Alexander Nikolayevich Lazarev (Russian : Алекса́ндр Никола́евич Ла́зарев; born 5 July 1945, Moscow, Soviet Union) is a Russian conductor. He studied at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, and later at the Moscow Conservatory with Leo Ginsbourg. In 1971, he was the first prize winner in a national conducting competition in the USSR. In 1972, he won a first prize and gold medal in the Karajan conducting competition in Berlin.
From 1987-1995, Lazarev was both chief conductor and artistic director of the Bolshoi Theatre, the first person in over thirty years to hold both positions simultaneously. From 1992-1995, he was principal guest conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. In 1994, Lazarev became principal guest conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO). From 1997-2005, served as principal conductor of the RSNO, and is now its conductor emeritus. Lazarev was the chief conductor of Japan Philharmonic Orchestra from 2009 September.
Kirill Petrovich Kondrashin, was a Soviet and Russian conductor.
Yuri Khatuevich Temirkanov is a Russian conductor of Circassian (Kabardian) origin.
Neeme Järvi is an Estonian American conductor.
Mikhail Vasilievich Pletnev is a Russian pianist, conductor, and composer.
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) is an international orchestra, based in Glasgow, Scotland. It is one of the five national performing arts companies of Scotland. Throughout its history, the Orchestra has played an essential part in Scotland’s musical life, including performing at the opening ceremony of the Scottish Parliament building in 2004.
Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky, CBE was a Soviet and Russian conductor.
Peter Oundjian is a Canadian-American violinist and conductor.
Vladimir Ivanovich Fedoseyev is a Soviet and Russian conductor, accordionist, teacher. People's Artist of the USSR (1980). Laureate of the USSR State Prize (1989) and the Glinka State Prize of the RSFSR (1970). Full Commander of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland". Artistic director and chief conductor of the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra since 1974.
Vakhtang Jordania was a Georgian conductor.
Stéphane Denève is a French conductor. He is currently music director of the Brussels Philharmonic and of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.
Vassily Serafimovich Sinaisky is a Russian conductor and pianist.
Dmitry Liss is a Russian conductor. He is also the artistic director and chief conductor of the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra.
Alexander Prior is a British composer and conductor who studied at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory. He is currently the conductor for the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.
Gintaras Rinkevičius is a Lithuanian conductor, who was awarded the Lithuanian National Prize for Culture and Arts in 1994. In 1989 he founded the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra.
Pavel Leonidovich Kogan is a Russian violinist and conductor who currently leads the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra.
Thomas Søndergård is a Danish conductor and percussionist.
Thomas Sanderling is a German conductor. His father was the conductor Kurt Sanderling. His half-brothers are the conductors Stefan Sanderling and Michael Sanderling.
Elim Chan is a Hong Kong conductor. Elim Chan has been the chief conductor of the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra from the 2019-2020 concert season, and has been the permanent guest conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra from the 2018-2019 season.
Alexander Sladkovsky is the chief conductor and artistic director of the Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra and has received the title of People's Artist of Russia. He graduated from Moscow and St.Petersburg conservatories. The orchestra was the first to be recorded by Medici.tv and Mezzo TV. From 2013, Sladkovsky is signed to Sony Music Entertainment Russia.
Leonid Vladimirovich Nikolaev, was a Russian conductor and a professor.