Vladimir Jurowski was born in Moscow, but in 1990 moved with his family to Germany, where he completed his musical studies at the High Schools of Music in Dresden and in Berlin. In 1995 he made a highly successful debut at the Wexford Festival conducting Rimsky-Korsakov’s May Night, which launched his international career. Since then he has been a guest at some of the world’s leading opera houses such as the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Opéra Bastille de Paris, Welsh National Opera, Dresden Semperoper, Komische Oper Berlin and Metropolitan Opera, New York.
In January 2001 Vladimir Jurowski took up the position as Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera and in May 2006 was also appointed Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He also holds the titles of Principal Artist of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Artistic Director of the Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra, and from 2005 to 2009 served as Principal Guest Conductor of the Russian National Orchestra.
Vladimir Jurowski is a regular guest with many of the world’s leading orchestras including the Berlin and Oslo Philharmonic orchestras, the Royal Concertgebouw, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Dresden Staatskapelle. Highlights of the 2011/12 season and beyond include his debuts with the Vienna Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, San Francisco Symphony, and return visits to the Chicago Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, St Petersburg Philharmonic, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Dresden Staatskapelle and the 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, and Iolanta at the Dresden Semperoper, as well as Die Zauberflöte, La Cenerentola, Otello, Macbeth, Falstaff, Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger von Nuernberg, Don Giovanni, The Rake’s Progress and Peter Eötvös’ Love and Other Demons at Glyndebourne Opera. Future engagements include new productions of Ariadne auf Naxos and The Cunning Little Vixen at Glyndebourne, Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Metropolitan Opera, Moses und Aron at the Komische Oper Berlin and Ruslan and Ludmila at the Bolshoi Theatre.