Stanislav Kochanovsky was born and studied in St. Petersburg where he rose in immediate evidence, early graduating with honors at the famous St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire in Organ and Opera-Symphony Conducting.
Stanislav recently made his debut at the distinguished Verbier Festival, where he conducted Evgenij Onegin with the Festival Academy Singers and the Junior Orchestra.
From 2010 to 2015 Stanislav was Principal Conductor of The State Safonov Philharmonic Orchestra of Kislovodsk. His activity already includes more than 50 symphonic programs, 5 festivals and 7 opera productions. Highlights include Scriabin's Prometheus (The Poem of Fire) and Symphony No.3 (The Divine Poem); a Rachmaninov cycle which included a new production of Aleko; Rubinstein's Demon and Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde.
At the same time, the young conductor began an intense collaboration with the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, which included over sixty opera and ballet performances as well as a London Coliseum debut. Stanislav collaborates frequently with the Moscow and St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestras, Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia.
In addition, he has worked with renowned soloists such as Mikhail Pletnev, Denis Matsuev, Alexei Volodin, Sergei Babayan, Victor Tretyakov, Vadim Gluzman, Sergei Krylov, Victoria Mullova, Nicola Benedetti, Maria Guleghina, Anna Netrebko, Olga Borodina, Evgeny Nikitin, among others.
Parallel to his positions in Russia, his international career also is developing fast. First appearances in recent years brought him to Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano La Verdi, Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI of Turin, OSI in Lugano, Royal Flemish Philharmonic (Belgium), NHK Symphony Orchestra (Tokyo), China National Symphony Orchestra (Beijing), Malaysian Philharmonic (Kuala Lumpur).
In the opera field, Stanislav Kochanovsky has more than thirty operas and ballets in his repertoire. In the 2015/16 season Stanislav makes debuts in Opernhaus Zurich (Pique Dame), Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Iolanta), Mannheim National Opera (Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci), and is regular guest of the Mariinsky Theatre (Boris Godunov, Tosca, Evgenij Onegin, Iolanta). In the 2016/17 season he makes debuts in National Opera Amsterdam (Prince Igor directed by Dmitry Chernyakov with the Rotterdam Philharmonic), and China National Opera in Seoul Arts Center (Boris Godunov directed by Stefano Poda).
Next season Stanislav is invited back to perform with all the mayor orchestras he already debuted with (Accademia Santa Cecilia, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Lyon, just to mention few of them). Highlights of the upcoming debuts include the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Amsterdam), Orchestre National de Toulouse, Belgian National Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony (Australia), RTE National Symphony Orchestra (Dublin), and a new production of Evgenij Onegin in the Opernhaus Zurich (director Barrie Kosky with Philharmonia Zurich).
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