Yuri Ivanovich Simonov (Russian : Ю́рий Ива́нович Си́монов; born 4 March 1941) is a Russian conductor. He studied at the Leningrad Conservatory under Nikolai Rabinovich, and was later an assistant conductor to Yevgeny Mravinsky with the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra.
Simonov first conducted at the Bolshoi Theatre in 1969, and was named chief conductor of the company in February 1970,the youngest chief conductor in the company's history at that time. He held the post until 1985. In 1986, he established the USSR Maly State Orchestra, and subsequently made several commercial recordings with the ensemble. He became music director of the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra in 1998. Outside of Russia, Simonov was music director of the Belgian National Orchestra from 1994 to 2002.
Kirill Petrovich Kondrashin was a Soviet and Russian conductor. People's Artist of the USSR (1972).
Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Mravinsky was a Russian conductor, pianist, and music pedagogue; he was a professor at Leningrad State Conservatory.
Yuri Khatuevich Temirkanov is a Russian conductor of Circassian (Kabardian) origin.
Valery Abisalovich Gergiev is a Russian conductor and opera company director. In 1988 he became general director and artistic director of the Mariinsky Theatre and artistic director of the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg. He was chief conductor of the Munich Philharmonic from September 2015 until he was dismissed on 1 March 2022.
The Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra is a Russian orchestra based in Saint Petersburg, at the Saint Petersburg Philharmonia.
Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky, CBE was a Soviet and Russian conductor.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64, is a ballet by Sergei Prokofiev based on William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. First composed in 1935, it was substantially revised for its Soviet premiere in early 1940. Prokofiev reused music from the ballet in three suites for orchestra and a solo piano work.
Yuri Abramovich Bashmet is a Russian conductor, violinist, and violist.
Yuri Mikhaylovich Ahronovitch was a Soviet-born Israeli conductor.
Dmitri Georgievich Kitayenko is a Soviet and Russian conductor. He was bestowed the title People's Artist of the USSR (1984).
The Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra is an orchestra based in Moscow, Russia. It was founded in 1951 by Samuil Samosud, as the Moscow Youth Orchestra for young and inexperienced musicians, acquiring its current name in 1953. It is most associated with longtime conductor Kiril Kondrashin under whom it premiered Shostakovich's Fourth and Thirteenth symphonies as well as other works. The Orchestra undertook a major tour of Japan with Kondrashin in April 1967 and CDs of the Japanese radio recordings have been made available on the Altus label.
Vassily Serafimovich Sinaisky is a Russian conductor and pianist.
Yuri Alexandrovich Shaporin, PAU, was a Russian-Ukrainian Soviet composer.
Edvard Tchivzhel is a Russian-born conductor and music director of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Greenville, South Carolina.
Andrei Nikolaevich Chistyakov or Andrey Chistiakov was a Russian conductor and National Artist of Russia.
Pavel Leonidovich Kogan is a Russian violinist and conductor who led the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra from 1989 until 2022.
Pavel Sorokin is a Russian conductor born into a strong family tradition of singers and dancers. His mother was a singer, Tamara Sorokina and his father, Shamil Yagudin, a dancer. In 1985, he entered the Moscow Conservatory studying piano under Lev Naumov and conducting in the class of Yury Simonov where he graduated with distinction in both. In 1998, he received the honorary title of Meritorious Artist from the Russian Federation for exceptional achievements in the arts.
Alexander Vasilievich Alexeev was a Soviet and Russian conductor and academic teacher, who received the Honored Artist of the RSFSR award. He was head of the department of opera and symphony conducting at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory between 2000 and 2008.
Israel Borisovich Gusman was a Soviet conductor and professor of music at the Nizhny Novgorod Conservatory. The son of music critic and victim of the Great Purges Boris Gusman, Israel performed music at the front in Ukraine and Poland during World War II, and later served as musical conductor for the Kharkiv Orchestra and for the Bolshoi Theatre. In 1978 Gusman was awarded the prestigious People's Artist of the RSFSR.
Ayyub Ramiz oghlu Guliyev Azerbaijani conductor. Chief conductor and musical director of the State Opera and Ballet Theater of Azerbaijan, chief guest conductor of the Kunming Philharmonic Orchestra (China), Honored Artist of Azerbaijan (2017), laureate of the President's Prize, laureate of international competitions.