Dima Slobodeniouk was principal conductor of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra from 2016 until 2021. Since September 2013 he has also been music director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, winning particular praise for his inventive programme planning and deep knowledge of the repertoire. In his conducting, Slobodeniouk combines the cultural and musical heritage of the country of birth, Russia, with that of his adopted homeland, Finland.Orchestras with which he has worked include the Concertgebouworkest in Amsterdam, Berliner Philharmoniker, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra and the Boston, Chicago and Sydney Symphony Orchestras. Soloists at concerts he has conducted include Leif Ove Andsnes, Lisa Batiashvili, Yefim Bronfman, Truls Mørk, Yuja Wang, Frank Peter Zimmermann and Patricia Kopatchinskaja.
Born in Moscow, Dima Slobodeniouk studied the violin at Moscow Central Music School, Jyväskylä Conservatory and Sibelius Academy. He studied conducting under Atso Almila, Leif Segerstam and Jorma Panula at the Sibelius Academy, and also under Ilya Musin and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Slobodeniouk has in recent years worked with students at the Verbier Festival Academy and begun a conducting initiative with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, providing an opportunity for students to work on the podium with a professional orchestra.
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