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Vladimir Fedoseyev, artistic director and chief conductor of the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra and permanent guest conductor of Opernhaus Zurich and Zurich Tonhalle, is world-famous for his interpretations of most unlike composers from various epochs and styles. Along with Mozart, Brahms or Shostakovich, his repertoire also includes less known masters like Janacek or Berg. Over his long career, Vladimir Fedoseyev has won numerous international awards: Russia’s order “For Services to the Motherland” and Austria’s Silver Cross for his services to culture (both 1996); the Gold Star from the City of Vienna (2002); the Cross of Honour for Science and Art, First Class, from the Austrian Academy (2005); the most recent Gold Medal of the International Gustav Mahler society (2007); and others.
Vladimir Fedoseyev graduated from Moscow’s Gnesins Musical Academy and Tchaikovsky Conservatory (class of  Professor Leo Ginzburg) and was invited by the legendary Evgeny Mravinsky to conduct the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra. He made his opera debut also in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), his native town, in the Mariinsky Theatre.
In 1974 Vladimir Fedoseyev became artistic director and chief conductor of the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, now known as the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra. In addition, from 1997 to 2004 he was a chief conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. In recent years Maestro has worked as a guest conductor with many of the world’s leading orchestras such as the Bayerischer Rundfunk, Köln Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Berlin Philharmonic, Zurich Tonhalle (where he conducts every season) and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. He is also highly esteemed in Japan, where he was appointed a principal guest conductor of the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra in 1996. In the 2004/05 season he worked as a guest conductor with the Cleveland Orchestra and the Detroit and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras.

Beginning from January 2009 artistic director and chief conductor of the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra – Vladimir Fedoseyev is invited to be principal conductor of The Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi.

Critics have always noted Fedoseyev’s striking distinction, uniqueness of his programs, finds of new compositional pieces and original interpretations of well-known musical scores. Among his major successes there were opera productions of Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Berlioz, Janacek and Shostakovich in Vienna, Paris, Milan, Zurich, Bregenz, Florence and elsewhere. He also has a wide range of recordings which encompasses symphonies, operas and ballets of Rimsky-Korsakov, Rakhmaninov, Stravinsky, Scriabin, Brahms, Beethoven and more. In early 2008 he completed a full collection of Brahms’ symphonies issued by Warner Classical & Jazz and Lontano. In 2009 Warner published the recordings of “Manfred” symphony and suite no.4 “Mozartiana” by Tchaikovsky, symphony URBS ROMA by Saint-Saens, Slavonic Dances and Cello concerto with Alexander Kniazev and Stabat Matar by Dvorak.

His staging of operas by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, Verdi, Berlioz, Janacek in Milan and Florence, in Vienna, Paris, Zurich and other European theatres is always a great success with the audience and is held in high esteem by the press, not least his recent performances of Dvorak’s opera “Rusalka” (The Mermaid) at the Zurich opera, “Gogol” by Lera Auerbach at Theater an der Wien, opera of Alexandre Borodin “Prince Igor” at the Zurich opera and “Cleopatra” by Jules Massenet at Salzburg Whitsun Festival.

2010 was the 80th anniversary of the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra. In December Maestro made a jubilee tour with his orchestra to the European cultural capitals.

The beginning of season 2011/2012 was marked by three concerts of Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Fedoseyev at Musikverein’s Gold Hall in Vienna. Later Maestro Fedoseyev made a hugely successful concert tour in Japan with Tokyo Philharmonic in the frame of the 100 year celebrating of this orchestra.

The 2012/2013 season includes tours with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra in Spain, Baltic Countries, Japan, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Czech Republic, participation in the festivals of modern and classical music in Europe, as well as concerts in the best halls of biggest Russian cities and a number of concerts with Wiener Symphoniker orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony orchestra, NHK Symphony orchestra and Osaka Philharmonic orchestra.