Stanislav Kochanovsky © Marco Borggreve

Stanislav Kochanovsky


Stanislav Kochanovsky's refined artistic personality has led him to be considered one of the most brilliant conductors of today.
In recent years he has made successful debuts with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, among others, and has worked with soloists such as L. Kavakos, M. Pletnev, M. Vengerov, D. Matsuev, A. Volodin, K. Gerstein, S. Khachatryan, V. Frang, T. Mork, P. Ferrandez and M. Goerne.
In the 2022/23 season he will also make his debut in the USA as conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington and the Cleveland Orchestra.
Due to his in-depth knowledge and experience in a wide range of symphonic and operatic repertoire, he is regularly invited by renowned orchestras and opera houses around the world, including the Orchestre de Paris, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the NDR Elbphilharmonie and Radiophilharmonie, the Dresden Philharmonic, the Netherlands Philharmonic, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo as well as the most important Russian orchestras such as the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia and the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra.
With more than thirty operas in his repertoire, he has recently conducted The Queen of Spades and Eugene Onegin at the Zurich Opera House, Iolanta at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Prince Igor at the Netherlands National Opera Amsterdam, among others, working with renowned directors and singers such as D. Tcherniakov, B. Kosky, E. Nikitin, A. Netrebko, I. Abdrazakov, O. Borodina, L. Davidsen and P. Mattei.  He regularly appears as a guest conductor at the Mariinsky Theatre.
Since 2017, Kochanovsky has also been a guest of the prestigious Verbier Festival, where he conducts an opera in concert form every year: from Eugene Onegin in 2017 to Rigoletto and a symphonic programme with soloists Lucas Debargue and Mikhail Pletnev in 2018 to The Magic Flute in 2019 and Hansel and Gretel in 2022.
In addition to the classical repertoire, Kochanovsky has a keen interest in rarely performed works and new compositions. In recent seasons he has performed rare gems such as Ligeti's Requiem, Scriabin-Nemtin's Prelude "Mysterium", Kodály's Psalmus Hungaricus, Shostakovich's unfinished opera "The Players", Myaskovsky's "Silence", Weinberg's Symphony no. 21 "Kaddish" as well as works by living composers such as Dean, Fedele, Broström, Tawfiq, Visman, Campogrande, Martinsson, Golijov, Thorvaldsdottir, Tarnopolski, Rääts, Vasks.
Stanislav Kochanovsky attended the Glinka Choir School in his native St. Petersburg before graduating with honours from the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, where he studied choral conducting, organ and opera symphony.
He is very grateful for these formative years in Russia: He was principal conductor of the Safonov State Philharmonic Orchestra and in 2007 began his association with the Mikhailovsky Theatre where, at the age of 25, he was given the magnificent opportunity to conduct more than sixty opera and ballet performances.

concerts featuring Stanislav Kochanovsky