KD SCHMID Dima Slobodeniouk

Conductor

Dima Slobodeniouk

Biography – about the artist.

Principal Conductor Lahti Symphony, Music Director Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Artistic Director of the Sibelius Festival

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 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.

He works with orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago, Baltimore as well as Sydney and NHK Symphony Orchestras.

The 2020/21 sees highlights such as Slobodeniouk’s debuts with Stockholm Philharmonic and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He returns to the Boston Symphony Orchestra to conduct Stravinsky’s complete Firebird, to the Minnesota Orchestra hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien including Scriabin’s Prometheus and Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms with the ORF-Choir, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic in their 75th season with Truls Mørk and Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona.

He opens the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia’s season with Mahler Symphony No.9. With the Lahti Symphony Orchestra he is excited to open the season with works by five young composers including Olli Moilanen, Petros Paukkunen, Lara Poe Stephen Webb and Dante Thelestam as part of The Sibelius Festival Nursery project. All these young composers have created their works during the spring under the tutelage of eminent composers including, Haapanen, Whittall, Fagerlund, Talvitie, Wennäkoski. Soloists he works with include Leif Ove Andsnes, Joshua Bell, Khatia Buniatishvili, Vadim Gluzman, Håkan Hardenberger, Johannes Moser, Truls Mørk, Baiba Skride, Yuja Wang and Frank Peter Zimmermann.


Slobodeniouk’s discography was recently extended by recordings of Prokofiev Suites with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra works, with whom he previously he recorded works by Kalevi Aho (BIS). The latter received the BBC Music Magazine award in 2018. He has recorded works by Stravinsky with Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia (BIS), Perttu Haapanen and 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. He studied conducting at the Sibelius Academy under the guidance of Leif Segerstam, Atso Almila and Jorma Panula, he also studied under Ilya Musin and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Striving to inspire young musicians of the future. Continuing his work in education Slobodeniouk 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 2020/2021

The next dates:

30.10.2020

Coliseum da Coruña

A Coruna

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06.12.2020

Sibelius Hall, Lahti

Lahti

14.12.2020

St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall

Saint Petersburg

19.12.2020

Coliseum da Coruña

A Coruna

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15.01.2021

Coliseum da Coruña

A Coruna

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16.01.2021

Coliseum da Coruña

A Coruna

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04.02.2021

Tivoli Vredenburg

Utrecht

05.02.2021

Tivoli Vredenburg

Utrecht

07.02.2021

Concertgebouworkest

Amsterdam

26.02.2021

hr-Sendesaal

Frankfurt

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27.02.2021

Elbphilharmonie

Hamburg

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21.03.2021

Konzerthaus Berlin

Berlin

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27.03.2021

Sibelius Hall, Lahti

Lahti

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Ellen Arkwright

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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Lotta Wennäkoski

Soie

06.2015, Ondine, CD

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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