Vladimir Jurowski was born in Moscow in 1972 and completed the first part of his music studies at the Moscow Conservatory's Music Academy. In 1990 he moved with his family to Germany and continued his studies at the conservatories in Dresden and Berlin, where he studied conducting with Rolf Reuter and singing with Semion Skigin. In 1995 he made his international debut at the Wexford Festival with Rimsky-Korsakov's »May Night« and in the same year he made his debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden with »Nabucco«.
Recent highlights of the dedicated opera conductor Jurowski include »Die Frau ohne Schatten« at the Metropolitan Opera New York, »Wozzeck« at the Salzburg Festival, »Moses and Aaron« at the Komische Oper Berlin, his acclaimed debut at the Bavarian State Opera with Prokofiev's »The Fiery Angel« and his first return to Glyndebourne as guest conductor in the world premiere of Brett Dean's »Hamlet«.
In the 19/20 season, Jurowski places a special emphasis on opera: He opens the Radio Symphony Orchestra season with »Die Frau ohne Schatten« in Berlin and Bucharest, continues his semi-staged cycle of Wagner's »Der Ring des Nibelungen« with the London Philharmonic with »Siegfried« and returns to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden to conduct a new Claus Guth production of »Jenůfa«, as well as to the Komische Oper Berlin for Barrie Kosky's new production of Henze's »Die Bassariden«. At the Berlin State Opera he will again work with Claus Guth in a new production of Mussorgksy's »Khovanshchina«, and in Moscow he will conduct performances of Wustin's »The Devils in Love« at the Stanislavsky Theatre and »Boris Godunov« with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra.
Jurowski's discography with the London Philharmonic Orchestra includes the complete symphonies of Brahms and Tchaikovsky as well as works by Haydn and Beethoven, Mahler, Zemlinsky, Holst, Rachmaninov and Szymanovsky, Turnage, Denisov and Silvestrov. His tenure as Music Director at Glyndebourne has been documented by numerous CD and DVD releases, including award-winning productions. Other DVD releases include »Hänsel and Gretel« by the Metropolitan Opera New York, his first concert as Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra with works by Wagner, Berg and Mahler, and DVDs with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, all released by Medici Arts.
Vladimir Jurowski is currently Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and will celebrate his tenth anniversary as Chief Conductor of the London Philharmonic in 2017, having been appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the orchestra in 2007 after four years. He is also Chief Artist of the Orchestra of the Enlightenment, Artistic Director of the Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Director of the International George Enescu Festival in Bucharest. Previously, he was Principal Kapellmeister of the Komische Oper Berlin, Principal Guest Conductor of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Principal Guest Conductor of the Russian National Orchestra, Music Director of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and will assume the position of General Music Director of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich from the 2021/22 season.