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:

23.01.2020

Davies Symphony Hall

San Francisco

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24.01.2020

Davies Symphony Hall

San Francisco

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25.01.2020

Davies Symphony Hall

San Francisco

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30.01.2020

Jones Hall

Houston

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01.02.2020

Jones Hall

Houston

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02.02.2020

Jones Hall

Houston

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22.02.2020

Royal Festival Hall, London

London

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28.02.2020

Palacio de la Opera

La Coruna

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06.03.2020

Palacio Euskalduna Bilbao

Bilbao

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07.03.2020

Palacio Euskalduna Bilbao

Bilbao

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08.03.2020

Palacio Euskalduna Bilbao

Bilbao

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26.03.2020

Sibelius Hall, Lahti

Lahti

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02.04.2020

Sibelius Hall, Lahti

Lahti

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18.04.2020

Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Amsterdam

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22.04.2020

Tonhalle Maag (Konzertsaal)

Zürich

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23.04.2020

Tonhalle Maag (Konzertsaal)

Zürich

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23.04.2020

Tonhalle Maag (Konzertsaal)

Zürich

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01.05.2020

Palacio de la Opera

La Coruna

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12.05.2020

Felix Krohn Hall (Lahden Konserttitalo)

Lahti

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13.05.2020

Felix Krohn Hall (Lahden Konserttitalo)

Lahti

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18.05.2020

Konzerthaus Wien

Wien

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20.05.2020

Konzerthaus Wien

Wien

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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 09-37

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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Ellen Arkwright

Artist Coordinator

+44 20 7395 09-37

ellen.arkwright@kdschmid.co.uk

Artist Coordinator for Germany, Austria, Switzerland:

Delia Kunstmann

+49 30 5213 702-22

delia.kunstmann@kdschmid.de

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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Lotta Wennäkoski

Soie

06.2015, Ondine, CD

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Press.

„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

„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