Vladimir Jurowski, born in Moscow, began his musical training at the city’s conservatory, continuing his journey at the colleges of music in Berlin and Dresden. He made his international debut in 1995 at the Wexford Festival with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s May Night. The same year he made his first appearance at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London with Nabucco. Since then, his conducting performances have included the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Opéra national de Paris, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, the Semperoper in Dresden, as well as at the Salzburg Festival. From 1997 until 2001 he was the First Kapellmeister of the Komische Oper in Berlin and subsequently musical director of the Glyndebourne Festival until 2013. From 2007 on he has been principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra until 2021 when he was appointed Conductor Emeritus; he is also principal conductor and artistic director of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB) since 2017. In addition, he is Principal Artist of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and artistic director of the International George Enescu Festival in Bucharest and the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia “Evgeny Svetlanov”. He has also been a regular collaborator with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the ensemble unitedberlin. He has featured as guest conductor for orchestras including the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics, the New York Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, the Cleveland and Philadelphia orchestras, the symphony orchestras of Boston and Chicago, the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. At the Bayerische Staatsoper he made his debut during the 2015/16 season at an academy concert featuring works including Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 3 and went on to conduct a new production of the composer’s opera The Fiery Angel. Furthermore, during the 2020/21 season he conducted the new production of Der Rosenkavalier. He has been general music director of the Bayerische Staatsoper since autumn 2021.