Marius Stravinsky – conductor

Born into a musical family – and with conducting mentors including Mariss Jansons, Igor Golovchin, Thomas Sanderling, and Vladimir Ponkin (to whom he was Assistant Conductor at the Moscow Philharmonic and the Helikon Opera, 2002-2005) – Marius Stravinsky holds a musical pedigree of the highest order. In 2007, he was awarded the post of Chief Conductor & Artistic Director of the Karelia Philharmonic Orchestra, becoming the youngest conductor in Russia to hold such a position. Following his five-year tenure in this role, he then – at the personal invitation of Vladimir Jurowski – took up the position of Assistant Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra for the 2013/2014 season. Stravinsky has since worked with top quality orchestras around the world, including the Royal Philharmonic, the Philharmonia, Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Berlin Staatskapelle, Queensland Symphony, and the Tokyo Opera Philharmonic. Enjoying a strong Russian profile, he regularly conducts performances at the Mariinsky Theatre, and enjoys a close collaboration with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia ‘Evgeny Svetlanov’ (GASO). Stravinsky boasts a diverse repertoire, and a discography which includes many world premiere recordings.