Dima Slobedeniouk © Marco Borggreve

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


Summer 2018 sees Slobodeniouk give his debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Joshua Bell at the Tanglewood Music Festival. Further highlights are his debuts with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Rotterdam Philharmonic, ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien at the Musikverein, Bayerisches Staatsorchester Munich, Minnesota, Seattle and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestras, NHK Symphony Orchestra and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra as well as West Australian Symphony Orchestra. He returns to WDR Sinfonieorchester Cologne with Yefim Bronfman, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Dresdner Philharmonie, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras. In Lahti, Slobodeniouk opens the 2018/19 season with Joseph Canteloupe’s Chants Auvergene and Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony, before he takes the orchestra on tour to China including Shanghai Arts Festival. In Galicia he launches the new season with Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Shostakovich Symphony No 11. Other soloists he works with include Nicolas Altstaedt, Leif Ove Andsnes, Khatia Buniatishvili, Vilde Frang, Vadim Gluzman, Johannes Moser, Baiba Skride, Simon Trpčeski, 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 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 J. Chugajev, the Middle Finland Conservatory as well as the Sibelius Academy under Olga Parhomenko. He continued his Sibelius Academy studies with Atso Almila also under the guidance of Leif Segerstam and Jorma Panula, and has 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 2018/2019

The next dates:

16.12.2018

Concert-en congresgebouw de Doelen

Rotterdam

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11.01.2019

Palacio de la Opera

La Coruna

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12.01.2019

Palacio de la Opera

La Coruna

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18.01.2019

Musiikkitalo

Helsinki

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22.01.2019

Sibelius Hall, Lahti

Lahti

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23.01.2019

Verkatehdas Arts and Congress Center, Hämeenlinna

Hämeenlinna

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31.01.2019

Auditorio Mar de Vigo

Vigo

01.02.2019

Palacio de la Opera

La Coruna

02.02.2019

Palacio de la Opera

La Coruna

05.02.2019

Auditorio de Ferrol

Ferrol

08.02.2019

Centro Cultural Miguel Delibes

Valladolid

22.02.2019

Uihlein Hall, Marcus Center for the Performing Art

Milwaukee

23.02.2019

Uihlein Hall, Marcus Center for the Performing Art

Milwaukee

24.02.2019

Uihlein Hall, Marcus Center for the Performing Art

Milwaukee

01.03.2019

Minnesota Orchestra

Minneapolis

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02.03.2019

Minnesota Orchestra

Minneapolis

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07.03.2019

Benaroya Hall Seattle

Seattle

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08.03.2019

Benaroya Hall Seattle

Seattle

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09.03.2019

Benaroya Hall Seattle

Seattle

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15.03.2019

Kölner Philharmonie

Köln

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16.03.2019

Kölner Philharmonie

Köln

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28.03.2019

Palacio de la Opera

La Coruna

29.03.2019

Palacio de la Opera

La Coruna

04.04.2019

Sibelius Hall, Lahti

Lahti

11.04.2019

Sibelius Hall, Lahti

Lahti

26.04.2019

Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Amsterdam

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28.04.2019

Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Amsterdam

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04.05.2019

Kulturpalast Dresden

Dresden

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05.05.2019

Kulturpalast Dresden

Dresden

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05.05.2019

Kulturpalast Dresden

Dresden

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09.05.2019

Sibelius Hall, Lahti

Lahti

15.05.2019

Sibelius Hall, Lahti

Lahti

16.05.2019

Sibelius Hall, Lahti

Lahti

Your contact persons:

General Management:

Pia Lucas-Sikorski

+44 20 7395 09-16

pia.lucas@kdschmid.co.uk

Germany, Austria, Switzerland:

Benedikt Carlberg

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benedikt.carlberg@kdschmid.de

Susanne Büttner

Associate Artist & Media Manager

+44 20 7395 09-31

susanne.buettner@kdschmid.co.uk

Artist Coordinator for Germany, Austria, Switzerland:

Delia Kunstmann

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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.

„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