The Rusian conductor, Vladimir Jurowski, is the son son of conductor Mikhail Jurowski. Vladimir completed the first part of his musical studies in his native town at the Music College of the Moscow Conservatory. In 1990 he relocated with his family to Germany where he continued his studies at High Schools of Music in Dresden and in Berlin, studying conducting with Rolf Reuter and vocal coaching with Semion Skigin.
In 1995 Vladimir Jurowski made his international debut at the Wexford Festival, where he conducted Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s May Night. The same year saw his brilliant debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in Nabucco. In 1996 he joined the ensemble of Komische Oper Berlin, becoming First Kapellmeister in 1997 and continuing to work at the Komische Oper on a permanent basis until 2001.
Since 1997 Vladimir Jurowski has been a guest at some of the world's leading musical institutions including the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Opera Bastille de Paris, Theatre de la Monnaie Bruxelles, Maggio Musicale Festival Florence, Rossini Opera Festival Pesaro, Edinburgh Festival, Semperoper Dresden and the Teatro Comunale di Bologna (where he has served as Principal Guest Conductor between 2000 and 2003). In 1999 he made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera New York with Rigoletto.
In January 2001 Vladimir Jurowski took up the position as Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera and in 2003 was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, becoming the orchestra's Principal Conductor in September 2007. He also holds the title “Principal Artist” of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and from 2005 to 2009 served as Principal Guest Conductor of the Russian National Orchestra with whom he will continue to work in the years ahead. On October 24, 2011, the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia (Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra) announced the appointment of Vladimir Jurowski as its 6th and current Principal Conductor, with immediate effect, for an initial contract of 3 years.
Vladimir Jurowski is a regular guest with many of the world's leading orchestras including the Berliner Philharmoniker, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bayerischer Rundfunk Symphonieorchester, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, and Dresden Staatskapelle, and in the USA with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and Philadelphia Orchestra. Highlights of the 2010-2011 season and beyond include his debuts with the Wiener Philharmoniker, Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and return visits to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Berliner Philharmoniker, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Dresden Staatskapelle and Philadelphia Orchestra.
His operatic appearances have included Jenufa, The Queen of Spades and Hansel und Gretel at the Metropolitan Opera, Parsifal and Wozzeck at the Welsh National Opera, War and Peace at the Opera National de Paris, Eugene Onegin at La Scala Milan, as well as Die Zauberflöte, La Cenerentola, Otello, Macbeth, Falstaff, Tristan und Isolde, Don Giovanni, The Rakes’ Progress and Péter Eötvös’ Love and Other Demons at Glyndebourne Opera. Future engagements include new productions of Die Meistersinger and The Cunning Little Vixen at Glyndebourne, Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Metropolitan Opera, Ruslan and Ludmila at the Bolshoi Theatre, and Iolanta at the Dresden Semperoper.
Vladimir Jurowski’s discography includes the first ever recording of the cantata Exile by Giya Kancheli for ECM (1994), L’etoile du Nord by Meyerbeer for Naxos-Marco Polo (1996), Werther for BMG (1999), as well as live recordings of works by Sergei Rachmaninov, Turnage, Tchaikovsky, Benjamin Britten, Johannes Brahms and Dmitri Shostakovich on London Philharmonic Orchestra’s own label, and Prokofiev’s Betrothal in a Monastery on Glyndebourne Opera’s own label. He also records for PentaTone with the Russian National Orchestra, with releases to date including Tchaikovsky's Suite No. 3 and Igor Stravinsky's Divertimento from Le baiser de la fée, D. Shostakovich Symphonies No 1 & 6, Prokofiev Symphony No. 5, and Tchaikovsky’s Hamlet Incidental Music. Glyndebourne have released DVD recordings of his performances of La Cenerentola, Gianni Schicchi, Die Fledermaus, and S. Rachmaninov’s The Miserly Knight, and other recent DVD releases include Hansel und Gretel from the Metropolitan Opera New York, and his first concert as London Philharmonic Orchestra’s principal conductor featuring works by Wagner, Alban Berg and Gustav Mahler (released by Medici Arts).