|Location||Liverpool, United Kingdom|
|Introduction||Vasily Petrenko is the Principal Conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
Between 1994 and 1997, Petrenko was Resident Conductor at the St Petersburg State Opera and Ballet Theatre in the Mussorgsky Memorial Theatre. During this time he gained an enormous amount of operatic experience and he now has over 30 operas in his repertoire.
Recordings with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra include a rare double bill of Fleishman's Rothschild's Violin (listen to an extract on Vasily's profile page) and Shostakovich's The Gamblers, and a disc of suites from Tchaikovsky's ballets. Due for release shortly is his debut recording for Naxos (Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony), and in Summer 2008 he recorded with Naxos his first disc in a Shostakovich symphony project, due for release in 2009.
In October 2007 Vasily Petrenko was named Young Artist of the Year at the annual Gramophone Awards and in 2008 he was named Personality of the Year in Liverpool's annual Scouseology Awards.
Vasily Petrenko photography © Mark McNulty