Lauded for his deeply informed and intelligent artistic leadership, Dima Slobodeniouk has held the position of principal conductor of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra and artistic director of the Sibelius Festival since 2016 and is also music director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia. Linking his native Russian roots with the cultural influence of his later homeland Finland, he draws on the powerful musical heritage of these two countries. He works with orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the London and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, Minnesota Orchestra, Sydney Symphony and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.
Slobodeniouk collaborates with eminent soloists including Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Leif Ove Andsnes, Vadim Gluzman, Simon Trpčeski and Frank Peter Zimmermann. His discography was recently extended by a Stravinsky disc for BIS with Ilya Gringolts and Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, awarded a Diapason d’Or. For BIS he has also recorded acclaimed discs with music by Kalevi Aho and Sebastian Fagerlund.
Born in Moscow, Dima Slobodeniouk studied the violin at the Moscow Central Music School and at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, where he also took up conducting studies with Atso Almila under the guidance of Leif Segerstam and Jorma Panula. He has also studied under Ilya Musin and Esa-Pekka Salonen.
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