Wladimir I. Fedossejew

Vladimir Fedoseyev is one of the most popular and beloved conductors of our time. He was born in Leningrad in 1932 and received his musical education at the State Gnessins Music Teachers Institute (now the Russian Gnessins Music Academy) and attended a graduate course at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Leo Ginsburg. He started his conducting career in the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra. Vladimir Fedoseyev’s theatrical conducting debut also took place in Leningrad, at the State Kirov (Mariinsky) Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, where he staged ‘The Tsar’s Bride’ by Rimsky-Korsakov.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Vladimir Fedoseyev presented concert versions of Russian operas at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. In the same period of time, he was involved in opera and ballet productions at some of Europe’s best venues. Today, Fedoseyev continues to collaborate with the best theatres.

The name of Vladimir Fedoseyev is also associated with many orchestras across the world. He was the first guest conductor of the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra since 2000, a guest conductor of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra of Munich, the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra of Paris, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, the orchestras of Stuttgart, Essen, Cleveland and Pittsburg. Between 1997 and 2006, Vladimir Fedoseyev was the chief conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.

No matter how diverse the conductor’s artistic activities are, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra holds the central place in the life of Vladimir Fedoseyev who has been its artistic director and chief conductor for more than four decades now. During these years the conductor formed a special, recognizable style that brought TSO international fame, performed numerous premieres of contemporary composers’ works constantly extending artistic contacts with Russian and foreign composers, as he did in the beginning of his career with Shostakovich and Sviridov and later on with Krzysztof Penderecki (Poland), Ragnar Soderlind (Norway), Vladimir Rubin and Roman Ledenyov (Russia).

Vladimir Fedoseyev – people's artist of the USSR, an owner of numerous prizes and awards. In October 2018, he became an honorary professor at the St. Petersburg Conservatory.

Wladimir I. Fedossejew beim Beethovenfest






6:00 pm

Legendary conductor

  • Nikita Boriso-Glebsky violin
  • Tschaikowsky-Symphonie­orchester Moskau
  • Wladimir I. Fedossejew Conductor
Works by Modest Mussorgsky, Sergey Prokofiev and Peter Tchaikovsky
World Conference Center Bonn, Saal »New York«