234th Season

Vladislav Chernishenko

Artistic Director

Vladislav Chernishenko is a unique personality in the world of music conductors‘ performance. His talent and enormous efficiency allow him with equal success to conduct opera and ballet presentations, symphony, chamber, vocal and instrumental, and choir concerts, as well as to deliver lectures, to run a conductor class, to organise and manage festivals and competitions.
He was born in 1936 in Leningrad. He acquired a special musical education in the Choir College at the Leningrad Capella and in the Leningrad Conservatoire, which he graduated from in 1958 having specialised at the choir-conductor faculty. In 1967 he finished the faculty of opera and symphony conducting and in 1970 his post-graduate course at the same department under the guidance of Professor I. Mussin.
In 1962 he organised the Leningrad Chamber Choir, which gained European recognition with time. He was heading this amateur choir team for 17 years. In those years he often appeared as a conductor of symphony and chamber concerts, produced a number of performances in the Opera Studio of the Conservatoire and for five years worked in the position of second conductor of the Leningrad State Academic Maly Opera and Ballet Theatre (now the Mussorgsky Opera Theatre).
In 1974, Vladislav Tchernoushenko became Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Capella of St. Petersburg. He also headed the St. Petersburg Conservatoire, being Rector of this oldest Russia‘s higher music school in period 1979 – 2002.
V.Tchernoushenko has been the recipient of the highest and honorary national titles and prizes.

Mariinsky Theatre:
1 Theatre Square
St. Petersburg
Mariinsky-2 (New Theatre):
34 Dekabristov Street
St. Petersburg
Mariinsky Concert Hall:
20 Pisareva street
St. Petersburg
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