The innovative Australian conductor Vladimir Fanshil is quickly establishing himself as a versatile conductor covering operatic, ballet and symphonic repertoire. He is the Artistic Director of the St Moritz Perigee Festival and Guest Conductor of the Mariinsky theatre. In recent seasons he has conducted the Budapest Festival Orchestra in Budapest and on tour, Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin, Mariinsky theatre orchestra, Orchestre National d’Ile de France, Odessa State Philharmonic and Odessa Opera House.
He opened this season by taking the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra on tour followed by a debut (with immediate re-invite) to the Bilkent symphony orchestra, Cluj Philharmonic Orchestra, Rijeka Opera and ballet theatre and then a return to the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra.
Vladimir was the assistant conductor to Iván Fischer with both the Budapest Festival Orchestra and the Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin from 2013-2017. He has travelled the globe with the BFO and also assisted on the orchestra’s celebrated Mahler and Beethoven recordings. In 2012 he founded the Debut to Master concert series at the St Petersburg Philharmonic, which with the support of the Hennessy Foundation continues to flourish today at the St Petersburg Philharmonic.
Vladimir graduated the St Petersburg State Conservatoire in 2012 (Masters of Conducting), where he also directed full opera productions of Aida, La Traviata, Evgeny Onegin, and modern opera Complaints Book. He then collaborated on a new production of Borodin’s Prince Igor at the Hamburg State Opera and in that same year he made his Sydney Opera House debut with a gala concert of modern Australian works. Vladimir studied piano with Prof. Nikolai Evrov at the Sydney Conservatorium and has several volumes of published poetry.