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Vladimir Altschuler

Honoured Artist of Russia


The conductor of the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the St.Petersburg Philharmonia, Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation Vladimir Altschuler joined the orchestra in 1969 as viola player, one year before graduating from the Leningrad Conservatory (class of Yuri Kramarov, viola). In 1972 he created the Philharmonic String Orchestra and in 1982 became the leader of a viola section. At the same time, he began to study conducting and entered the department of opera and symphony conducting at the Leningrad Conservatory under professor Alexander Dmitriev, the chief conductor of the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra. In 1984 Vladimir Altschuler made his conducting debut. The same year he became an assistant conductor of the St Petersburg Symphony orchestra.

Since 1994 Altschuler holds the post of conductor of the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra. With this orchestra he has performed all the symphonies by Bruckner, Händel's oratorio “Saul”, Orpheus by Monteverdi (an authentic version) for the first time in Russia. A subject of the conductor’s special interest is the music of the XX century. Thanks to Maestro Altschuler, St.Petersburg heard for the first time the «Child of our Time» by Tippet and Bernauerin, the musical drama by Orff. He conducted the premières of the music by G.Ustvolskaya, Y. Falik, V. Basner and other St.Petersburg, Russian and foreign composers. The conductor actively tours in Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Turkey, Croatia, Macedonia, the Baltic countries and the Republic of Korea.

The musician is also keen on scientific research – his PhD art history dissertation is dedicated to the history, theory and practice of conducting.

He is the associate professor of the State St.Petersburg Conservatory and the professor of the St.Petersburg University of Culture and Art. But the collaboration with the St.Petersburg Symphony Orchestra is the most important part of the Altschulers professional activity.

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St. Petersburg Philharmonia Title Partner
Grand Hall:
191186, St. Petersburg, Mikhailovskaya st., 2
+7 (812) 240-01-80, +7 (812) 240-01-00, 064
Small Hall:
191011, St. Petersburg, Nevsky av., 30
+7 (812) 571-83-33, +7 (812) 571-42-37, 064
Box office opening hours: 11.00 am to 8.00 pm (on concert days - 7.30 pm) Lunch break: 3.00 to 4.00 pm
Box office opening hours: 11.00 am to 7.00 pm (on concert days - 7.30 pm) Lanch break: 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm