KD SCHMID Dima Slobodeniouk

Conductor

Dima Slobodeniouk

Biography – about the artist.

Music Director Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, 

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. Together, they have built up an extensive and highly regarded media library of live concert recordings in recent years. 

In previous seasons, he has worked with renowned orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Bayrische Staatsorchester, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Concertgebouworkest and the NHK Symphony Orchestra. 

Dima Slobodeniouk has worked with soloists including Barbara Hannigan, Baiba Skride, Isabelle Faust, Patricia Kopatchinskaya, Leif Ove Andsnes, Khatia Buniatishvili, Vilde Frang, Yuja Wang and Frank Peter Zimmermann.


Highlights of the current season include re-invitations to the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, SWR Symphonieorchester, Dresdner Philharmonie, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. He will also make his debuts with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg and the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. In Spring 2022, he will lead the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie on tour for the first time, with concerts in Hamburg, Berlin and Dresden, among other cities. 

Slobodeniouk’s discography was recently extended by a recording of Kalevi Aho's "Sieidi" and his Fifth Symphony, the concert suites of Sergei Prokofiev's opera "The Gambler" and the ballet "The Tale of the Stone Flower" with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra on BIS. A review of this recording by Bayerischer Rundfunk said: "Slobodeniouk strikes the exact balance between the glassy coolness and the suggestive emotionality of Prokofiev's music. In the folkloric dance orgies of this ballet suite, he pushes the brilliant orchestral performance of the Lahti Symphony to the extreme - there's no stopping him!". Also previously released by BIS were works by Stravinsky with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia and Ilya Gringolts, plus another recording of works by composer Kalevi Aho with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, which won the 2018 BBC Music Magazine Award. For the Ondine label, Dima Slobodeniouk recorded works by Perttu Haapanen and Lotta Wennäkoski with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. 

Moscow-born Dima Slobodeniouk studied violin at Central Moscow School of Music under Zinaida Gilels and Jevgenia Chugajev. He continued these studies at the Middle Finland Conservatory and the Sibelius-Academy. Following this he took up conducting lessons with Atso Almila and then furthered these under the guidance of Leif Segerstam, Jorma Panula, Ilya Musin and Esa-Pekka Salonen. With a passion to inspire young musicians of the future, Slobodeniouk began a conducting initiative with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, providing opportunities for students to work on the podium with a professional orchestra. 

From 2016 to 2021, Dima Slobodeniouk was Principal Conductor of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra as well as Artistic Director of the Sibelius Festival.

SEASON 2021/2022

The next dates:

21.08.2022

Koussevitzky Music Shed

Lenox

27.08.2022

Berwaldhallen Stockholm

Stockholm

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10.09.2022

Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Amsterdam

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11.09.2022

Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Amsterdam

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09.10.2022

Auditorium Rainier III

Monte Carlo

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13.10.2022

Oslo Konserthus

Oslo 1

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21.10.2022

Konzerthaus Wien

Wien

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23.10.2022

Konzerthaus Wien

Wien

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27.10.2022

Espoo Cultural Centre Tapiola Hall

Espoo

28.10.2022

Espoo Cultural Centre Tapiola Hall

Espoo

18.11.2022

Kölner Philharmonie

Köln

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19.11.2022

Kölner Philharmonie

Köln

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10.12.2022

Queen Elisabeth Hall

Antwerp

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11.12.2022

Kursaal Oostende

Oostende

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15.12.2022

Halle aux Grains à Toulouse

Toulouse

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19.01.2023

DR Koncerthuset / DR Concert Hall

Copenhagen

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20.01.2023

DR Koncerthuset / DR Concert Hall

Copenhagen

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Your contact persons:

General Management:

Benedikt Carlberg

+49 30 5213 702-24

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General Management:

Susanne Büttner

+44 20 7395 09-31

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Emily Knoll

Artist Coordinator

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Discography.

Perttu Haapanen

Flute Concerto; Ladies’ Room; Compulsion Island

11.2019, Ondine, CD

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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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News.

Summer Festivals 2022

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Documentary | Dima Slobodeniouk and Junge Deutsche Philharmonie on tour: SAGENHAFT

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Tanglewood 2022

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Dima Slobodeniouk at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

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Dima Slobodeniouk's debut with the Orquestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg with soloist Baiba Skride

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Dutch premiere with Stefan Dohr and Dima Slobodeniouk in Amsterdam

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Dima Slobodeniouk at Kulturpalast Dresden

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Dima Slobodeniouk steps in to make his New York Philharmonic debut

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Press.

„The new year is not even a month old and the orchestra has already lodged one brilliant Beethoven performance, courtesy of guest conductor Dima Slobodeniouk. The Moscow native set a high bar Thursday night with a sensitive, athletic interpretation of the rhythmically vibrant Symphony No. 7.“

Houston Chronicle, Chris Gray, 31.01.2020

„He paid careful attention to nuances in dynamics and phrasing. It all felt natural and organic.“

Seen and Heard International, Harvey Steiman, 27.01.2020

„But there was collective strength as well. To the extent Nielsen had conflict in mind as he penned this restless music, Slobodeniouk conveyed it with force, marshalling wave upon aggressive wave and deriving new momentum from counterpoint.“

Cleveland.com, Zachary Lewis, 25.10.2019

„This week, with the dynamo conductor Dima Slobodeniouk making his Symphony Hall debut, the BSO combined Elgar’s pensive Cello Concerto with two paths-less-travelled in the form of Sibelius’s “Pohjola’s Daughter” and Nielsen’s Symphony No. 5.“

The Boston Globe, Zoë Madonna, 11.10.2019