Vasily Petrenko

Biography

Born: 1976; St. Petersburg, Russia  
At only age 29, Vasily Petrenko was named principal conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, one of England's more important orchestras. With a three-year contract for that post beginning in the fall of 2006, Petrenko has quickly risen using two methods: the modern technique of winning competitions and the old-fashioned manner of honing his skills in a theater orchestra.

Petrenko's education began at the St. Petersburg Capella Boys
Read more Music School, the oldest such school in Russia. He finished his training at the St. Petersburg Conservatory and began making the rounds of the competition circuit. He took first prize in the 1997 Shostakovich Choral Conducting Competition in St. Petersburg, second prize in the 2003 Prokofiev Conducting Competition in St. Petersburg, and first prize in the 2004 Cadaques International Conducting Competition in Spain.

During this time -- specifically from 1994-1997 -- Petrenko served as resident conductor of the St. Petersburg State Opera and Ballet Theater, where he developed a personal repertory of more than 30 operas. During later seasons Petrenko conducted many key orchestras in Russia, including the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and the Moscow Philharmonic. Since 1994 Petrenko has also been chief conductor of the State Academy Orchestra of St. Petersburg, a post he concurrently held with his Liverpool assignment.

In the late 1990s Petrenko found time for increasing guest-conducting apperances, initially with Russian orchestras, and at the turn of the millennium with many secondary European orchestras (BBC Philharmonic, Swedish Radio, Gothenburg, Barcelona, and the like). He did not abandon opera, appearing with such companies as the Hamburg State Opera and La Monnaie in Brussels, mainly in Russian repertory. Read less
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  • 1.
    Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 & 5 / Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
    Label: Onyx   Catalog: 4150 Release Date: 06/24/2016   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Scriabin: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 / Petrenko, Oslo Philharmonic
    Label: Lawo Classics   Catalog: 1088 Release Date: 02/05/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alexander Scriabin
    Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Michael Torke: Concerto for Orchestra
    Label: Ecstatic Records   Catalog: 92261 Release Date: 11/13/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Michael Torke
    Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko,  Mark Russell Smith,  Paul W. Popiel,  Richard Owen Jr.
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Kansas Wind Ensemble
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    Shostakovich: The Complete Symphonies
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8501111 Release Date: 10/09/2015   Number of Discs: 11
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
    Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir
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    James Horner: Pas De Deux / Mari & Hakon Samuelsen
    Label: Mercury   Catalog: 002324302 Release Date: 06/09/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  James Horner,  Arvo Pärt,  Giovanni Sollima,  Ludovico Einaudi
    Performer:  Mari Samuelsen,  Hakon Samuelsen,  Alisa Weilerstein
    Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko,  Clark Rundell
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Shostakovich Edition
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 9420 Release Date: 04/28/2015   Number of Discs: 49
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich,  Benjamin Fleischmann
    Performer:  Boris Petrushansky,  Lewis James Quinn,  Kevin Matthews,  Alastair McCall  ... 
    Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko,  Sir Andrew Davis,  Rudolf Barshai,  Paavo Berglund  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,  BBC Symphony Orchestra,  Wdr Sinfonieorchester  ... 
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    Elgar: Symphony No 1, Cockaigne Overture / Petrenko
    Label: Onyx   Catalog: 4145 Release Date: 02/10/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar
    Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Shostakovich: Symphony No 13
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 573218 Release Date: 10/14/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
    Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir,  Huddersfield Choral Society
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  • 9.
    Szymanowski: Violin Concertos, Myths / Skride, Petrenko
    Label: Orfeo   Catalog: 87314 Release Date: 10/14/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Karol Szymanowski
    Performer:  Baiba Skride,  Lauma Skride
    Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos No 1 & 2 / Trpceski, Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
    Label: Onyx (Classical Label)   Catalog: 4135 Release Date: 09/09/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Simon Trpceski
    Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko
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    Shostakovich: Cello Concertos / Mork, Petrenko, Oslo
    Label: Ondine   Catalog: 1218 Release Date: 04/29/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
    Performer:  Truls Otterbech Mork
    Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Shostakovich: Symphony No 14 / Petrenko
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8573132 Release Date: 04/29/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
    Performer:  Gal James,  Alexander Vinogradov
    Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Rachmaninov: Symphony No 1 / Petrenko
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 959627 Release Date: 01/28/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
    Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Shostakovich: Symphony No 4 / Petrenko
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8573188 Release Date: 10/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
    Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Shostakovich: Symphony No 7 / Petrenko
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8573057 Release Date: 05/28/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
    Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 16.
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 79914 Release Date: 11/19/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Georges Bizet,  Giacomo Puccini,  Jake Heggie,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu,  Joyce DiDonato,  Philippe Jaroussky,  Christina [Soprano Vocals] Landshamer  ... 
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle,  Marco Armiliato,  Patrick Summers,  Jean-Christophe Spinosi  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Matheus,  English Concert,  tenThing (Brass Ensemble)  ... 
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    Offenbach: Un Mari A La Porte
    Label: Liverpool Philharmonic   Catalog: 211 Release Date: 10/30/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jacques Offenbach
    Performer:  Marc Canturri,  Nicolai Kruget
    Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko
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    Rachmaninov: Symphony No 2 / Petrenko
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 15473 Release Date: 10/22/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
    Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Prokofiev: The 2 Violin Concertos / Steinbacher, Petrenko
    Label: Pentatone   Catalog: 186395 Release Date: 09/25/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
    Performer:  Arabella Steinbacher
    Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian National Orchestra
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  • 20.
    Avie Records - 10th Anniversary
    Label: Avie   Catalog: 2265 Release Date: 07/10/2012   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  George Enescu,  Gabriel Fauré,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Monica Huggett,  Gonzalo Ruiz,  Luiza Borac,  Charles Owen  ... 
    Conductor:  Monica Huggett,  Harry Bicket,  Imogen Cooper,  Vasily Petrenko  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Sonnerie,  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment,  Northern Sinfonia  ... 
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  • 21.
    Shostakovich: Symphonies No  2   & 15 / Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8572708 Release Date: 05/29/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
    Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 22.
    Great Piano Concertos
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8501056 Release Date: 04/24/2012   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Johannes Brahms,  Franz Liszt  ... 
    Performer:  Jénö Jandó,  Stefan Vladar,  Idil Biret,  Eldar Nebolsin  ... 
    Conductor:  András Ligeti,  Mátyás Antal,  Barry Wordsworth,  Antoni Wit  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concentus Hungaricus,  Capella Istropolitana,  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 23.
    Great Russian Symphonies
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8501059 Release Date: 04/24/2012   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Alexander Borodin,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,  Sergei Prokofiev  ... 
    Conductor:  Adrian Leaper,  Gerard Schwarz,  Antoni Wit,  Theodore Kuchar  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Katowice Polish Radio/TV Symphony Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Seattle Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Rachmaninov: Symphony No 3, Caprice Bohemien / Petrenko, Royal Liverpool PO
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 6790192 Release Date: 02/07/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
    Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Shostakovich: Symphonies No 6 & 12 / Petrenko, Royal Liverpool PO
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8572658 Release Date: 10/25/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
    Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
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