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Andrey Petrenko

Andrey Petrenko

Andrey Petrenko graduated from the St Petersburg Conservatoire as a chorus master and a conductor. In 1981, he became a stage conductor of the Leningrad Theatre of Musical Comedy. Later, he became the director of the Smolny Chorus and of the St Petersburg Congress Orchestra. In 1989Ė2000, he was a professor of the St Petersburg Conservatoire and gave international master-classes. He toured with orchestras, ballet companies and choruses to more than 20 countries. He staged Gounodís Faust and Paisielloís Il barbiere di Siviglia.

In 2000Ė2020, he was a chorus master of the Mariinsky Theatre. He participated in staging of Berliozís Les Troyens and Benvenuto Cellini, Verdiís Attila, Nabucco, Otello and Un ballo in maschera, Shostakovichís Nose, Prokofievís War and Peace, Love for Three Oranges and Gambler, Borodinís Prince Igor, Tchaikovskyís Eugene Onegin, Enchantress and Christmas Eve, Glinkaís Life for the Tsar, Rimsky-Korsakovís Golden Cockerel, Pucciniís La Bohème, Tosca, Turandot, and Madama Butterfly, Wagnerís Parsifal, Götterdämmerung, Tristan und Isolde and Der fliegende Holländer, Janáčekís Jenůfa, Smelkovís Karamazov Brothers, Shchedrinís Lefthander, Christmas Tale and Dead Souls, Karetnikovís Mystery of the Apostle Paul, and many others. At the Mariinsky Theatre, he conducted many operas and ballets as well as chorus pieces by Mozart, Berlioz, Gavrilin, Rachmaninoff, Kastalsky, and Prokofiev. The Mariinsky Chorus performed aícappella with Andrey Petrenko in Russia, Lithuania, Finland, Holland, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Great Britain, and Israel.

Petrenkoís chorus conducting répertoire includes Bachís Matthäus-Passion and Johannes-Passion, Handelís Messiah, Mozartís Requiem, Berliozís Requiem, Brahmsís Ein deutsches Requiem, Rossiniís Stabat Mater, Stravinskyís Symphony of Psalms and Oedipus Rex, Gavrilinís Perezvony, Sibeliusís Kullervo, Rachmaninoffís Spring and Bells, Sviridovís Kursk Songs and Kokkonenís Requiem. Petrenkoís conducting répertoire includes Mozartís Le nozze di Figaro, Rossiniís Il barbiere do Siviglia, Haydnís Lo Speziale, Schubertís Die Zwillingsbrüder, Straussís Der Fledermaus, Lehárís Die lustige Witwe, Kálmánís Die Csárdásfürstin, Gräfin Mariza, and Das Veilchen vom Montmartre, Offenbachís La belle Hélène, Rimsky-Korsakovís Sadko, Tchaikovskyís Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and Nutcracker, Adamís Giselle, Minkusís Don Quixote, Les Sylphides to music by Chopin, Carmen Suite to music by Bizet and Shchedrin, Khachaturianís Cipollino, and Rogalyovís Peter Pan. The world premiere of Martynovís New Life was performed under the baton of Andrey Petrenko in the framework of the 4th Moscow Easter Festival at the Moscow Musical House. Since 2008, Andrey Petrenko has been a guest conductor of the French Radio. Since 2014, he has been the artistic director of the Symphony Chorus of the Sverdlovsk District Philharmonic Society.

Since February 2021, Andrey Petrenko has been the Opera Assistant to Artistic Director of the Mikhailovsky Theatre.
  • Golden Soffit Award (2014)
  • Diploma given by the President of Russia for contribution in organising the Olympic Games in Sochi (2014)
  • Title "Honoured Master of Arts of Russia" (2008)
  • Diploma for the 2nd Russian Competition of Conducting (1988)
  • 1st Prize for the International Hajnówka Competition (Poland, 1993)


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