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Kirill Karabits

Chief Conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra since 2008, Kirill Karabits led the Orchestra in a sell-out Classic FM Live concert at the Royal Albert Hall in April 2015, conducted Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 at the BBC Proms in summer 2015, and began the following season with hugely successful concert performances of Salome. In September 2016 he assumed the position of General Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Deutsches Nationaltheater and Staatskapelle Weimar with a production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. Working with leading ensembles across Europe, Asia, and North America, he has presented a concertante version of Bluebeard’s Castle at the Barbican Centre with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted the Russian National Orchestra on its tour of the US in spring 2016, and in August 2016 brought the Orchestra to the Edinburgh International Festival for two concerts with Mikhail Pletnev as soloist. The summer of 2016 also saw his debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, at the Ravinia Festival.
A prolific champion of opera, he has appeared at the Bolshoi Theatre, and conducted La bohème and Eugene Onegin at Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Don Giovanni at English National Opera. He conducted Der fliegende Holländer at the Wagner Geneva Festival in celebration of the composer’s anniversary, and recently returned to Staatsoper Hamburg to conduct Madama Butterfly. During the 2016 / 17 season he made his debuts at both Deutsche Oper Berlin and Oper Stuttgart. Devoted to working with the next generation of bright musicians, in 2012 and 2014 he conducted the televised finals of the BBC Young Musician of the Year Award, conducting the Royal Northern Sinfonia and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. As its Artistic Director he conducted the I, CULTURE Orchestra on its European tour in August 2015, with Lisa Batiashvili as soloist. In 2013 Kirill Karabits was named Conductor of the Year by the Royal Philharmonic Society.


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