Mark Gorenstein

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Mark Borisovich Gorenstein (Russian: Марк Борисович Горенштейн born 16 September 1946) is a Russian conductor. He grew up in Odessa and studied at the conservatory in Kishinev. He later played violin in the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra and the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the then USSR.

Gorenstein studied conducting in the Novosibirsk conservatory. When he was still a student, he received the title of laureate of the All-Russian Conducting Competition. He was principal conductor of the MÁV Symphony Orchestra in Budapest, the Busan City Symphony Orchestra, and the Molodaya Rossia Orchestra (ru:Государственный симфонический оркестр «Новая Россия»). He received a People's Artist of Russia award in 2002 and the Order of Merit for the Fatherland in 2006.

Gorenstein became music director of the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Russian Federation in 2002. And already in autumn 2002 the orchestra went on tour to Italy with the final concert in the summer residence of the Pope, Castel Gandolfo, at the Vatican with Roberto Alagnia and Angela Gheorghiu soloists. The arrival of Gorenstein revitalized the orchestra’a creative life. Under his leadership it started participating in major public events (“Rodion Sсhedrin: A Self-Portrait”, “Mozartiana”, “Musical Offering” festivals, “1,000 Cities of the World” concerts, and the international charitable program “World Stars of the Children”. Mark Gorenstein has collaborated with such world-famous soloists as: violinists Viktor Tretyakov, Vadim Repin, Yuliy Rakhlin, Maxim Fedotov, Liana Isakadze, Frank Peter Zimmerman, Maxim Vengerov, cellists Mstislav Rostropovich, Narek Hakhnazaryan, Nataly Gutman, Antonio Meneses, Gustav Rivinius, Alexander Knyazev, pianists Nikolai Petrov, Eliso Virsaladze, Denis Matsuev, Nikolai Lugansky, Vadim Rudenko, Konstantin Livshits, Zoltan Kocsis, Dmitry Bashkirov, Barry Douglas, Pietro de Maria, Lazar Berman, Boris Berezovsky, Dmitry Alexeev, Ayako Uehara, clarinetists Paul Meyer, Yulian Milkis, singers Elena Obraztsova, Roberto Alagnia, Angela Gheorghiu, Kathleen Battle, Dmitriy Hvorostovsky.

Gorenstein has conducted commercial recordings of works of Shostakovich and Schnittke.

Since 1994 Gorenstein were carried out about four dozen recordings of Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Brahms, Beethoven, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Bizet, Rodion Shchedrin, Alfred Schnittke, A . Glazunov, TN Khrennikov, Scriabin, Richard Strauss, J. Gershwin, Anton Bruckner, Glinka, Prokofiev, Mozart, Mahler, Taneyev, Vladislav Kazenin, Alexander Borodin. [10] [11] CD with suites from "The Nutcracker" and "Swan Lake" Tchaikovsky performed by the Symphony Orchestra of the Hungarian railways was published by Hungaroton in 1988. [12] The album Suzanne Ciani «Dream Suite» (1994), accompanied by the orchestra "Young Russia" directed by Mark Gorenstein was nominated for the music award "Grammy" (1996).

Currently Maestro Mark Gorenstein is Principal Guest Conductor of the Novosibirsk State Academic Symphony Orchestra and is collaborating with various symphony orchestras in Russia and abroad.

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Preceded by
Vassily Sinaisky
Music Director, State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Russian Federation
2002-2011
Succeeded by
Vladimir Jurowski