influence of his later homeland Finland, he draws on the powerful musical heritage of these two countries.

Last season he gave his debut with the Het Concertgebouw Orkest, including a tour to Copenhagen, Gothenburg and Tallinn. He works with orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago, Houston and Baltimore as well as Sydney Symphony Orchestras.


Summer 2019 sees Slobodeniouk return to the Tanglewood Music Festival, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Yefim Bronfman, before he gives his debut in the orchestra’s main series in Boston in October this year. Further highlights are his debuts with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich with Simon Trpčeski, with the Wiener Symphoniker, with San Francisco Symphony with Sergey Khachatryan and with The Cleveland Orchestra. He returns to the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Houston Symphony with Kirill Gerstein. He opens the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia’s 19/20 season with the ‘Symphony of Psalms’ by Stravinsky; on tour together, appearances include the Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical in Madrid with Isabelle Faust as soloist. With the Lahti Symphony Orchestra he is excited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Sibelius Festival with soloists such as Karita Mattila. Other soloists he works with include Leif Ove Andsnes, Joshua Bell, Khatia Buniatishvili, Vilde Frang, Håkan Hardenberger, Johannes Moser, Truls Mørk, Baiba Skride, Yuja Wang and Frank Peter Zimmermann.

Slobodeniouk’s discography was recently extended by recordings of works by Stravinsky with Ilya Gringolts and Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia (BIS) and works by Kalevi Aho with Lahti Symphony Orchestra (BIS), the latter received the BBC Music Magazine award 2018. He has previously recorded works by Lotta Wennäkoski with Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra (Ondine) and works by Sebastian Fagerlund with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (BIS).

Moscow-born Dima Slobodeniouk studied violin at Moscow Central Music School under Zinaida Gilels and Jevgenia Chugajev, at the Middle Finland Conservatory as well as the Sibelius Academy under Olga Parhomenko. His conducting studies continued with Atso Almila under the guidance of Leif Segerstam and Jorma Panula at the Sibelius Academy, he also studied under Ilya Musin and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Striving to inspire young musicians of the future, Slobodeniouk has worked with students at the Verbier Festival Academy over recent years and furthermore began a conducting initiative with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, providing an opportunity for students to work on the podium with a professional orchestra.

SEASON 2019/2020

The next dates:

27.07.2019

Lotte Concert Hall Seoul

Seoul

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04.08.2019

Koussevitzky Music Shed

Lenox

05.09.2019

Sibelius Hall, Lahti

Lahti

06.09.2019

Sibelius Hall, Lahti

Lahti

07.09.2019

Sibelius Hall, Lahti

Lahti

04.10.2019

Palacio de la Opera

La Coruna

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05.10.2019

Palacio de la Opera

La Coruna

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10.10.2019

Symphony Hall

Boston

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11.10.2019

Symphony Hall

Boston

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12.10.2019

Symphony Hall

Boston

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24.10.2019

Severance Hall

Cleveland

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26.10.2019

Severance Hall

Cleveland

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05.12.2019

Sibelius Hall, Lahti

Lahti

06.12.2019

Sibelius Hall, Lahti

Lahti

08.12.2019

Verkatehdas Arts and Congress Center, Hämeenlinna

Hämeenlinna

20.12.2019

Auditorio Mar de Vigo

Vigo

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21.12.2019

Palacio de la Opera

La Coruna

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Your contact persons:

General Management:

Pia Lucas-Sikorski

+44 20 7395 09-16

pia.lucas@kdschmid.co.uk

Germany, Austria, Switzerland:

Benedikt Carlberg

+49 30 5213 702-24

benedikt.carlberg@kdschmid.de

Ellen Arkwright

Artist Coordinator

+44 20 7395 09-10

ellen.arkwright@kdschmid.co.uk

Artist Coordinator for Germany, Austria, Switzerland:

Delia Kunstmann

+49 30 5213 702-22

delia.kunstmann@kdschmid.de

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Discography and quotes.

Discography

Stravinsky

Ilya Gringolts

06.2018, BIS, CD

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Fagerlund & Aho

Bassoon Concertos

10.2016, BIS, CD

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Khachaturian & Rautavaara

Flute Concertos

06.2016, BIS, CD

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Lotta Wennäkoski

Soie

06.2015, Ondine, CD

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Kalevi Aho

11.2014, BIS, CD

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Reviews and quotes.

„On the conductor's podium was Dima Slobodeniouk, a dancer and vocalist, who effortlessly guided the orchestra, shaping the details and development of music by Weber, Beethoven, Zemlinsky and Strauss.“

Sydsvenskan, Tobias Lund, 14.11.2018

„Dima Slobodeniouk, accounted for some of the most relaxed, precise, simple and easily understandable conducting and playing I have witnessed in recent concerts.“

Politiken, Thomas Michelsen, 14.11.2018

„In Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 Dima Slobodeniouk once more enthused with precisely shaped sound aesthetics, allowing a dance-like ease and transparency to flourish. […] For the quiet, accurate notes the conductor whirled about on his pedestal, and when the tutti roared, he almost kept still - like a captain on the stormy sea. And he smiled contentedly. With good reason: Bravos from the audience.“

Kölnische Rundschau, Olaf Weiden, 04.10.2016

„It was all the piece, of course but if a passage has to be selected as an example, my choice would be the beginning of the [Verdi] Requiem that Dima conducted with exceptional sensitivity, achieving wonderful pianissimos from the strings and the choir.“

La Opinion, Julio Andrade Malde, 15.05.2016