"‘They are an inspiration to me.’ "
Vladimir Jurowski was born in Moscow in 1972, and completed the first part of his musical studies at the Music College of the Moscow Conservatory. In 1990 he relocated with his family to Germany, and 1995 he made his international debut at the Wexford Festival conducting Rimsky-Korsakov’s May Night, and the same year saw his debut at the Royal Opera House with Nabucco.
Vladimir’s first performance with us came in 2001, when he conducted our first performances of music by Glinka and Borodin at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Since then, he’s joined us for many spectacular concerts. These include Mozart’s The Magic Flute at Glyndebourne, a Night Shift performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No.7 at The Roundhouse in London, and the first performance of Mahler’s gargantuan Symphony No.2 (Resurrection) on period instruments.
In 2021, Vladimir was awarded one of the highest international honours in music: the Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medal. On presenting the medal to Vladimir Jurowski, John Gilhooly said: ‘You have brought revelatory energy to the UK stage through your acclaimed associations with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, with Glyndebourne, and of course with your sterling companions of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.’