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  Principal Guest Сonductor



    One of the most remarkable Russian conductors Fedor Glushchenko was born in 1944.Exhibiting brilliant musical potential already in the early childhood he began studying violin at the age of 6 in a school of music in Rostov-Don.
    Later he took interest in composition and for two years studied composition in Moscow Conservatory (1962-1964).But soon he came to understand that his voca¬tion is conducting.Then he moved to Leningrad where he graduated from the Con¬servatory as a student of the most famous Russian teacher of conducting Ilia Mussin.Later Glushchenko took postgraduate studies in the Vienna Academy of Music and Drama with Karl Osterreicher and Otmar Suitner(Generalmusikdirektor von Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin at the same time), and took classes from the great Herbert von Karajan.
    Early 70's marked the beginning of the active concert activities of Fedor Glush¬chenko.He performs with the best symphony orchestras of the Soviet Union.
    In opera houses he conducts opera and ballet productions including "Eugene Oneghin'V'Faust" and "Romeo and Juliette"( Prokofiev).
    Already in 1971 the young maestro got his major appointment as the Chief Conductor of the Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra in Petrozavodsk.Here along¬side with the classical works he pays much attention to the music of contemporary composers including Schostakovich,Stravinsky,Bartok,Hindemith,Britten etc.
    In 1977 he was appointed the Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of one of the best orchestras of the former USSR-Ukranian State Symphony Orchestra in Kiev.He retained this post for more than 10 years having succeeded in improving the professional level of the orchestra.
    Together with his orchestra and on his own Fedor Glushchenko many times performed in Moscow and Leningrad as well as in Berlin,Prague,Dusseldorf,Sofia, Krakow.Nurnberg,Dublin and Odense.He took part in music festivals in Moscow, Leningrad,Bratislava,Brno Athens and others.He worked also in Istanbul Opera in 1990-1991.
    Since 1989 Glushchenko annually conducted in Great Britain,where he worked with the most major orchestras,including five BBC orchestras(BBC Scottish, BBC Walsh,BBC Philharmonic.BBC Ulster.BBC Symphony), Royal Liverpool Phiiharmo-nic,Halle Symphony Orchestra and "The Phirharmonia" Orchestra.He participated in the Belfast Festival (contemporary music) and conducted Promenade at The Royal Albert Hall in London.
    Also in Britain he recorded a number of CDs for the recording companies "Olympia","Hyperion","Chandos" and "Conifer Classics".
    Among the solists whom Glushchenko accompanied are the pianists Dejo Ranky.Andrei Gavrilov,Nikolai Petrov.Nikolai Lugansky.Grigorij Sokolov, Boris Berezovsky.Martino Tirimo;the violinists-Gidon Kremer,Vladimir Spivakov.Maxim Vengerovjlia Greengolts.the viola-player Yuri Bashmet;the cellists Mstislav Rostro-povich,David Geringas and many others.
    Since 1991 Fedor Glushchenko is permanent guest conductor of the Russian State Symphony Orchestra and Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra.
    In 1997-1999 Maestro Glushchenko gave concerts in Italy.Sweden,China, Denmark,Slovakia,Spain. During 2001-2007 he conducted in Ljubljana, Lisbon, Strasbourg, Eindhoven,Amsterdam,Athens,Ankara, Istanbul.
    At the present time Fedor Glushchenko continues his successful performances in Russia as well as abroad.