Vladimir Jurowski is considered one of the best interpret of Stravinsky’s opera. He was born in Moscow and is the son of conductor Mikhail Jurowski and the grandson of Soviet film music composer Vladimir Michailovich Jurowski.
Jurowski began his musical studies at the Moscow Conservatory. He completed his education at at the University of Music Carl Maria von Weber from Dresden and at the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler, after he relocated with his family to Germany in 1990.
23-years-old Vladimir Jurowski made his international debut at the Wexford Festival, where he conducted Rimsky-Korsakov’s May Night. The same year saw his brilliant debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in Nabucco. In 1996 he joined the ensemble of Komische Oper Berlin, becoming First Kapellmeister in 1997 and continuing to work at the Komische Oper on a permanent basis until 2001.
Since 1997 Vladimir Jurowski has been a guest at some of the world’s leading musical institutions including the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Opéra Bastille de Paris, Théâtre de la Monnaie Bruxelles, Maggio Musicale Festival Florence, Rossini Opera Festival Pesaro, Edinburgh International Festival, Semperoper Dresden and the Teatro Comunale di Bologna (where he served as Principal Guest Conductor between 2000 and 2003). In 1999 he made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera New York with Rigoletto.
Vladimir Jurowski took up the position of Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera (2001) and he was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra (2003), becoming the Orchestra’s Principal Conductor in September 2007. He also holds the title of Principal Artist with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and from 2005 to 2009 served as Principal Guest Conductor of the Russian National Orchestra.
Vladimir Jurowski is a regular guest with many of the world’s leading orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestras, as well as the Staatskapelle Dresden and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Highlights of the 2011/12 season and beyond include his debuts with the Vienna Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo and San Francisco Symphony, and return visits to the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Staatskapelle Dresden, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and the Chicago Symphony and others.
Jurowski’s operatic engagements can be seen at Metropolitan Opera (Jenůfa, The Queen of Spades and Hänsel und Gretel), Welsh National Opera (Parsifal and Wozzeck), Opéra National de Paris (War and Peace), La Scala Milan (Eugene Onegin), Dresden Semperoper (Iolanta), Glyndebourne Festival Opera (The Magic Flute, La Cenerentola, Otello, Macbeth, Falstaff, Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Don Giovanni).
Jurowski’s discography includes the first ever recording of Giya Kancheli’s cantata Exil for ECM (1994), Meyerbeer’s L’étoile du nord for Naxos-Marco Polo (1996), and Werther for BMG (1999) as well as live recordings of works by Brahms, Mahler, Rachmaninov, Turnage, Tchaikovsky and others.