KD SCHMID Dima Slobodeniouk

Conductor

Dima Slobodeniouk

Biography – about the artist.

Praised for his exhilarating approach and energetic leadership by musicians and audiences alike, Dima Slobodeniouk has become one of the most sought-after conductors of his generation.

Slobodeniouk works with the world’s foremost orchestras, including the Berliner Philharmoniker, London Symphony Orchestra, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Concertgebouworkest and the NHK Symphony Orchestra. Last season, he was praised for giving “one of the most auspicious New York Philharmonic debuts of recent years” by the New York Times.

In the 2022/23 season, Dima Slobodeniouk has been invited to make his debut with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Symphoniker and Danish National Symphony Orchestra. This season also sees him return to the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, SWR Symphonieorchester, Minnesota Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Further highlights of the current season include re-invitations to the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, WDR Sinfonieorchester and special returns to the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, whose Music Director he was until 2022.


Soloists Slobodeniouk has worked with include Leif Ove Andsnes, Khatia Buniatishvili, Seong-Jin Cho, Isabelle Faust, Kirill Gerstein, Barbara Hannigan, Håkan Hardenberger, Patricia Kopatchinskaya, Beatrice Rana, Baiba Skride, Yuja Wang and Frank Peter Zimmermann.

Known for his musical expertise and interpretive depth, Slobodeniouk is also an acclaimed recording artist, with recent notable recordings of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Cello Concerto with Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Nicolas Altstaedt on Alpha, and an album of music inspired by the Finnish folk epic, the Kalevala, on BIS. Other releases on the BIS label include the works of Kalevi Aho with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, which won the 2018 BBC Music Magazine Award, a later disc of Aho's "Sieidi" and his Fifth Symphony as well as concert suites of Sergei Prokofiev's opera "The Gambler" and the ballet "The Tale of the Stone Flower" with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra. For the Ondine label, Dima Slobodeniouk recorded works by Perttu Haapanen and Lotta Wennäkoski with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Born in Moscow, Dima Slobodeniouk studied violin at the Moscow Central Music School with Zinaida Gilels and Jevgenuia Chugajev. He continued his studies with the Ukrainian violinist Olga Parkhomenko at Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy, where he graduated in 2001. It was there that he also took up his conducting studies with Leif Segerstam, Jorma Panula, Atso Almila, Ilya Musin and Esa-Pekka Salonen. A passionate believer in widening opportunity, he started a conducting initiative whilst at the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, giving aspiring conductors podium time with a professional orchestra and the opportunity to work with Slobodeniouk on selected repertoire.

Slobodeniouk was Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia from 2013 to 2022, Principal Conductor of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra from 2016 to 2021, as well as the Artistic Director of the Sibelius Festival.

SEASON 2022/2023

The next dates:

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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13.01.2023

Tampere Philharmonia

Tampere

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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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27.01.2023

Palacio de la Opera

La Coruna

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28.01.2023

Palacio de la Opera

La Coruna

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09.02.2023

Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle Stuttgart

Stuttgart

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10.02.2023

Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle Stuttgart

Stuttgart

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11.02.2023

Konzerthaus Freiburg

Freiburg

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12.02.2023

Congress Center Rosengarten

Mannheim

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24.02.2023

Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts

Pittsburgh

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26.02.2023

Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts

Pittsburgh

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03.03.2023

Minnesota Orchestra

Minneapolis

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04.03.2023

Minnesota Orchestra

Minneapolis

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09.03.2023

Musiikkitalo

Helsinki

31.03.2023

Royal Festival Hall, London

London

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01.04.2023

Brighton Dome

Brighton

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15.04.2023

Dresdner Philharmonie

Dresden

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16.04.2023

Dresdner Philharmonie

Dresden

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28.04.2023

Palais des Beaux-Arts Bruxelles

Bruxelles

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04.05.2023

Konserthuset Stockholm

Stockholm

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06.05.2023

Konserthuset Stockholm

Stockholm

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19.05.2023

Tivoli Vredenburg

Utrecht

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20.05.2023

Tivoli Vredenburg

Utrecht

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21.05.2023

Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Amsterdam

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26.05.2023

Barbican Centre

London

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General Management:

Benedikt Carlberg

+49 30 5213 702-24

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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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Lotta Wennäkoski

Soie

06.2015, Ondine, CD

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News.

Dima Slobodeniouk debuts with the Münchner Philharmoniker

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Dima Slobodeniouk debuts with the Wiener Symphoniker

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Debut with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo

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Dima Slobodeniouk returns to Tanglewood

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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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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