Vladimir Jurowski was born in Moscow in 1972. He studied at the Music College of the Moscow Conservatory, then relocated to Musikhochschule of Dresden and Berlin in 1990. He made his international debut in 1995 at the Wexford Festival and, later that season, at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden.
In October 2015 he was named the next chief conductor and artistic director of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, a position he will begin in the 2017–18 season. He was appointed principal guest conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2003, and became that orchestra’s principal conductor in September 2007. He is also principal artist of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, artistic director of the Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra, and artistic director of the George Enescu International Festival, Bucharest.
Mr. Jurowski has previously held the positions of first Kapellmeister of the Komische Oper Berlin (1997–00), principal guest conductor of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna (2000–03), principal guest conductor of the Russian National Orchestra (2005–09), and music director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera (2001–13).
He works annually with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and appears regularly with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at festivals including the BBC Proms, the George Enescu Festival of Bucharest, Musikfest Berlin, and the Schleswig Holstein and Rostropovich Festivals. He collaborates with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, and the Chicago and Boston Symphony Orchestras, as well as the New York Philharmonic. He has also conducted the Berlin Philharmonic and Vienna Philharmonic.
Highlights of Vladimir Jurowski’s 2016–17 season and beyond include his return visits to the New York Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Dresden Staatskapelle, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and a performance of Prokofiev’s Semyon Kotko with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic at the Royal Concertgebouw. He will lead the London Philharmonic Orchestra in repertoire including Wagner’s Das Rheingold, Beethoven’s Fidelio, Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, and Penderecki’s St. Luke’s Passion, and will bring the orchestra to major cities including Vienna and Budapest, as well as New York’s Lincoln Center.
Mr. Jurowski has an extensive discography with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and made an array of recordings with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. His tenure at Glyndebourne has been documented in numerous CD and DVD releases, and he has released other DVDs with The Metropolitan Opera, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.