Dima Slobodeniouk — In Conversation
Tanglewood (297 West St., Lenox, MA 01240)
Internationally acclaimed conductor Dima Slobodeniouk joins the Tanglewood Learning Institute (TLI) in an informal conversation to share elements of his work and his life. Linking his native Russian roots with his musical studies in Finland, he draws on the powerful musical heritage of both countries.
Dima Slobodeniouk has been principal conductor of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra and artistic director of the orchestra’s international Sibelius Festival since the 2016-17 season, and music director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia since 2013.
He works with such ensembles as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Radio Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Vienna’s ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester, the London Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, and the Chicago, Houston, Baltimore, and Sydney symphony orchestras.
Slobodeniouk opened the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia’s 2021-22 season in October with works by Alma and Gustav Mahler, featuring soprano Helena Juntunen, followed later in the month by a program of Shostakovich concertos and Weinberg’s Chamber Symphony No. 4.
Among his guest conducting engagements this season, he leads the Minnesota Orchestra with mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra with violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, and Dresden Philharmonic with pianist Bertrand Chamayou, and makes a German tour with Junge Deutsche Philharmonie and cellist Nicolas Altstaedt.