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  Artistic Director & Chief Conductor

Володимир Сіренко


    Born in 1960 in the Poltava region of Ukraine, Volodymyr Sirenko has been compared by the international press to other brilliant conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen and Simon Rattle
    In 1989, Sirenko graduated from the Kyiv Conservatory where he studied conducting under Allin Vlasenko. In 1990, he was named a finalist at the International Conducting Competition in Prague. A year later, he was appointed as Chief Conductor of the Ukrainian Radio Symphony Orchestra, a position which he held until 1999, when he became the Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the celebrated National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (formerly known as the Kyiv State Symphony Orchestra).
    Volodymyr Sirenko is an Honored Artist of Ukraine (1997) and an Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (2003). In 2001, he received the Shevchenko National Prize, Ukraine’s most prestigious award.
    Sirenko has toured Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Oman, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
    He has worked with many international orchestras including the Moscow Philharmonic, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Sinfonia Warsovia, NOSPR (Katowice), the Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra, the Bratislava Radio Symphony, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the National Philharmonic of Russia, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
    Sirenko has appeared in numberous concert halls around the world, including Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Brucknerhaus (Linz), Barbican Hall (London), Cadogan Hall (London), Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Opera Comique (Paris), Seoul Art Center, Centro Manuel de Falla, Filharmonia Narodowa (Warsaw), the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, and the Great Hall of St. Petersburg Philharmonia.