Alexander Solovyov

Alexander Solovyov graduated from the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music with a degree in choral conducting in 1998. He continued his professional training with two assistantship/internships in 2000 and in 2006, the latter — in opera and symphony conducting under Vladimir Fedoseev’s supervision.

In 1995—2010 he worked as an assistant conductor at The Moscow State Academic Chamber Choir under Vladimir Minin. Solovyov has collaborated with such conductors as Marcello Viotti, Fabio Luisi, Patrick Summers, Ulf Schirmer, Vladimir Fedoseev, Vassily Sinaysky, Enrique Mazzola, Saulius Sondeckis, Mikhail Pletnyov, among many others; with such orchestras as the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, the Russian National Orchestra, the Tchaikovsky Grand Symphony Orchestra, the Prague Radio Orchestra, the Arturo Toscanini Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of Colours in Athens and the Porto Symphony Orchestra.

Since year 2009 he has been collaborating with the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre where he conducts the following performances: Glinka’s Ruslan and Ludmila, Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov, Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, Bizet's Carmen, Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci and galas.

He has been recorded by Deutsche Grammophone and Naxos labels.

Since 2001 he has taught at the department of Choral Conducting at the Gnessin Academy (as an associate professor since 2008), since 2011 — the Opera and Symphonic Conducting Department. He also heads the student choir of the Distance Learning Department, and conducted the Academy’s orchestra in 2011—2014.

Since September 2011 he has been an intern conductor at the Bolshoi Theatre where he conducted the following operas: The Tsar’s Bride, The Golden Cockerel by Rimsky-Korsakov, Der Rosenkavalier by Strauss, Nabucco by Verdi, Iolanta by Tchaikovsky, La sonnambula by Bellini, Così fan tutte by Mozart, L’enfant et les sortilèges by Ravel (as musical director of the production, 2013), and ballets: Anyuta after Valery Gavrilin, Marco Spada by Ober and Moidodyr by Efrem Podgaits.

Alexander conducted the finals of the V Galina Vishnevskaya International Opera Singers Competition and I Krainev Moscow International Pianists Competition.

Solovyov has taken part in the following international competitions:
the Prague Spring in 2007, the Arturo Toscanini Competition in Parma in 2008, the Mitropoulos Competition in Athens in 2010, and Vladimir Spivakov invites… festivals in Perm (2013) and Minsk (2016).

His future engagement is a debut with the Svetlanov State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia at the Moscow Conservatory Grand Hall in April 2016.

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