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Pavel Klinichev

Pavel Klinichev

Pavel Klinichev graduated from the Moscow State Conservatoire (choral, opera and symphony conducting). In 1999, while still a student, he became a trainee conductor with the Bolshoi Theatre. Since 2009, he has been an associate professor of the Moscow Conservatoire. In 2001, after the Bolshoi Symphony Tour to the USA, Gennady Rozhdestvensky offered Pavel Klinichev to become a conductor of the Bolshoi Theatre. Under the baton of Pavel Klinichev, Rimsky-Korsakovs Snow Maiden, Tsars Bride, and Golden Cockerel, Borodins Prince Igor, Tchaikovskys Eugene Onegin and Iolanta, Verdis La traviata, Puccinis La Bohème and Tosca, and Prokofievs Fiery Angel were performed at the Bolshoi. Klinichevs répertoire also includes Tchaikovskys Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and Nutcracker, Prokofievs Romeo and Juliet and Ivan the Terrible, Glazunovs Raymonda, Shostakovichs Golden Age, Bolt, and Bright Stream, and the majority of the Bolshoi ballet productions set to music by Georges Bizet, Igor Stravinsky, Ludwig van Beethoven, Gustav Mahler, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and others. Pavel Klinichev was the musical director of 12 ballet productions realized by the Bolshoi Theatre, among them being Stravinskys Le Sacre du printemps and Symphony of Psalms, Brittens Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Henzes Ondine, and Shostakovichs Golden Age.

With the Bolshoi Ballet, Opera, and Orchestra, he appeared at La Scala, Metropolitan-opera, Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, Kennedy Center, Paris National Opera, Mariinsky Theatre, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, and the National Center of Performing Arts in Beijing. During the Bolshoi tours, he has collaborated with the orchestras of the Bavarian Opera, Turin Royal Theatre, Parma Royal Theatre, Kennedy Center, Colonne Orchestra, and many others. He has performed with the Orchestra of the National Academy of St Cecilia, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Music Academy of the West, and the academic orchestras of St Petersburg, Saratov, and Rostov-on-Don. In 20042008, he has collaborated with Elena Obraztsova and her Competition Among Young Opera Singers. In seasons 2005/2007, he was the principal guest conductor of the Universal Ballet Company (South Korea).

In 20052015, he was the principal conductor of the Ekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theatre. There, he was the musical director of Rimsky-Korsakovs Tsars Bride, Prokofievs Love for Three Oranges, Rossinis Le comte Ory, Verdis Othello and Rigoletto, Donizettis Amore Buffo, and Colordelic set to music by Tchaikovsky, Pärt, Poulenc, and others. Almost every production realized under the baton of Klinichev at the Ekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theatre has been nominated for the Golden Mask Russian Highest Theatre Award.

In 2014, Pavel Klinichev received a Golden Mask as the Best Ballet Conductor for the production Cantus Arcticus set to music by Rautavaara. In 2015, he received the same award for Colordelic. For season 2015/2016, he is currently nominated for three productions: Romeo and Juliet at the Ekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theatre, Ondine and Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge at the Bolshoi Theatre.

Pavel Klinichev released several records, among them being a CD with the Bolshoi Chamber Orchestra (Universal Music Group) and the DVD of Spartacus performed by the Bolshoi Ballet and Colonne Orchestra (Decca, Paris).

Since season 2014/2015, he has been a guest conductor of the Mikhailovsky Theatre.



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