Stanislav Kochanovsky was born in Leningrad in 1981. Studied at the Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory, from which he graduated with distinction having specialised in “organ”, “choral conducting” and “opera and symphony conducting”. From 2007 to 2010 he was a conductor at the Mikhailovsky Theatre. From 2010 to 2015 he headed the Safonov Academic Symphony Orchestra of the North-Caucasian State Philharmonic named after V.I. Safonov.
Appears with the orchestras of the St Petersburg Philharmonia and Moscow Philharmonic Society, the Russian National Orchestra, the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia (Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra), the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, the orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, the Wiener Symphoniker, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Orchestra Sinfonica della RAI (National Symphony Orchestra of Italian Radio and Television, Turin), the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Amsterdam), the hr-Sinfonieorchester, the Orchestre de Paris, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the Oslo Philharmonic, the Dresdner Philharmoniker, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Netherlands Philharmonic (Amsterdam), the Stockholm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Florence), the Belgian National Orchestra (Brussels), the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the NHK Symphony Orchestra (Tokyo) and the National Symphony Orchestra of China (Beijing) among others.
For three years he directed the Academy of the Verbier Music Festival and participated in concert performances of the operas Eugene Onegin (2017), Rigoletto (2018) and Die Zauberflöte (2019), also presenting programmes of symphony music with Lucas Debargue and Mikhail Pletnev. Appears at the Klarafestival in Brussels, the Usedom Music Festival in Peenemünde (Germany) and the MITO SettembreMusica festival in Milan and Turin. Recent engagements in opera include The Queen of Spades and Eugene Onegin in Zurich, Iolanta in Florence, Prince Igor in Amsterdam and Boris Godunov in Seoul.
Frequently presents rarely-performed works, among them Ligeti’s Requiem, Scriabin/Nemtin’s Mysterium, Kodály’s Psalmus Hungaricus, Myaskovsky’s Silence, Medtner’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Rachmaninoff’s Francesca da Rimini, von Zemlinsky’s Die Seejungfrau, Jan van Gilse’s Sulamith and Taneyev’s John of Damascus. Repertoire also includes works by such contemporary composers as Ivan Fedele, Sofia Gubaidulina, Brett Dean, Tobias Broström, Bart Visman, Nicola Campogrande, Rolf Martinsson, Osvaldo Golijov, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Vladimir Tarnopolsky and Jaan Rääts.
In 2013 he made his debut at the Stars of the White Nights festival together with the Mariinsky Orchestra. At the theatre he currently conducts symphony concerts in addition to the operas Boris Godunov, Khovanshchina, Prince Igor, Eugene Onegin, Iolanta, Tosca, Carmen, Madama Butterfly and Samson et Dalila.
Engagements for the 2021–22 season include appearances with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester and the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester as well as concerts in Moscow, St Petersburg, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Brussels, Verbier, Milan and Luzern among other towns and cities.
Information for October 2021