Stanislav Kochanovsky was born in St Petersburg and studied choral conducting, organ and opera-symphonic conducting at Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatoire. From 2007–2010 he was a conductor at the Mikhailovsky Theatre and from 2010–2015 he was Chief Conductor of the State Safonov Philharmonic Orchestra.
Kochanovsky has had numerous recent successful debuts: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic. He returns regularly to lead performances with Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orchestra Sinfonica della RAI, among many others. Kochanovsky has led the Verbier Festival Academy for three consecutive years to great acclaim, with each year featuring an opera in concert: Eugene Onegin (2017), Rigoletto (2018) plus a symphonic programme with soloists Lucas Debargue and Mikhail Pletnev, and Die Zauberflöte (2019). Kochanovsky is a regular guest of Stars of the White Nights festival, Klarafestival in Brussels and MITO SettembreMusica in Milan and Turin. Recent opera engagements have included The Queen of Spades and Eugene Onegin (Opernhaus Zürich), Iolanta (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino), Prince Igor (Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam) and Boris Godunov (Korean National Opera). In 2013 he made his debut with the Mariinsky Orchestra at the Stars of the White Nights festival at the Mariinsky Theatre. At the theatre, he conducts symphony concerts as well as the operas Boris Godunov, Eugene Onegin, Iolanta, Tosca and Madama Butterfly.
In addition to his dedication conducting the pillars of the classical repertoire, Stanislav Kochanovsky has a strong interest in conducting rarely performed works. Over the last few seasons, he has conducted special repertoire such as Ligeti’s Requiem, Scriabin/Nemtin’s Mysterium and Kodály Psalmus Hungaricus with Belgian National Orchestra, Shostakovich’s unfinished opera The Gambler in St Petersburg Chamber Opera; Myaskovsky Silence and Medtner’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia in Moscow; cantatas by Jan van Gilse Sulamith and Sergey Taneyev John of Damascus with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.
Stanislav Kochanovsky is committed to bringing works by living composers to the stage such as Fedele, Broström, Visman, Campogrande, Martinsson, Golijov, Thorvaldsdottir, Tarnopolski, Rääts amongst others.
During the 2019–20 season Stanislav Kochanovsky makes his debut with Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and returns to conduct the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse, Belgian National Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra and Mariinsky Orchestra.
Information for October 2019
For more detailed information about the artist please go to: www.kochanovsky.ru.