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Pavel Klinichev Russia

Pavel Klinichev — ARMENIA • International Piano Competition • 2022

Pavel Klinichev graduated from the Moscow State Conservatoire in 2000 (choral, opera and symphony conducting). A year later, he became the Bolshoi staff conductor. His repertoire includes many of the masterpieces of Western and Russian opera and ballet.

Under his leadership, the premieres of seventeen ballet performances took place at the Bolshoi Theatre, including the recent ones: The Rite of Spring by I. Stravinsky (2013), Frank Bridge Variations to music by B. Britten, Short Time Together to music by M. Richter and L. van Beethoven, Symphony of Psalms to music by I. Stravinsky, Ondine by H.W. Henze, The Golden Age by D. Shostakovich (all in 2016), Romeo and Juliet by S. Prokofiev (2017), Petrushka by I. Stravinsky (2018 г.), Giselle by A. Adam (2019), Four Characters in Search of a Plot to music by M. Glinka, N. Rimsky-Korsakov, A. Pärt (2020), as well as the premiere of the operetta Moscow, Cheryomushki by D. Shostakovich (2021).

His repertoire at the Bolshoi includes also forty productions, the operas Prince Igor by A. Borodin, The Snow Maiden, The Tsar’s Bride and The Golden Cockerel by N. Rimsky-Korsakov, Iolanta and Eugene Onegin by P. Tchaikovsky, La Traviata by G. Verdi, La Boheme and Tosca by G. Puccini, The Fiery Angel by S. Prokofiev, among others, and almost all the ballets which were held on the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre over the last twenty years.

Maestro Klinichev appeared with the Bolshoi Opera, Ballet and Orchestra at the most prestigious venues, including Teatro alla Scala, The Metropolitan Opera, The Royal Opera House Covent Garden, The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Opera Garnier, Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo), The National Centre for the Performing Arts (Beijing) and many others.

Gala concerts starring Anna Netrebko and YusifEivazov in Frankfurt with Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra, 2019 and in Hamburg with New Westphalia Philharmonic Orchestra, 2019;    Charity gala concert Dmitry Hvorostovsky and Friends for Children in the memory of Dmitry Khvorostovsky with Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eivazov, IldarAbdrazakov in Moscow, 2019; Tribute to Elena Obraztsova (2004), Maya Plisetskaya (2005), ZurabSotkilava (2007), Marina Kondratieva (2009), Nikolay Tsiskaridze (2009), Makvala Kasrashvili (2012) gala concerts; The Bolshoi and Mariinsky Ballet Stars gala concerts in Tokyo (2010).

In 2005—07 was chief guest conductor of the Universal Ballet Company (South Korea).
In 2010—15 was chief conductor at the Ekaterinburg State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.
In 2014—18 was guest conductor at the Mikhailovsky Theatre.
In 2019—20 was chief conductor at the Sofia Opera and Ballet Theatre.


The discography of Pavel Klinichev is represented by the major labels: Universal, Decсa, Bel Air Classiques.


2014, 2015, 2017, 2019 — the Russian National Theatre Award the Golden Mask (“Best Conductor in Ballet”).
2018 — prize Soul of Dance of the magazine “Ballet” in the nomination “Dance mage”.
2021 — title of Honored Artist of Russia.


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