Stanislav Kochanovsky


Stanislav Kochanovsky was born in and studied at St. Petersburg Conservatoire and is now considered one of the brightest and most promising young conductors heralding from Russia today.

With an in-depth knowledge and experience of a wide range of symphonic and operatic repertoire gleaned during his formative years conducting at the Mikhailovsky Theatre and as a Chief Conductor of the State Safonov Philharmonic Orchestra, Kochanovsky is now receiving attention from orchestras and opera houses around the world.

After successful debuts with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, highlights of the 2018/19 season include debuts with the Orchestre de Paris, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Guerzenich Orchestra Cologne and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic. Stanislav has been reinvited to perform with all major orchestras following his debuts, including Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, National Orchestra of Belgium, Russian National Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Orchestra Sinfonica della RAI, and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, among many others.

Following his debut at the Verbier Festival in 2017 with Eugene Onegin, he will return this summer, conducting a symphonic programme (with Marta Argerich and Mikhail Pletnev) and the opera Rigoletto; a concert marking the 25th anniversary of the Festival.

Recent opera engagements have included Pique Dame and Eugene Onegin (Opernhaus Zürich), Iolanta (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino), Prince Igor (Dutch National Opera Amsterdam) and Boris Godunov (Korean National Opera). As a guest conductor, Stanislav regularly performs at the Mariinsky Theatre, and has more than thirty operas in his repertoire.

In addition to his dedication conducting the pillars of the classical repertoire, Stanislav has a strong interest in conducting rarely performed works. He has performed Ligeti’s Requiem and Scriabin-Nemtin’s Prefatory Action “Mysterium” in Brussels, and Shostakovich’s unfinished opera The Gambler in St.Petersburg. In addition, Stanislav is committed to bringing works by living composers to the stage such as Fedele, Broström, Visman, Campogrande, Martinsson, Golijov, Thorvaldsdottir amongst others. Next season sees Stanislav conduct cantatas by Jan van Gilse “Sulamith” and Sergei Tanejev “John of Damascus” in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw.

“A beautiful performance, where there is a force, a brilliancy but at the same time a wonderful clarity and lyricism” - Michele Suozzo/RAI Radio 3

“Stanislav Kochanovsky reigns with exceptionally elegant movements, great flexibility and delicacy”
- Anna Mika/Kronenzeitung (Opernhaus Zürich)

“…his gesture is elegant, beautiful and very refined, which almost seems to sculpt the sound”
- Stefano Ceccarelli/L’Ape Musicale (Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia)

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