Vasily Petrenko Tickets
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Born in St Petersburg in 1976, Petrenko is recognised as one of the exceptional musicians of his generation. He started his music education at the St Petersburg Capella Boys Music School – the oldest music school in Russia. He then studied at the St Petersburg Conservatoire. Between 1994 and 1997, while still in his teens, he was Resident Conductor at the St Petersburg State Opera and Ballet Theatre in the Mussorgsky Memorial Theatre, during which time he gained an enormous amount of operatic experience and now has over 30 operas in his repertoire. Since then, Petrenko has gone on to work with many of the world’s finest orchestras, earning international acclaim – and top prizes – for his inspirational performances. Vasily Petrenko took up the baton as Principal Conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in September 2006. He is the youngest person in the long and illustrious history of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic to have held the position. In 2009, when signing an extended contract till 2015, his titled changed to Chief Conductor. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.