Maxim Viktorovich Fedotov |
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Maxim Viktorovich Fedotov |

Maxim Fedotov

Date of birth
conductor, instrumentalist
Russia, USSR

Maxim Viktorovich Fedotov |

Maxim Fedotov is a Russian violinist and conductor, laureate and winner of the largest international violin competitions (named after P.I. Tchaikovsky, named after N. Paganini, the international competition in Tokyo), People’s Artist of Russia, laureate of the Moscow Government Prize, professor of the Moscow Conservatory, head violin and viola department of the Russian Academy of Music. The European press calls the violinist “Russian Paganini”.

The musician performed in the most famous halls of the world: the Barbican Hall (London), the Symphony Hall (Birmingham), the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, Konzerthaus (Berlin), Gewandhaus (Leipzig), Gasteig (Munich), Alte Oper (Frankfurt-Main) , Auditorium (Madrid), Megaro (Athens), Musikverein (Vienna), Suntory Hall (Tokyo), Symphony Hall (Osaka), Mozarteum (Salzburg), Verdi Concert Hall (Milan), in the halls of the Cologne Philharmonic, the Vienna Opera, the Grand and Mariinsky Theaters of Russia and many others. Only in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory over the past 10 years he has given more than 50 solo and symphony concerts.

He has played with many of the world’s largest orchestras and collaborated with renowned conductors. An important part of his work is concert activity and duet recordings with pianist Galina Petrova.

Maxim Fedotov is the first violinist who gave a solo concerto on two violins by N. Paganini – Guarneri del Gesu and J.B. Vuillaume (St. Petersburg, 2003).

The violinist’s recordings include Paganini’s 24 Caprices (DML-classics) and the CD series All Bruch’s Works for Violin and Orchestra (Naxos).

Creative and intellectual potential, vast concert experience, the example of his father – the outstanding St. Petersburg conductor Viktor Fedotov – led Maxim Fedotov to conducting. Upon completion of the internship (“opera and symphony conducting”) at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, the musician began to act as a conductor with Russian and foreign symphony orchestras. While retaining the bulk of the violin performing activity, M. Fedotov managed to quickly and seriously enter the world of the conductor’s profession.

Since 2003 Maxim Fedotov has been Principal Conductor of the Russian Symphony Orchestra. The Baden-Baden Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, the Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra of Bratislava, the CRR Symphony Orchestra (Istanbul), Musica Viva, the Vatican Chamber Orchestra and many others have repeatedly performed under his direction. In 2006-2007 M. Fedotov is the chief conductor of the Vienna Balls in Moscow, the Russian Balls in Baden-Baden, the XNUMXst Moscow Ball in Vienna.

From 2006 to 2010, Maxim Fedotov was Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra “Russian Philharmonic”. During the collaboration, a number of programs that were significant for the band and the conductor were presented, such as Verdi’s Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, monographic concertos by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Beethoven (including the 9th symphony) and many others.

Famous soloists N. Petrov, D. Matsuev, Y. Rozum, A. Knyazev, K. Rodin, P. Villegas, D. Illarionov, H. Gerzmava, V. Grigolo, Fr. Provisionato and others.

Source: Moscow Philharmonic website

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