The Russian born young conductor and laureate of prestigious 10th Grzegorz Fitelberg international conducting competition in 2017, is becoming more and more recognized by orchestras and audience. After receiving his prize at this competition in Poland, most respectful Polish musical critic Dorotha Shwarzman wrote: «He was the only one who could infect the orchestra with his passion for Shostakovich (Symphony No. 5), orchestra suddenly began to play the way he did not play in my memory»
After his debut concerto with legendary St. Petersburg Philharmonic orchestra leading newspaper highlighting cultural life in St. Petersburg wrote: «It was gratifying to see how one of the most difficult Russian orchestras to engage with, was drawn into conductor’s game with great delight. Another important skill possessed by young Maestro is keeping the fiery stream of feelings in the granite channel of intellect»
Now Yaroslav Zaboyarkin has got his second concert season running. He associates closely with St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, State Academic Symphony Orchestra, Concert orchestra of St. Petersburg Conservatory and «SIngolo orchestra» where he is a principal conductor.
Highlights of season 2018/2019 is presented by cooperation with Lucas and Arthur Jussen, Amit Peled, Frederieke Saeijs, Alexander Rudin, Pyotr Laul, Anastasia Kalagina and Andras Chaki. He conducted world premiere of «Nocturne» by Sir Michael Berkeley. He is confirmed artist in «Parnu Music festival», «Silver Lyra Festival», «9th international Classic Guitar festival».
His close cooperation with Estonian Festival Orchestra during International Music festival in Pärnu since 2017 and studying with Paavo Järvi, has resulted into his assistance to Paavo Järvi during his Japan Tour in 2019.
In recognition of the merit of the young conductor, Yuri Temirkanov trusted Yaroslav to lead St.Petersburg Philharmonic orchestra during subscription concert «Debut of a young conductor» which relaunched in season 2018/2019. Decades ago it has become a springboard for Temirkanov, Gergiev, Jansons, Fedoseev, Jurowsky.
Yaroslav Zaboyarkin was born in St.Petesburg in 1987. Started his musical studies at St. Petersburg musical Lyceum. In 1999 and 2000 as violinist he won Evgeny Mravinsky youth musical competitions. He graduated with honors from St. Petersburg musical college in 2006 and the famous St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory as violinist in 2011, studying with prof. Antonia Kazarina, and in 2016 as opera-symphonic conductor studying with Prof. Mickhail Kukushkin who follows Ilya Musin method of orchestral conducting.
During his studies Yaroslav participated violin, chamber music and conducting master classes of Yuri Temirkanov, Vladimir Fedoseev, Vasily Sinaisky, Stefan Picard, Hatto Beyerle, and gained enthusiastic recommendations. In 2010 as violinist Yaroslav won 9th international music competition in France (Gerardmer) and 2nd Shostakovich chamber music competition in Moscow.
While pursuing his studies, from 2011 Yaroslav performing in legendary St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra (Chief conductor Yuri Temirkanov). In 2012 during his first participation in conducting competitions he conducted the «New Japan Philharmonic orchestra» and was highly praised by the panel of judges and made it to the semifinals. In 2014 he became principal conductor of youth Singolo orchestra. Now it's the one of the best known youth orchestras in St.Petesburg.
Along with concerts in all best concert halls of St.Petersburg, Yaroslav and Singolo initiate: Charity project that had began in 2016 with concert that supported St.Petersburg Cancer foundation. Winners of Tchaikovsky competition Sergei Dogadin and Olyesa Petrova were the first soloists cooperated with Yaroslav. This concert broadcasted on the internet and online auditorium were about 15000 listeners. This concert became a very good start for active cooperation between Yaroslav and different charity foundations all over the country.
Project where Yaroslav presents the rare played music is the oldest. Music of composers Johann Filtz, Kurt Atterberg, Dag Wiren, Louis Spohr, Jean-Louis Duport, Johann Hasse, Johann Wilhelm Hertel, Nicolaus Kraft, L. Hoffman, Johann Facius Peter Warlock and others were performed by Yaroslav for the first time in Russia.
His debut in theatre was in 2016. He performed Tchaikovsky’s opera “Evgeny Onegin» with St.Petersburg’s Rimsky-Korsakov Theatre of State Conservatory.
Also he recorded his first Compact Disc with astonishing violinist (winner of Tchaikovsky competition 1966) Zino Vinnikov and ensemble of soloists of St.Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra.
Same year, for achievements in the field of musical activity in St. Petersburg Yaroslav was recognized the first prize in musical competition «Vivat Saint-Petersburg»
In 2017 Yaroslav was selected to study in Järvi conducting academy in Tallin and Pärnu. At the end of course Yaroslav received a honorable place to conclude last concert of academy which was dedicated to 80’s birthday of Neeme Järvi. He also became a member of Estonian Festival Orchestra.
In November 2017 Yaroslav won 3rd distinction prize at prestigious 10th Grzegorz Fitelberg international conducting competition and left a very positive impression on leading critics of Polish musical world.In December 2017 Yaroslav had a debut concert in Great hall of St.Petersburg Philharmonic with State Academc Symphony Orchestra.
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